volcan trio 2016

VOLCAN TRIO – Pure Freedom!

The supergroup formed by pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, bassist Armando Gola and drummer Horacio “el Negro” Hernandez delivered high-voltage free...
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MISC – What is great jazz?

What is great jazz? This question can have lots of different answers, depending on whom you ask it to. There are different tastes, different currents...
Emi R Roussel

What’s hot in JAZZ in 2015?

A top 10 list is very hard to do as there is so much more out there to enjoy. I tried to keep it as local as possible, because here in Montreal and...
melody gardot 2015

MELODY GARDOT – Soul Woman

Jazz singer Melody Gardot signed one of the most interesting albums of the year. Her unique blend of pure jazz ballads (Morning Sun), cool soul funk...
emma frank 2015

EMMA FRANK, in a dark place

Emma Frank is a Montreal jazz singer that doesn't choose the easy way to get into someone's mind. Her complex melodies require the listener's full...
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Blown away by Em Pompa’s BELLFLOWER

"The Lotus Factor” is an album that I keep pressing play whenever I want to escape from my lovely jazz world. Blown away by the feelings of this...