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Tara Davidson – Duets

Tara Davidson collaborates with six of Canada’s best (Braid, Biali, Murley, Downing, Hogg, and Occhipinti) to bring you this wonderful collection of tunes performed in her favourite musical setting – the duet.

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Eli Bennett – Breakthrough

Breakthrough is a high-energy and electrifying fusion of original music realized by Eli Bennett through his creative inspiration as a jazz saxophonist and film composer.

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Brian Dickinson Trio – Fishs Eddy

Brian Dickinson is joined by legendary bassist George Mraz and master drummer Ethan Ardelli to bring you this inspired collection of trio music.

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Rich Brown – Between Heaviness & Here

Rich Brown translates his most intimate challenges and aspirations through this unique, open and honest offering of solo bass work.

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Nancy Walker – ‘Til Now Is Secret

Nancy Walker draws inspiration from a host of sources – artists, architects, landscapes and more in order to bring us this compelling collection of new compositions.

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John Stetch – Off With The Cuffs

Stetch gives a nod to the great tradition of improvisation in classical music and provides us with fresh takes on Mozart, Bach, Chopin, and Shostakovich.

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Mike Downes – In the Current

Mike Downes presents a collection of ten extraordinary compositions performed beautifully by leading artists in Toronto. Enjoy!

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Kirk MacDonald – Symmetry

with Tom Harrell, Brian Dickinson, Neil Swainson, and Dennis Mackrel. Explore the concept of symmetry in rhythm, harmony, melody, and form.

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Mike Downes – Ripple Effect

Mike Downes leads this incredible ensemble featuring pianist Robi Botos and drummer Ethan Ardelli, with guitarist Ted Quinlan on the title track. Together they create an inspired album of great music!

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Relative Quartet – Automatic Vaudeville

A powerful new co-operative of four distinct and fearless improvisers and composers whose priority is original compositions. Chet Doxas (saxophone), John Stetch (piano) Michael Bates (bass), Owen Howard (drums).

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Chet Doxas – Dive

The Juno nominated saxophonist, Chet Doxas has brought together some of the brightest voices on the New York jazz scene to perform his original compositions on ‘DIVE’, for Addo Records.The new formation of the Chet Doxas Quartet features guitarist, Matthew Stevens, bassist and long-time bandmate, Zack Lober, and drummer Eric Doob.

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Carn Davidson 9 – Nine

This must-have collection of grooves and solos by William Carn and Tara Davidson features many of Canada’s best players including Kelly Jefferson, Perry White, Jason Logue, Kevin Turcotte, Terry Promane, Andrew Downing, and Fabio Ragnelli.

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Shirantha Beddage – Identity

Saxophonist Shirantha Beddage swings hard and showcases his incredible band in this must-have album of original music that pays tribute to Joe Henderson, John Coltrane, and Thelonious Monk.

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Brian Dickinson Quartet – Other Places

The great Canadian pianist Brian Dickinson features legendary saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi along with rhythm greats Jim Vivian and Ted Warren on this creative masterpiece.

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Kirk MacDonald Jazz Orchestra – Family Suite for Large Ensemble

with P.J. Perry, Luis Deniz, Pat Labarbera, Perry White, Jason Logue, Brian O’Kane, Rob Smith, Kevin Turcotte, Joe Sullivan, Al Kay, Terry Promane, Kelsley Grant, Collin Murray, Lorne Lofsky, Nancy Walker, Neil Swainson, Barry Bomberg

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John Stetch – Fabled States

Master pianist, John Stetch offers something unique in this original jazz trio record. Full of exciting compositions and performances, this CD with Joe Martin and Greg Ritchie will become a favorite of your collection!

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Broadview – Two of Clubs

An incredible and punchy trio album featuring the great Ted Warren on drums, Mike Murley on tenor, and Rich Brown on electric bass.

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Kirk MacDonald Jazz Orchestra – Deep Shadows

Kirk MacDonald follows up two JUNO nominated CDs with this world class band featuring Pat Labarbera, PJ Perry, Rob Smith, Kevin Turcotte, Al Kay, Lorne Lofsky and others playing MacDonald’s compositions, arranged by Joe Sullivan and Terry Promane.

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Mikko Hildén – Nova Scotia

The compelling music on this album will make it a favorite in your collection. These musicians achieve a cohesive sound that draws you in immediately. The ballads and the up tempo tunes are equally compelling and as a whole the album just works.

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Kirk MacDonald Quartet – Songbook Vol. 2

This masterful and modern jazz album is on the leading edge of progressive jazz today and was nominated for a 2011 JUNO Award.

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Brian Dickinson & Ted Quinlan – Around the Bend

This beautiful duo CD contains ten conversations between two of Canada’s great jazz musicians. They share original compositions as well as tunes by Thelonious Monk and Alex North. A must have for any serious jazz collector.

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Paul Read Orchestra – Arc-en-ciel

This beautifully composed and performed jazz orchestra features many of Canada’s leading players and takes the listener on an emotional and virtuosic journey through the fantastic music of Paul Read.

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Fieldtrip – No Destination

A must-have collection of refreshing compositions that explore worldly influences, while continuing the tradition of jazz excellence in craftsmanship and improvisation; this is a great album example of a ‘real band’ working together on the music.

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Ted Quinlan – Streetscape

Ted Quinlan (g), Kieran Overs (b), and Ted Warren (d) demonstrate remarkable skill as both ensemble and as soloists in a variety of settings on this ecclectic mix of Quinlan’s originals. Each incredible track is a single, unedited studio take.

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Kirk MacDonald Quartet – Songbook Vol. 1

A must-have album from one of the leading saxophonists of today, featuring Canadian icons Neil Swainson (b) and Barry Romberg (d) with the gifted young pianist David Virelles playing from MacDonald’s prolific collection of compositions.

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