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"Nudge" | The Mike Janzen Trio

Some live performance footage from the Mike Janzen Trio’s release event for the new CD Metronome, held at the Paintbox Bistro in Toronto. Larnell Lewis is at the drums, and George Koller is on bass. 13 more words

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On Earl MacDonald's "Where Thinking Leaves Off"

After letting Earl MacDonald know that I’d published a post recommending his latest album Mirror of the Mind, he sent me a word of thanks and suggested I must be interested in something he’d published on his own blog regarding what to my ears is one of the most engaging and challenging pieces on the album, “Where Thinking Leaves Off.” I highly recommend that listeners check out that blog entry, titled “ 238 more words

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Brigadier General Rudi Pirngadie, the Kroncong General of Indonesia

The other day I picked up some 33 1/3 albums of kroncong music on the Evergreen label that I’m excited to listen to. I’ve got about half-a-dozen of these albums of strange and beautiful music from late 1960s Indonesia, but I’ve only digitized two of them (links below). 334 more words

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New Music from Earl MacDonald

I first heard of the pianist and jazz educator Earl MacDonald while I was doing the research for my book, when a mutual acquaintance said I should contact him and have a bit of a conversation around what I was proposing. 326 more words

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New music from Mike Janzen

My friend Mike Janzen has just released a new record, and I wanted to help spread the word. Titled Metronome, this is the fourth project to be released by Mike’s trio… and this version of the trio is a killer. 124 more words

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