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Presented on April 14, 2021

Underbelly

Featuring the music of Stephanie Richards
Duration: 3:11

Underbelly is part of a body of inter-sensorial works for scent and sound by composer/trumpeter Steph Richards called SUPERSENSE. The music video is an animated surveillance fantasy that lives somewhere between John Carpenter's sci-fi thrillers and the Eames' Powers of Ten. The manic energy of the track first brought to mind the wildness of dancing atoms. Starting with that kernel of an idea, animator/director Cossa built outwards to create a loose paranoid narrative around the song's groovy hurtling musical figures.
1 Presented on April 13, 2021

Caravan

Featuring the music of Markos Chaidemenos
Duration: 2:47

Markos Chaidemenos version of the classic jazz standard "Caravan" which is included in his recently released third album entitled Caravan. With Markos Chaidemenos (piano), Kimon Karoutzos (bass) and Panagiotis Kostopoulos (drums).
2 Presented on April 12, 2021

The Sphinx

Featuring the music of Steven Feifke
Duration: 7:06

"The Sphinx" is the latest offering from the Steven Feifke Big Band, and one of the standout tracks on their fiery new release "Kinetic" (available on Outside in Music). While 'Kinetic' formally introduces the multi- talented Steven Feifke, chances are you're already acquainted - he has appeared on over 30 albums all before turning 30 years old. The award-winning pianist, composer, arranger, bandleader and newly minted Yamaha Performing Artist shines brightly on his big band debut, and especially on "The Sphinx", featuring saxophonist Lucas Pino.
3 Presented on April 7, 2021

Jammin Man: Live at the Groove Gallery in Burbank

Featuring the music of Bob Holz
Duration: 7:10

Jazz fusion artist Bob Holz is back with a power house live album featuring a star studded lineup of high profile players. The title is Bob Holz Live In New York and L.A. and was released on MVD Audio in early 2021. This album matches up top flight instrumental and vocal performances as Bob Holz covers some of the great jazz classics combined with his own original compositions. Bob Holz has established himself as a world class drummer and composer and now he unleashes the energy of his live performances on this incredible album. The players include drummer Bob Holz, saxophonist Brandon Fields, guitarists Chet Catallo and Mike Miller, bassists Ralphe Armstrong and Ric Fierabracci, keyboardist Billy Steinway, singer Ronnie Leigh, percussionists Joey De Leon Jr. and John Heard and keyboardist Tom Witkowski. An alumni of Berklee College of Music, Holz has previously released four solo albums. Holz has also toured extensively as a band leader with Bob Holz and A Vision Forward and The Bob Holz Band.The album was recorded and mixed by multi platinum sound engineer Dennis Moody.
3 Presented on April 6, 2021

Crazy Time

Featuring the music of Shuffle Demons
Duration: 3:53

'Crazy Time' is an aptly named wild romp through the fake news and chaos that was 2020. It's the title track from our 2020 CD, one of JazzFM's top 25 of the year! With art direction by long time collaborator Kurt Swinghammer, directed and edited by GFP, and shot at GS209 studio, this video comes with everything you'd expect from the Shuffle Demons: great music, humour and sarcastic social commentary. Featuring compelling musical and acting performances by drummer Stich Wynston, bassist Mike Downes and saxophonists Kelly Jefferson, Matt Lagan and Richard Underhill, 'Crazy Time' stands alongside 'Spadina Bus' and 'Out of my House, Roach' in it's inventiveness and humour. The song was produced, mixed, edited and mastered by the amazing Jono Grant at Victory Drive Music and recorded by Jeremy Darby at Canterbury Music Company. Just one of 10 great sounding songs on the CD! We'd like to thank the Toronto Arts Council and Factor for their generous support in making this record.
5 Presented on March 18, 2021

Wildflowers

Featuring the music of Jason Palmer
Duration: 8:11

Whirlwind recording artists Michael Janisch (electric & double bass) and Jason Palmer (trumpet) perform Wayne Shorter's "Wildflowers."
6 Presented on March 13, 2021

To Your Constant Embrace The Cloud Stream Sways

Featuring the music of Tim Hagans
Duration: 13:52

"To Your Constant Embrace, The Cloud Stream Sways" is a new dance and music film from the Michele Brangwen Dance Ensemble that speaks to our current condition of being alone together, and invites us into an inspiring and overlapping world of interaction across 5 cities in 4 different countries. The 13 minute short features choreography, editing and costumes by Michele Brangwen and music composed and arranged by Danielle Reich. Performed by Robin Gilbert, Yuritzi Govea, Cristian Laverde König, Michele Brangwen, dancers; Danielle Reich, voice; Tim Hagans, trumpet; Thomas Helton, bass; Anders Mogensen, drums.

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