This week is the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival. There are many venues hosting jazz musicians including solo, duo, trio, quartet and larger ensembles. Visit www.pecjazz.org for full details and schedules. In the spirit of celebrating jazz, I’m dusting off a few of my favourites, with connections to PEC Jazz Fest. Reg Schwager & Don Thomspon - Live at Mezetta (Sackville Recordings, 1992) Reg Schwager is one of my favourite Canadian jazz guitarists.
Rory Charles Graham is a British singer, best known by his stage name Rag’n’Bone Man. The title track on this record is his breakthrough single, and it has been all over radio and satellite for about a year now. Critics have been raving about the authenticity of his sound, about the gospel influences and hip hop flavours, about the catchy melodies and old-school production. The album hints at Otis Redding, and has drawn comparisons to Hozier and Nathaniel Rateliff.
The New Basement Tapes - Lost on the RiverThis album took almost fifty years to make. Well, sort of. If you haven’t heard of the Basement Tapes, let’s begin with a history lesson. In 1967, members of The Band were living in a house called “Big Pink” near Woodstock, New York. Bob Dylan lived down the road. The Band had been Dylan’s backing band for a few years and they were close friends.
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