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Part of the Miller group's problem was that drummer Thom Gossage didn't do much to support his fellow players, preferring instead to bang away at a fixed tempo no matter...
Jazz has become a worldwide language-and this week, thanks to the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, local listeners can tour the globe without ever having to leave town...
Unconventional instrumental techniques noted at the Saturday performance by koto player Miya Masaoka, trombonist George Lewis, cellist Peggy Lee, and flautist Nicole...
Francois Houle With the Festival Chamber Orchestra. A Vancouver International Jazz Festival presentation. At the Vancouver East Cultural Centre on Friday, June 24 In the...
As myths go, it's an entertaining one. Imagine London, circa 1964. The city is swinging, all right, but it's swinging to a Beatle beat: the four moptops from Liverpool have...
Anyone who doubts that life often mirrors art need only consider recent events in the existence of Daniel Lanois. In 1993, the esteemed producer included a song called "The...
If any theme is emerging during this, the 20th anniversary of the Vancouver International Jazz Festival, it's that jazz is an art form that can embrace just about any music...
You've got to love a country where marijuana is tolerated but cellphones are strictly controlled. Such seems to be the case in the Netherlands-or so it seemed last week when I...
When the Georgia Straight reaches Roy Haynes, he's thinking about fixing himself a drink. He's due to leave his Long Island home for Manhattan in a few minutes; the Jazz...
The myth about Nordic jazz is that it's all cool and cerebral, that it's all about icy reverb and keening melodies. But if that's the case, what accounts for performers like...

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