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Accomplished as he is, Nels Cline had the same reaction as lesser mortals on first hearing the 26-year-old guitarist Julian Lage: sheer amazement. And the awe, it seems, only...
Over the past 45 years, record producer Manfred Eicher has led the ECM label from triumph to triumph, assembling a catalogue of impeccable quality while spreading the fame of...
In trying to convey just how rich and strange his life has been, Tim Eriksen likes to travel back to 2002, when he was working on the film Cold Mountain as a consultant to music...
Fraser Valley commuters have nothing on Erick Lichte: his one-way journey from home to office takes a minimum of seven hours, most of it spent on a bus transiting from Portland,...
Sign up early, and you’ll get a free pencil. Stick with it, though, and self-esteem might also be yours—or at least that’s the way Marie Lopes sees it. The spark plug behind...
Critics and listeners alike have to guard against mistaking the artist for the art, but that’s not a problem when it comes to the Japanese jazz pianist Hiromi Uehara, who’s...
It might seem strange that this year’s TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival features not one but two musical projects inspired by the Komagata Maru centenary, but consider...
Sometime during the last millennium—maybe 1990, or perhaps 1991—Darcy James Argue stood in front of the roiling horns of the Hard Rubber Orchestra and had his life irrevocably...
Profile Sean Michaels Soviet record-keeping being what it was, there are gaps in the chronology. And yet we can be fairly certain that the Russian inventor Léon Theremin wasn’t an...
Crimes Against My BrotherBy David Adams Richards. Doubleday Canada, 400 pp, hardcover It’s no stretch to say that David Adams Richards is the Feodor Dostoyevsky of Canadian...

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