The Uncoverables Podcast: Ida Toninato Interview

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Ida Toninato is a Montreal-based saxophone player who’s been involved with a great deal of different musical projects around town including La La Human Steps dance collective and supermusique.  We speak about her recent endeavors including her 2016 Kohlenstoff records release Strangeness is Gratitude and her upcoming presentation at SAT with her duo project Jane/Kin.  Also listen in for some new releases from Montreal and Toronto.

Playlist:

Eguiluz Trio-“Absolution” and “Noûs” from Ontologies

Ida Toninato-“Wanderers” from Strangeness is Gratitude and “To Go Toward More Light”

Ugly Beauties-“Strange Attractors” from Strange Attractors

The Uncoverables Podcast: Evan Shay and Kyle Hutchins (Run and Hide) Interview

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Evan Shay and Kyle Hutchins are Montreal musicians whom you may already know, but Run and Hide is a stark change of artistic pace for both of them.  Comprised of a pair of sax players, Run and Hide is a highly melody/improvisation driven work involving a lot of conversational playing.  On this episode we talk about improvisation, purple cows, and finding inspiration in and outside of the classroom.

Playlist:

Jessica Ackerley Trio-“Clockwork” from Coalesce

Run and Hide-“Which Way is the Highway? ” and “The Well Lit Road” from Run and Hide

Craig Taborn-“Phantom Ratio” from Daylight Ghosts

The Uncoverables Podcast: Nick Fraser Interview

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This week’s episode (is four days late….) features excerpts from an interview I did over the summer with Canadian Improvising Drummer Nick Fraser.  We spoke a bit about his philosophies surrounding improvisation and the process behind his latest album Starer which you can find at nickfraserthedrummer.bandcamp.com!  New music from outside the jazz world included after the interview portion.  Tune in!

(photo credit: Christer Männikus)

Playlist (artist-“tune” from album)

Nick Fraser-“Sketch #20/22” from Starer

Gintas K-“Minmi” from Under My Skin

Sarah Davachi-“Ghosts and All” from Vergers

Sneaks-“Inside Edition” from It’s a Myth

The Courtneys-“Silver Velvet” from II

 

The Uncoverables Podcast: Kevin Sun (Earprint) Interview

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This week’s podcast features an interview with Earprint’s Kevin Sun, a new jazz group that has recieved much critical acclaim since the release of their self-titled debut in 2016, including a spot on NPR’s jazz critics poll.

If you’re in Montreal, they play tomorrow evening at Cafe Resonance!

Playlist:

(all available to listen via bandcamp)

Nouveau Jazz Libre Du Québec (NJLQ)-“Scrapple From The Apple” Out on Small Scale Music

Jonathan Finlayson-“All of the Pieces” from Moving Still out on Pi Recordings

Steve Coleman-“Acupuncture Openings” from Synovial Joints on Pi

The Uncoverables Podcast: Mary Halvorson Interview

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Mary Halvorson has been an exciting member of the Brooklyn experimental jazz community for about 10 years.  Her most well-known effort came in 2015 with her first solo guitar-album Meltframe, which even recieved recognition from Pitchfork and Rolling Stone.  In 2016, Halvorson also released another critically acclaimed record Away With You, featuring her newly formed octet ensemble.

Interview was aired on CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal in anticipation of Halvorson’s December show at La Sala Rosa.

The Uncoverables Podcast: Daniel Ruane Interview

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Daniel Ruane is a UK based musician who has been dabbling in electronic music for only a short amount of time, but he has quickly managed to release music via The Silent Howl record label as well as Los Angeles’ Proximal Records.  In this interview we discuss his songwriting ideas and inspirations as well as some of his hopes for the future.

Also featured in the podcast are new releases from Eilean Records and Editions Mego.

Playlist:

Daniel WJ Mackenzie- Unser Blauer Morgan

Oto Hiax- Creeks