This week on CKUT’s Jazz Euphorium, I played an interview I did with Toronto trumpet player Rebecca Hennessy about her latest album Two Calls. She takes us through each and every tune and talks a bit about how she incorporates her wide ranging slew of influences into this ensemble’s context.
This episode features Mich Cota, a First Nations Trans-woman who addresses her understanding of her gender and identity in various musical ways. Here we speak about Kija/Care which comes out on Egg Paper Factory this Friday and hear some of the tracks.
Next up in the live line-up was Montreal experimental duo Jane/Kin. Bridging the efforts of saxophonist Ida Toninato and laptop musician/Foley artist Ana Dall’Ara-Majek, Jane/Kin seeks to blur all lines and boundaries and provide the listener with an immersive musical experience. I’m sure even the most trained ears will be shocked to hear what was used in this particular creation.
In honor of CKUT’s funding drive, I had a pair of live acts in studio and first up to bat was Common Holly. Her debut record is out now on Solitaire Records and here she plays a few solo renditions of tunes from the project and discusses her songwriting process.
This week’s episode features a talk with Montreal-based bassist Ethan Cohn, who released his debut record “Plastic Waste” over the summer. Topics include Einstein’s theory of relativity, Italian rain, and finding cohesion in a mixed bag of influences. His album release party takes place on October 2nd at Cafe Resonance for those in the area.
Some slight microphone issues at the start my apologies.
This week’s podcast features a talk with underground New York legend Matthew Shipp who first gained recognition as a member of David S. Ware’s band in the 1980s before collaborating with the likes of Roscoe Mitchell, El-P, Evan Parker, and everyone in between. He comes to Montreal on September 18th to play with Thomas Lehn (AT/DE) and John Butcher (UK).
Unfortunately haven’t quite gotten around to writing a review of the Saltland album, but I did get to interview Rebecca Foon in anticipation of her Suoni gig so go read that over at CULT MTL.