Jonathan Goldman

Jonathan’s Contributions

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04/02/12    Albums

Cahier
Simon Delage

With jazz wunderkinds releasing their debut recordings younger and younger, it’s somewhat refreshing to hear an album by an up and coming musician who has taken a much needed gestation period before going into the recording studio. Enter Montreal drummer...

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06/29/10    Concerts

Vijay Iyer at Montreal International Jazz Festival

Jonathan Goldman reviews performance by Vijay Iyer at Montreal International Jazz Festival

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06/29/10    Albums

Anticipation
David Smith Quintet

With Anticipation by the David Smith Quintet comes another release from the Brooklyn Jazz Underground label, “an independent and artist-run label committed to creative and adventurous contemporary improvised music”. True to the label’s namesake, the present...

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05/26/10    Albums

Abstract Realism
Peter Epstein and Idee Fixe

Let me first preface this review by saying that whenever I hear the word ‘free jazz’ I always cringe. Not that I have anything against free jazz per se – there are some groups that do it extremely well thinking back to Ornette Coleman, Don Cherry and Steve...

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05/02/10    Albums

Boiling Point
Brandon Wright

In a sea of Chris Potter and Mark Turner derivatives there emerges saxophonist Brandon Wright – a throwback player who channels the vernacular of more mainstream players such as Michael Brecker and Eric Alexander. To this end, Wright’s debut recording Boiling...

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05/02/10    Albums

Anima
MIke Fahie

Even as a fellow Montrealer and jazz aficionado, I was only vaguely aware of New York-based trombonist Mike Fahie. Maybe it’s a Canadian thing – to stay out of the limelight – but over the years Fahie has quietly amassed an impressive list of performance...

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About Jonathan Goldman

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Jonathan Goldman is a Montreal-based jazz saxophonist, arranger and composer, educator, researcher, and journalist. He completed his undergraduate studies in jazz performance at McGill University and is a recent recipient of an M.A in Music Education from the same institution. His master's thesis focused on the ways in which exceptional jazz musicians develop a unique voice within academia. In addition to his engagement in the jazz field as a performer and researcher, Goldman is a print and online contributor to JazzTimes, Mymusicmontreal.com, The New York Times, The Montreal Gazette, the Journal for the Society of Ethnomusicology, Music Educators Journal, and The McGill Phonograph. Currently, Goldman hosts a web site. He may be reached at jonathangoldmanmusic@gmail.com.

Jonathan Goldman joined the JazzTimes community on Apr 28, 2010