Sharonne Cohen

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12/05/15    Albums

Minor Dispute
Petros Klampanis

The follow-up to bassist Petros Klampanis’ 2011 debut, Contextual , Minor Dispute further explores his unique compositional vision and delivers a set with a strong emotional core. Released on Greg Osby’s Inner Circle Music and inspired by “how we embrace...

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07/09/15    Concerts

Review: Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2015 (Part 2)

International and local talent, and that inimitable cat named Wayne

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07/02/15    Concerts

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Kicks Off 36th Edition

Days 1-4 of Canada's massive annual event

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04/23/15    News

Montreal Jazz Festival Unveils Indoor Programming

Wayne Shorter, Al Di Meola, Marc Cary, Snarky Puppy and Erykah Badu among headliners

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12/24/14    Albums

Gone, But Not Forgotten
Johnathan Blake

Inspired by jazz luminaries who have recently departed, Johnathan Blake's second album as a leader explores material by Cedar Walton, Jim Hall, Mulgrew Miller, Paul Motian, Frank Foster, Frank Wess and Eddie Harris. The NYC-based, Philly-born drummer also...

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12/16/14    Albums

Still Casual
Walter Smith III

Tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III assembles a stellar cast of collaborators here, all of whom he has played with in various constellations: Taylor Eigsti (piano), Matthew Stevens (guitar), Harish Raghavan (bass), Kendrick Scott (drums) and guest Ambrose...

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09/14/14    Albums

Rush
Tom Guarna

The title of New York guitarist-composer Tom Guarna’s sixth recording alludes to the rush of creativity and excitement that provides the impetus for these eight new compositions. Ranging from fiery to elegiac, the material is interpreted by a formidable...

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08/03/14    Albums

New Throned King
Yosvany Terry

Mentored and initiated into the West African Dahomeyan tradition in Matanzas, Cuba (where it is known as Arará Sabalú), saxophonist and composer Yosvany Terry set out to document a repertoire of sacred music and ceremony faithfully preserved since the 19th...

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07/25/14    Albums

When Words Fail
David Weiss

The title for this recording evokes Hans Christian Andersen’s commentary on the power of music: “Where words fail, music speaks.” Words indeed fail here, and this instrumental album reflects on the theme of loss—the pain, grief and sense of hopelessness—but...

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07/09/14    Concerts

The Montreal International Jazz Festival at 35: A Look Back

Ten days of superb music

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06/24/14    Albums

Conversations
Stanton Moore

Veteran drummer Stanton Moore, of New Orleans funk masters Galactic, returns to his jazz beginnings with a spirited piano-trio recording. Setting out to explore his straight-ahead jazz influences, Moore went into woodshed mode, taking lessons with drummer...

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05/20/14    Albums

Shadow Theater
Tigran

On this, his fifth album, Armenian-born pianist, keyboardist and sometime singer Tigran Hamasyan is inspired by traditional Armenian shadow theater, exploring the power of ambiguity and the multiplicity of meaning found in the art form. Principally through...

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04/30/14    Albums

Twelve
Eli Degibri

“Music is like a fairytale: ageless, immortal. And we musicians are eternally Peter Pan, no matter if we are 16, 18, 35 or 80 years old,” reflects saxophonist Eli Degibri in the notes to Twelve , his sixth recording. Featuring two emerging young talents—18...

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07/10/13    Concerts

The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal: So Much Jazz

Despite a plethora of pop and other genres, jazz is still plentiful

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06/21/13    Albums

Work Songs
Jaimeo Brown Transcendence

Drummer-composer-sonic conceptualist Jaimeo Brown delivers a compelling offering on this, his debut recording, weaving seemingly incongruous elements—Southern spirituals, East Indian music, jazz, blues and electronica—into a seamless patchwork. In pursuit...

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06/05/13    Concerts

Concert Review: D’Angelo Rocks Montreal

New album due in September

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Sharonne Cohen joined the JazzTimes community on Aug 10, 2014