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Patricia O’Callaghan: Matador

The title of this superb collection of Leonard Cohen gems is borrowed from a long-shuttered Toronto tavern where, though no liquor was served, the cognoscenti would gather after hours for one last dance, one final chance for wee-hours companionship. Cohen wrote “Closing Time” about the Matador. O’Callaghan, arguably Canada’s most gifted jazz-cabaret hybrid, doesn’t include the song among her nine selections, but is decidedly democratic in her choices, exploring almost the entire spectrum of Cohen’s songwriting and recording career.

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