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Volume 26 Issue 8 - July and August 2021

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Last print issue for Volume 26. Back mid-September with Vol 27 no 1. And what a sixteen-month year it's been. Thanks for sticking around. Inside: looking back at what we are hoping is behind us, and ahead to what the summer has to offer; also inside, DISCoveries: 100 reviews to read, and a bunch of new tracks uploaded to the listening room. On stands, commencing Wednesday June 30.

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The WholeNote VOLUME 26 NO 8 | SUMMER 2021 WholeNote Media Inc. Centre for Social Innovation 720 Bathurst St., Suite 503, Toronto ON M5S 2R4 PHONE 416-323-2232 | FAX 416-603-4791 Publisher/Editor in Chief | David Perlman publisher@thewholenote.com Chairman of the Board | Allan Pulker directors@thewholenote.com EDITORIAL Managing Editor | Paul Ennis editorial@thewholenote.com Recordings Editor | David Olds discoveries@thewholenote.com Blog/E-Letters | Sara Constant editorial@thewholenote.com Social Media | Danial Jazaeri, Colin Story social@thewholenote.com Listings Editor | John Sharpe listings@thewholenote.com SALES, MARKETING & MEMBERSHIP Concert & Event Advertising / Membership | Karen Ages members@thewholenote.com Production & Operations / Advertising Art | Jack Buell jack@thewholenote.com, adart@thewholenote.com Classified Ads | classad@thewholenote.com Website/Systems Support | Kevin King systems@thewholenote.com CIRCULATION Chris Malcolm & Sheila McCoy circulation@thewholenote.com SUBSCRIPTIONS subscriptions@thewholenote.com + HST (3 issues) + HST (8 issues) *international - additional postage applies WRITERS IN THIS ISSUE Wendalyn Bartley, Paul Ennis, Meghan Gilhespy, Robert Harris, Jennifer Parr, David Perlman, Colin Story, Andrew Timar CD Reviewers Larry Beckwith, Stuart Broomer, Max Christie, Daniel Foley, Raul da Gama, Janos Gardonyi, Richard Haskell, Scott Irvine, Tiina Kiik, Kati Kiilaspea, Roger Knox, Barry Livingston, Pamela Margles, Lesley Mitchell-Clarke, Cheryl Ockrant, David Olds, Ted Parkinson, Ivana Popovic, Allan Pulker, Cathy Riches, Terry Robbins, Michael Schulman, Michael Schwartz, Adam Scime, Andrew Scott, Melissa Scott, Adam Sherkin, Bruce Surtees, Andrew Timar, Yoshi Maclear Wall, Ken Waxman, Matthew Whitfield Proofreading Paul Ennis, John Sharpe, Sara Constant Listings Team Ruth Atwood, Tilly Kooyman, John Sharpe, Gary Heard, Colin Story Design Team Kevin King, Susan Sinclair Circulation Team Lori Sandra Aginian, Wende Bartley, Beth Bartley & Mark Clifford, Jack Buell, Sharon Clark, Manuel Couto, Paul Ennis, Robert Faulkner, Soudy Gaeeni, Terry Gaeeni, James Harris, Micah Herzog, Jeff Hogben, Bob Jerome, Chris Malcolm, Luna Walker- Malcolm, Sheila McCoy, Lorna Nevison, Garry Page, Andrew Schaefer, Tom Sepp, Julia Tait, Dave Taylor. an Ontario government agency un organisme du gouvernement de l’Ontario STORIES & INTERVIEWS 18 FEATURE | Existential dread as the music threatens to go public again | ANDREW TIMAR 20 TURNING POINTS | Looking back at a NOT-SO-SWEET sixteen months | COLIN STORY 22 JAZZ NOTES | From move one to checkmate | MEGHAN GILHESPY 24 SUMMER 2021 | Worth the virtual drive | DAVID PERLMAN 58 REARVIEW MIRROR | Alexander Neef and the relevance of excellence | ROBERT HARRIS LISTINGS 26 Events by date 31 Available online Blogs, pods & regular streams Classified Ads 32 Index of current online directory members For Volume 27 No.1 SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER 2021 Free Event Listings NEW! Weekly online updates 6pm every Tuesday for Friday posting Print edition deadline Midnight, Monday August 30 Display Advertising, reservation deadline 6pm Tuesday August 31 Classifieds deadline 6pm Saturday Sept 4 Publication Dates Tuesday Sept 14 (online) Friday, Sept 17 (print) Upcoming Dates & Deadlines WholeNote Media Inc. accepts no responsibility or liability for claims made for any product or service reported on or advertised in this issue. Printed in Canada Couto Printing & Publishing Services Circulation Statement May 19, 2021 4,000 printed & distributed Canadian Publication Product Sales Agreement 1263846 ISSN 14888-8785 WHOLENOTE Publications Mail Agreement #40026682 DISCOVERIES: RECORDINGS REVIEWED 33 Editor’s Corner | DAVID OLDS 35 Strings Attached | TERRY ROBBINS 38 Vocal 40 Classical and Beyond 45 Modern and Contemporary 48 Jazz and Improvised Music 52 Pot Pourri 54 All Things in Flux | STUART BROOMER 55 Something in the Air | KEN WAXMAN 56 Old Wine, New Bottles | BRUCE SURTEES 57 Other Fine Vintages 59 Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: WholeNote Media Inc. Centre for Social Innovation 503–720 Bathurst Street Toronto ON M5S 2R4 COPYRIGHT © 2021 WHOLENOTE MEDIA INC thewholenote.com 4 | July and August 2021 thewholenote.com

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