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Volume 7 Issue 6 - March 2002

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HEAR & Now coNrn~urn

HEAR & Now coNrn~urn FROM PAGE 1 s will be represented by a newly commissioned work. Peter Hatch's Music is a Beautiful Disease, for clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion, contains specific scored dramatic gestures, as does Double for violin and piano, by Dutch composer Michel van der Aa, who is also featured in a short work for solo cello and tape. The final piece, Luciemagas by American composer Carlos Gutierrez, is described as "a wild whirlwind of ensemble writing". Space never permits all of the indepth coverage-I would like, but don't forget Trio Fibonacci's upcoming concert at the Music Gallery on March 9, one that is sure to be a skillful and elegant presentation of contemporary repertoire;p also the fabulous Arditti String Quartet \It the Jane Mallet Theatre on the 21". The Arditti will perform music by Australian Mary Finsterer, Canadian Linda Bouchard, German composer Wolfgang Rihm, and Danish composer Bent Sorenson. LOOKINGFORCOOENTNEWMUSICCOVERAGE? ANNOUNCING WholeNote magazine, in cooperation with the Toronto Coalition of New Music and Music Theatre Presenters is pleased to announce the extension of our website-based coverage of new music in the Greater Toronto area. offers comprehensive new music listings separated from WholeNote's general concert listings, allowing followers of new music to see at a glance what's happening in the world of new music. Other features already available: Presenter profiles, Jinks to Presenter websites; extended new music links and resources; CD reviews; feature articles; interviews; archives with previous articles that relate to new mu~ sic. Test drive and help us grow it to serve your music needs! Colin Puffer WholeNote webmaster by Jim Galloway The Ide(a)s of March No shortage of interesting goings on this month. On the concert scene it is a month that could be tough on the wallet - or is it painful on the plastic? Certainly there is plenty to tempt you away from infomercials and sitcoms. - Later in the month, March 23 you can catch one of the most personal and individual sounds injazz when the George Shearing Quintet appears at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Not only does George · create a sound of his own, he is a member of a pretty exclusive club made up of musicians with whom we all associate a particular song. The song in his case is, ·of course, "Lullaby Of Birdland", and one has to wonder just how many thousands of times he must have played it. (Some of the other members of this club: Coleman Hawkins with "Body And Soul': from his defini­ At Mas~ey Hall March 3, W~nto.n tive 1939 recording; Errol Gamer Marsalis takes to the stage with his with "Misty"· and Maxine Sullivan septet. Thesomewhatcontroversial with "Loch Lomond". Maxine .I icon will~ stretc~g o~t a bit m~re . know, got to hate singing it, but ~as than on his last v1s1t with the Lm- asked for it every time she percoln Centre Orchestra. Winner of formed!) 9 Grarnmys in both the classical and jazz categories, he is also the first There is lots more going on in jazz musician to win the Pulitzer smaller concert halls and clubs and Prize in music. · it is worth mentioning a few of Then March 5 the Pat them. March 21 at the Markham Metheney Group will be onstage Theatre for Performing Arts there at The Hummingbird Centre and I is an interesting double bill of the have it on good authority that he will good-vibes man, Peter Appleyard not be playing his tribute to Kenny and singer/pianist Carol Weisman. Gee set! The Jazz.FM91. Sound of Toronto Jazz series continues MAKING SOUND BETTER CLASSICA!:_9tfPn 16 March 1 -- Apri I 7 2002

March 4 at the Ontario Science Centre and features the tremendously talented young pianist, John Roney. March 16 at Estonian House, the Classic Jazz Society of Toronto presents Club Django, The Grande Bouche Swingtette and special guest: Jeff Healey in an evening of Gypsy Swing, Jazz from the Paris of the 30's & 40's. BYOB - (Bring Your Own Beret). At the other end of the jazz spectrum, March 3 at Artword Theatre there is an evening of new improvised music hosted by Eugene Martynec, with CCMC and Friends, featuring Michael Snow on piano/synthesizer, John Oswald, saxophone and Paul Dutton, voice. I'd also like to mention a CD release party. in honour of the memory of the late Toronto trumpet/horn player, Rick Tait, to be held at the Bamboo Club on Sunday March 3rd. The evening will feature two live bands - The Through it All Band, led by Rob Gusevs on keyboards, with Mark Kelso on drums, Tony Zorzi on guitar; Rich Brown on bass, and Steve McDade on trumpet. will play music from the new CD "Through It All" The Men From U.N.C.L.E., fronted by singer Terry Hatty, (a band Rick Tait helped to found, and in which he played and sang)° will then play a 1 1/2 hour set of big band R&B. Proceeds from ticket and CD sales for this evening will go to the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care. Blues Jay In the club calendar put a circle round March 7-9, because that's when Jay McShann rolls into town for a three night engagement at the Montreal Bistro, with his authentic Kansas City piano playing and unique singing style. He truly is a living legend with a place in the history of jazz. The opportunity to hear the real thing doesn't come along too often. Don't miss this one. And ... here's Larry! Larry Green has been a well-known and longstanding member of the local jazz community, working for many years ·in commercial radio - in the days when there really was a difference between commercial and public broadcasting in Toronto - always doing his best to give jazz a presence on the commercial air waves. Not being one to be left behind by changing trends, you can . '" now hear Larry on internet at JAZZ ANO BANO . JAZZ LISTINGS A. CONCERT QUICK PICKS abbreviated versions of listings to be found in our comprehensive concert listings, commencing on page 22 GREATER T ORONTD AREA Marl 7:30: York University Department of Music. lmprov Soiree. Marl 8:00: Roy Thomson Hall. An Evening with Michel Legrand & Phil Woods. Mar3 8:00: Artword Theatre. Eugene's Sunday Series: CCMC and Friends. Mar3 8:00: Massey Hall. Wynton Marsalis & his Septet. M.ar4 8:00: Jazz.FM91. Sound ofToronto Jazz. John fl.oney, piano. Mar 5 8:00: Hummingbird Centre. Pat Metheney Group. Mar 6 8:30: ,University ofT or onto Faculty of Music. Small Jazz Ensembles. Mar 6 8:45pm & 1 Opm: Mezzetta Cafe Restaurant. International Women's Day Concert. Mar 8 8:00: University of Toronto Jazz Orchestras at Hart House. Paul Read, PM Nimmons, directors. Mar13 8:30: Hugh's Room. Rodney Brown CO Release Concert. Mar13 8:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Mar 15 8:00: University of Toronto Jazz Orchestras at Hart House. Mar 16 8:00: Classic Jazz Society of Toronto. Evening of Gypsy Swing. Mar20 12:30: York University Depart· ment of Music. Jazz Faculty. Mar20 7:30: York University Department of Music. Jazz Choir, Jazz Orchestra. Mar20 8:00: Humber Music Jazz Series. Latin Jazz Night. Mar20 8:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Small Jazz Ensembles. 4.,, J New listeners will have to register, but there is no charge. You do need Windows player..NOT real audio and Larry has 20 shows up at any given time, all about 2 hours long. You can scroll and see how each show is programmed by artist, titie, album and label. And, of course, you can work on the computer while you listen. Larry Green DJ - dispenser of jazz. Give him a listen. And as always, make some of your listening live! Mar 20 8:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. 11 O'clock Jazz Orchestra. Mar2112:30: York University Depart· ment of Music. Jazz Faculty & Students. Mar 21 7:30: York University Department of Music. S(udent Jazz Combos. Mar 21 8:00: Markham Theatre for Performing Arts. Peter Appleyard & Carol Weisman. Mar 23 8:00: Toronto Centre for the Arts. George Shearing Ouintet. Mar 24 8:00: 0Artword Theatre. Eugene's Sunday Series Mar 27 8:30: University of Toronto Faculty of Music. 10 o'Clock Jazz Orchestra. FURTHER AFIELD Mar 1 9:30pm: Guelph Jazz Festival. Fridays of Jazz Series. Uncle Heavy's Pork Chop Revue: Mar 2 8:00: Arkell Schoolhouse. Michael Kaeshammer, jazz piano Mar 3 7:00: Amis Du Jazz. Doug Watson Trio. Mar 9 8:00: Millpond Centre. Jack de Keyser. Blues. Mar 10 7:00: Amis Du Jazz. Adrian Farrugia Band. Mar 15 8:00: Amis Du Jazz. Lynn McDonald CO Release. Mar. 23. 8:00: Millpond Centre. Vuja di. Brazilian band. B. IN THE CLUBS The Bamboo Club, 312 Queen St. W. Mar.3 Rick Tail memorial CD release. Reserva· tions:Sharon Francis at 416-586·4800, ext. 6760. Mar 6, 9:00. The Toronto Jazz' Orchestra ·" Almost Annual" Fundraising JAi:z LISTINGS CONTINUE NEXT PAGE Featuring some of Toronto's best jazz musicians with. a brief reflection by Reverend Tim Elliott. Sunday, March 10 - 4:30pm JIM GALLOWAY, saxophone Sunday, March 24 - 4:30pm , TOMMY AMBROSE, vocalist IAN BARGH, piano Christ Church Deer Park, 1570 Yonge Street (north of St. Clair at Heath St.) 416-920-5211 Offering is shared between church and musicians Free coffee after to meet the musicians Hear the colour • Jazz March 1 -- Apri I 7 2002

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