Change of Heart – Kevin Dean, Al McLean, Mike Rud

June 5, 2018 in audiophile, Jazz, Jazz-ROTD, Recording of the Day

Randy Cole, the producer of this video, is a great asset to Montreal Jazz. Not only does he produce fantastic content, but he clearly has a real love for the subject, which comes out clear as day in the recordings. This is a beautiful bit of Montreal jazz giants Kevin Dean, Al McLean and Mike Rud.


Bill Evans – ‘Round Midnight

June 4, 2018 in audiophile, Jazz, Jazz-ROTD, Recording of the Day

A fantastic live recording of Bill Evans playing the classic Monk tune. Recorded in Sweden in 1970.

Snarky Puppy – Lingus (We Like It Here)

June 3, 2018 in audiophile, Jazz, Jazz-ROTD, Recording of the Day

“Lingus” from Snarky Puppy’s 2014 album ‘We Like It Here’. A true gem for anyone who loves modern jazz, but this song in particular highlights the virtuosic talents of keyboardist Cory Henry. Just the expressions on fellow keyboardist Shaun Martin say it all. Mind blowing! Beautifully recorded audio and video.

Jazz, Period. – Blues Testament

June 2, 2018 in audiophile, Jazz, Jazz-ROTD, Recording of the Day

Under the talented eye of Randy Cole, Marie-Fatima Rudolf, Al McLean and Kevin Dean play one of professor Dean’s original compositions.

Jacob Collier & Metropole Orkest – Human Nature

May 31, 2018 in audiophile, Jazz, Jazz-ROTD, Recording of the Day

Metropole Orchestra is a multiple Grammy winning jazz and pop orchestra based in the Netherlands. This performance was a part of the BBC Proms 49, broadcast live from the Royal Albert Hall in London on August 22nd, 2016 featuring Jacob Collier performing Michael Jackson’s ‘Human Nature’. Not quite pop, definitely not classical, but I believe it merits inclusion in todays Jazz recording of the day.

Cory Henry, Metropole Orchestra – Purple Rain

May 30, 2018 in audiophile, Jazz, Jazz-ROTD, Recording of the Day

The virtuoso keyboardist and musician Cory Henry (of Snarky Puppy fame) performing Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ with Metropole Orchestra.

Julie Boulianne – Lascia ch’io pianga (G.F. Handel – Rinaldo HWV 7)

May 28, 2018 in audiophile

First a melody in the opera Almira, re-used as an aria in the oratorio Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno and once more for this aria from the opera Rinaldo, this work is often performed as a concert piece.

Julie Boulianne, mezzo-soprano

Luc Beauséjour, clavecin et direction artistique

Clavecin en concert

Marianne Trudel Trio & Ingrid Jensen – Soon

May 24, 2018 in audiophile, Jazz, Jazz-ROTD, Recording of the Day

A Canadian West Coast meets East Coast – Vancouver’s Ingrid Jensen (who studied at Berkelee in Boston, MA) with Montreal’s own Marianne Trudel. Recorded live October 20, 2012 at Largo Resto-Club, in Québec City by Montreal Photographer and videographer Randy Cole.

Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet – Father and Sun

May 23, 2018 in audiophile, Jazz, Jazz-ROTD, Recording of the Day

Composed by Wolfgang Muthspiel, ‘Father and Sun’ is the 4th track from the Austrian guitarist’s quintet’s album ‘Rising Grace’ features jazz luminary pianist Brad Mehldau (who’s played with the likes of Lee Konitz, Michael Brecker, Joshua Redman and John Scofield).

ombú productions presents

May 6, 2015 in audiophile, Event

ombú productions presents
The Benefit Concert Series
brings together local musicians, 
local food, and drink all in support of local charities. 

Wednesday May 20th is the last event of the series’ first
François Jalbert on guitar and
Charles Trudel
on piano. These two young Quebecois
musicians have done a lot of musical exploration in their
young life. They are both classically trained and have
ventured since into a vast array of musical expression, from
gypsy to pop; punk to jazz…they’ve done it all. Theirs is a
contemporary sound that blends jazz, popular music, and
world sensibilities into a style and compositional world
all their own. Their repertoire combines strong melodies,
rhythmic and harmonic complexity, creating a world that is
both accessible and surprising.

Wednesday May 20th at 7PM
Gallery Gora
279 Sherbrooke St. West, suite 205 

For additional details, please visit:Tickets are $50 per person 

For additional details, please visit:  

All proceeds from this year’s final event will benefit Youtheatre,
Quebec’s oldest professional theatre company producing work for young audiences.


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