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Category Archives: CD Review

Dave’s Executive Party!

Dave’s Executive Party!

One of Toronto’s favourite guitar players just released a two piece album. Down worry each piece is 14 minutes long, so you will be getting your money’s worth, but this is for another article coming soon. Dave hosted an album listening party for anyone who wanted to show up. Who did not want to show up, there was wine and cheese. The cheese was provided but a guy I now call Cheesy Pete. Thank goodness he didn’t bring his partner, Saucy Jack, (Yes I have inserted a Spinal Tap joke here).

We had the usual suspects show up. That would be the diehard rush fans. The reason was that Terry Brown of Rush fame helped produce this wonderful project. The fun doesn’t stop there, because this is the Dave Barrett trio. The other two thirds of this odyssey were the very happy team of Kevin Comeau and Cody Bowles of Crown Lands fame. Now this is a team made up of experience, enthusiasm and creativity.

The party was held at a very exclusive place of business called Executive Stereo. They sell high end studio equipment. I would urge you audiophiles to peruse this establishment, because the pieces they have are both modern, but look like museum quality designs.

The gathering was quite eclectic as you could overhear tidbits of their personal stories in the music field. It was very down to earth with a very stylish setting. It had all the fixins’ for a healthy prog head to reveal his inner child and play with the like-minded.

Dave’s review will be up soon, as I am just listening to this album as I write this. If you want to see what great stereo equipment looks like and sounds like I urge you to check out Executive Stereo.

Here are a few images from the listening party:

Find them here… https://executivestereo.com/

To get Dave’s new album go to… http://www.davidbarretttrio.com/

Must Stash Hat – Udomeu

Must Stash Hat – Udomeu

Must Stash Hat’s latest venture brings us six varied jamming gems. They are a band that loves to explore the space. They would even throw in some cowbell if that’s what it takes to hone the journey. The first gift is called, “No Time”. They open with an Allman Brothers funky vibe and just when… Continue Reading

Ben Rosenblum Coastal Trio- River City

Ben Rosenblum Coastal Trio- River City

The latest offering from Jazz great Ben Rosenblum continues to explore various ways to improve on the quality of today’s Jazz sound. His sense of enthusiasm and joy tends to emanate its penetration into the psyche of a seasoned Jazz lover. This trio has a remarkable way of taking the obvious and adding layers to… Continue Reading

Devouring Saturn, Of Dark

Devouring Saturn, Of Dark

Well here it is the next chapter of this enigmatic band. “Of Dark”, is the other side of their first recording, “Of Light”. This four song EP is filled with the energy of a freight train hitting you and they were never going to try and stop. The initial flavor I tasted was, if Dream… Continue Reading

Into The Wilderness

Into The Wilderness

Kingston’s Band The Wilderness released their debut recording Saxton’s River. They have been together for three years and are struggling to make it to the next level. They tour North America hoping to find their audience. I guess they were hoping this recording will push them further. The Band consists of Lead vocalist and guitar-… Continue Reading

Yiannis – Awakenings

Yiannis – Awakenings

Yiannis recently released his third CD which gives his listeners a direct message. He wants to expand his talent worldwide. He still seeks a spiritual retreat, but wants his instrumental message to cross all kinds of borders. The sound is usually warm and inviting. This is Yiannis’ way of inviting you in to join in… Continue Reading

Devouring Saturn

Devouring Saturn

Devouring Saturn has become a bit of an enigma. I saw them play live as this monstrous progressive space band. Their delivery was in your face as they threw you through the cosmos like an entity playing Frisbee golf. They never did get around to completing that first recording; instead they decided to deliver a… Continue Reading