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  • Fifty years of Time Out

    July 5, 2009. Posted by David Tallacksen.

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    This year Dave Brubeck celebrates 50 years of his landmark album "Time Out." The octogenarian has played 10 times at the Montreal Jazz Festival, including his performance to a packed, enthusiastic house last night. Michael Bourne spoke with with Dave about the album that changed the momentem of jazz forever. Listen below:

  • The Other Side of Montreal

    July 5, 2009. Posted by Amy Niles.

    No, its not what you are thinking....

    Spend a little time away from the stages here at Jazz Fest, hang out in the press room at the festival and what do musicians talk about? Why, the wonderful food in Montreal of course. Read more

  • Montreal debriefing

    July 4, 2009. Posted by Becca Pulliam.

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    FIJM changes my reality. It's like entering a dream, a very active dream. I'm home now (though WBGO stays on through tomorrow), but I will remember . . .

    . . . construction dust turning to star dust as Montreal pianist Oliver Jones opened the club l'Astral. When Ranee Lee sang "Stormy Weather," I heard the room begin to find its sound and soul.

    . . . the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Spanish pianist Chano Dominguez with his flamenco group including the dancer Tomasito -- lean and loose and he did a little moonwalk. Read more