BBC Review A jazz group questioning the divide between genres and points in time.Kevin Le Gendre 2010The buzz around this New York ensemble has grown to a roar over the last few years, which is a delicious irony given that The Claudia Quintet is often at its most affecting when playing sotto voce, as if content to whisper rather than bellow into the listener ear. The instrumentation partly explains this. Ted Reichman accordion, Chris Speed clarinet, Matt Moran vibraphone, Drew Gress double bass, John Hollenbeck drums and (guest) Gary Versace piano often blend into an ensemble sound that has the vaporous drift and haze that one might associate with hushed ambient electronica or at least very produced or studio sculpted music.There are many moments on this, the group follow up to their much loved 2007 set, For, in which sounds hover and glide and then incrementally shift weight and trajectory to create the kind of textures and tightly mapped grids that are reminiscent of artists such as Manitoba/Caribou.
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Comment number 6. At 04:00 28th Mar 2009, dennisjunior1 wrote: President Obama has announced his long awaited new strategy for trying to stabilise Afghanistan and Pakistan and to defeat the violent Islamists of al Qaeda and their Afghan and Pakistani Taleban allies. I hope and pray for this strategy in Afghanistan, that President Obama is working on, will work out..
Internet and cellphone data service was unavailable throughout the country, making it impossible for news of the protests. Continue reading this postAccess to information: Does Canada need to be more open with data?TTC bus driver: Do you often see your local drivers texting?The Toronto Sun on Thursday published a picture sent by a reader of a TTC bus driver driving while texting on a mobile device. (Toronto Sun)The Toronto Transit Commission is coming under fire after the emergence of a picture.