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Artist of the Week: Rinse the Algorithm

April 19, 2010

Here are a small selection of videos of music by Rinse the Algorithm.


Dapp Theory Videos

March 30, 2010

A small selection of Dapp Theory Videos


JUNO Category of Vocal Jazz Album of the Year 2010.

March 5, 2010

The five nominees for the category of Vocal Jazz Album of the Year are  Carol Welsman, Diana Krall, Emilie-Claire Barlow, Michael Kaeshammer and Ranee Lee. Below is a brief bio of each artist and an example of their nominated album.

Carol Welsman – I Like Men

This is the fifth JUNO nomination for Carol. Previous nominations were in the categories, Best Female Jazz Vocalist (1996 & 2000), Best Contemporary Jazz Album (1998) and Best Vocal Jazz Album ( 2004). She has received numerous other accolades and performed across the globe with jazz greats such as Herbie Hancock.

Diana Krall – Quiet Nights

Diana Krall is nominated in Three JUNO categories in 2010 (Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Vocal Jazz Album of the Year). The JUNO and Grammy award winner has cemented her reputation worldwide as one of the premiere Jazz artists performing today. Quiet Nights is the Nanaimo natives 12th album.

Emilie-Claire Barlow – Haven’t We Met

‘Haven’t We Met’ is Emilie-Clare Barlow’s seventh album. This is not the first JUNO nomination for Toronto born Emilie,  she was nominated in 2001 and 2008 in this category. Emilie is also an accomplished voice actor, providing the voices on several popular children’s animation shows.

Michael Kaeshammer – Lovelight

This will be Michael’s fourth JUNO nomination with his last nomination coming in 2007. ‘Lovelight’ is  Kaeshammers sixth album, his first ‘Blue Keys’ being released in 1996. German born Kaeshammer who is now based in Toronto, is well known for his engaging and lively stage shows.

Ranee Lee – Ranee Lee Lives Upstairs

Ranee Lee was awarded honor of The Order of Canada as a member in 2006 for her contributions to music in her long and distinguished career. Ranee has also won awards for her acting and is an accomplished writer of children’s books. This is Ranee fifth JUNO nomination.


Winner and Nominees from Jazz, Blues and World Music Grammy Categories.

February 2, 2010

Best Contemporary Jazz Album


Joe Zawinul & The Zawinul Syndicate

[Heads Up International]


  • Urbanus by Stefon Harris & Blackout [Concord Jazz]
  • Sounding Point by Julian Lage [Emarcy/Decca]
  • At World’s Edge by Philippe Saisse [E1 Music]
  • Big Neighborhood by Mike Stern [Heads Up International]

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Dedicated To You: Kurt Elling Sings The Music Of Coltrane And Hartman

Kurt Elling

[Concord Jazz]


  • No Regrets by Randy Crawford (& Joe Sample) [PRA Records]
  • So In Love by Roberta Gambarini [Groovin’ High/Emarcy]
  • Tide by Luciana Souza [Verve]
  • Desire by Tierney Sutton (Band) [Telarc Jazz]

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Dancin’ 4 Chicken

Terence Blanchard, soloist

Track from: Watts (Jeff “Tain” Watts)

[Dark Key Music]


  • All Of You by Gerald Clayton, soloist, Track from: Two-Shade [ArtistShare]
  • Ms. Garvey, Ms. Garvey by Roy Hargrove, soloist, Track from: Emergence [Groovin’ High/Emarcy]
  • On Green Dolphin Street by Martial Solal, soloist, Track from: Live At The Village Vanguard [CamJazz]
  • Villa Palmeras by Miguel Zenón, soloist, Track from: Esta Plena [Marsalis Music]

Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Individual Or Group

Five Peace Band – Live

Chick Corea & John McLaughlin Five Peace Band

[Concord Records]


  • Quartet Live by Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez [Concord Jazz]
  • Brother To Brother by Clayton Brothers [ArtistShare]
  • Remembrance by John Patitucci Trio [Concord Jazz]
  • The Bright Mississippi by Allen Toussaint [Nonesuch]

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Book One

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

[World Village]


  • Legendary by Bob Florence Limited Edition [MAMA Records]
  • Eternal Interlude by John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble [Sunnyside]
  • Fun Time by Sammy Nestico And The SWR Big Band [Hänssler Classic]
  • Lab 2009 by University Of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band [North Texas Jazz]

Best Latin Jazz Album

Juntos Para Siempre

Bebo Valdés And Chucho Valdés

[Sony Music/Calle 54]


  • Things I Wanted To Do by Chembo Corniel [Chemboro Records]
  • Áurea by Geoffrey Keezer [ArtistShare]
  • Brazilliance X 4 by Claudio Roditi [Resonance Records]
  • Esta Plena by Miguel Zenón [Marsalis Music]

Best Traditional Blues Album

A Stranger Here

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott



  • Blue Again by The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Featuring Rick Vito [429 Records]
  • Rough & Tough by John Hammond [Chesky Records]
  • Stomp! The Blues Tonight by Duke Robillard [Stony Plain Records]
  • Chicago Blues: A Living History by Billy Boy Arnold, Lurrie Bell, Billy Branch & John Primer, Larry Skoller, producer [Raisin’ Music]

Best Contemporary Blues Album

Already Free

The Derek Trucks Band

[Victor Records]


  • is Time by The Robert Cray Band [Nozzle Records/Vanguard]
  • The Truth According To Ruthie Foster by Ruthie Foster [Blue Corn Music]
  • Live: Hope At The Hideout by Mavis Staples [ANTI]
  • Back To The River by Susan Tedeschi [Verve Forecast]

Best Traditional World Music Album

Douga Mansa

Mamadou Diabate

[World Village]


  • Ancient Sounds by Rahim Alhaj And Amjad Ali Khan [UR Music]
  • Double Play by Liz Carroll & John Doyle [Compass Records]
  • La Guerra No by John Santos Y El Coro Folklórico Kindembo [Machete Records]
  • Drum Music Land by Ten Drum Art Percussion Group [Wind Music]

Best Contemporary World Music Album

Throw Down Your Heart: Tales From The Acoustic Planet, Vol. 3 – Africa Sessions

Béla Fleck



  • Welcome To Mali by Amadou & Mariam [Nonesuch]
  • Day By Day by Femi Kuti [Mercer Street Records]
  • Seya by Oumou Sangare [Nonesuch]
  • Across The Divide: A Tale Of Rhythm & Ancestry by Omar Sosa [Half Note Records]
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