Baritone sax players David Mott and Vinnie Golia collaborate on "Have You Heard?" fall 2017.

New AG6 record coming out spring 2018.







3l3ct - Building Castles

The micro-EP debut from 3l3ct explores sonic textures in electronic music.
Listen on YouTube
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Greg de Denus - Solo Piano, Live at Gallery 345

Pianist and composer Greg de Denus presents his solo debut for Pet Mantis Records (PMR009). This album was recorded live at Gallery 345 in Toronto on March 2013.

Featuring: Greg de Denus (piano).
homepage: Greg de Denus
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Avi Granite's Verse - Snow Umbrellas

Guitarist and composer Avi Granite presents his 3rd CD as a leader - Avi Granite's Verse - Snow Umbrellas for Pet Mantis Records (PMR008). The debut release of Verse features a new body of work composed for this New York quartet.

Featuring: Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Avi Granite (guitar), Jerry DeVore (bass), Owen Howard (drums).
homepage: Verse
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The music of this exciting and new quintet presents a strong current of very human sounds of comfort, yearning, exhilaration, and anguish. "START" boasts a highly tuned sense of pacing and incredible ensemble work

Featuring: Peter Lutek (reeds), Greg de Denus (piano), Tom Richards (trombone), Dan Fortin (bass), and Ethan Ardelli (drums).
homepage: ENGINE
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Lake Vernon Drowning - Man of Leisure Man of War

Lake Vernon Drowing's sophomore release featuring all new eclectic works. The electro rock pop experimental brainchild of Andrew James Barker (core member of Toronto based band Bruce Peninsula).
Review in Exclaim! Magazine

Featuring: Andrew Barker.
homepage: Lake Vernon Drowning
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Red Blue Green - Transparent Thesis

Red Blue Green is a progressive acoustic jazz trio based in Toronto. With joyful abandon the band members explore and deconstruct the balance between lyricism and abstraction.

Featuring: Tom Richards (p), Andrew Pacheco (b), Jay Sussman (d).
homepage: Red Blue Green
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Urs Blöchlinger Tribute
A Tribute to a great Swiss Composer

Featuring: Neal Davis (b), Dieter Ulrich (d), Christoph Baumann (p), Peter Lutek (reeds),
Tom Richards (trb), Kelly Jefferson (sop sx).

homepage: Urs Blöchlinger Tribute
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Avi Granite:6 - Red Tree
Debut CD from the AG:6

The “Avi Granite:6” is a neo-jazz group out of Toronto. Red Tree features Chris Roberts (as), Jon Kay (ts), Tom Richards (tb), Avi Granite (g), Neal Davis (b) and Nick Fraser (d), released Nov.2007. Reviews.

homepage Avi Granite 6
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Avi Granite:5
Debut album from the AG:5

Avi Granite’s modern jazz concept includes Tom Richards(tb), Neal Davis(b), Kevin Brow(d), Fraser Calhoun(as) with a guest appearance by Jon Kay(ts). Three studio tracks and two tracks live at The Rex in Toronto.

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Improvised Organic Breaks - "Three Cuts in London"

Electronica influenced live trio, Nautilus improvised this album in one long studio session that featured Avi Granite(g), Scott Peterson(b) and Kevin Howley(d) at the peak of their collective effort, released November 2004.

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