Established in Vancouver 1992, Songlines produces modern and avant jazz that typically crosses musical boundaries, as well as contemporary world music, featuring artists from Canada, the U.S., Europe and Asia.
“Challenging yet accessible music in dauntingly, flamboyantly eclectic styles... the listening is sweet & strange.”
—Fred Bouchard, Jazz Times
Simon MillerdLessons and Fairytales modern/creative jazz
Gordon Grdina / François Houle / Kenton Loewen / Benoît DelbecqGhost Lights avant jazz / ambient / world
DálavaThe Book of Transfigurations world music/folk/avant jazz
Harris EisenstadtRecent Developments avant jazz
From the August/September 2017 issue.
Great UK press, both from the July 2017 issues.
Michael Blake Fulfillment SONGLINES 1615 ***1/2 Tenor saxophonist Michael Blake is stretching his conceptual legs, and making fascinating music in the process. Born in Montreal, raised in Vancouver and resident in New York City since 1986, Blake created a warped past-meets-present tribute to tenor masters Lester Young and Coleman Hawkins on 2014’s exquisite Tiddy Boom…
The Ballad of Gurdit Singh If some strange ship carries away a loved one’s soul Never seeing them again when All that remains all that matters is this: Our ways are our ways not your ways And you don’t speak or act like me from what I can see What could come from such travesty?…