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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Music! Rozalind and Friends-Live at Cafe Nostalgica

I'm just relistening to this after its launch this time last year. It's gorgeous. Two poems by Kristy McKay, editor of Spire and former classmate of mine, plus she started and ran the poetry open stage at Nostalgica. Harmonizing with Rozalind Macphail's sweet and skilfull flute sounds are a great sample of Nostalgica's music open stage, which follows the poetry on Thursday nights. From Trevor Tchir, Kristy's mate, to the amazing Genevieve Legault, the funky sounds of Purple, Peter Web's fine lyrics on his song, the jazzy piano and sexy crooning of John Gilles, this CD is sublime. I consider it to be a bit of a spin off from Thursday Heroes, the first compilation recorded at Cafe Nostalgica. I went to Nostalgica's open stage regularly for about two years, before I grew old, now it's past my bedtime. This CD really demonstrates the blossoming and increased professionalism of the regulars and includes some guests from Montreal, that I would never have heard of if it hadn't been for Rozalind's CD. Rozalind Macphail herself is really becoming a talented artist, flutist, flautist or whatever it's called.

http://www.rozalindmacphail.com/

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