Adam is on the air each week on CBC Radio for In the Key of C, hosted by Craig Norris. He’ll choose three Ontario bands or artists that are releasing new music for your listening pleasure.
You can hear Adam during the show every Saturday evening at 5 p.m. on CBC Radio. In the Key of C can be heard across the province, except for the GTA. Hamilton listeners can hear this segment in the audio player above.
Here are this week’s picks:
The Breithaupt Brothers with Ron Sexsmith: Any Day Now
Anyone who is a fan of modern jazz with pop sensibilities needs to check out the Breithaupt Brothers’ new album Songbook Volume II: Just Passing Through.
It’s full of meticulously crafted jazz tunes, fronted by singers like Sarah Slean, Ian Thomas and Ron Sexsmith, who sings on the album’s best track, Any Day Now.
Sadly, that song doesn’t live on YouTube just yet, but you can hear a snippet of it in the radio segment in the audio player above. Check out this YouTube clip of Kelli O’Hara singing Last Call for Lovers at the Breithaupt Brothers Songbook Revue in New York City in 2010.
Drumhand: Twenty-Four Seven
Drumhand’s music isn’t really for passive listening. The pan-Ontario group (with members from Goderich, Maple, Ottawa and Brampton) is a kind of percussive fusion, with layers of rhythm and polyrhythm playing off each other. It’s great to sit down and dissect for the musically inclined out there.
Anyone who is a fan of world music, jazz horns and 7/8 time would find a lot to like here. Check out a clip of the song Twenty-Four Seven from the band’s new record Contretemps in the player above, or watch this YouTube video of the band playing at The Pearl Company in Hamilton.
Amos the Transparent: This Cold Escape
Ottawa-based rock band Amos the Transparent is back with a new record called This Cold Escape.
You might know their song Greater Than Consequence – a really solid track that was featured on Degrassi: The Next Generation and on The Real World: Back to New Orleans.
Singer Jonathan Chandler’s voice is reminiscent of Tim Baker’s from Hey Rosetta, and this band has a similar sound to theirs, too. Listen to the title track from the band’s new record in the audio player above, or watch this live YouTube clip of the band on Q.
Are you in an Ontario band and would like to be featured on this program? Send your stuff to email@example.com for consideration — and like In the Key of C on Facebook.