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Strive! Featuring Victor Lewis

Ryan Oliver: Tenor Saxophone; Gary Williamson: piano; Alex Coleman: bass; Victor Lewis: drums Ryan Oliver’s latest recording, STRIVE!, is an electrifying contemporary jazz record featuring New York drum legend Victor Lewis.  The group performed several times in Toronto before entering the studio in July 2012.  The resulting recording features a band rapport that is wholly […]

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The Cookers: Vol. 1

Toronto-based quintet “The Cookers”, led by Ryan Oliver, Tim Hamel (trumpet), and Alex Coleman (bass), released their debut CD in 2011.  The disc is a straight-ahead swingin’ affair with all original music. They have been featured on CBC’s  “Shift” – thanks to Katie Malloch and Tom Allen – and have been filmed by CBC.  Listen […]

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