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Errol's Pick

Lenny Solomon has been called Canada's premier jazz violinist but he's switched genres on his brand new album. Our music columnist Errol Nazareth reviewed "The Blues Violin" on the show today:

The violin is not the first instrument that jumps to mind when I hear the word blues. But I love when artists like Kadri Gopalnath, who plays South Indian classical music on the saxophone, come along and blow my mind with exciting, revolutionary sound clashes. On his latest album, Lenny Solomon plays nine originals in styles that include jump blues, Delta blues, and some funky, hard rocking blues. He's backed by an ace four-piece rhythm section and together they've made an album that cooks. Danny Marks, who's been playing the blues in Toronto for almost 40 years, collaborated with Solomon on a track titled "Winter Tears". Marks told me Lenny is brave to be doing a record like this and hopes The Blues Violin will expand the blues audience.

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