No man can be everywhere. A music fan, a radio guy or a journalist. It is impossible to attend all live shows which take place in Montreal. Venues such as L'Astral, Corona, Bell Center, Place Bell, Le Gesu, MTelus, Place des Arts - even Smoke Meat Pete. Live music is alive and well in Montreal … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Top Ten Concerts of 2019
Some things improve with age. Holly Cole has always been great. She has always been a throwback to the glory days of female jazz singers. With her vocal range diving deep within the depths of notes and rising to the surface - Cole has always 'nailed it.' Last night as part of the Montreal Jazz … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Holly Cole; Like a Fine Wine
Real music is not always 'sold' through mainstream avenues. That does not mean the albums in question are not 'good enough' or not sold through mainstream, it means good music must be sought out. Here are just a few albums than music lovers should add to their collection. Buy albums, attend shows and keep music … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Some Great Jazz Albums of 2019
We all know the Marsalis clan. Yet - do we? Delfeayo Marsalis is the unsung hero. The master of arranging, producing, conducting and teaching. He is also no slouch musically either. All the Marsalis' children were raised with a social conscience and it shines through directly in Delfeayo's release; Make America Great Again. Plese listen … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Delfeayo Marsalis; Part of Jazz Royalty
Everyone needs a break once in a while. Noise pollution is not good for the musical soul. Please enjoy some real tunes in the meantime. Rick Keene Music Scene will be back before you can say Andrei Markov ! Listen to my interview with Lawrence Gowan of Styx below … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – A Song for Markov, The ‘Mooch’ and Jack Black Recites Carl Sandburg
As usual ... A lot going on in Montreal. Montreal En Lumiere . Culinary delights, audio delights and family delights. Click here for all the information ! Green Day are hitting The Bell Center for a show and Gordon Sumner will be at Metroplis. Who? Please, have a listen below to hear what's happening … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal En Lumiere Features Madeleine Peyroux and Rickie Lee Jones Plus A Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going on in Montreal !
As usual ... A lot going on in Montreal. Music-wise and ... well, let's not go there. Montreal En Lumiere gets underway this week. Culinary delights, audio delights and family delights. Click here for all the information ! Maroon 5 are hitting The Bell Center for a couple of shows ( hopefully not on the … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene; Montreal En Lumiere ( and Some Very Cool Tunes )