Rob Caldwell is a writer and librarian living near Toronto. He has written for various online publications, including The Allmusic Guide, All About Jazz, and No Depression music magazine.
A Soundtrack for Me and You: An Interview with Swan Dive | 23 Sep 2014 // 10:00 PM
It's been a life-changing five years for Bill DeMain and Molly Felder since the last Swan Dive album, but their new music is still warm and enveloping, often wistful and nostalgic, and always memorable.
Bruce Cockburn's 1968: Electrocution to Revolution | 13 Aug 2014 // 9:13 PM
Being in the orbit of a group of eccentric artists helped to create a transformative year for Cockburn that would further his path toward becoming a world renowned solo artist.
Robert Glasper: Covered | 17 Jun 2015 // 9:15 PM
Covered stands, in the end, as a multi-layered work possessing an air of adventure, while still remaining accessible. It’s a rewarding collection by one of the most significant composers and interpreters in contemporary jazz.
Great Lake Swimmers: A Forest of Arms | 23 Apr 2015 // 9:04 PM
A solid album with a number of beguiling songs and a lot of spirit, A Forest of Arms is the sound of a band well into their musical journey, with many more miles still to go.