Concert Review: Zach Framption + Martin Heslop @Datcha

 

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On the corner of Avenue Laurier O and Rue Saint-Urbain is where you’ll find Datcha. Its blackout mirrored exterior kept the cold away from the music shared in the hip, Russian, low-lit bar. The intimate gathering of many people from diverse walks of life made for an indulgent night shared with a group of friends. Intoxication triumphed, perhaps from the wine served but namely from the musical performance of Zach Frampton and Martin Heslop.

     The Nova Scotia natives played sets with musical inspirations of jazz, soul and hip-hop. Zach, the pianist, was having fun and his facial expressions were infectious. Martin, the bassist, was at ease as the two blended repertoire and improvisation seamlessly. The two were set in the corner of the smokey, dim-lit room, their black clothing faded into the walls, but their sound flooded and filled the entire room. The electric piano and bass combo was refreshing, the pair was dynamic and innovative. I recognized a personal favourite ‘Summertime’ a standard that was reinvented through the use of a loop and constant trade off of melody from one instrument to the next. The crowd was all ages, styles and from many different walks of life. The music was intended for the diverse group that attended and appreciated the event.

    The jazz was TESS BUCKLEY accompanied by tarot card readings and synchronized light boards. We didn’t have any food, but indulged in a few drinks which where exceptional. The host of the event was Isaac Larose, a character and Quebec City native. Isaac is known as “the Modern Hatter,” he co-owns a millinery label (Larose Paris) and hats heads around the world. He is in high socio-artistic as well as fashionable standing. Isaac’s focus is quality and organic growth rather then finances. Isaac’s ideals and creativity was front-stage in the event he birthed and shared with the Montreal community, thank you Isaac.

   Datcha’s owner Thomas Von Party is known as a “one-man party” who was “raised to rave.” He created the nightclub as a modest space intended for intimate events featuring artists hand-picked based on talent. I truly respect the talent based curating and presentation of many unique artists. It’s not just about the lights and names for Datcha, which is refreshing and sadly rare in today’s industry.

     Emotions are thought to be an instinct as distinguished from reasoning or knowledge. Music is capable of changing a state of mind, by sparking one’s mood, or memories, even subconsciously. It takes a certain type of individual and performer to successfully evoke many different emotions from their audience, Zach and Martin did just that. April 5th was wonderful, I would highly recommend this event to a friend and hope to return one day.

  Datcha was not just a night of ‘Jazz and Tarot’ it was an experience. The smokey room, and collective created by the eclectic listeners was electric and led to a memorable night

— Review By Tess Buckley

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: FEB 5 2019

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CKUT TOP 30 FOR FEB 5th, 2019

1. sarah louise – nightie birds and morning stars – thrill jockey
2. jah cutta – ladies and gentleman – stand up CC*
3. northern haze – siqinnaarut – aakuluk CC
4. world provider – old dreams -ting dun *CC
5. helena deland – from the series of songs altogether unaccompanied – luminelle CC
6. joseph shabason – anne – self CC
7. robert ashley – private parts – lovely
8. eekwol and t-rhyme – for woman by woman – self CC
9. nêhiyawak – starlight – arts and crafts
10. kinnie starr -feed the fire – podia CC
11. boar god – forma – cuch CC*
12. sam huber – ny#1 keith shock lee remix project – self
13. matt warren – music is my life – wake up! music
14. roger doyle – oizzo-no – cacophonic
15. fist of facts – fugitive vesco telephone explosion
16. jeff morris – with strings – parma recordings
17. satoko fujii / alister spence – intelsat – alaster spence music
18. flesh eaters – i used to be pretty – yep rock
19. casper brotzmann – black axis – southern lord
20. evoken – hypnagogia – profound lore
21. reverend charlie jackson – god’s got it – case quarter
22. guttersnipe – my mother the vent – upset the rhythm
23. willie buck – the willie buck way – delmark
24. nouages flou – conversation avec – self CC*
25. marie davidson – working class woman – ninja tune CC*
26. scourge of woman – to end it all – scry
27. raiza biz a & remi – black hole sun – low key source
28. ouri – we share our body – self
29. david behrman – on the other ocean – lovely
30. jessica pavone – in the action – relative pitch

ckut rpm – Dec 18, 2018

1. sainte nitouche – tropique en canne – musique maison CC
2. gonima – fragmented environments – ygrade CC
3. richard devine – sort/lave – timesig
4. beta librae – subspecies – allergy season
5. objekt – cocoon crush – pan
6. shelley parker – red cotton – hessle audio
7. martin dumais – ferrochrome – liberation through hearing CC
8. kelly moran – ultraviolet – warp
9. aos – violent light – second nature
10. orphx – learn to suffer – sonic groove CC

ckut jazz – Feb 5, 2019

1.william parker – flower in a stained-glass window & the blinking of an ear – centering/aum fidelity
2.wadada leo smith – rosa parks: pure love – tum
3.quinsin nachoff’s flux – path of totality – whirlwind ©
4.josh sinton’s predicate trio – making bones – iluso
5.tom rainey trio – combobulated – intakt
6.dkv trio + joe mcphee – the fire each time – catalyst sound/nobusiness
7.jessica pavone – in the action – relative pitch
8.saft, swallow & previte – you don’t know the life – rarenoise
9.rené lussier – quintette – circum disc ©
10.martin tétreault – plus de snipettes!! – ambiances magnétique ©

ckut global – Feb 5, 2019

1.abdesselam damoussi and nour eddine – jedba spiritual music from morocco – arc
2.minyeshu – da dee – arc
3.okan – laberinto – lula world records CC
4.dur dur – volume 1 & volume 2 – analog africa
5.jupiter and okwess kin sonic – everloving
6.various – chevron vol 2: french boogie 1979- 1982 – born bad
7. bassekou kouyate & ngoni ba – miri – our here
8.michalis terzis and vasilis skoulas – a tribute to greece – arc music
9.chancha via circuito – bienaventuranza – wonderwheel recordings
10.ivan “mamao” conti – poison fruit – far out

ckut beatbox – Feb 5, 2019

1.chuck d as mistachuck – celebration of ignorance – spitslam
2.shad – a short story about a war – secret city
3.raiza biz a & remi – black hole sun – low key source
4.flawless gretzky – aie aie aie
5.sa-roc – goddess gang – rhymesayers
6.kinnie starr – feed the fire – aporia
7.eekwol and t-rhyme – for woman by woman – self CC.
8.swamp thing – horsepower – urbnet
9. mast ace & marco polo – a breukelen story – fatbeats
10.dj muggs and roc marciano – kaos – soul assassin

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: JAN 29 2019

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CKUT TOP 30 FOR Jan 18th, 2018

1. sarah louise – nightie birds and morning stars – thrill jockey
2. jah cutta – ladies and gentleman – stand up CC*
3. northern haze – siqinnaarut – aakuluk CC
4. world provider – old dreams -ting dun *CC
5. helena deland – from the series of songs altogether unaccompanied – luminelle CC
6. joseph shabason – anne – self CC
7. robert ashley – private parts – lovely
8. eekwol and t-rhyme – for woman by woman – self CC
9. nêhiyawak – starlight – arts and crafts
10. kinnie starr -feed the fire – podia CC
11. boar god – forma – cuch CC*
12. sam huber – ny#1 keith shock lee remix project – self
13. roger doyle – oizzo-no – cacophonic
14. matt warren – music is my life – wake up! music
15. fist of facts – fugitive vesco telephone explosion
16. jeff morris – with strings – parma recordings
17. satoko fujii / alister spence – intelsat – alaster spence music
18. dj muggs and roc marciano – kaos – soul assassins
19. casper brotzmann – black axis – southern lord
20. evoken – hypnagogia – profound lore
21. reverend charlie jackson – god’s got it – case quarter
22. guttersnipe – my mother the vent – upset the rhythm
23. willie buck – the willie buck way – delmark
24. nouages flou – conversation avec – self CC*
25. marie davidson – working class woman – ninja tune CC*
26. scourge of woman – to end it all – scry
27. raiza biz a & remi – black hole sun – low key source
28. ouri – we share our body – self
29. david behrman – on the other ocean – lovely
30. toro y moi – outer peace – carpark

ckut rpm – Dec 18, 2018

1. sainte nitouche – tropique en canne – musique maison CC
2. gonima – fragmented environments – ygrade CC
3. richard devine – sort/lave – timesig
4. beta librae – subspecies – allergy season
5. objekt – cocoon crush – pan
6. shelley parker – red cotton – hessle audio
7. martin dumais – ferrochrome – liberation through hearing CC
8. kelly moran – ultraviolet – warp
9. aos – violent light – second nature
10. orphx – learn to suffer – sonic groove CC

ckut jazz – Dec 18, 2018

1.william parker – flower in a stained-glass window & the blinking of an ear – centering/aum fidelity 
2.tom rainey trio – combobulated – intakt
3.quinsin nachoff’s flux – path of totality – whirlwind ©
4.rené lussier – quintette – circum disc ©
5.josh sinton’s predicate trio – making bones – iluso
6.adam hopkins – crickets – out of your head
7.satoko fujii orchestra tokyo – kikoeru – libra
8.martin tétreault – plus de snipettes!! – ambiances magnétique ©
9.jessica pavone – in the action – relative pitch
10.saft, swallow & previte – you don’t know the life – rarenoise

ckut global – november 27 2018

1.abdesselam damoussi and nour eddine – jedba spiritual music from morocco – arc
2.minyeshu – da dee – arc 
3.okan – laberinto – lula world records CC
4.dur dur – volume 1 & volume 2 – analog africa

5.jupiter and okwess kin sonic – everloving 
6.various – chevron vol 2: french boogie 1979- 1982 – born bad

7. bassekou kouyate & ngoni ba – miri – our here
8.michalis terzis and vasilis skoulas – a tribute to greece – arc music

9.chancha via circuito – bienaventuranza – wonderwheel recordings

10.ivan “mamao” conti – poison fruit – far out

ckut beatbox – Dec 18, 2018 

1.chuck d as mistachuck – celebration of ignorance – spitslam
2.shad – a short story about a war – secret city

3.raiza biz a & remi – black hole sun – low key source
4.flawless gretzky – aie aie aie

5.sa-roc – goddess gang – rhymesayers

6.kinnie starr – feed the fire – aporia

7.eekwol and t-rhyme – for woman by woman – self CC. 

8.swamp thing – horsepower – urbnet

9. mast ace & marco polo – a breukelen story – fatbeats
10.dj muggs and roc marciano – kaos – soul assassin

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHART ::: JANUARY 22, 2018

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CKUT TOP 30 FOR Jan 18th, 2018

1. sarah louise – nightie birds and morning stars – thrill jockey
2. jah cutta – ladies and gentleman – stand up CC*
3. northern haze – siqinnaarut – aakuluk CC
4. world provider – old dreams -ting dun *CC
5. helena deland – from the series of songs altogether unaccompanied – luminelle CC
6. joseph shabason – anne – self CC
7. robert ashley – private parts – lovely
8. eekwol and t-rhyme – for woman by woman – self CC
9. nêhiyawak – starlight – arts and crafts
10. kinnie starr -feed the fire – podia CC
11. graham van pelt – time travel – arbutus
12. sam huber – ny#1 keith shock lee remix project – self
13. roger doyle – oizzo-no – cacophonic
14. matt warren – music is my life – wake up! music
15. fist of facts – fugitive vesco telephone explosion
16. jeff morris – with strings – parma recordings
17. satoko fujii / alister spence – intelsat – alaster spence music
18. dj muggs and roc marciano – kaos – soul assassins
19. casper brotzmann – black axis – southern lord
20. evoken – hypnagogia – profound lore
21. reverend charlie jackson – god’s got it – case quarter
22. guttersnipe – my mother the vent – upset the rhythm
23. willie buck – the willie buck way – delmark
24.shit and shine – bad vibes – rocket recordings
25. marie davidson – working class woman – ninja tune CC*
26. scourge of woman – to end it all – scry
27. cmd – haptic controls – jacktone CC*
28. ouri – we share our body – self
29. david behrman – on the other ocean – lovely
30. raiza biz a & remi – black hole sun – low key source

ckut rpm – Dec 18, 2018

1. sainte nitouche – tropique en canne – musique maison CC
2. gonima – fragmented environments – ygrade CC
3. richard devine – sort/lave – timesig
4. beta librae – subspecies – allergy season
5. objekt – cocoon crush – pan
6. shelley parker – red cotton – hessle audio
7. martin dumais – ferrochrome – liberation through hearing CC
8. kelly moran – ultraviolet – warp
9. aos – violent light – second nature
10. orphx – learn to suffer – sonic groove CC

ckut jazz – Dec 18, 2018

1.william parker – flower in a stained-glass window & the blinking of an ear – centering/aum fidelity 
2.rené lussier – quintette – circum disc ©
3.josh sinton’s predicate trio – making bones – iluso
4.david s. ware trio – the balance (vision festival xv +) – aum fidelity
5.quinsin nachoff’s flux – path of totality – whirlwind ©
6.satoko fujii orchestra tokyo – kikoeru – libra
7.rainey / laubrock – utter – relative pitch
8.adam hopkins – crickets – out of your head
9.makaya mccraven – universal beings – international anthem
10.human feel – gold – intakt

ckut global – november 27 2018

1.abdesselam damoussi and nour eddine – jedba spiritual music from morocco – arc
2.minyeshu – da dee – arc 

3.okan – laberinto – lula world records CC
4.dur dur – volume 1 & volume 2 – analog africa

5.jupiter and okwess kin sonic – everloving 
6.various – chevron vol 2: french boogie 1979- 1982 – born bad

7. don cherry – home boy sister out – wewantsounds
8.michalis terzis and vasilis skoulas – a tribute to greece – arc music

9.chancha via circuito – bienaventuranza – wonderwheel recordings

10.ivan “mamao” conti – poison fruit – far out

ckut beatbox – Dec 18, 2018 

1.chuck d as mistachuck – celebration of ignorance – spitslam
2.shad – a short story about a war – secret city

3.raiza biz a & remi – black hole sun – low key source
4.flawless gretzky – aie aie aie

5.sa-roc – goddess gang – rhymesayers

6.kinnie starr – feed the fire – aporia

7.eekwol and t-rhyme – for woman by woman – self CC. 

8.swamp thing – horsepower – urbnet

9. mast ace & marco polo – a breukelen story – fatbeats
10.dj muggs and roc marciano – kaos – soul assassin

TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHARTS ::: JANUARY 15th, 2018

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CKUT TOP 30 FOR Jan 15th, 2019

1. jah cutta – ladies and gentleman – stand up CC*
2. northern haze – siqinnaarut – aakuluk CC
3. world provider – old dreams -ting dun *CC
4. helena deland – from the series of songs altogether unaccompanied – luminelle CC
5. joseph shabason – anne – self CC
6. cmd – haptic controls – jacktone CC*
7. robert ashley – private parts – lovely
8. guttersnipe – my mother the vent – upset the rhythm
9. nêhiyawak – starlight – arts and crafts
10. kinnie starr -feed the fire – podia CC
11. graham van pelt – time travel – arbutus
12. sam huber – ny#1 keith shock lee remix project – self
13. roger doyle – oizzo-no – cacophonic
14. matt warren – music is my life – wake up! music
15. fist of facts – fugitive vesco telephone explosion
16. jeff morris – with strings – parma recordings
17. satoko fujii / alister spence – intelsat – alaster spence music
18. dj muggs and roc marciano – kaos – soul assassins
19. sarah louise – nightie birds and morning stars
20. evoken – hypnagogia – profound lore
21. reverend charlie jackson – god’s got it – case quarter
22. low – double negative – sub pop
23. fire-tools – skinless x-1 – hausu mountain
24. orcutt/corsano – brace up – palilalia
25. marie davidson – working class woman – ninja tune CC*
26. scourge of woman – to end it all – scry
27. sarah davachi -gave in rest – ba da bing!
28. ouri – we share our body – self
29. david behrman – on the other ocean – lovely
30. raiza biz a & remi – black hole sun – low key source

ckut rpm – Dec 18, 2018

1. sainte nitouche – tropique en canne – musique maison CC
2. gonima – fragmented environments – ygrade CC
3. richard devine – sort/lave – timesig
4. beta librae – subspecies – allergy season
5. objekt – cocoon crush – pan
6. shelley parker – red cotton – hessle audio
7. martin dumais – ferrochrome – liberation through hearing CC
8. kelly moran – ultraviolet – warp
9. aos – violent light – second nature
10. orphx – learn to suffer – sonic groove CC

ckut jazz – Jan 15, 2018

1.rené lussier – quintette – circum disc ©
2.william parker – flower in a stained-glass window & the blinking of an ear – centering/aum fidelity
3.david s. ware trio – the balance (vision festival xv +) – aum fidelity
4.josh sinton’s predicate trio – making bones – iluso
5.satoko fujii orchestra tokyo – kikoeru – libra
6.makaya mccraven – universal beings – international anthem
7.adam hopkins – crickets – out of your head
8.ingrid laubrock – contemporary chaos practices – intakt
9.david virelles – igbó alákọrin – pi recordings
10.plant (jim denley / éric normand) – plant ii – tour de bras ©

ckut global – Jan 15 2019

1.abdesselam damoussi and nour eddine – jedba spiritual music from morocco – arc
2.minyeshu – da dee – arc
3.okan – laberinto – lula world records CC
4.dur dur – volume 1 & volume 2 – analog africa
5.jupiter and okwess kin sonic – everloving
6.various – chevron vol 2: french boogie 1979- 1982 – born bad
7. don cherry – home boy sister out – wewantsounds
8.michalis terzis and vasilis skoulas – a tribute to greece – arc music
9.chancha via circuito – bienaventuranza – wonderwheel recordings
10.pierre sandwidi – le troubadour de la savane 78-82 – born bad

ckut beatbox – Jan 15, 2019

1.chuck d as mistachuck – celebration of ignorance – spitslam
2.shad – a short story about a war – secret city
3.raiza biz a & remi – black hole sun – low key source
4.flawless gretzky – aie aie aie
5.sa-roc – goddess gang – rhymesayers
6.kinnie starr – feed the fire – aporia
7.buck n nice – emag – busy inc.
8.atmosphere – mi vida local – rhyme sayers
9. mast ace & marco polo – a breukelen story – fatbeats
10. dj muggs and roc marciano – kaos – soul assassin

CKUT TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE DAMN CHARTS ::: JANUARY 10, 2019

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1. jah cutta – ladies and gentleman – stand up CC*
2. northern haze – siqinnaarut – aakuluk CC
3. world provider – old dreams -ting dun *CC
4. helena deland – from the series of songs altogether unaccompanied – luminelle CC
5. joseph shabason – anne – self CC
6. cmd – haptic controls – jacktone CC*
7. robert ashley – private parts – lovely
8. guttersnipe – my mother the vent – upset the rhythm
9. nêhiyawak – starlight – arts and crafts
10. kinnie starr -feed the fire – podia CC
11. graham van pelt – time travel – arbutus
12. sam huber – ny#1 keith shock lee remix project – self
13. roger doyle – oizzo-no – cacophonic
14. terrorizer – caustic attack – the end records
15. matt warren – music is my life – wake up! music
16. mitski – be the cowboy – dead oceans
17. satoko fujii / alister spence – intelsat – alaster spence music
18. dj muggs and roc marciano – kaos – soul assassins
19. bruce haack – the preservation tapes – telephone explosion
20. evoken – hypnagogia – profound lore
21. denzel curry – TA1300 – loma vista
22. low – double negative – sub pop
23. fire-tools – skinless x-1 – hausu mountain 
24. orcutt/corsano – brace up – palilalia 
25. marie davidson – working class woman – ninja tune CC*
26. scourge of woman – to end it all – scry
27. sarah davachi -gave in rest – ba da bing!
28. ouri – we share our body – self
29. david behrman – on the other ocean – lovely
30. shad – a short story about a war – secret city


ckut rpm – Dec 18, 2018

1. sainte nitouche – tropique en canne – musique maison CC
2. gonima – fragmented environments – ygrade CC
3. richard devine – sort/lave – timesig
4. beta librae – subspecies – allergy season
5. objekt – cocoon crush – pan
6. shelley parker – red cotton – hessle audio
7. martin dumais – ferrochrome – liberation through hearing CC
8. kelly moran – ultraviolet – warp
9. aos – violent light – second nature
10. orphx – learn to suffer – sonic groove CC

ckut jazz – Dec 18, 2018

1.william parker – flower in a stained-glass window & the blinking of an ear – centering/aum fidelity
2.rené lussier – quintette – circum disc © 
3.ingrid laubrock – contemporary chaos practices – intakt
4.makaya mccraven – universal beings – international anthem
5.david s. ware trio – the balance (vision festival xv +) – aum fidelity
6.andrew cyrille / bill frisell / wadada leo smith – lebroba – ecm
7.adam hopkins – crickets – out of your head
8.plant (jim denley / éric normand) – plant ii – tour de bras ©
9.mars williams witches & devils – an ayler xmas, vol 2 – soul what/esp
10.françois houle / alexander hawkins / harris eisenstadt – you have options – songlines ©

ckut global – november 27 2018

1.minyeshu – da dee – arc
2.okan – laberinto – lula world records CC

3.dur dur – volume 1 & volume 2 – analog africa
4.jupiter and okwess kin sonic – everloving 

5.various – chevron vol 2: french boogie 1979- 1982 – born bad

6.don cherry – home boy sister out – wewantsounds

7 michalis terzis and vasilis skoulas – a tribute to greece – arc music

8.chancha via circuito – bienaventuranza – wonderwheel recordings

9.pierre sandwidi – le troubadour de la savane 78-82 – born bad

10.the irish rovers – the unicorn – rover records

ckut beatbox – Dec 18, 2018 

1.chuck d as mistachuck – celebration of ignorance – spitslam
2.shad – a short story about a war – secret city

3.denzel curry – TA1300 – loma vista

4.flawless gretzky – aie aie aie 

5.sa-roc – goddess gang – rhymesayers

6.kinnie starr – feed the fire – aporia

7.buck n nice – emag – busy inc. 

8.atmosphere – mi vida local – rhyme sayers

9. mast ace & marco polo – a breukelen story – fatbeats
10.dj muggs and roc marciano – kaos – soul assassin