The Best of Toronto’s Experimental Jazz Scene 

Source: Bandcamp Daily.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic brought live performances across the globe to a screeching halt, Toronto’s left-field jazz scene was in the midst of a dramatic upswing—so much so that it was beginning to spawn its own network of branches and tributaries.

“The Toronto community has three main threads: a traditional jazz scene, an improvised music scene, and a bent song craft scene knitting together elements of folk, chamber music, and an indie-rock ethos,” says bassist Pete Johnston, one of three founders of the experimental label All-Set! “Very often the style of music is less important than the relationships between the players.”