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Compact Discs

Gordon M Allen, Montreal Mirror, May 20, 2010

Swift, skillful, imaginative, efficient. The music that Steve Lacy wrote is like this, and so are the players in the Rent, a Toronto quintet led by trombonist Scott Thomson. On their first disc, the band is all this and also exuberant, precise and swinging. They’ve discovered a way into a house full of air and light, and it’s delightful to hear how thoroughly they explore and enjoy the situation. 9/10

Swift, skillful, imaginative, efficient. 9/10