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Aaron Dolman is a drummer, composer and bandleader born and based in Montreal who is rapidly establishing himself as a versatile and imaginative voice in the city's diverse musical scene.
His debut album, Nostalgia and Other Fantasies, was released in November of 2019. The album is a collection of original music that weaves together two of his great musical loves – Folk and Jazz – to create works that sway between engaging melodies, exciting improvisations and evocative soundscapes.
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What People are saying
“Wonderful and captivating ... an interesting listen that truly pulls you in and keeps you focused on the music.”
““Willow Bunch” exhibits a negotiation of voices, embodying the contradiction of past and present that emerges in moments of nostalgia.”
“Dolman’s gorgeous compositions are aided by excellent, tightly contained production and stellar performances ... the kind of record that will undoubtedly stick with you and attach itself to memories still to be made”
“With a mixture of jazz, avant-garde, folk, and bluegrass, drummer Aaron Dolman, only in his twenties, has perfected his own unique style. // ジャズ、アヴァンギャルド、フォーク、ブルーグラスが混然一体となった独自のスタイルを、20代にして完成させたドラマー、アーロン・ドルマンだ。 ”
— Jazz Life Magazine, February 2020
“... an improbably adept melding of acoustic string lyricism and jazz vectors.”
“Nostalgia and Other Fantasies is a delicate and intricate treat for the senses. ... The musicianship is expansive and textured while the melodies are poetic and poignant and leave one with a sense of enlightenment that is refreshing and surreal. ”