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  1. Pianist Deanna Witkowski Presents Trio Arrangements of 14 Hymns on "Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns" Set for Nov. 3 Release On Tilapia Records Witkowski Enriches Canon Pioneered by Duke Ellington, Mary Lou Williams, & Others September 21, 2017 Grace, serenity, and rhapsody are on abundant display throughout the 14 songs pianist Deanna Witkowski performs with her trio on Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns, set for release November 3 on Tilapia Records. One would expect this to be the case, given that the source material is not the Great American Songbook, but the centuries-old trove of hymnody used in churches around the world. Witkowski succeeds in offering a luminously lyrical piano trio session interpreting a spiritually charged body of music rarely investigated by jazz artists. Some of the tunes -- like "Kings of Orient (We Three Kings)" -- will be immediately recognizable to secular audiences while others will be as familiar to the choirs and congregations of Protestant churches worldwide as the standards of Porter or Gershwin. Her arrangement of "Hymn to Joy (Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee)," the popular Beethoven melody from his 9th Symphony, rises with the grandeur of an Ellingtonian theme. Makes the Heart to Sing is part of a larger project that includes the publication of a folio of Witkowski's arrangements. "It's an instrumental jazz trio record, but the mission is to get this music played more widely outside of church," she says, "and to bring these jazz interpretations into circulation inside churches. The album is almost a demo for church music directors, and the arrangements are meant for congregational singing." Witkowski is passionate about the primal, transporting power of group singing, and her trio brings a similar collective ethos to the music on the album. She's played with drummer Scott Latzky since she settled in New York City two decades ago, having moved there with a full-time job as a church music director after earning her degree at Wheaton College in 1993 and working for four years on the Chicago jazz scene. Bassist Daniel Foose is a more recent collaborator. "Scott's playing is so sensitive and responsive to every environment," she says. "Daniel is really soulful and interactive with a groove that's really deep." What's most striking about the project, aside from the sheer beauty of the trio's feel and dynamics, is the seamless way the hymns fit the jazz idiom even as Witkowski pays close attention to the contours and meaning of the text. Most of the tracks clock in under four minutes and focus on the group's irresistibly swinging interpretations of music rather than using the themes as launching pads for extended solos. "Kings of Orient" is set as a waltz whose intensity ebbs and flows and features a Foose bass solo, while "Foundation (How Firm a Foundation)" unfurls with the rolling cadences of a gospel music hit. The aforementioned "Hymn to Joy" adds a taste of laidback funk and soul to the set. The winner of the 2002 Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Deanna Witkowski has released six critically hailed albums over the past two decades, with each new project revealing a steadily evolving sensibility marked by melodic invention and emotional connection. As an accompanist, she's toured with soul-steeped vocalist Lizz Wright and held down the piano chair for ten years in the Jim McNeely-led BMI/New York Jazz Orchestra. Her projects as a leader feature fellow heavyweights like bassist John Patitucci and saxophonist Donny McCaslin. Witkowski's thoughtful and deeply felt work setting traditional hymns in a jazz context has few precedents. In many ways, her creative identity is built on her gift for gracefully bringing together seemingly disparate elements, though Makes the Heart to Sing flows directly from her longtime work in sacred settings. "Music in a lot of churches is one specific thing, traditional hymns done in a traditional way, or contemporary pop that's not necessarily written for group singing," she says. "But there's this 'folk music tradition' -- hymns -- that everybody knows in most Protestant churches. I always draw on my jazz background when I arrange service music, and hymns are an integral part of the repertoire." Witkowski also has a long-standing relationship with Brazil, and her next project promises to be equally compelling. As a recipient of a prestigious residency fellowship from the Sacatar Institute in Bahia, Brazil, a nonprofit foundation that sponsors creative individuals of all disciplines, she will spend April and May 2018 at Sacatar doing research related to her upcoming composition and recording, the Nossa Senhora Suite. Merging elements of Afro-Brazilian ritual chants and text with new music for her quartet plus four vocalists, each movement of the suite will explore a different Brazilian version of the Virgin Mary, including Nossa Senhora Aparecida, patron saint of Brazil, and Iemanjá, goddess of the seas. Deanna Witkowski Itinerary As bandleader: 11/2 Furman University, Greenville, SC (clinic); 11/4 Erskine College, Greenwood, SC (solo); 11/5 a.m. First Baptist Church, Greenville, SC (duo/jazz service); 11/5 p.m. First Baptist Church, Mount Holly, NC (solo); 11/7 NC ArtsMarket, Durham, NC (trio/juried showcase); 11/19First Presbyterian Church, Rahway, NJ (solo/jazz vespers); 1/21/18 St. John's Episcopal Church, Richmond, VA (trio/jazz service); 2/6/18 Juilliard Jazz, NYC (pre-concert panel speaking on Mary Lou Williams's sacred music); 2/23/18 Chopin in the City festival, Chicago (solo/venue TBD) Choral premieres: 12/3 or 1/17/18 (TBD) ChoralArt, Portland, ME (winning piece in New England Carol Contest); 3/11/18 The Colorado Chorale, Denver (newly commissioned work) Residency in Bahia: 4/9-6/4 of 2018 Sacatar Institute, Itaparica, Bahia, Brazil Photography: Erika Kapin "Makes the Heart to Sing: Jazz Hymns" EPK Web Site: deannajazz.com Visit Deanna's Bandcamp pageRead new blog post (w/ author Pam McAllister) about new album's lead track, "Cwm Rhondda"
  2. 2017 #CFL season

    Calgary 15....Sask 9 https://www.cfl.ca/games/2427/calgary-stampeders-vs-saskatchewan-roughriders/ http://3downnation.com/2017/09/24/riders-covering-fans-work-excuse-note/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/24/hellacious-hit-roosevelt-sparks-debate-penalty-call-player-safety/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/24/kevin-glenn-takes-shot-hand-stays-game/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/24/kevin-glenn-takes-shot-hand-stays-game/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/24/decision-pull-kevin-glenn-not-injury-based-jones/#comments ***** I have added links to my Sept. 16 post.
  3. 2017 #CFL season

    The Calgary-Sask game is currently on ESPN2.
  4. Happy birthday relyles!

    Happy Birthday 2017 Ron!
  5. 2017 #CFL season

    Week 14 results Winnipeg 29....Ottawa 9 https://www.cfl.ca/games/2424/ottawa-redblacks-vs-winnipeg-blue-bombers/ http://3downnation.com/2017/09/18/redblacks-qb-drew-tate-week-week-likely-wont-play-friday/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/21/b-c-lions-searching-answers-ahead-key-contest-ticats/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/22/argos-on-trying-for-consecutive-wins-it-should-give-us-an-edge/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/22/alouettes-qb-darian-durant-i-need-to-settle-down/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/22/matt-nichols-throws-two-touchdowns-on-rainy-night-as-bombers-beat-redblacks/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/23/bombers-win-fifth-straight-home-12-thoughts/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/23/redblacks-get-dumped-10-thoughts/#comments ***** Hamilton 24....BC 23 https://www.cfl.ca/games/2425/hamilton-tiger-cats-vs-bc-lions/ http://3downnation.com/2017/09/18/wins-argos-redblacks-put-ticats-playoff-push-jeopardy/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/18/redblacks-qb-drew-tate-week-week-likely-wont-play-friday/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/21/ticats-rb-alex-green-gets-unexpected-second-chance/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/21/ticats-rb-alex-green-gets-unexpected-second-chance/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/21/b-c-lions-searching-answers-ahead-key-contest-ticats/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/22/june-jones-honeymoon-ending-can-ticats-still-win/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/23/west-coast-state-mind-ticats-lions-24-23/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/23/video-ticats-coach-june-jones-kicker-sergio-castillo-win-lions/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/23/learned-ticats-thrilling-last-second-win-lions/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/23/mourning-lessons-learned-lions-latest-loss/#comments ***** Toronto 33....Montreal 19 https://www.cfl.ca/games/2426/montreal-alouettes-vs-toronto-argonauts/ http://3downnation.com/2017/09/20/alouettes-opt-to-avoid-chaos-stick-with-struggling-durant-at-quarterback/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/22/argos-on-trying-for-consecutive-wins-it-should-give-us-an-edge/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/22/alouettes-qb-darian-durant-i-need-to-settle-down/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/23/darian-durant-continues-struggle/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/23/alouettes-receiver-nik-lewis-limps-off-field/#comments
  6. 2017 #CFL season

    To my surprise, the Hamilton-BC game is currently on ESPN2.
  7. ECM Press Releases for New Items

    Anouar Brahem oud | Dave Holland double bass Jack DeJohnette drums, percussion | Django Bates piano Released on the occasion of Anouar Brahem’s 60th birthday, Blue Maqams offers many reasons to celebrate. Recorded in New York’s Avatar Studios in May 2017 and produced by Manfred Eicher, it brings the Tunisian oud master together with three brilliant improvisers: the “Maqams” of the title refers to the Arabic modal music system, rendered kind of blue by the jazz players. For Anouar Brahem and Dave Holland the album marks a reunion: they first collaborated 20 years ago on the very widely-acclaimed Thimar album. Brahem meets Jack DeJohnette for the first time here, but Holland and DeJohnette have been frequent musical partners over the last half-century beginning with ground-breaking work with Miles Davis – their collaborations are legendary. British pianist Django Bates also rises superbly to the challenge of Brahem’s compositions. And Anouar in turn is inspired to some of his most outgoing playing. Blue Maqams is a highlight of ECM’s autumn season. © 2017 ECM | ECM Records USA | 1755 Broadway, 3rd floor | New York NY 10011
  8. 2017 #CFL season

    more Week 14 picks http://3downnation.com/2017/09/22/week-14-picks-can-the-riders-compete-with-wests-elite/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/22/slam-dunk-picks-heavy-favourites/#comments https://www.cfl.ca/2017/09/21/cfl-ca-writers-make-week-14-picks/ http://thegruelingtruth.net/football/cfl/cfl-week-14-point-spreads-preview/ http://www.rodpedersen.com/2017/09/week-14-cfl-picks-2017.html
  9. Here is the link, probably behind a paywall. https://www.wsj.com/articles/music-industry-recovery-continues-powered-by-a-surge-in-subscriptions-1505927551 Sales for the first half of 2017 in a nutshell... Physical product shipments declined 1%. Vinyl sales were up 3%, and CD sales were down 3%. Vinyl was 29% of physical shipments, its highest number since the mid-1980s. (That surprises me.) Digital download revenues declined to only 19% of industry total. Retail revenue increased 17% to $4 billion. Its full-year peak was 1999's $14.6 billion in the US alone. Most of today's money is coming from the paid subscribers to Spotify and Apple Music. However, the streaming service most used (by far) is YouTube's free service.
  10. 2017 #CFL season

    Week 14 picks https://www.cfl.ca/2017/09/20/weekly-predictor-test-time-regina/ http://www.sportingnews.com/ca/cfl/news/week-14-cfl-picks-only-the-stampeders-and-blue-bombers-look-like-sure-bets-going-down-the-stretch/sc1wr5ulebug1hy8ufjwp3zko ***** Power Rankings http://www.tsn.ca/stampeders-stay-on-top-of-cfl-power-rankings-1.861958 ***** Jamaal Westerman is gone for the year. http://3downnation.com/2017/09/19/bombers-dealt-big-blow-jamaal-westerman-year/#comments ***** The Riders have talked Marc-Olivier Brouillette out of retirement. http://3downnation.com/2017/09/19/riders-bringing-all-star-canadian-db-marc-olivier-brouillette-out-of-retirement/#comments https://www.cfl.ca/2017/09/20/riders-officially-sign-bouka-bring-back-brouillette/ ***** Andy Fantuz is rejoining the Ticats. http://3downnation.com/2017/09/18/ticats-receiver-andy-fantuz-expected-sign-player-contract-today/#comments ***** Alex Bazzie has rejoined the Lions. http://3downnation.com/2017/09/18/dl-alex-bazzie-signs-lions/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/20/alex-bazzie-needed-clear-mind-cfl-return-following-nfl-disappointment/#comments https://www.cfl.ca/2017/09/20/bazzie-my-craft-has-gotten-better-and-i-cant-wait-to-put-it-to-the-test/ http://www.tsn.ca/bazzie-s-back-with-lions-looking-for-sacks-1.861084 ***** Aaron Grymes has rejoined the Eskimos. http://3downnation.com/2017/09/20/eskimos-get-db-aaron-grymes-back/#comments https://www.cfl.ca/2017/09/20/eskimos-re-sign-db-aaron-grymes/ http://www.tsn.ca/eskimos-welcome-back-db-grymes-1.862322 ***** Kevin Glenn will start this week for the Riders. http://3downnation.com/2017/09/20/riders-head-coach-chris-jones-qb-kevin-glenn-to-start-against-calgary/#comments https://www.cfl.ca/2017/09/20/kevin-glenn-start-week-14/ https://www.cfl.ca/2017/09/20/glenn-returns-to-lineup-as-riders-get-set-for-calgary/ ***** Here's a list of recent roster changes. https://www.cfl.ca/2017/09/20/roster-roundup-cfl-teams-shuffle-personnel/ ***** Week 14 checking down https://www.cfl.ca/2017/09/20/checking-ratio-buster-riders/ ***** The Eskimos traded Shamawd Chambers to the Ticats for two draft picks. http://www.tsn.ca/ticats-acquire-canadian-chambers-from-eskimos-1.858989 http://3downnation.com/2017/09/17/eskimos-trade-canadian-receiver-shamawd-chambers-ticats/#comments
  11. ECM Press Releases for New Items

    ECM Björn Meyer Provenance Björn Meyer: six-string electric bass guitar, acoustic bass guitar U.S. Release date: September 29, 2017 ECM 2566 B0027253-02 UPC: 6025 574 1917 7 There is a distinguished tradition of albums devoted to solo bass on ECM, but Provenance is the first to showcase the electric bass guitar. Björn Meyer, born in Sweden and long based in Switzerland, has shaped a distinctive voice on his instrument within diverse contexts. He has worked alongside Persian harpist-singer Asita Hamidi, Swedish nyckelharpa player Johan Hedin and Tunisian oud master Anouar Brahem; and for a decade, Meyer was a member of Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin, in which his throbbing bass guitar was often a lead instrument. Meyer’s solo work explores the sound of the bass in acoustic space, as he points out in his booklet essay for the new album: “Even though the instrument is technically non-acoustic, the music is deeply influenced by the properties of the space where it is played. The many different ways in which acoustics affect my compositions and improvisations have always been sources of surprise and inspiration. There is definitely a second member in this solo project – the room!” The room for Provenance was the highly responsive Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI in Lugano, the Swiss radio studio’s rich acoustics helping to bring out all the detail in Meyer’s atmospheric solo creations. Meyer has taken his bass guitar into realms in which electronic instruments rarely figure, as in his collaborations with musicians steeped in the acoustic traditions of their countries. Working with Hedin, Hamidi and Brahem gave Meyer “many reasons to re-think the function of my instrument but also to invent new ways of adding sounds and extending its tonal range,” he says. The bassist appears on two of Brahem’s recent, widely acclaimed albums on ECM: Souvenance (2015) and The Astounding Eyes of Rita (2009), with The Guardian praising “the contemporary edge” Meyer added to the Tunisian’s music. In the electro-acoustic “Zen-funk” of Ronin — where rhythmic inspirations from Steve Reich to James Brown come together, along with influences from Japanese theater and music — Meyer’s drive and subtlety were key, his sound integral to the sonic momentum of the ECM albums Stoa (2006), Holon (2008), Llyría (2010) and Live (2012). An expert testimonial to Meyer’s instrumental prowess has come from his successor in Ronin, Swiss bassist Thomy Jordi, who said: “Björn is one of the few bass players in the world to have developed a unique style on the instrument. His concepts of sound and technique are highly personal… In his music, he seems to integrate many sources of traditional music, creating a beautiful, spiritual, modern world language.” In his booklet essay for Provenance, Meyer recounts that in preparing for solo performances over the past few years he would follow a ritual starting 27 days before a concert, one that included recording whatever he was working on: improvisations, experiments, practicing, actual compositions, or various combinations of those. “At some point during each day, I would cut out exactly 60 seconds of music and release it on the internet as a kind of countdown or diary of ideas,” he writes. “When I started preparing for this album, there were already more than 150 such fragments… I made it a mission to revisit most of the fragments and see what kind of program they would evoke. Arriving in the studio, I had a clear picture of what material I wanted to use — but I hadn’t anticipated how strongly the room would affect the music. Lugano Radio Studio is a fantastic sounding room, and it opened up for a few improvisations and a fully new piece written in the night between the recording days, in spite of the blues festival echoing in the streets of Lugano…” Provenance ranges from the hushed, guitar-like title track and similarly voiced “Pendulum” to the Ronin-like rhythmic minimalism of “Dance,” from the pensive tunefulness of “Banyan Waltz” and “Three Thirteen” to his textured interpretation of Hamidi’s entrancing “Garden of Silence.” There’s also room for the virtuoso strummed funk of “Squizzle.” In the booklet, Meyer writes about his concept for capturing the sonic potential of the electric bass guitar on record, referencing his work in the studio with ECM producer Manfred Eicher and the engineer Stefano Amerio: “Very often when recording electric bass guitar, the fragile sounds of the actual instrument, such as the touching of strings, tend to get forgotten or deliberately left out — yet they inspire me in the search for new sonorities and playing techniques. With this recording, I wanted to share an alternative experience of the instrument, the way I hear it. I am very grateful that Manfred supported this approach and that Stefano managed to capture the dream behind the idea in the most beautiful way.” ECM Anouar Brahem - Blue Maqams with Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette and Django Bates CD release date: October 13, 2017 LP release date: November 17, 2017 Anouar Brahem: oud; Dave Holland: double bass; Jack DeJohnette: drums, percussion; Django Bates: piano Released on the occasion of Anouar Brahem's 60th birthday, Blue Maqams, a highlight of ECM's autumn season, offers many reasons to celebrate. Recorded in New York's Avatar Studios in May 2017 and produced by Manfred Eicher, it brings the Tunisian oud master together with three brilliant improvisers: the "Maqams" of the title refers to the Arabic modal music system, rendered kind of blue by the jazz players. For Anouar Brahem and Dave Holland the album marks a reunion: they first collaborated 20 years ago on the very widely-acclaimed Thimar album. Brahem meets Jack DeJohnette for the first time here, but Holland and DeJohnette have been frequent musical partners over the last half-century beginning with ground-breaking work with Miles Davis - their collaborations are legendary. British pianist Django Bates also rises superbly to the challenge of Brahem's compositions. And Anouar in turn is inspired to some of his most outgoing playing. “Gnosis is a remarkable example of either, or both….Mr. Virelles, who is 33 and a New Yorker since 2009, is a pianist of remarkable skill and unwavering ambition… Focused research infuses this music, yet the expression is purely visceral and the context imagined. The richness of chamber-music interplay arrives free of rhythmic rigidity. The ingredients of ritual music form cells for compositions that, in spots, give way to improvisation that again, in new ways, bears a ritual feel. – Larry Blumenfeld, Wall Street Journal September 13th David Virelles piano, marímbula, vocals | Román Díaz lead vocals and percussion (bonkó enchemiyá, ekón, nkomos, erikundi, itones, nkaniká, marímbula, claves, mayohuacán, pilón, carapacho de jicotea, coconut shells) | Allison Loggins-Hull piccolo, flute; Rane Moore clarinet, bass clarinet | Adam Cruz: steel pan, claves; Alex Lipowski orchestral bass drum, temple blocks, bongos, gong | Matthew Gold marimba, glockenspiel | Mauricio Herrera ekón, nkomos, erikundi, claves | Thomas Morgan double bass | Yunior Lopez viola | Christine Chen violoncello | Samuel DeCaprio violoncello | Melvis Santa, Mauricio Herrera vocals © 2017 ECM | ECM Records USA | 1755 Broadway, 3rd floor | New York NY 10011
  12. 2017 #CFL season

    Power Rankings http://3downnation.com/2017/09/18/3down-power-rankings-argos-ship-rising-lions-in-a-lull/#comments https://www.cfl.ca/2017/09/19/argos-sail-nissan-titan-power-rankings/ http://www.sportingnews.com/ca/cfl/news/week-14-cfl-power-rankings-tiger-cats-hamilton-toronto-argonauts/jhqlxku7ooy41f6trfckvs1lf http://thegruelingtruth.net/football/cfl/cfl-power-rankings-week-14-2/ http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/cfl-power-rankings-week-14-1.4296459 http://www.sportsnet.ca/football/cfl/cfl-power-rankings-trouble-brewing-montreal-edmonton/
  13. Concord enters the 5 LPs box market

    I'm very interested in the Klaus Doldinger. I loved his '69 recording released in the US as Blues Happening. Can anyone tell me anything about this Doldinger box?
  14. 2017 #CFL season

    Ottawa 29....Montreal 11 https://www.cfl.ca/games/2423/ottawa-redblacks-vs-montreal-alouettes/
  15. 2017 #CFL season

    Sunday's Ottawa-Montreal game will be on ESPN2 at 1:00 pm eastern. ***** Power Rankings http://3downnation.com/2017/09/11/3down-power-rankings-new-basement-dwellar-ticats-on-the-rise/#comments http://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/cfl-power-rankings-week-13-1.4284679 http://www.sportsnet.ca/football/cfl/cfl-power-rankings-eskimos-regressing-fourth-straight-loss/ http://www.sportingnews.com/ca/cfl/news/week-13-cfl-power-rankings-quarterback-injuries-could-shake-up-power-balance/1rz4f9nxsims91p1ca9kk2ftlf http://thegruelingtruth.net/football/cfl/cfl-power-rankings-week-13-2/ https://www.cfl.ca/2017/09/12/ticats-clawing-nissan-titan-power-rankings/ ***** Week 13 picks http://3downnation.com/2017/09/15/week-13-picks-can-consequences-have-desired-effect/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/15/slam-dunk-picks-road-shows/#comments http://www.sportingnews.com/ca/cfl/news/cfl-picks-week-13-hamilton-tiger-cats-kevin-glenn/3gpt1tq9sl7a14dguqck21u26 http://thegruelingtruth.net/podcast/cfl-weekly-pickem-show-week-13-wrobert-drummond/ https://www.cfl.ca/2017/09/14/cfl-ca-writers-make-week-13-picks/ https://www.cfl.ca/2017/09/13/weekly-predictor-can-redblacks-win-without-harris/ ***** Week 13 game notes https://www.cfl.ca/2017/09/14/cfl-ca-game-notes-look-week-13/ ***** Week 13 results Sask 29....Hamilton 19 https://www.cfl.ca/games/2420/saskatchewan-roughriders-vs-hamilton-tiger-cats/ Bridge started for Sask, and became the first Canadian starting QB to win since Greg Vavra in '85. http://3downnation.com/2017/09/15/canadian-qb-brandon-bridge-to-start-for-riders/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/15/qb-kevin-glenn-scratched-riders/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/15/qb-kevin-glenn-scratched-riders/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/15/brandon-bridge-mocks-ticats-money-manziel-celebration/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/15/canadian-qb-bridge-throws-three-tds-as-ticats-fall-27-19-to-riders/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/15/video-june-jones-jeremiah-masoli-jalen-saunders-loss-riders/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/15/canadian-qb-brandon-bridge-im-trying-to-just-open-up-doors/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/16/riders-show-guts-win-hamilton/#comments http://3downnation.com/2017/09/16/learned-ticats-ugly-27-19-loss-riders/#comments ***** Toronto 34....Edmonton 26 https://www.cfl.ca/games/2421/edmonton-eskimos-vs-toronto-argonauts/ The Eskimos have lost 5 straight. ***** Calgary 27....BC 13 https://www.cfl.ca/games/2422/bc-lions-vs-calgary-stampeders/ The Stampeders have won 8 straight.