Trevor's life long obsession with music has led to jazz at 3AM and room full of worn out vinyl
I grew up in a small town on the east
coast of Canada with a life long obsession
that began with my Dad playing The
Beatles and Buddy Holly. I began writing
in junior high school, but began entwining
the idea of writing with music in the late
90s which brought me here in 2002. Since
that time I have been contributing the
column Reassessing. With this forum I
hope to bring new ears to some of jazz's
overlooked or outsider releases while
looking at the impact of some of jazz's
better known artists and records. Always
feel free to write and rap about the
columns or music.
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because it’s a true music of
the people. It can be pop, it can be
punk, it can be folk, a truly all
encompassing music, regardless of
what Wynton Marsallis says.
The first jazz record I bought was A
My advice to new listeners is to find a
groove that speaks to you as a listener.
Critics, fans, music snobs or some such
variant want you to believe that their
opinion is truth, but as Chuck D once
said, “don’t believe the hype”. Keep
following your gut and you will find the
key to your entry, whether it’s Mingus,
Kamasi or Louis Armstrong.