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Article: Interview

Lorne Lofsky: Steward of the Canadian Guitar Tradition

Read "Lorne Lofsky: Steward of the Canadian Guitar Tradition" reviewed by John Chacona

Guitarist Lorne Lofsky rocketed to fame when It Could Happen To You (Pablo Records, 1981), his debut release as a leader, was produced by fellow Canadian Oscar Peterson. Lofsky has since toured and recorded with a wide range of musicians from all around the world, including Peterson, but his hometown of jny: Toronto has been his ...


The Other Shoe: The Music of Gregg Hill

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Wake Up Call; Scooter's Dream; Hello, Blues; The Goodbye Blues; The Sleeper; The Classic; Rio Mio; Summer Nights; Shorty's Tune; The Other Shoe.



Label: HGBS
Released: 2023
Track listing: Dig That!; The Time Being; Waltz You Needn’t; Silent Voices; Highway 9; Shadows; Terre de DuSable; One Thing Led to Another.


Article: Album Review

Canadian Jazz Collective: Septology

Read "Septology" reviewed by Jack Bowers

The Canadian Jazz Collective is a septet comprised of several of that country's leading jazz musicians. Trumpeter Derrick Gardner, tenor saxophonist Kirk MacDonald and guitarist Lorne Lofsky certainly need no introduction to jazz fans, in Canada or most anywhere else, nor do pianist Brian Dickinson, bassist Neil Swainson, drummer Bernd Reiter and clarinetist Virginia MacDonald. Septology, ...


Article: Album Review

Michael Dease: The Other Shoe: The Music of Gregg Hill

Read "The Other Shoe: The Music of Gregg Hill" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

Gregg Hill is a jazz composer favored by several jazz musicians who have recorded entire albums of his work, such as guitarist Randy Napoleon and bassist Rodney Whitaker. Here trombonist Michael Dease joins the party with a full album of Hill pieces arranged for a quintet. Hill's writing on this album delves into a ...


Song of the Day

Wake Up Call

Label: Origin Records
Released: 2023
Duration: 03:28


From The Pen Of...

Label: Cellar Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Night Spot; Queen's Pawn; It's A Human Race; Rabbit's Habit; Up In Steve's Room; Why Am I Blue?; Waltz For Willi; Our Blues; For Your Love; Ol' Bill's Blues; Theme.


Article: Album Review

Fraser MacPherson: From The Pen Of...

Read "From The Pen Of..." reviewed by Jack Bowers

The late tenor saxophonist Fraser MacPherson was well-known in western Canada and elsewhere for his brilliance—but as player, not a writer. In fact, according to MacPherson's son Guy, who wrote the excellent liner notes to From the Pen of..., his father wrote barely a dozen or so original compositions, almost all of which are included on ...


Article: Live Review

Detroit Jazz Festival 2022: The 43rd Edition Returns to a Live Audience

Read "Detroit Jazz Festival 2022: The 43rd Edition Returns to a Live Audience" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Detroit Jazz FestivalHart Plaza and Campus Martius jny:Detroit, MI September 2-5, 2022 The main lobby of the Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center was abuzz with greetings and joyful conversation. You could feel the ardent positivity in the room as well as you could feel the near ninety-degree heat and accompanying steady ...


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