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Michael Davidson / Dan Fortin: Clock Radio

Two of Toronto's most in-demand musicians, Davidson and Fortin evince here a rare empathy and intelligence of approach, born of some 10 years of working together in a variety...

Jimmy Bryant: Inside Story

While not many things are certain in this life, I know that everyone reading this has heard the voice of Jimmy Bryant, even if the name is unfamiliar (or...

Navigating the new

After countless years of collecting my JJ from the paper shop, I was very sorry to see it’s demise as a physical publication, and become a magazine for the...

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Obituary: Sammy Nestico

The Rhythm Changes Guide

This is a very useful new guide to playing rhythm changes in jazz by Lukas Gabric, a semi-finalist in the 2013 Thelonious Monk Competition and a member of the...

JJ 02/91: Fred Hersch – Heartsongs

These three obviously enjoy working together and as leader Hersch says the group never play anything that all of them 'don't feel good about'. However, I can't agree with Mr...

Count Basie – Through His Own Eyes

This is an excellently assembled documentary which tells us a good deal more about Basie as a person than could be gleaned from his autobiography. The makers had access to...