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Surefire Sweat: Surefire Sweat

Surefire Sweat, a Toronto-based ensemble, have released their self-titled debut album. Primarily led by first time band-leader Larry Graves, this eight-piece group of musicians present a project which includes...

Jessica Radcliffe talks about Remembrance

Tell us about your family, musical, educational background - birthdate, place. Is music in the family? How did you come to sing? Do play other instruments? Did you do...

Zappa’s ’Round Midnight?

That was a fine piece from Geoff Wills on the jazz elements of Frank Zappa’s music. Succinct but comprehensive. I’d like to add only two things to Geoff’s article: a...

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 02/80: Stan Kenton And His Orchestra 1941

In the 1940s, jazz lovers had a universal derogatory term: 'commercial'. It encompassed the chromium-plated tastelessness of Harry James's Orchestra, the pretentiousness of Artie Shaw and his violins, Tommy...

Willie Dixon: I Am The Blues

This is a live studio performance by a group of mainly veteran Chicago bluesmen led by Leonard "Baby Doo" Caston and fronted by Willie Dixon, who sings several of...