The Artistic Director's Guide to Jazz - Live! with Bill King

At each session of The Artistic Director's Guide to Jazz - Live!, Artistic Director Josh Grossman chats with a local musician about, and plays tracks from, some of the artists performing at the 2014 TD Toronto Jazz Festival. For this session, Josh sat down with acclaimed local pianist and sometimes soloist Bill King to discuss some of the musicians performing solo at this year’s festival. Here's how it went:

• Start-8:00 - Josh discusses Bill's approach to his music - playing solo, with groups, and how his other activities influence his playing
• 8:01-18:00 - Josh and Bill discuss Gerald Clayton, and listen to “Future Reflection” from Life Forum
• 18:01-27:10 - Josh and Bill discuss Ian Shaw, and listen to “Stranger” from A Ghost in Every Bar – The Lyrics of Fran Landesman.
• 27:11-38:19 - Josh and Bill discuss Jon Ballantyne, and listen to “Mysterioso” from Avenue Standard
• 38:20-54:12 - Josh and Bill discuss Keith Jarrett, and listen to “I Loves You Porgy” from The Melody at Night, With You

Check out this year's other AD's Guide to Jazz - Live! sessions:

Josh chats with Alex Samaras about some of the singers performing at the 2014 Festival.
Josh chats with Larnell Lewis about R&B-influenced acts appearing at this year’s festival.
Josh chats with Margaret Stowe about some of the guitarists appearing at this year’s festival.

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