I'd rather be a servant to rhythm than a slave to tonality. Lately, I've working on some ideas I first heard from Kenny Werner and more recently George McFetridge dealing with sequences of random chords. It's time to shake up old habits. There's less excitement for me in progressions that I "know" will work. I think I can hear...

Today we Take Five with singer/songwriter Barry Canning. He'll be rocking out at Salmon Fest 2017 Saturday July 15, not far from his hometown of Bishop's Falls, NL. Most recently, Barry has been sharing the stage with Newfoundland compatriots Chris LeDrew, Cory Tetford and Paul Lamb in a series of successful in-the-round concerts. There’s a quote from...