A Conversation With…

A Conversation With…

January 8, 2016
by Bill King

In this A Conversation With… Bill King chats with one of his jazz piano heroes, Ray Bryant…

January 4, 2016
by Bill King
The late George Shearing enjoyed an international reputation as a pianist, arranger and composer. He passed away in February 2011. He was 91. The following is a conversation between Bill King and Shearing from 1999.
December 21, 2015
by Bill King

David Greene is an internationally-respected and Emmy-winning music producer and audio engineer who has long called Toronto home. Here is the second of a two-part conversation with FYI's Bill King.

December 18, 2015
by Bill King

"My career has an arc that kind of matches the existence of the independent studio..."

December 14, 2015
by Bill King

In 1993, I conducted a marvelous interview with Tony Bennett, one I would repeat to my vocal students for years. I found him forthcoming and informative. It wasn’t a pop star mishmash of gibberish...

December 4, 2015
by Bill King

"The very first time Alex doubled his guitar, I was like, "Wow, how can he do that? That was incredible." So accurate. I was in love with Geddy’s voice. Nobody I worked with sang like that..."

Terry Brown
November 30, 2015
by Bill King

Famed record producer Terry Brown talks about working with The Troggs, the Who, and other celebrity acts in the studio.

The Good Lovelies
November 17, 2015
by Jason Schneider

Christmas and The Good Lovelies go hand-in-hand. The trio is changing up its roots image and hitting the road to promote a new EP. Jason Schneider reports in this FYI bi-weekly feature.

Mark Kelso
November 9, 2015
by Bill King

Former Humber College of Music student Mark Kelso is a Belfast-born boy who has made Toronto his home for many years. Over the years, he has built his a reputation around his ability to be a musical chameleon who has worked with artists such as John Pizzarelli, Bonnie Raitt, Shania Twain, Ian Tyson, and Gino Vannelli.

Adele
November 4, 2015
by FYI Staff

You are not going to believe who said "Hello!"

Carol Welsman
November 2, 2015
by Bill King

Canadian jazz vocalist and Berklee School of Music graduate Carol Welsman is the granddaughter of conductor/composer Frank Welsman and the sister of composer John Welsman. She has been nominated 5 times for the Juno Awards and tells her story to Bill King in today's feature edition, A Conversation with...

October 30, 2015
by Bill King

Kim Cooke is a consumate record man who has helped steer careers and shape hits, working his way from record store clerk to a corporate executive. A half-decade back he tossed security to become entrepreneur. Bill King sits down with Kim for a revealing look at what maketh the man.