King’s Column

King’s Column

Photo: Tommy Cosgrove, Wayne McGhie, BK, Everton Paul, down from Kenny Baldwin- far-right George Philip.
May 1, 2020
by Bill King

I got to thinking about how civil this break from live playing has been - just you, your home studio, a guitar, Garage Band, a few ideas, and no pl

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April 17, 2020
by Bill King

There's no doubt radio, and companion television, have been severely impacted by the Covid-19 virus.

Tom Jackson picture provided
April 10, 2020
by Bill King

It's not often I've engaged in philosophical exchanges during the era of Trump.

Orin Isaacs   Photo: Bill King
April 3, 2020
by Bill King

During this period of adjustment and homestay, I thought I'd survey the music landscape and peer into the lives of fellow musicians and industry stalwarts. The responses of these Toronto male  artists and biz players are compelling. Pictured: Orin Isaacs

Photo credit: Kris King
March 27, 2020
by Bill King

During this period of adjustment and homestay, I thought I'd survey the music landscape and peer into the lives of fellow musicians and industry stalwarts. The responses of these Toronto female artists and biz players are compelling.

Photo: Bill King photo in 2008  Taken when McCoy Tyner received the Miles Davis Award at Festival du Jazz De Montreal.
March 13, 2020
by Bill King

Legendary jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, a longtime member of John Coltrane’s quartet, died on March 6, at 81. Here's an interview conducted by FYI's Bill King in 1992.

Warren with best friend and  partner, Elizabeth. Photo supplied
December 19, 2019
by Bill King

One of the glorious pleasures of writing for FYI is the people I get to speak to.

November 28, 2019
by Bill King

In this wide-ranging chat, the veteran broadcaster, record label head, and roots music authority reflects upon the fascinating career spawned by his passion for music.

October 18, 2019
by Bill King

“I'm in town and I'm just putting together my 15th annual Andy Kim Christmas [on December 4 at Queen Elizabeth Theatre at Exhibition Place in Toron

Photo: Bill King
October 11, 2019
by Bill King

Bobby Curtola’s career began at age 15 with Bobby and The Bobcats in Port Arthur, Ontario.

Photo: Bill King
August 16, 2019
by Bill King

From the archives comes this revealing interview with the great jazz trumpeter, composer, and bandleader who passed away last year. Photo: Bill King

August 9, 2019
by Bill King

From the vaults, here is a fascinating interview with one of jazz's most eloquent and elegant pianists.