Jazz Thing Live in Toronto
The slimmed-down 2004 edition of Guess Who guitarist Randy Bachman shows that he also has a jazz side to his musical personality, which he said is directly related to his first musical hero and mentor, guitarist Lenny Breaux. "Jazz has changed," he said." I was listening to a new jazz station while on vacation in San Diego. It had the usual Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis classical stuff, but there was some new, keyboard type things, and I thought, 'hey, I can do this.' So, I hired a jazz trio, stand-up bass and drums, went in the studio, and four of the songs locked into such a groove, that is so undeniably cool. I got brave enough to do it, and I'm even braver now. Pardon the expression, but it really rocks. I think there's a niche for it out there." He dared even more to lens these performances (presented on this DVD) from Toronto in May 2004. They are more acoustic than in your face and focus on both Bachman the singer as well as Bachman the guitarist.