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Lofsky Jazz Date Leads to LP Produced by Oscar Peterson

By Ken Waxman Practicing essential when self-taught Practice may help make almost perfect for guitarist Lorne Lofsky, but he’s proof that musical proficiency doesn’t always come with schooling. As a matter of fact the 26-year-old guitarist, who has recently made quite a name for himself within Toronto’s jazz community, dropped out of York University’s music […]

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Lorne Lofsky Takes Giant Steps

By Mark Miller – The Globe and Mail, Saturday, January 26, 1980 And Lets His Fingers Do the Walking The tune Giant Steps was written around 1959 by the late tenor saxophonist John Coltrane. It is a classic of modern jazz, 16 bars – once repeated – of harmonic treachery that can’t be taken at […]