Don't Sweat the Small Stuff

Michael Fraser, Fiddle
Don Fraser, Guitar

Swingamajig is a father-son jazzy musical duo based in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

The Fiddler:
Sixteen-year-old Michael Fraser has been fiddling up a storm since he was four. In 1998 he won the Southwestern Ontario Fiddle Championship in the 9-and-under category. Lately Michael has been immersing himself in Gypsy jazz and Swing jazz standards. His favorite jazz fiddler is Stuff Smith and one can sense Stuff’s hard-swinging influence in Michael’s improvisations. In 2001 Michael was the recipient of a B.C. Hall of Fame Scholarship in recognition of his "demonstrated talent, dedication and future potential in the field of music." When Michael isn’t fiddling, he spends his time skateboarding, turntabling and playing with his dog Django.

The Guitarist:
Don Fraser has played various styles of music including Bluegrass, Swing and Musette. In 1996 he won the Western Canadian Bluegrass Guitar Championship. Equally at home playing lead as he is playing rhythm guitar, Don doesn’t mind taking the backseat and letting his son Michael bask in the spotlight.

Michael Fraser,
jazz violin
Don Fraser, guitar
Miles Black, piano
Tom Keenlyside, tenor saxophone & clarinet
René Worst, bass

1. S'Wonderful (3:06)
2. Tchavolo Swing (4:19)
3. Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me (3:21)
4. Skip It (2:47)
5. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff (2:43)
6. Doxy (2:23)
7. Nuages (4:22)
8. Swing Gitane
9. Ain't Misbehavin’ (3:15)
10. Crazy Rhythm (3:43)
11. Dark Eyes (3:08)
12. Honeysuckle Rose (4:42)
13. Blues for Ruth (2:28)
14. Take the A Train (4:09)