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  1. The Jazz Session #601: New York Voices

    2022-05-25 05:01:43 UTC

    New York Voices are a jazz vocal quartet comprising four of my favourite musicians and...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7331" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/601-New-York-Voices-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/601-New-York-Voices-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/601-New-York-Voices-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/601-New-York-Voices-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/601-New-York-Voices-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/601-New-York-Voices-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/601-New-York-Voices-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/601-New-York-Voices-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/601-New-York-Voices.jpg 1892w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" />New York Voices are a jazz vocal quartet comprising four of my favourite musicians and people-Darmon Meader, Lauren Kinhan, Kim Nazarian, and Peter Eldridge. They’ve been described as “the gold standard for jazz vocals”, “timeless”, and “masters of their art.” They recently celebrated their 34th birthday and seem to go from strength to strength. Collaborations with Bob Mintzer, and the WDR Big Band are peppered throughout a touring career that has seen them perform on stages all over Europe, the USA, the UK, Israel and Asia. How do they do it? Why do they still do it? And what do they love about being part of a working band that continues to create at the highest standard? Well, listen to our conversation to discover the answers to those burning questions and so much more.</p> <p class="p1"> <span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; It’s Alright With Me (Reminiscing In Tempo, 2019)<br /> &#8211; In A Mellow Tone (Sing! Sing! Sing! 2001)<br /> &#8211; Giant Steps (Hearts of Fire, 1991)<br /> &#8211; Cecilia (New York Voices Sing the Songs of Paul Simon, 1998)<br /> &#8211; In My Life (Reminiscing In Tempo, 2019)<br /> &#8211; On A Clear Day (A Day Like This 2007)</p> <p><i>Reminiscing In Tempo</i> is out on Origin Records now<br /> Visit <a href="https://newyorkvoices.com/"><span class="s2">https://newyorkvoices.com/</span></a> for New York Voices’ upcoming tour dates</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s3">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s3">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s3"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  2. The Jazz Session #600: Dave Douglas

    2022-05-18 05:01:57 UTC

    I get slightly dizzy thinking about trumpeter Dave Douglas’ creative output. He is a performer,...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7326" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/600-Dave-Douglas-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/600-Dave-Douglas-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/600-Dave-Douglas-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/600-Dave-Douglas-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/600-Dave-Douglas-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/600-Dave-Douglas-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/600-Dave-Douglas-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/600-Dave-Douglas-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/600-Dave-Douglas.jpg 1894w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" />I get slightly dizzy thinking about trumpeter Dave Douglas’ creative output. He is a performer, a recording artist whose release record is prolific, an educator (including a ten-year stint as artistic director of the Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music at The Banff Centre in Canada), and a pioneer of artist-run labels with Greenleaf Music which is nearly 20 years old. His musical collaborations are many and varied, including revered artists like Joe Lovano, Linda May Han Oh, Bill Frisell, and vocalist Aoife O’Donovan. We talk about his 2022 albums &#8220;Secular Psalms&#8221; and &#8220;Overcome&#8221;, his outlook on recording and juggling several projects simultaneously, and his advice for musicians pitching record labels.</p> <p><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Arrival<br /> &#8211; We Shall Overcome (feat. Fay Victor)<br /> &#8211; Pythagoras<span class="Apple-converted-space"> (with Sound Prints)<br /> </span>&#8211; We Believe<br /> &#8211; Hermits and Pilgrims</p> <p>Find Dave&#8217;s music at:<br /> <a href="https://greenleafmusic.com/"><span class="s2">https://greenleafmusic.com/</span></a></p> <p><a href="https://fontmusic.org/tag/dave-douglas/">Festival of New Trumpet Music Website</a></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s3">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s3">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s3"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  3. The Jazz Session #599: Mothers In Jazz

    2022-05-11 06:01:05 UTC

    In honour of Mother’s Day, which occurred on 8 May, I am delighted to have...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7294" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/599-Mothers-In-Jazz-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/599-Mothers-In-Jazz-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/599-Mothers-In-Jazz-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/599-Mothers-In-Jazz-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/599-Mothers-In-Jazz-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/599-Mothers-In-Jazz-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/599-Mothers-In-Jazz-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/599-Mothers-In-Jazz-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/599-Mothers-In-Jazz.jpg 2019w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="bp58f" data-offset-key="cn6le-0-0"> <div class="public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="cn6le-0-0"> <p><span data-offset-key="cn6le-0-0">In honour of Mother’s Day, which occurred on 8 May, I am delighted to have gathered eight jazz musicians who also all happen to be mothers. These mums are of varying nationalities and at the top of their creative games. </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://lailabiali.com/"><span data-offset-key="cn6le-1-0">Laila Biali</span></a><span data-offset-key="cn6le-2-0"> (Canada), </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://www.sarahelizabethcharles.com/"><span data-offset-key="cn6le-3-0">Sarah Elizabeth Charles</span></a><span data-offset-key="cn6le-4-0"> (USA), </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.christinejensenmusic.com/"><span data-offset-key="cn6le-5-0">Christine Jensen</span></a><span data-offset-key="cn6le-6-0"> (Canada), </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.linanyberg.se/"><span data-offset-key="cn6le-7-0">Lina Nyberg</span></a><span data-offset-key="cn6le-8-0"> (Sweden), </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://lindamayhanoh.com/"><span data-offset-key="cn6le-9-0">Linda May Han Oh</span></a><span data-offset-key="cn6le-10-0"> (Australia), </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://www.tomokoomura.com/"><span data-offset-key="cn6le-11-0">Tomoko Omura</span></a><span data-offset-key="cn6le-12-0"> (Japan), </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.zoerahman.com/"><span data-offset-key="cn6le-13-0">Zoe Rahman</span></a><span data-offset-key="cn6le-14-0"> (UK), and </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.saraserpa.com/"><span data-offset-key="cn6le-15-0">Sara Serpa</span></a><span data-offset-key="cn6le-16-0"> (Portugal) joined me for a conversation about their music, their experiences as mothers in the jazz community, and more, in an informal, roundtable-style conversation.</span></p> <p><span data-offset-key="cn6le-16-1">S</span><span data-offset-key="cn6le-16-2">h</span><span data-offset-key="cn6le-16-3">o</span><span data-offset-key="cn6le-16-4">w</span> <span data-offset-key="cn6le-16-6">N</span><span data-offset-key="cn6le-16-7">o</span><span data-offset-key="cn6le-16-8">t</span><span data-offset-key="cn6le-16-9">e</span><span data-offset-key="cn6le-16-10">s</span><span data-offset-key="cn6le-16-11">:</span><br /> <em>Tracklisting:</em><br /> <span data-offset-key="cn6le-16-29">&#8211; Wendy’s Song (Laila Biali)<br /> &#8211; Lilac Chaser (Linda Oh)<br /> &#8211; Dream A Little Dream of Me (Lina Nyberg)<br /> &#8211; Octofolk (Christine Jensen)<br /> &#8211; For You I Must Become A Tree (Sara Serpa)<br /> &#8211; To Ryan Se (Tomoko Omura)<br /> &#8211; Same (Sarah Elizabeth Charles with AJOYO)<br /> &#8211; The Calling (Zoe Rahman)</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> <div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="bp58f" data-offset-key="cnuuk-0-0"> <div class="public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="cnuuk-0-0"><span data-offset-key="cnuuk-0-0">Theme music by </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span data-offset-key="cnuuk-1-0">The Respect Sextet</span></a><span data-offset-key="cnuuk-2-0"><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span data-offset-key="cnuuk-3-0">Twitter</span></a><span data-offset-key="cnuuk-4-0">, </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span data-offset-key="cnuuk-5-0">Instagram</span></a><span data-offset-key="cnuuk-6-0"> and </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span data-offset-key="cnuuk-7-0">Facebook</span></a><span data-offset-key="cnuuk-8-0"><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s</span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span data-offset-key="cnuuk-9-0"> YouTube Channel</span></a></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s1">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p> </div> </div>
  4. The Insider #7: Oded Lev-Ari (Anzic Records)

    2022-05-10 05:01:39 UTC

    Oded Lev-Ari is the co-owner and director of Anzic Records, a label he has run...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-7338 size-medium" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/7-The-Insider-Oded-Lev-Ari-1-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/7-The-Insider-Oded-Lev-Ari-1-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/7-The-Insider-Oded-Lev-Ari-1-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/7-The-Insider-Oded-Lev-Ari-1-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/7-The-Insider-Oded-Lev-Ari-1-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/7-The-Insider-Oded-Lev-Ari-1-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/7-The-Insider-Oded-Lev-Ari-1-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/7-The-Insider-Oded-Lev-Ari-1-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/7-The-Insider-Oded-Lev-Ari-1.jpg 1893w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" />Oded Lev-Ari is the co-owner and director of Anzic Records, a label he has run for the past decade alongside clarinetist Anat Cohen. The label describes itself as “a New York City based recording label specialising in good music” and has released albums by artists including Anat, the vocal trio Duchess, the trumpeter Avishai Cohen, Joel Frahm and Ernesto Cervini. As well as helming Anzic Records, Oded is also a pianist, and a Grammy-nominated composer and arranger, known for his work as the musical director of The Anat Cohen Tentet.</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Show Notes:<br /> </span><i>Tracks Played:<br /> </i>– Anat Cohen Tentet: Happy Song<br /> – Oded Lev-Ari: Threading<br /> – Duchess: Three Sisters<br /> – Tal Mashiach: Merrengue Mediterráneo<br /> &#8211; Amy Cervini: Figure Eight<br /> – Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop: The Windup</p> <p>Find Anat Cohen and Marcello Gonçalves <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2022/02/02/the-jazz-session-585-anat-cohen-marcello-goncalves/">interview for The Jazz Session here</a><br /> Find Jared Schonig&#8217;s <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2022/02/23/the-jazz-session-588-jared-schonig/">interview for The Jazz Session here</a></p> <p class="p1">“The Insider” is a spin-off series with monthly episodes. Patreon members at the $10/month tier receive these episodes in advance of the general public. If you would like to support The Jazz Session, please do consider becoming a Patreon member over at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession</span></a></p>
  5. The Jazz Session #598: Matthew Herd of Seafarers

    2022-05-04 06:01:03 UTC

    Saxophonist and songwriter Matthew Herd hails from Scotland but lives in London where he leads...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7300" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/598-Matthew-Herd-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/598-Matthew-Herd-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/598-Matthew-Herd-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/598-Matthew-Herd-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/598-Matthew-Herd-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/598-Matthew-Herd-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/598-Matthew-Herd-2048x2048.jpg 2048w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/598-Matthew-Herd-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/598-Matthew-Herd-936x936.jpg 936w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p class="p1">Saxophonist and songwriter Matthew Herd hails from Scotland but lives in London where he leads the band Seafarers. Featuring some of the finest UK-based jazz musicians, like vocalist Lauren Kinsella and drummer Dave Hamblett, the group just released their second album, aptly titled “II”. Recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios, it builds on the groups first album that combined contemporary folk and chamber pop with an emphasis on the song at hand. The second album also sees Matthew move more firmly into the role of songwriter, barely bringing his horn to the party, but no less present in Seafarers’ sound and mission.</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Hamelin<br /> &#8211; The Lighthouse<br /> &#8211; All That Matters<br /> &#8211; A Disappearing Act<br /> &#8211; Newlyweds</p> <p><a href="https://seafarersmusic.bandcamp.com/album/ii-2">Buy “II” from Bandcamp here </a></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s3">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s3">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s3"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  6. The Jazz Session #597: Nikki Iles

    2022-04-27 05:01:44 UTC

    Nikki Iles is a pianist, a professor of jazz at the Royal Academy of Music...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7345" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/597-Nikki-Iles-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/597-Nikki-Iles-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/597-Nikki-Iles-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/597-Nikki-Iles-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/597-Nikki-Iles-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/597-Nikki-Iles-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/597-Nikki-Iles-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/597-Nikki-Iles-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/597-Nikki-Iles.jpg 1892w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" />Nikki Iles is a pianist, a professor of jazz at the Royal Academy of Music and the Guildhall School of Music &amp; Drama in London, and a composer. In some ways, I think of her as a British jazz gem, but that would do a disservice to the fact that she’s very much loved in other jazz communities around the globe. Her musical work in the UK has seen her become a leading figure in the British jazz tradition. She is known for her collaborations with vocalists Norma Winstone and Tina May, and has expanded her reputation as leader of the Nikki Iles Jazz Orchestra since the ensemble debuted at the 2018 EFG London Jazz Festival. She’s worked with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band, the WDR Big Band, and led several groups, including The Printmakers comprising a who’s-who of British jazz. Most recently, she was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for ‘Services to Music’ and an Ivor Novello J<span style="font-weight: 400;">azz Ensemble Composition Prize</span>. We chat about her foray into large ensemble writing, her take on British jazz identity, motherhood, and so much more.</p> <p><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; High Lands (feat. Norma Winstone &amp; The Printmakers)<br /> &#8211; Wild Oak (for Geri Allen)<br /> &#8211; Maybe September (feat. Tina May)<br /> &#8211; Westerly (feat. Norma Winstone &amp; The Printmakers)<br /> &#8211; The Glide</p> <p><a href="http://www.nikkiiles.co.uk/">http://www.nikkiiles.co.uk/ </a><br /> <a href="https://londonjazznews.com/2022/03/03/iwd-2022-nikki-iles-ronnie-scotts-6-march/">Nikki Iles profiled by John Fordham for London Jazz News</a></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s3">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s3">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s3"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  7. The Jazz Session #596: Emile Parisien

    2022-04-20 05:01:05 UTC

    SFrench soprano saxophonist Emile Parisien danced onto my radar when I saw him perform in...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter wp-image-7354 size-medium" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/596-Emile-Parisien-1-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/596-Emile-Parisien-1-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/596-Emile-Parisien-1-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/596-Emile-Parisien-1-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/596-Emile-Parisien-1-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/596-Emile-Parisien-1-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/596-Emile-Parisien-1-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/596-Emile-Parisien-1-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/596-Emile-Parisien-1.jpg 1895w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" />SFrench soprano saxophonist Emile Parisien danced onto my radar when I saw him perform in duo with accordionist Vincent Peirani at the 2014 Berlin Jazz Festival. He was virtuosic, superbly musical, and, most importantly, gave me a newfound appreciation for the soprano saxophone. He has been recording as sideman and leader for the Munich-based ACT label for ten years and his latest album “Louise” is his 7th offering as bandleader. For the first time, he teams up with a core band comprising both European AND American jazz musicians, and the results are richly nuanced and exciting.</p> <p><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Louise<br /> &#8211; Jojo<br /> &#8211; Prayer 4 Peace<br /> &#8211; The Crave (Emile Parisien &amp; Vincent Peirani)<br /> &#8211; Jungle Jig</p> <p class="p1"><a href="https://www.actmusic.com/en/Artists/Emile-Parisien">Visit ACT Music here to buy </a><i>Louise</i></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s2">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s2">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s2"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  8. The Insider #6: South African Jazz Journalist Gwen Ansell

    2022-04-19 05:01:21 UTC

    South African writer, teacher, media consultant and creative industries researcher Gwen Ansell is a former...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7321" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/6-The-Insider-Gwen-Ansell-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/6-The-Insider-Gwen-Ansell-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/6-The-Insider-Gwen-Ansell-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/6-The-Insider-Gwen-Ansell-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/6-The-Insider-Gwen-Ansell-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/6-The-Insider-Gwen-Ansell-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/6-The-Insider-Gwen-Ansell-2048x2048.jpg 2048w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/6-The-Insider-Gwen-Ansell-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/6-The-Insider-Gwen-Ansell-936x936.jpg 936w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" />South African writer, teacher, media consultant and creative industries researcher Gwen Ansell is a former Louis Armstrong Visiting Professor at the Center for Jazz Studies, Columbia University, and the author of <i>Soweto Blues: Jazz, Politics and Popular Music in South Africa</i> and the textbook <i>Introduction to Journalism. </i>She is also the person to whom I defer whenever asked about anything relating to South African jazz! We have an in-depth conversation about the state of arts journalism in South Africa (and beyond), key teaching points she imparts to students, and I mine her extensive knowledge of South African jazz musicians, past and present.</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Show Notes:<br /> </span><i>Tracks Played:<br /> </i>– Jonas Gwangwa: Kgomo (Wedding Song)<br /> – Bheki Mseleku feat. Courtney Pine: Closer To The Source<br /> – Sibongile Khumalo: Seliyana<br /> – <a href="http://www.shanecoopermusic.com/">Shane Cooper &amp; Mabuta</a>: Where The Heart Is<br /> – <a href="https://www.tutupuoanemusic.com/">Tutu Puoane</a>: Hlompha Bophelo<br /> – Kippie Moketsi &amp; Hal Singer: Blue Stompin’<br /> – <a href="https://www.carlomombelli.co.za/">Carlo Mombelli</a> feat. <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Siya-Makuzeni-315189533984/">Siya Makuzeni</a>: Me, The Mango picker</p> <p><i>Articles mentioned:<br /> </i><a href="https://mg.co.za/friday/2021-01-16-violet-gwangwa-natural-class-nurturing-brass/">Mail &amp; Guardian Obituary for Violet Gwangwa (by Gwen Ansell)</a><br /> <a href="https://mg.co.za/friday/2021-01-16-violet-gwangwa-natural-class-nurturing-brass/">Mail &amp; Guardian Obituary for Nompumelelo Ebronah Moholo (by Madoda Nethi)</a><br /> <a style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" href="https://www.newframe.com/album-review-bheki-mselekus-beyond-the-stars/">Gwen’s Review of Bheki Mseleku’s “Beyond The Stars”</a><br /> <a href="https://tapestryworks.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-the-stars">Buy Bheki Mseslku’s “Beyond The Stars from Tapestry Works here</a><br /> <a href="https://matsulimusic.bandcamp.com/album/gideon-plays">Buy Gideon Nxumalo’s “Gideon Plays” here</a><br /> <a href="https://as-shams-busy-bodies.bandcamp.com/album/blue-stompin?from=embed">Buy Kippie Moketsi and Hal Singer’s “Blue Stompin’” here</a><br /> <a href="https://mg.co.za/friday/2021-05-06-afrindian-fiction-reckoning-with-belonging/">Gwen’s piece about Kinsman’s collaboration with Zimbabwean instrument maker and multi-disciplinary performer Othnell Mangoma Moyo</a><br /> Hear Brownswood&#8217;s <a href="https://indaba-is.bandcamp.com/album/indaba-is"><em>Indaba Is </em>Compilation album here</a><br /> Find <a href="https://www.africanminds.co.za/the-musical-artistry-of-bheki-mseleku/"><em>The Artistry of Bheki Mseleku</em> by Professor Andrew Lilley here</a></p> <p><i>South African Musicians Mentioned:</i><br /> &#8211;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/people/Bokani-Dyer-Artist-Page/100047027063611/">Bokani Dyer</a><br /> &#8211;<a href="https://www.thandintuli.com/">Thandi Ntuli</a><br /> &#8211;<a href="https://sibumash.com/">Sibusiso “Mash”Mashiloane </a><b><br /> </b>&#8211;<a href="https://lindasikhakhane.com/">Linda Sikhakhane</a><br /> &#8211;<a href="https://livesessions.npr.org/artists/ndabo-zulu">Ndabo Zulu</a><br /> &#8211;<a href="https://www.bluenote.com/artist/nduduzo-makhathini/">Nduduzo Makhathini</a><br /> &#8211;<a href="https://thebrothermoveson.bandcamp.com/">The Brother Moves On</a><br /> &#8211;<a href="https://www.muhammaddawjee.com/">Kinsman</a> (led by Muhammad Dawjee)<br /> &#8211;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/vumalevinofficial/">Vuma Levin</a></p> <p>Visit Gwen&#8217;s blog here:<br /> <a href="https://sisgwenjazz.wordpress.com/">https://sisgwenjazz.wordpress.com/</a></p> <p class="p1">“The Insider” is a spin-off series with monthly episodes. Patreon members at the $10/month tier receive these episodes in advance of the general public. If you would like to support The Jazz Session, please do consider becoming a Patreon member over at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession</span></a></p>
  9. The Jazz Session #595: Tierney Sutton

    2022-04-13 05:01:08 UTC

    Tierney Sutton is a Los Angeles and Paris-based vocalist with a sensational career under her...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7358" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/595-Tierney-Sutton-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/595-Tierney-Sutton-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/595-Tierney-Sutton-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/595-Tierney-Sutton-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/595-Tierney-Sutton-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/595-Tierney-Sutton-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/595-Tierney-Sutton-2048x2048.jpg 2048w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/595-Tierney-Sutton-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/595-Tierney-Sutton-936x936.jpg 936w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" />Tierney Sutton is a Los Angeles and Paris-based vocalist with a sensational career under her belt-and music more to come, I might add. She has released fourteen albums, nine of which have been nominated for Grammy Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Her fifteenth album comes out on 6 May 2022 and is called “Paris Sessions II”. Like the first volume, it features guitarist Serge Merlaud and bassist Kevin Axt, but this time flautist Hubert Laws joins the fray and the results are both intimate and musically rewarding. Tierney and I talk about her work on Clint Eastwood’s film”Sully,” her reverence for great songwriters, including her friends Alan and Marilyn Bergman, her newfound love for producing other vocalist’s albums, and how being a jazz musician is all about being happy to &#8220;do the thing.&#8221;</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; I Knew I Loved You (Paris Sessions II)<br /> &#8211; Sully Running (From the score for “Sully”)<br /> &#8211; All I Want (After Blue)<br /> &#8211; August Winds (Paris Sessions II)<br /> &#8211; Flying Home (Sully’s Theme)<br /> &#8211; Fields of Gold (Sting Variations)<br /> &#8211; April In Paris / Free Man In Paris (Paris Sessions II)</p> <p><b><i>Paris Sessions II </i></b>is out May 6, 2022<br /> <a href="http://tierneysutton.com/">http://tierneysutton.com/</a></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s2">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s2">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s2"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  10. The Jazz Session #594: Paul Edis

    2022-04-06 06:01:46 UTC

    I want to preface this interview by saying that I don’t care much for the...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7286" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/594-Paul-Eids-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/594-Paul-Eids-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/594-Paul-Eids-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/594-Paul-Eids-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/594-Paul-Eids-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/594-Paul-Eids-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/594-Paul-Eids-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/594-Paul-Eids-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/594-Paul-Eids.jpg 1895w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p class="p1">I want to preface this interview by saying that I don’t care much for the hype machine or popular opinion and am led, predominantly, by my interest in an artist and the question of whether or not I enjoy their music. Such was the case when a publicist contacted me about one of their artists-a capable musician with a pretty banal musical approach. I explained to the publicist the kind of music I enjoyed and she cleverly pitched me another of her artists, the Durham-raised, London-based pianist <a href="https://www.pauledis.co.uk">Paul Edis</a>. I hit ‘play’ and was captivated for the duration of Paul’s new album “The Still Point of the Turning World.” The solo piano record is all at once reflective, with a lilting charm, and an ability to encourage the listener to pause and slow down. Suffice to say, I wanted to talk to Paul about his beautiful compositions, his trajectory, and his creative approach. Thanks to all the publicists who persevere and pitch with thought!<span class="Apple-converted-space"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Dig Deep<br /> &#8211; Nobody Else But Me<br /> &#8211; Muddle Through<br /> &#8211; If I Knew (Feat. Jo Harrop)<br /> <span class="s2">&#8211; Start Over</span></p> <p>“<b><i>The Still Point of the Turning World”</i></b> is out on <b>Lateralize Records</b> now<br /> <a href="https://pauledis.bandcamp.com/album/the-still-point-of-the-turning-world">Buy it here</a></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s3">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s3">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s3"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p> <p class="p1">
  11. The Jazz Session #593: Nomfundo Xaluva

    2022-03-30 06:01:36 UTC

    Vocalist Nomfundo Xaluva is a multi-award winning jazz singer known for her ability to weave...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7304" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/593-Nomfundo-Xaluva-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/593-Nomfundo-Xaluva-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/593-Nomfundo-Xaluva-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/593-Nomfundo-Xaluva-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/593-Nomfundo-Xaluva-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/593-Nomfundo-Xaluva-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/593-Nomfundo-Xaluva-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/593-Nomfundo-Xaluva-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/593-Nomfundo-Xaluva.jpg 1890w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" />Vocalist <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Nomfundo-Xaluva-Official-Artist-Page-251612111621339/">Nomfundo Xaluva</a> is a multi-award winning jazz singer known for her ability to weave together her Xhosa identity, South African jazz roots, and a contemporary approach to songwriting and singing. With two albums out on Universal Music, she is also a beloved educator who recently became a Lecturer in Jazz Studies at the University of Cape Town. She’s performed across South Africa and is one of the most exciting figures in the South African jazz community.</p> <p><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Oxamu<br /> &#8211; Themba Lam<br /> &#8211; Endleleni<br /> &#8211; Bayathetha<br /> &#8211; Ebhayi</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>South African Musicians Mentioned:</b></span><br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/jimmydludluofficial/">Jimmy Dludlu</a><br /> <a href="https://www.judithsephumamusic.com/">Judith Sephuma</a><br /> <span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;"><a href="https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46631408">Musa Manzini</a><br /> </span><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;"><a href="https://www.news24.com/citypress/News/the-tragedy-of-genius-remembering-moses-molelekwa-20160220">Moses Molelekwa</a><br /> </span><a href="https://www.miriammakeba.co.za/">Miriam Makeba</a><br /> <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/01/arts/music/sibongile-khumalo-dead.html">Sibongile Khumalo</a><br /> <a href="https://shannonmowday.musicaneo.com/">Shannon Mowday</a><br /> <a href="https://natascharoth.com/">Natascha Roth</a><br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100047027063611">Bokani Dyer</a><br /> <a href="http://www.shanecoopermusic.com/">Shane Cooper</a><br /> <a href="https://www.improvisedmusic.ie/artists/details/chris-engel">Chris Engel</a><br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/LwandaGogwanaMusic">Lwanda Gogwana</a><br /> <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2021/10/13/the-jazz-session-570-mandisi-dyantyis/">Mandisi Dyantyis</a></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s2">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s2">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s2"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  12. The Insider #5: Producer Matt Pierson

    2022-03-29 05:01:34 UTC

    Matt Pierson is an award-winning producer whose discography is studded with the brightest stars in...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7316" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/5-The-Insider-Matt-Pierson-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/5-The-Insider-Matt-Pierson-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/5-The-Insider-Matt-Pierson-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/5-The-Insider-Matt-Pierson-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/5-The-Insider-Matt-Pierson-768x767.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/5-The-Insider-Matt-Pierson-1536x1534.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/5-The-Insider-Matt-Pierson-1292x1290.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/5-The-Insider-Matt-Pierson-936x935.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/5-The-Insider-Matt-Pierson.jpg 1894w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="1bigp" data-offset-key="6n08e-0-0"> <div class="public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="6n08e-0-0"><span data-offset-key="6n08e-0-0">Matt Pierson is an award-winning producer whose discography is studded with the brightest stars in contemporary jazz-Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Pat Metheny, Jane Monheit, and countless others. He led Blue Note’s marketing and A&amp;R departments before taking up the post of running Jazz A&amp;R for Warner Brothers Records. After a stint consulting for Sony Masterworks, he continues to produce albums for musicians including Bria Skonberg, Pasquale Grasso, and Samara Joy.</span></div> </div> <div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="1bigp" data-offset-key="2iq4q-0-0"> <div class="public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="2iq4q-0-0"><span data-offset-key="2iq4q-0-0"><br /> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Show Notes:</span><br /> </span><em>Tracks Played</em><br /> <span data-offset-key="2iq4q-0-16">– Samara Joy: Everything Happens To Me<br /> – Dayna Stephens Trio: Kwooked Street<br /> – Pasquale Grasso: Yardbird Suite<br /> – Camila Meza: Amazon Farewell<br /> – Taylor Eigsti feat. Becca Stevens: Little Bird</p> <p></span></div> </div> <div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="1bigp" data-offset-key="4mn7d-0-0"> <div class="public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="4mn7d-0-0"><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://mattpierson.net/"><span data-offset-key="4mn7d-0-0">http://mattpierson.net/</span></a></p> </div> </div> <div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="1bigp" data-offset-key="1sv1h-0-0"> <div class="public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="1sv1h-0-0"><span data-offset-key="1sv1h-0-0">“The Insider” is a spin-off series with monthly episodes. Patreon members at the $10/month tier receive these episodes in advance of the general public. If you would like to support The Jazz Session, please do consider becoming a Patreon member over at </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span data-offset-key="1sv1h-1-0">https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession</span></a></div> </div>
  13. The Jazz Session #592: Michael Mayo

    2022-03-23 06:01:00 UTC

    Vocalist Michael Mayo is a dazzling interpreter, improviser and musician.  He comes from brilliant musical...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7282" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/592-Michael-Mayo-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/592-Michael-Mayo-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/592-Michael-Mayo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/592-Michael-Mayo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/592-Michael-Mayo-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/592-Michael-Mayo-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/592-Michael-Mayo-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/592-Michael-Mayo-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/592-Michael-Mayo.jpg 1894w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p class="p1">Vocalist <a href="http://michaelmayomusic.com/">Michael Mayo</a> is a dazzling interpreter, improviser and musician.<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span>He comes from brilliant musical stock in the form of his parents Scott Mayo and Valerie Pinkston-Scott is currently Sergio Mendes musical director and Valerie has lent her vocals to artists ranging from Whitney Houston to Diana Ross. But Michael will tell us more about his parents during the course of our conversation. Michael grew up in Los Angeles, studied at the New England Conservatory and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, and now lives in New York. He’s recorded with Ben Wendel, performed with Shai Maestro, and toured with Herbie Hancock. His much-anticipated debut album “Bones” came out on Mack Avenue Records in 2021 and it did not disappoint.</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; You and You<br /> &#8211; Hold On<br /> &#8211; Burning Bright (With Ben Wendel, Live)<br /> &#8211; 20 20<br /> <span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">&#8211; Old Devil Moon (With Matthew Sheens)</span></p> <p><em>Bones</em> is available now <a href="https://www.mackavenue.com/store/store-filtered-by-artist/michael-mayo">on Mack Avenue Records</a></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s3">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s3">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s3"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  14. The Jazz Session #591: Areni Agbabian

    2022-03-16 06:01:15 UTC

    Vocalist Areni Agbabian is an experimental improviser, folk and sacred music singer, and pianist. As...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7289" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/591-Areni-Agbabian-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/591-Areni-Agbabian-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/591-Areni-Agbabian-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/591-Areni-Agbabian-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/591-Areni-Agbabian-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/591-Areni-Agbabian-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/591-Areni-Agbabian-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/591-Areni-Agbabian-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/591-Areni-Agbabian.jpg 2019w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="1b3bk" data-offset-key="djoif-0-0"> <div class="public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="djoif-0-0"><span data-offset-key="djoif-0-0">Vocalist </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.areniagbabian.com/"><span data-offset-key="djoif-1-0">Areni Agbabian</span></a><span data-offset-key="djoif-2-0"> is an experimental improviser, folk and sacred music singer, and pianist. As a vocalist she has worked in new opera, dance, contemporary jazz, new music and multi-media performance. In fact, I first met Areni a decade ago during a course at the School of Improvised Music in Brooklyn, New York. We remained in touch and met up again in Paris in 2014 when she was there studying sacred Armenian music (and I was just eating croissants and ogling Parisian architecture). Her sublime work with the Tigran Hamasyan quintet saw her touring internationally and lending her voice to several of his early recordings that put him on the map. In 2019 Areni made her leader debut on the storied ECM Records with her album “Bloom”.</span></div> </div> <div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="1b3bk" data-offset-key="fneas-0-0"> <div class="public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="fneas-0-0"><span data-offset-key="fneas-0-0"><br /> S</span><span data-offset-key="fneas-0-1">h</span><span data-offset-key="fneas-0-2">o</span><span data-offset-key="fneas-0-3">w</span> <span data-offset-key="fneas-0-5">N</span><span data-offset-key="fneas-0-6">o</span><span data-offset-key="fneas-0-7">t</span><span data-offset-key="fneas-0-8">e</span><span data-offset-key="fneas-0-9">s</span><span data-offset-key="fneas-0-10">:</span><br /> <em>Tracklisting</em><span data-offset-key="fneas-0-25">:</span><br /> <span data-offset-key="fneas-0-28"><span data-offset-key="fneas-0-28">&#8211; Road Song (with Tigran Hamasyan)<br /> &#8211; Love Song (with Tigran Hamasyan)<br /> &#8211; The Poet (with Tigran Hamasyan)<br /> &#8211; Patience<br /> &#8211; Petal Two<br /> &#8211; Holy (with Tigran Hamasyan)</span></span>Buy your copy of<a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.ecmrecords.com/shop/1534926181/bloom-areni-agbabian-areni-agbabian"><span data-offset-key="fneas-1-0">Bloom </span><span data-offset-key="fneas-1-1">(ECM RECORDS) here</span></a></p> </div> </div> <div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="1b3bk" data-offset-key="2ovq3-0-0"> <div class="public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="2ovq3-0-0"><span data-offset-key="2ovq3-0-0">Theme music by </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span data-offset-key="2ovq3-1-0">The Respect Sextet</span></a><span data-offset-key="2ovq3-2-0"><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span data-offset-key="2ovq3-3-0">Twitter</span></a><span data-offset-key="2ovq3-4-0">, </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span data-offset-key="2ovq3-5-0">Instagram</span></a><span data-offset-key="2ovq3-6-0"> and </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span data-offset-key="2ovq3-7-0">Facebook</span></a><span data-offset-key="2ovq3-8-0"><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s</span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span data-offset-key="2ovq3-9-0"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at </span><a style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s1">Patreon.<br /> </span></a><span class="s1"><span style="color: #333333; font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</span></span><a style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s1"><br /> </span></a></div> </div>
  15. The Jazz Session #590: Will Vinson

    2022-03-09 07:01:57 UTC

    Alto saxophonist Will Vinson hails from England but established a great many of his musical...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7278" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/590-Will-Vinson-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/590-Will-Vinson-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/590-Will-Vinson-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/590-Will-Vinson-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/590-Will-Vinson-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/590-Will-Vinson-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/590-Will-Vinson-2048x2048.jpg 2048w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/590-Will-Vinson-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/590-Will-Vinson-936x936.jpg 936w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" />Alto saxophonist <a href="https://www.willvinson.com/">Will Vinson</a> hails from England but established a great many of his musical collaborations while living in New York City. These working relationships with musicians like Aaron Parks, Kurt Rosenwinkel and Ari Hoenig, to name a few, have resulted in Will’s reputation as a saxophonist with incredible power and dramatic sensitivity, whose playing is characterised by his imposing sound and technique. Will’s recording output has also been prolific. In fact, we met over Zoom (Will was in Australia but time-difference be damned!) to discuss TWO of his recent albums. Both released in 2020, there was “Four Forty One”, which features Will with five incredible pianists (Sullivan Fortner, Fred Hersch, Tigran Hamasyan, Gerald Clayton and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and “Trio Grande”, which features his trio with guitarist Gilad Hekselman and drummer Antonio Sanchez. Since our conversation, he has released a 2021 album,<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span>“Solo”, his third release for the London-based Whirlwind Recordings. While we didn’t get to discuss “Solo”, there was ample musical ground to cover.</p> <p><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Northbound (with Trio Grande)<br /> &#8211; Boogaloo (feat. Sullivan Fortner)<br /> &#8211; That Happened (feat. Gonzalo Rubalcaba)<br /> &#8211; Elli Yeled Tov (with Trio Grande)<br /> <span class="s2">&#8211; Work (feat. Fred Hersch)</span></p> <p><a href="https://triogrande-whirlwind.bandcamp.com/album/trio-grande">https://triogrande-whirlwind.bandcamp.com/album/trio-grande</a><br /> <a href="https://willvinson-whirlwind.bandcamp.com/album/four-forty-one">https://willvinson-whirlwind.bandcamp.com/album/four-forty-one</a><span class="Apple-converted-space"><br /> </span><br /> Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s3">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s3">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s3"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  16. The Insider #4: Label CEO Dave Stapleton (Edition Records)

    2022-03-08 07:01:30 UTC

    Dave Stapleton is the founder and driving force behind the London-based label Edition Records. A...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7274" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/4-The-Insider-Dave-Stapleton-1-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/4-The-Insider-Dave-Stapleton-1-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/4-The-Insider-Dave-Stapleton-1-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/4-The-Insider-Dave-Stapleton-1-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/4-The-Insider-Dave-Stapleton-1-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/4-The-Insider-Dave-Stapleton-1-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/4-The-Insider-Dave-Stapleton-1-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/4-The-Insider-Dave-Stapleton-1-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/4-The-Insider-Dave-Stapleton-1.jpg 1890w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" />Dave Stapleton is the founder and driving force behind the London-based label Edition Records. A brilliant pianist and composer in his own right, he has grown a label that now boasts releases by Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Daniel Herskedal, Snowpoet, and Kurt Elling, who recently won the label its first Grammy Award when he received Best Jazz Vocal Album at the 2021 Grammys.</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Show Notes:<br /> </span><i>Tracks Played:<br /> </i>– Rob Luft: Life Is The Dancer<br /> – Slowly Rolling Camera feat. Mark Lockheart: Feels Like Fiction<br /> – Snowpoet: Another Step<br /> – Daniel Herskedal: The White Lion Docks in Point Comfort<br /> – Fergus McCreadie: Tree Climbing</p> <p><a href="https://editionrecords.com/">Visit<i> Edition Records </i>here</a></p> <p>“The Insider” is a spin-off series with monthly episodes. Patreon members at the $10/month tier receive these episodes in advance of the general public. If you would like to support The Jazz Session, please do consider becoming a Patreon member over at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession</span></a></p>
  17. The Jazz Session #589: Somi

    2022-03-02 07:01:32 UTC

    Vocalist and composer Somi talks about diving into the world of South African vocalist and...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7257" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/589-Somi-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/589-Somi-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/589-Somi-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/589-Somi-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/589-Somi-768x769.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/589-Somi-1534x1536.jpg 1534w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/589-Somi-1292x1293.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/589-Somi-936x937.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/589-Somi.jpg 1890w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p class="p1">Vocalist and composer <a href="https://www.somimusic.com/">Somi</a> talks about diving into the world of South African vocalist and activist Miriam Makeba for her upcoming album &#8220;Zenzile: The Reimagination Of Miriam Makeba&#8221; due 4th March 2022. The album follows the September 2021 premiere and tour of Somi&#8217;s musical theatre production based on the life of Makeba, &#8220;Dreaming Zenzile&#8221;. Somi talks about tackling the world of Miriam’s music, collaborating with guests from across the African continent, from Angelique Kidjo to Nduduzo Makhathini, and how her own sense of pan-Africanism continues Miriam’s legacy and message of unity.</p> <p><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; House of the Rising Sun<br /> &#8211; Hapo Zamani<br /> &#8211; Lakutshon’ ILanga<br /> &#8211; Milele feat. Seun Kuti &amp; Thandiswa Mazwai<br /> &#8211; Pata Pata<br /> -Jike Lemaweni feat. Angelique Kidjo</p> <p><b><i>Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba </i></b>is available from 4 March 2022</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s3">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s3">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s3"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  18. The Jazz Session #588: Jared Schonig

    2022-02-23 07:02:58 UTC

    Drummer Jared Schonig is much-loved both in the New York jazz community and amongst  Broadway...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7253" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/588-Jared-Schonig-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/588-Jared-Schonig-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/588-Jared-Schonig-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/588-Jared-Schonig-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/588-Jared-Schonig-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/588-Jared-Schonig-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/588-Jared-Schonig-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/588-Jared-Schonig-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/588-Jared-Schonig.jpg 2020w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" />Drummer <a href="https://www.jaredschonig.com/">Jared Schonig</a> is much-loved both in the New York jazz community and amongst<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span>Broadway musicians. He took on the gargantuan, brilliant task of releasing a double album, “Two Takes Volumes 1 &amp; 2”, on Anzic Records in September 2021. The recording features quartet renditions of his music, followed by big band arrangements of the same repertoire by eight of the great arrangers working today-Jim McNeely, Miho Hazama, Darcy James Argue, Alan Ferber, Laurence Hobgood, Brian Krock, John Daversa and Mike Holober. The result is musically exciting and impressive, bridging the gaps between big band jazz sounds, progressive rock and contemporary jazz.</p> <p><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Sabotage<br /> &#8211; White Out<br /> &#8211; Climb<br /> &#8211; NUTS<br /> &#8211; Tig Mack</p> <p class="p1"><b><i>TWO TAKES-VOL. 1: QUINTET &amp; VOL. 2: BIG BAND <a href="https://jaredschonig.bandcamp.com/album/two-takes-vol-1-quintet">is out now on Anzic Records</a><br /> </i></b><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Jared&#8217;s Spotify Playlists:</strong></span><br /> <a href="https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5TSp9Nw6be9Q1RVQuRbg0Z?si=bd8e8816122a440e">Influential Drummer-Led Big Bands</a><br /> <a href="https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6DHrNdRYBYLXQZMkzmljZN?si=c6e87021eee5422f">Influential Drummer-Led Combos</a></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s2">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s2">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s2"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  19. The Jazz Session #587: Fiona Monbet

    2022-02-16 13:12:08 UTC

    The Franco-Irish violinist Fiona Monbet takes the jazz violin tradition, pioneered by artists like Didier...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7262" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/587-Fiona-Monbet-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/587-Fiona-Monbet-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/587-Fiona-Monbet-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/587-Fiona-Monbet-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/587-Fiona-Monbet-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/587-Fiona-Monbet-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/587-Fiona-Monbet-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/587-Fiona-Monbet-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/587-Fiona-Monbet.jpg 2019w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" />The Franco-Irish violinist <a href="https://www.fionamonbet.com/">Fiona Monbet</a> takes the jazz violin tradition, pioneered by artists like Didier Lockwood and Stéphane Grappelli before him, and manages to pay homage while ushering the instrument, beautifully, into the current day jazz clime. In fact, Lockwood once declared Fiona to be his “spiritual daughter”. With her new album “Maelström”, she expresses not just the many dazzling facets of her instrument, but also how genres like tango, folk song, and Bossa nova can be unified through one musician’s vision.</p> <p><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Tango Castagneri<br /> &#8211; Irish Gospel<br /> &#8211; Come Un Blues<br /> &#8211; Cerise<br /> &#8211; Joy Song</p> <p><i>Maelström </i>is out now on Fo Feo Productions</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s2">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s2">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s2"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  20. The Insider #3: Manager Gail Boyd

    2022-02-15 17:12:33 UTC

    Gail Boyd is the president of Gail Boyd Artist Management and the entertainment law firm...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7266" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/3-The-Insider-Gail-Boyd-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/3-The-Insider-Gail-Boyd-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/3-The-Insider-Gail-Boyd-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/3-The-Insider-Gail-Boyd-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/3-The-Insider-Gail-Boyd-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/3-The-Insider-Gail-Boyd-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/3-The-Insider-Gail-Boyd-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/3-The-Insider-Gail-Boyd-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/3-The-Insider-Gail-Boyd.jpg 1892w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /><br /> <a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://gailboyd.com/"><span data-offset-key="buj7r-0-0">Gail Boyd</span></a><span data-offset-key="buj7r-1-0"> is the president of Gail Boyd Artist Management and the entertainment law firm Gail W Boyd P.C. She was a founding partner in Boyd, Staton and Cave, the first African American female law firm in New York and has been involved in entertainment law since 1976. As a lawyer, Gail Boyd has represented jazz artists such as Betty Carter, Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Barron, Gretchen Parlato, and Randy Weston. As a manager, she currently represents John Clayton, Lakecia Benjamin, Scott Tixier, and Nduduzo Makhathini, amongst others.</p> <p><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Show Notes:</span> </em><br /> </span><em>Tracks Played:</em><br /> <span data-offset-key="buj7r-1-16">– Brianna Thomas: Since I Fell For You<br /> – John &amp; Gerald Clayton: Tale of the Fingers (Live at SF Jazz)<br /> – Somi: House of the Rising Sun<br /> – Nduduzo Makhathini: Indawu<br /> </span>– Lakecia Benjamin: March On</p> <p><span data-offset-key="buj7r-1-17"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Links mentioned:</span><br /> </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://ttps//www.facebook.com/groups/altvenuesforjazz"><span data-offset-key="buj7r-2-0">Alternative Venues for Jazz Facebook Group</span></a><span data-offset-key="buj7r-3-0"></p> <p>“The Insider” is a spin-off series with monthly episodes. Patreon members at the $10/month tier receive these episodes in advance of the general public. If you would like to support The Jazz Session, please do consider becoming a Patreon member over at </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span data-offset-key="buj7r-4-0">https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession</span></a></p>
  21. The Jazz Session #586: Theo Bleckmann

    2022-02-09 06:01:28 UTC

    Vocalist Theo Bleckmann is in a league and a category of his own. Equally dazzling...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7249" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/586-Theo-Bleckmann-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/586-Theo-Bleckmann-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/586-Theo-Bleckmann-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/586-Theo-Bleckmann-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/586-Theo-Bleckmann-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/586-Theo-Bleckmann-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/586-Theo-Bleckmann-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/586-Theo-Bleckmann-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/586-Theo-Bleckmann.jpg 2021w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <div class="_3XQ-pages-make_a_post-components-PostEditor--richTextEditor"> <div class="rhi-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--base"> <div> <div> <div class="DraftEditor-root"> <div class="DraftEditor-editorContainer"> <div class="notranslate public-DraftEditor-content" role="textbox" contenteditable="true" spellcheck="true"> <div data-contents="true"> <div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="e4du4" data-offset-key="96nrs-0-0"> <div class="public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="96nrs-0-0"><span data-offset-key="96nrs-0-0">Vocalist </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://%20http//theobleckmann.com/"><span data-offset-key="96nrs-1-0">Theo Bleckmann</span></a><span data-offset-key="96nrs-2-0"> is in a league and a category of his own. 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More recently, he collaborated with the brass quartet The Westerlies for their haunting record “This Land.” Theo and I talked about his approach to recording versus performing live, his cherished collaborations with drummer John Hollenbeck and pianist Shai Maestro, and why clarity and authenticity are so important in creativity.</p> <p></span><span data-offset-key="96nrs-2-1">S</span><span data-offset-key="96nrs-2-2">h</span><span data-offset-key="96nrs-2-3">o</span><span data-offset-key="96nrs-2-4">w</span> <span data-offset-key="96nrs-2-6">N</span><span data-offset-key="96nrs-2-7">o</span><span data-offset-key="96nrs-2-8">t</span><span data-offset-key="96nrs-2-9">e</span><span data-offset-key="96nrs-2-10">s</span><span data-offset-key="96nrs-2-11">:</span><br /> <em>Tracklisting:</em><br /> <span data-offset-key="96nrs-2-29">&#8211; Take My Life (from </span><span data-offset-key="96nrs-2-30">E</span><span data-offset-key="96nrs-2-31">l</span><span data-offset-key="96nrs-2-32">e</span><span data-offset-key="96nrs-2-33">g</span><span data-offset-key="96nrs-2-34">y</span><span data-offset-key="96nrs-2-35">)</span><span data-offset-key="96nrs-2-36"><br /> &#8211; 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For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</span></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="sc-jrAGrp iQTHsD"> <div class="sc-jrAGrp lmekab"> <div> <div class="sc-jrAGrp fgRmcM"> <div class="sc-jrAGrp iukOjr"> <div class="sc-jrAGrp gnvIra"> <div class="sc-crrsfI ejVMUJ"></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>
  22. The Jazz Session #585: Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves

    2022-02-02 07:02:49 UTC

    Anat Cohen and Marcello Gonçalves are superb musicians as individuals and as a duo, they...
    <p style="text-align: left;"><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7245" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/585-Anat-Cohen-Marcello-Goncalves-copy-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/585-Anat-Cohen-Marcello-Goncalves-copy-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/585-Anat-Cohen-Marcello-Goncalves-copy-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/585-Anat-Cohen-Marcello-Goncalves-copy-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/585-Anat-Cohen-Marcello-Goncalves-copy-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/585-Anat-Cohen-Marcello-Goncalves-copy-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/585-Anat-Cohen-Marcello-Goncalves-copy-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/585-Anat-Cohen-Marcello-Goncalves-copy-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/585-Anat-Cohen-Marcello-Goncalves-copy.jpg 2018w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p class="p1">Anat Cohen and Marcello Gonçalves are superb musicians as individuals and as a duo, they shine even brighter. “Reconvexo” is their second album together and sees the pair turn their attention to the deep well of music from the Música Popular Brasileira songbook. Recorded while quarantined together in Rio, these songs come from Brazil’s greatest composers and are interpreted by one of jazz’s greatest clarinetists and the dazzling Brazilian 7-string guitarist.</p> <p><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Reconvexo<br /> &#8211; Never Dreamed You’d Leave In Summer<br /> &#8211; Ânima<br /> &#8211; El Diablo Suelto<br /> &#8211; Andar com Fé<br /> &#8211; O que é que a baiana tem?</p> <p>Visit Anat Cohen’s website <a href="https://www.anatcohen.com/">here</a><br /> Buy ‘Reconvexo’ (Anzic Records) <a href="https://anatcohen.bandcamp.com/album/reconvexo">here</a></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s3">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s3">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s3"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  23. The Jazz Session #584: Matt Carmichael

    2022-01-26 15:52:59 UTC

    Saxophonist Matt Carmichael has been making a big impression on audiences since he emerged on...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7239" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/584-Matt-Carmichael-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/584-Matt-Carmichael-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/584-Matt-Carmichael-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/584-Matt-Carmichael-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/584-Matt-Carmichael-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/584-Matt-Carmichael-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/584-Matt-Carmichael-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/584-Matt-Carmichael-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/584-Matt-Carmichael.jpg 2018w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" />Saxophonist Matt Carmichael has been making a big impression on audiences since he emerged on the Scottish jazz scene as a teenager with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland. No longer a teen, his debut album “Where Will The River Flow” was released in March 2021 and caught the attention of the WDR Big Band and Bob Mintzer, who has arranged the entire album for the band with Matt as a featured soloist. This concert will take place in March 2022 if you’re lucky enough to be in Germany then. I love Matt’s music for its emphasis on melody, the brilliant way it marries virtuosic Scottish traditional music with improvisation, and its ability to transport the listener to the greenest hills of Scotland.</p> <p><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Cononbridge<br /> &#8211; The Spey<br /> &#8211; Firth<br /> &#8211; Sognsvann<br /> &#8211; Hopeful Morning<br /> &#8211; Where Will The River Flow</p> <div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="5ngmb" data-offset-key="d1olr-0-0"> <div class="public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="d1olr-0-0"><span data-offset-key="d1olr-2-3">Buy your copy of </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://mattcarmichaelmusic.bandcamp.com/album/where-will-the-river-flow"><span data-offset-key="d1olr-3-0">Where Will The River Flow</span><span data-offset-key="d1olr-3-1"> here </span></a><br /> <span data-offset-key="d1olr-4-0">Visit Matt’s website for his itinerary here </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.mattcarmichaelmusic.com/gigs"><span data-offset-key="d1olr-5-0">https://www.mattcarmichaelmusic.com/gigs</span></a></div> </div> <div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="5ngmb" data-offset-key="3jk1-0-0"> <div class="public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="3jk1-0-0"><span data-offset-key="3jk1-0-0">Scottish Musicians mentioned:<br /> </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://%20https//www.facebook.com/bkjazzpiano/"><span data-offset-key="3jk1-1-0">Brian Kellock</span></a><br /> <a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://%20https//www.fergusmccreadie.co.uk/"><span data-offset-key="3jk1-3-0">Fergus McCreadie</span></a><br /> <a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://%20https//www.facebook.com/normanwillmoremusic/"><span data-offset-key="3jk1-5-0">Norman Willmore</span></a><br /> <a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://%20https//tommysmith.scot/"><span data-offset-key="3jk1-7-0">Tommy Smith</span></a><br /> <a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://%20https//www.benbryden.com/"><span data-offset-key="3jk1-9-0">Ben Bryden</span></a><br /> <a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://cortoalto.bandcamp.com/"><span data-offset-key="3jk1-11-0">Liam Shortall’s Corto.Alto</span></a><br /> <a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.scotsman.com/whats-on/arts-and-entertainment/ones-watch-2021-anoushka-nanguy-trombonist-3083353"><span data-offset-key="3jk1-13-0">Anoushka Nanguy</span></a><br /> <a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://%20https//www.markhendrymusic.com/"><span data-offset-key="3jk1-15-0">Mark Hendry</span></a><br /> <a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.grahamcostello.com/strata"><span data-offset-key="3jk1-17-0">Graham Costello’s Strata</span></a><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">Theme music by </span><a style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s1">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> <span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">Follow The Jazz Session on </span><a style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s1">Twitter</span></a><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">, </span><a style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s1">Instagram</span></a><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;"> and </span><a style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica 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For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  24. The Jazz Session #583: Mirna Bogdanovic

    2022-01-19 17:00:55 UTC

    Mirna Bogdanovic hails from Slovenia but now calls Berlin home. I can’t remember how I...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7231" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/583-Mirna-Bogdanovic-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/583-Mirna-Bogdanovic-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/583-Mirna-Bogdanovic-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/583-Mirna-Bogdanovic-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/583-Mirna-Bogdanovic-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/583-Mirna-Bogdanovic-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/583-Mirna-Bogdanovic-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/583-Mirna-Bogdanovic-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/583-Mirna-Bogdanovic.jpg 2017w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" />Mirna Bogdanovic hails from Slovenia but now calls Berlin home. I can’t remember how I stumbled upon her music but it was love at first listen and I’m not alone in my reaction. Mirna’s debut album “Confrontation” was awarded “Debut Album of The Year” by the Deutscher Jazzpreis in 2021 and she’s making a name for herself with her finely honed songwriting, inventive arranging, and truly contemporary vocal approach.</p> <p><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Cold Lake<br /> &#8211; Changes<br /> &#8211; Rain<br /> &#8211; Confrontation<br /> &#8211; Dance Me To The End of Love</p> <p>Visit <a href="https://mirnabogdanovic.com/"><span class="s2">https://mirnabogdanovic.com/</span></a> for information about Mirna’s tour dates<br /> Buy your copy of <i>Confrontation </i><a href="https://mirnabogdanovic.bandcamp.com/album/confrontation">here</a>.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s3">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s3">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s3"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  25. The Jazz Session #582: Shai Maestro

    2022-01-12 08:48:48 UTC

    Israeli pianist, Shai Maestro, is at the helm of a dream trajectory. Fresh out of...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7227" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/582-Shai-Maestro-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/582-Shai-Maestro-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/582-Shai-Maestro-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/582-Shai-Maestro-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/582-Shai-Maestro-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/582-Shai-Maestro-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/582-Shai-Maestro-1292x1293.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/582-Shai-Maestro-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/582-Shai-Maestro.jpg 2019w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p class="p1">Israeli pianist, Shai Maestro, is at the helm of a dream trajectory. Fresh out of high school, he received a call from the bassist Avishai Cohen, inviting him to join his trio with drummer Mark Guiliana. Four trio albums later, Shai went on to form his own groups, recording his compositions that superbly fuse virtuosity with melodic sophistication and rhythmic variety. In 2018, he recorded his first album as leader for the storied ECM Records and his second, “Human” was released in January 2021. As an ardent admirer, it was a treat to chat to Shai about his musical adventures thus far.</p> <p><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Mystery &amp; Illusions<br /> &#8211; Human<br /> &#8211; The Flying Shepherd<br /> &#8211; GG<br /> &#8211; In A Sentimental Mood</p> <p><i>Human</i> is out now on ECM Records<br /> <a href="https://www.shaimaestro.com/"><span class="s2">https://www.shaimaestro.com/</span></a></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s3">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s3">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s3"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  26. The Jazz Session #580: Duchess (Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner, Melissa Stylianou)

    2021-12-22 11:54:24 UTC

    Acclaimed vocalists Amy Cervini, Hilary Gardner, and Melissa Stylianou join forces and voices to become...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-7219 aligncenter" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/580-Duchess-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/580-Duchess-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/580-Duchess-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/580-Duchess-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/580-Duchess-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/580-Duchess-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/580-Duchess-1292x1291.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/580-Duchess-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/580-Duchess.jpg 1894w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" />Acclaimed vocalists <a href="https://www.amycervini.com/">Amy Cervini</a>, <a href="https://www.hilarygardner.com/">Hilary Gardner</a>, and <a href="https://melissastylianou.com/">Melissa Stylianou</a> join forces and voices to become <a href="http://www.duchesstrio.com/">&#8216;Duchess&#8217;</a>, a New York City-based vocal trio known for tight harmonies and big fun, carrying the tradition of the Boswell and Andrews Sisters into the 21st century. They’ve released four albums together, including their most recent “<a href="https://duchesstrio.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-jazz-standard?from=embed">Live at Jazz Standard”</a>, particularly poignant as the much-loved New York jazz venue did not survive the pandemic. We talk about the magic of hearing and seeing Duchess live, treading the fine lines of tradition and homage and modernisation in vocal groups, and much more. I’m also throwing in some gems from their 2018 holiday album <a href="https://duchesstrio.bandcamp.com/album/harmony-for-the-holidays-with-duchess?from=embed">“Harmony for the Holidays with Duchess”</a> because, well, ’tis the festive season!</p> <p><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Love Being Here With You<br /> &#8211; Joseph, Joseph<br /> &#8211; On The Sunny Side Of The Street<br /> &#8211; What Are You Doing New Year’s?<br /> &#8211; Santa Baby</p> <p><a href="https://duchesstrio.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-jazz-standard?from=embed">Buy “Live at Jazz Standard” here</a><br /> <a href="https://duchesstrio.bandcamp.com/album/harmony-for-the-holidays-with-duchess?from=embed">Find your copy of “Harmony for the Holidays with Duchess” here</a></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s2">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s2">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s2"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  27. The Jazz Session #579: Camille Bertault

    2021-12-15 06:01:37 UTC

    French vocalist Camille Bertault is a dazzling musician whose expressive personality permeates everything she does....
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-7214 aligncenter" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/579-Camille-Bertault-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/579-Camille-Bertault-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/579-Camille-Bertault-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/579-Camille-Bertault-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/579-Camille-Bertault-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/579-Camille-Bertault-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/579-Camille-Bertault-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/579-Camille-Bertault-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/579-Camille-Bertault.jpg 1893w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p class="p1">French vocalist <a href="https://www.camillebertault.com/">Camille Bertault</a> is a dazzling musician whose expressive personality permeates everything she does. Initially a classical pianist, she soon found her voice, so to speak, as a vocalist, immersing herself in transcribing not only jazz solos by the greats but also intricate classical melodies by Debussy, Bach and more. One of her early claims to fame was penning a French vocalise to Coltrane’s behemoth “Giant Steps” but she pays homage to the tradition of French chanteuse with equal ease and, always, superb musicality. We talk about her trajectory and her response to my question “do you ever not feel like singing” was really quite wonderful.</p> <p><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Very Early<br /> &#8211; Là Où Tu Vas<br /> &#8211; Goldberg<br /> &#8211; 14 Berceuse de la 54ème rue (version portugaise)<br /> &#8211; Tantôt<br /> &#8211; Frevo</p> <p>Visit <a href="https://www.camillebertault.com/">https://www.camillebertault.com/</a> to find out about Camille&#8217;s tour dates.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s2">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s2">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s2"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  28. The Jazz Session #578: Joel Frahm

    2021-12-08 08:03:47 UTC

    Saxophonist Joel Frahm is one of the warmest people I know AND he has one...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-7209 aligncenter" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/578-Joel-Frahm-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/578-Joel-Frahm-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/578-Joel-Frahm-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/578-Joel-Frahm-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/578-Joel-Frahm-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/578-Joel-Frahm-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/578-Joel-Frahm-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/578-Joel-Frahm-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/578-Joel-Frahm.jpg 1891w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p class="p1">Saxophonist <a href="https://joelfrahm.com/">Joel Frahm</a> is one of the warmest people I know AND he has one of the warmest tenor sounds to boot. I first became aware of his immense musicality when hearing him on the albums of vocalist Jane Monheit and I’ve been smitten with his lyricism ever since. His latest release, “The Bright Side”, features a chordless trio with bassist Dan Loomis and drummer Ernesto Cervini. The album came out on Anzic Records in June 2021 and is a joyous showcase for Joel’s creativity and his longstanding collaboration with Dan and Ernesto. Joel was kind enough to take my call from his new home of Nashville. We chatted about the album, the importance of melody, and he recounted hearing Jane for the first time-one of those “I knew her back when” fairytales.</p> <p><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Beeline<br /> &#8211; Cheek to Cheek<br /> &#8211; Thinking of Benny<br /> &#8211; Blued Dharma<br /> &#8211; Boo Dip Dip</p> <p><a href="https://joelfrahm.bandcamp.com/album/the-bright-side"><i>The Bright Side </i></a>is out on Anzic Records now.<br /> Joel will appear with Ernesto Cervini&#8217;s <a href="https://downbeat.com/reviews/detail/rev"><span class="s2">&#8220;Turboprop&#8221;</span></a>  at <a href="https://therex.ca/events/"><span class="s2">The Rex</span></a> in Toronto, Ontario, Canada from 8-11 December 2021</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s2">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s2">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s2"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  29. The Jazz Session #577: Nadje Noordhuis

    2021-12-01 08:03:36 UTC

    Trumpeter Nadje Noordhuis hails from Australia but makes her home in New York, where she...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-7205 aligncenter" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/577-Nadje-Noordhuis-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/577-Nadje-Noordhuis-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/577-Nadje-Noordhuis-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/577-Nadje-Noordhuis-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/577-Nadje-Noordhuis-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/577-Nadje-Noordhuis-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/577-Nadje-Noordhuis-1292x1293.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/577-Nadje-Noordhuis-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/577-Nadje-Noordhuis.jpg 1891w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /><br /> Trumpeter <a href="https://www.nadjenoordhuis.com/">Nadje Noordhuis</a> hails from Australia but makes her home in New York, where she performs both as a bandleader and as an in demand sideman with leaders like Maria Schneider, Darcy James Argue and Anat Cohen. A finalist in the 2007 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, her new genre-bending quintet with Maeve Gilchrist (celtic harp), Jesse Lewis (electric guitar), Ike Sturm (electric bass), and James Shipp (synthesizers, percussion) coolly blends acoustic and electric instruments, seamlessly weaving her melodious compositions with threads of improvisation. Featuring her pure toned trumpet with electronic effects, this group released an album recorded live in Switzerland, as part of a vinyl-only box set on Newvelle Records in 2019. Lucky for us, this album, Gullfoss, was digitally released on Little Mystery Records in September 2021. It is hands-down one of my favourite releases in 2021-love at first listen. I was delighted to hear it, immediately reach out to Nadje, and have her generously agree to be a guest on the podcast.</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Migration<br /> &#8211; Gullfoss<br /> &#8211; Seven Miles<br /> &#8211; Silverpoint<br /> &#8211; Indian Pacific</p> <p><a href="https://www.nadjenoordhuis.com/"><span class="s2">https://www.nadjenoordhuis.com/</span></a></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s3">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s3">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s3"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  30. The Insider #2: Booking Agent Mike Epstein

    2021-11-30 08:03:38 UTC

    Mike Epstein is the President and Founder of Epstein & Company, an international booking agency...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7268" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2-The-Insider-Mike-Epstein-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2-The-Insider-Mike-Epstein-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2-The-Insider-Mike-Epstein-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2-The-Insider-Mike-Epstein-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2-The-Insider-Mike-Epstein-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2-The-Insider-Mike-Epstein-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2-The-Insider-Mike-Epstein-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2-The-Insider-Mike-Epstein-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/2-The-Insider-Mike-Epstein.jpg 1890w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="5lvrs" data-offset-key="81k3g-0-0"> <div class="public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="81k3g-0-0"> <p><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.epsteinco.com/"><span data-offset-key="81k3g-0-0">Mike Epstein</span></a><span data-offset-key="81k3g-1-0"> is the President and Founder of Epstein &amp; Company, an international booking agency that represents a roster of brilliant artists, including Maria Schneider, Fred Hersch, Cyrille Aimee, Jane Bunnett and Maqueque, Donny McCaslin and more. His agency offers booking services for professional touring artists as well as value added services for those who need them including travel, logistics, advancing dates, and tour marketing. We chat about Mike’s </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.epsteinco.com/our-process"><span data-offset-key="81k3g-2-0">Artist Growth Process</span></a><span data-offset-key="81k3g-3-0"><img src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/13.1.0/72x72/2122.png" alt="™" class="wp-smiley" style="height: 1em; max-height: 1em;" />, a unique process built around their individual clients’ biggest goals that focuses on maximising performance opportunities, increasing artist fees, and growing their fan base so they are free to focus on creating and performing. Mike’s MO for guiding his artists is also generously made available to any musicians who visit the Epstein &amp; Co. website.</span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Show Notes:</span><br /> <em>Tracks Played:</em><span data-offset-key="81k3g-3-27"><br /> – Emmet Cohen: Future Stride<br /> – Banda Magda: El Pescador<br /> – Maria Schneider: Braided Together<br /> – Kat Edmonson: A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes<br /> – Cyrille Aimee: There’s A Lull In My Life</span></p> <p><em style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">Mentioned links:<br /> </em><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgIohSkJV5A&amp;ab_channel=NewEnglandConservatory"><span data-offset-key="495vj-1-0">Grow Your Art With Maria Schneider, Mike Epstein and Ann Braithwaite</span></a><br /> <a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" href="https://soundcloud.com/speaking-of-the-arts"><span data-offset-key="495vj-3-0">Speaking Of The Arts Podcast</span></a><br /> <a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" href="https://www.youtube.com/c/EmmetCohen"><span data-offset-key="495vj-5-0">Live From Emmet’s Place</span></a><br /> <a style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" href="https://www.youtube.com/c/KatEdmonsonMusic/videos">The Kat Edmonson Show</a></p> <p><span style="color: #333333; font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">“The Insider” is a spin-off series with monthly episodes. Patreon members at the $10/month tier receive these episodes a month before the general public. If you would like to support The Jazz Session, please do consider becoming a Patreon member over at </span><a style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s1">https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession</span></a></p> </div> </div>
  31. The Jazz Session #576: Daniel Garcia

    2021-11-24 08:03:58 UTC

    The Madrid-based pianist Daniel Garcia carries within him a deep sense of the history that...
    <p style="text-align: center;"><img loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-7199 aligncenter" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/576-Daniel-Garcia-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/576-Daniel-Garcia-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/576-Daniel-Garcia-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/576-Daniel-Garcia-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/576-Daniel-Garcia-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/576-Daniel-Garcia-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/576-Daniel-Garcia-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/576-Daniel-Garcia-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/576-Daniel-Garcia.jpg 1892w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p class="p1">The Madrid-based pianist <a href="https://www.danielgarciadiego.com/">Daniel Garcia</a> carries within him a deep sense of the history that has shaped him. After studying at Berklee under the mentorship of Danilo Pérez, Daniel returned to Spain to carve out a reputation as a real force in the Spanish jazz scene, expertly traversing jazz and flamenco landscapes to create a signature, sophisticated sound. His second album for ACT Music “Vía de la Plata” was released in September 2021 and features guests Ibrahim Maalouf, Anat Cohen, and <em>Gerardo</em> Núñez. I was thrilled to chat to Daniel about his music and brush up on my knowledge of flamenco and Spanish history in the process.</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Calle Compaia<br /> &#8211; La Leyenda del Tiempo<br /> &#8211; Spring of Life<br /> &#8211; Calima<br /> &#8211; The Silk Road<br /> &#8211; Vía de la Plata</p> <p>Daniel Garcia Trio performs at <a href="https://villanosdeljazz.com/V-26-DANI-GARCIA">Villanos del Jazz in Madrid on 26 November 2021</a><br /> Daniel Garcia Trio performs at <a href="https://www.lantarenvenster.nl/programma/daniel-garcia-diego-trio/">Lantaren Venster in Rotterdam on 27 November 2021</a><br /> Daniel Garcia Trio performs at <a href="https://www.bimhuis.nl/en/calendar/daniel-garcia-diego-trio-3/">Bimhuis in Amsterdam on 18 November 2021</a></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s3">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s3">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s3"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s1"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s3">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  32. The Jazz Session #575: Luciana Souza

    2021-11-17 08:03:48 UTC

    Vocalist Luciana Souza grew up in a family of Bossa Nova innovators – her father,...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-7192 aligncenter" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/575-Luciana-Souza-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/575-Luciana-Souza-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/575-Luciana-Souza-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/575-Luciana-Souza-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/575-Luciana-Souza-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/575-Luciana-Souza-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/575-Luciana-Souza-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/575-Luciana-Souza-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/575-Luciana-Souza.jpg 1892w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" />Vocalist <a href="https://www.lucianasouza.com/">Luciana Souza</a> grew up in a family of Bossa Nova innovators &#8211; her father, a singer and songwriter, and her mother, a poet and lyricist. Her work as a performer transcends traditional musical boundaries, offering authentic jazz insight, sophisticated lineage in world music, and an enlightened approach to new music. While Luciana is a lover of words, having set the poems of Pablo Neruda and Elizabeth Bishop to music, she is also an expert in the art of wordless singing, effortlessly becoming another instrument and texture in small and large ensembles. Her work in this arena has seen her collaborate with Maria Schneider, the Yellowjackets and Vince Mendoza. Her most recent album “Storytellers” sees her team up with Mendoza and the WDR Big Band to celebrate both these worlds, as always, with her impeccable musicianship.</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Choro #3<br /> &#8211; Pra Que Discutir Com Madame<br /> &#8211; Matita Perê<br /> &#8211; The Pretty Road<br /> &#8211; Veranda<br /> &#8211; Everyone Else Is Taken<br /> &#8211; Waters of March</p> <p><a href="https://www.lucianasouza.com/storytellers"><i>Storytellers</i></a> is out on Sunnyside Records now.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s2">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s2">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s2"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s3"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  33. The Jazz Session #574: John Hollenbeck

    2021-11-10 08:03:08 UTC

    John Hollenbeck is a drummer and percussionist possessed of a playful versatility and a virtuosic...
    <p style="text-align: left;"><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-7177 aligncenter" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/574-John-Hollenbeck-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/574-John-Hollenbeck-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/574-John-Hollenbeck-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/574-John-Hollenbeck-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/574-John-Hollenbeck-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/574-John-Hollenbeck-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/574-John-Hollenbeck-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/574-John-Hollenbeck-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/574-John-Hollenbeck.jpg 1889w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /><a href="https://johnhollenbeck.com/">John Hollenbeck</a> is a drummer and percussionist possessed of a playful versatility and a virtuosic wit. Whether charting new territory with his long-standing Claudia Quintet or bringing to life popular songs for the Frankfurt Radio Big Band, he is forever seeking to surprise himself and his audiences. I caught up with John to discuss both his most recent, Grammy-nominated recording with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band, featuring guests Theo Bleckmann, Kate McGarry, and Gary Versace, and his new Claudia Quintet album “Evidence-based” which came out in September 2021 and features American poet Eileen Myles.</p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Canvas<br /> &#8211; Knows Only God (God Only Knows)<br /> &#8211; Wichita Lineman<br /> &#8211; Evidence-Based<br /> &#8211; Diversity</p> <p><a href="https://johnhollenbeck.bandcamp.com/">https://johnhollenbeck.bandcamp.com/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.mcgill.ca/channels/channels/news/2020-2021-teaching-award-winner-john-hollenbeck-331406">Interview with John about his McGill Teaching Award</a></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"> YouTube Channel</a></p> <p>Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession">Patreon.</a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  34. The Jazz Session #573: Artemis (Renee Rosnes, Allison Miller, Ingrid Jensen)

    2021-11-03 07:03:35 UTC

    Named for the Olympian goddess of the hunt and the wild, Artemis is a superlative...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-7172" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/573-Artemis-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/573-Artemis-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/573-Artemis-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/573-Artemis-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/573-Artemis-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/573-Artemis-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/573-Artemis-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/573-Artemis-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/573-Artemis.jpg 1890w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /><br /> Named for the Olympian goddess of the hunt and the wild, <a href="https://artemisband.com/home">Artemis</a> is a superlative sextet, an international affair, with members hailing from the U.S., Canada, Israel and Japan. The all-star group features pianist and musical director <b>Renee</b> <b>Rosnes</b>, tenor saxophonist <b>Nicola Glover</b>, clarinetist <b>Anat Cohen</b>, trumpeter <b>Ingrid</b> <b>Jensen</b>, bassist <b>Noriko Ueda</b>, drummer<b> Allison Miller</b>, and featured vocalist <b>Cécile McLorin</b> <b>Salvant</b>. Their debut album was released on Blue Note Records in September 2020 and, since then, the band has toured internationally, showcasing their high-wire interplay and pure joy. I was spoilt with the opportunity to interview not one, not two, but three of the members of Artemis at once-a dream scenario for any interviewer. Here’s my conversation with Renee, Ingrid and Allison.</p> <p><span class="s1"><b>Show Notes:<br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Step Forward<br /> &#8211; The Sidewinder<br /> &#8211; Cry Buttercup Cry<br /> &#8211; Goddess of the Hunt<br /> &#8211; Big Top</p> <p><i>Artemis</i> self-titled album is out on <a href="https://www.bluenote.com/artist/artemis/#:~:text=ARTEMIS%20is%20a%20jazz%20supergroup,Blue%20Note%20Records%20in%202020.">Blue Note Records</a> now</p> <p><strong>Upcoming Tour dates:</strong><br /> Koerner Hall, Toronto, Canada-November 12, 2021<br /> NJPAC, Newark, USA (double bill with Dianne Reeves)-November 13, 2021</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s2">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s2">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s2"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s3"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  35. The Jazz Session #572: Remy Le Boeuf

    2021-10-27 07:03:39 UTC

    Remy Le Boeuf is a Grammy-nominated composer and saxophonist whose music is rooted in the...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-7166" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/572-Remy-Le-Boeuf-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/572-Remy-Le-Boeuf-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/572-Remy-Le-Boeuf-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/572-Remy-Le-Boeuf-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/572-Remy-Le-Boeuf-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/572-Remy-Le-Boeuf-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/572-Remy-Le-Boeuf-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/572-Remy-Le-Boeuf-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/572-Remy-Le-Boeuf.jpg 1893w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.remyleboeuf.com/">Remy Le Boeuf</a> is a Grammy-nominated composer and saxophonist whose music is rooted in the jazz tradition while drawing on various influences, ranging from contemporary classical sounds to indie rock energy. His jazz orchestra “Assembly of Shadows” is a dazzling vehicle both for Remy’s compositions and arrangements, and his voice as a saxophonist. The 20-piece ensemble releases its second album “Architecture of Storms”, featuring guests Dayna Stephens and Julia Easterlin, on 5th November 2021. I caught up with Remy ahead of the release to ask him about his influences, process, and just exactly how he juggles manning a large ensemble (hats off to all big band leaders, everywhere).</p> <p><span class="s1"><b><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Show Notes:</span><br /> </b></span><i>Tracklisting:<br /> </i>&#8211; Secondhand Smile<br /> &#8211; Minnesota, WI<br /> &#8211; The Melancholy Architecture of Storms<br /> &#8211; Rumpus<br /> &#8211; Neener Never</p> <p>Remy&#8217;s <a href="http://www.remyleboeuf.com/shows">Upcoming Tour dates</a>:<br /> The Jazz Gallery, New York-November 5<br /> Vibrato, Los Angeles-November 23</p> <p><em>Architecture of Storms</em> comes out on 5 November 2021 on SoundSpore Records</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s2">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s2">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s2"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s3"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s2">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  36. The Jazz Session #571: Maria Schneider

    2021-10-20 07:03:20 UTC

    Maria Schneider is a multiple Grammy Award winner and a recent Pulitzer Prize finalist in...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-7149 aligncenter" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/571-Maria-Schneider-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/571-Maria-Schneider-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/571-Maria-Schneider-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/571-Maria-Schneider-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/571-Maria-Schneider-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/571-Maria-Schneider-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/571-Maria-Schneider-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/571-Maria-Schneider-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/571-Maria-Schneider.jpg 1893w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p class="p1"><a href="https://mariaschneider.com/">Maria Schneider</a> is a multiple Grammy Award winner and a recent Pulitzer Prize finalist in Music for her 2020 double album “Data Lords.” She was last a guest on The Jazz Session a decade ago and to think that she hadn’t yet released her 2013 collaborative album with soprano Dawn Upshaw and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, “Winter Morning Walks”, OR her shimmering, somewhat biographical record<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span>2015’s “The Thompson Fields”. Anyone who is lucky to work with or know Maria, knows that her attention to detail is meticulous, her musicianship second to none, and her warmth and generosity immense. We talked about her towering new double album, her collaboration with David Bowie, and what award recognition means to her. Here is our conversation-a privilege and delight for a fangirl like me.</p> <p><strong>Show Notes:</strong><span data-offset-key="90gvs-2-1"><br /> <em>Tracks played:</em></span><br /> &#8211; Braided Together<br /> &#8211; Walking By Flashlight<br /> &#8211; Sue<br /> &#8211; A World Lost<br /> &#8211; Sanzenin<br /> &#8211; Look Up</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVNEtZZJVU4&amp;ab_channel=JazzTimesVideos">Maria talks about streaming services with JazzTimes at the Newport Jazz Festival, 2017</a><br /> <em>Data</em> Lords is available now on <a href="https://www.artistshare.com/Projects/Experience/1/510/1/Maria-Schneider-Data-Lords?v=2">ArtistShare</a></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"> YouTube Channel</a></p> <p>Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession">Patreon.</a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  37. The Jazz Session #570: Mandisi Dyantyis

    2021-10-13 07:03:23 UTC

    Mandisi Dyantyis is a South African trumpeter and vocalist hailing from Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth)...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-7158 aligncenter" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/570-Mandisi-Dyantyis-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/570-Mandisi-Dyantyis-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/570-Mandisi-Dyantyis-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/570-Mandisi-Dyantyis-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/570-Mandisi-Dyantyis-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/570-Mandisi-Dyantyis-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/570-Mandisi-Dyantyis-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/570-Mandisi-Dyantyis-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/570-Mandisi-Dyantyis.jpg 1892w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /><br /> <a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.facebook.com/mandisidyantyis/"><span data-offset-key="2dbqg-0-0">Mandisi Dyantyis</span></a><span data-offset-key="2dbqg-1-0"> is a South African trumpeter and vocalist hailing from Gqeberha (formerly Port Elizabeth) in the Eastern Cape. I should be impartial and journalistic in my description of all my guests but I’ve never been one to favour professionalism over enthusiasm. Mandisi is one of my favourite South African musicians and composers. A self-proclaimed “choir boy”, he finally released his debut album “Somandla” in 2018 after decades working as the musical director for Isango Ensemble. The wait was worth it. He manages to balance superb songwriting, with classic jazz improvisation, and a live performance energy which inevitably results in audience members singing along, getting up off their seats to dance, so moved by the music. His concerts sell out in seconds (I’m not exaggerating here) and the degree to which he’s adored by South African audiences is both awesome and richly deserved. So I was very eager to have Mandisi on the podcast, in an attempt to share his music with many more people.</span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Sho</strong><strong>w</strong><strong> Notes:</strong></span><em><br /> Tracks played:<br /> </em>&#8211; Kuse Kude<br /> &#8211; Molweni<br /> &#8211; Molo Sisi<br /> &#8211; Somandla<br /> &#8211; Ingoma Yenkedama<br /> &#8211; Ndimthanda</p> <p><em>Somandla </em>is <a href="https://music.apple.com/gb/album/somandla/1440476891">available online</a><span data-offset-key="2dbqg-3-0"><br /> South African musicians mentioned:<br /> </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://open.spotify.com/artist/71N9TXfexGfLXxPDJec5iE"><span data-offset-key="2dbqg-4-0">Nomfundo Xaluva</span></a><br /> <a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://soundcloud.com/bokani-dyer"><span data-offset-key="2dbqg-6-0">Bokani Dyer</span></a><br /> <a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.thandintuli.com/"><span data-offset-key="2dbqg-8-0">Thandi Ntuli</span></a></p> <p class="p1">Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/"><span class="s1">The Respect Sextet</span></a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh"><span class="s1">Twitter</span></a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s1">Instagram</span></a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s1">Facebook</span></a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"><span class="s1"> YouTube Channel</span></a><span class="s2"><br /> </span></p> <p class="p1">Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession"><span class="s1">Patreon.</span></a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  38. The Jazz Session #569: Kate McGarry & Keith Ganz

    2021-10-06 07:03:15 UTC

    Kate McGarry and Keith Ganz are partners both in life and music. The musical result...
    <div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="8hd42" data-offset-key="avqop-0-0"> <div class="public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="avqop-0-0"> <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-7068 aligncenter" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/569-Kate-McGarry-Keith-Ganz-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/569-Kate-McGarry-Keith-Ganz-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/569-Kate-McGarry-Keith-Ganz-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/569-Kate-McGarry-Keith-Ganz-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/569-Kate-McGarry-Keith-Ganz-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/569-Kate-McGarry-Keith-Ganz-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/569-Kate-McGarry-Keith-Ganz-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/569-Kate-McGarry-Keith-Ganz-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/569-Kate-McGarry-Keith-Ganz.jpg 1891w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /><br /> <a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://katemcgarry.com/"><span data-offset-key="avqop-0-0">Kate McGarry </span></a><span data-offset-key="avqop-1-0">and </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://keithganz.com/"><span data-offset-key="avqop-2-0">Keith Ganz</span></a><span data-offset-key="avqop-3-0"> are partners both in life and music. The musical result of such a kinship is incredibly rich and rare and spans many albums. Their latest record, “What To Wear In The Dark”, was ten years in the making and delicately chronicles world events from the past several years, including the US presidential election to the Sandy Hook tragedy and more. During a stretch of life which included &#8220;loss of health, home, and tribe” as Kate put it, the couple discovered a guiding light in the music of their youth. Thus this offering balances out the two sides of the coin of life, which is all at once immensely challenging and at times heartbreaking yet joyous and, ultimately, hopeful. I chatted to Kate and Keith about the process of making this album, a literal labour of love, with minimal barking interjections from their dog, Juno.</span></p> <p><strong style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">Show Notes:<br /> </strong><em style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">Tracks played:<br /> </em><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">&#8211; Both Sides Now<br /> </span><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">&#8211; Here Comes The Sun<br /> </span><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">&#8211; God Moves On The City<br /> </span><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">&#8211; Barrytown<br /> </span><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">&#8211; On The Road To Find Out<br /> </span><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" data-offset-key="80ahd-0-16">&#8211; Dancing In The Dark</span></p> <p><em style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">What To Wear In The Dark </em><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" data-offset-key="80ahd-0-18">w</span><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" data-offset-key="80ahd-0-19">a</span><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" data-offset-key="80ahd-0-20">s</span> <span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" data-offset-key="80ahd-0-22">r</span><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" data-offset-key="80ahd-0-23">e</span><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" data-offset-key="80ahd-0-24">l</span><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, 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sans-serif;">Theme music by </span><a style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> <span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">Follow The Jazz Session on </span><a style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">, </span><a style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;"> and </span><a style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a><br /> <span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">Subscribe to The Jazz Session&#8217;s</span><a style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"> YouTube Channel</a>Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession">Patreon.</a><br /> For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of &#8220;The Insider&#8221;, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the music biz and the artists who inspire them.</p> </div> </div>
  39. The Insider #1: Publicist Lydia Liebman

    2021-09-30 07:03:31 UTC

    Lydia Liebman is the founder and president of Lydia Liebman Promotions, a leading PR agency...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-7270" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/1-The-Insider-Lydia-Liebman-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/1-The-Insider-Lydia-Liebman-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/1-The-Insider-Lydia-Liebman-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/1-The-Insider-Lydia-Liebman-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/1-The-Insider-Lydia-Liebman-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/1-The-Insider-Lydia-Liebman-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/1-The-Insider-Lydia-Liebman-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/1-The-Insider-Lydia-Liebman-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/1-The-Insider-Lydia-Liebman.jpg 1891w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://lydialiebman.com/"><span data-offset-key="2nup4-0-0">Lydia Liebman</span></a><span data-offset-key="2nup4-1-0"> is the founder and president of Lydia Liebman Promotions, a leading PR agency based in NYC, with additional operations in London. Her current roster includes artists like the Baylor Project, Somi, Ted Nash and Glenn Close (yes, THAT Glenn Close), and labels like Dot Time Records and Whirlwind Recordings. Lydia regularly lectures about PR and other music industry-related topics and has spoken at several higher education institutions including The Royal Academy of Music in London and Berklee College of Music in Boston. Lydia joined me to talk about artist&#8217;s understanding of the press process, how to play The Grammy &#8220;game&#8221;, and how optimism is her chosen outlook on life and being a publicist.</span></p> <p><span data-offset-key="2nup4-1-1"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Show Notes:</strong></span><br /> <em>Tracks Played:</em><br /> </span><span data-offset-key="2nup4-1-2">&#8211; </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://davidliebman.com/home/"><span data-offset-key="2nup4-2-0">Dave Liebman</span></a><span data-offset-key="2nup4-3-0">: Mr Day<br /> &#8211; </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://lydialiebman.com/index.php/2021/07/22/new-release-kirk-lightsey-returns-to-solo-piano-on-i-will-never-stop-loving-you-due-out-september-3-2021-via-jojo-records/"><span data-offset-key="2nup4-4-0">Kirk Lightsey</span></a><span data-offset-key="2nup4-5-0">: I’ll Never Stop Loving You<br /> &#8211; </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://lailabiali.com/"><span data-offset-key="2nup4-6-0">Laila Biali:</span></a><span data-offset-key="2nup4-7-0"> Wendy’s Song<br /> &#8211; </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://www.spanishharlemorchestra.com/"><span data-offset-key="2nup4-8-0">Spanish Harlem Orchestra</span></a><span data-offset-key="2nup4-9-0">: Yo Te Prometo<br /> &#8211; </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.jazz.org/JLCO/ted-nash/"><span data-offset-key="2nup4-10-0">Ted Nash, featuring Wayne Brady and Glenn Close:</span></a><span data-offset-key="2nup4-11-0"> Creation Part I<br /> &#8211; </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.thebaylorproject.com/"><span data-offset-key="2nup4-12-0">The Baylor Project</span></a><span data-offset-key="2nup4-13-0">: Strivin’</span></p> <p><span data-offset-key="2nup4-13-1">Artists mentioned:</span><br /> <a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.racheleckroth.com/"><span data-offset-key="2nup4-14-0">Rachel Eckroth</span></a><span data-offset-key="2nup4-15-0">, “The Garden” is out now<br /> </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.daratucker.net/"><span data-offset-key="2nup4-16-0">Dara Tucker,</span></a><span data-offset-key="2nup4-17-0"> “Dreams of Waking: Music For A Better World” is out now<br /> </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://www.thanalexa.com/"><span data-offset-key="2nup4-18-0">Thana Alexa</span></a><span data-offset-key="2nup4-19-0">, “Ona” is out now<br /> </span><a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://charlesmcpherson.com/"><span data-offset-key="2nup4-20-0">Charles McPherson</span></a><br /> <a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="http://www.terrygibbs.net/"><span data-offset-key="2nup4-22-0">Terry Gibbs</span></a><br /> <a class="_4X_-components-SimpleRichTextEditor-components-LinkSpan--linkSpan" href="https://sajevoices.com/"><span data-offset-key="2nup4-24-0">säje</span></a></p> <p>&#8220;The Insider&#8221; is a spin-off series with monthly episodes for Patreon members at the $10/month tier made available a month before the general public has access to them. If you would like to support The Jazz Session, please do consider becoming a Patreon member over at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession">https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession</a></p>
  40. The Jazz Session #568: Lars Danielsson

    2021-09-29 07:03:27 UTC

    Lars Danielsson is a stalwart of the Swedish jazz scene, capturing the very best of...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-7062 aligncenter" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/568-Lars-Danielsson-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/568-Lars-Danielsson-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/568-Lars-Danielsson-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/568-Lars-Danielsson-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/568-Lars-Danielsson-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/568-Lars-Danielsson-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/568-Lars-Danielsson-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/568-Lars-Danielsson-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/568-Lars-Danielsson.jpg 1892w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p class="p1"><a href="https://lars-danielsson.com/">Lars Danielsson</a> is a stalwart of the Swedish jazz scene, capturing the very best of Nordic jazz and beyond in his compositions. The double bassist and cellist-he’s equally prodigious on both instruments-has released albums for the European label ACT music for over a decade and his latest offering “Cloudland” transported me beyond the confines of, well my home. Thank you, COVID. The calibre of his bandmates past and present-Dave Liebman, Bobo Stenson, Nils Landgren, Youn sun Nah, Tigran Hamasyan- tells you how highly regarded Lars is. We talked about his Swedish and musical heritage, his work with vocalist Cæcilie Norby, and his new instrument-a hybrid double bass-cello.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Show Notes:</strong></span><span data-offset-key="90gvs-2-1"><br /> <em>Tracks played:</em></span><br /> -Vildmark<br /> -Cloudland<br /> -Desert of Catanga<br /> -The Fifth Grade<br /> -River of Little<br /> -Africa</p> <p><i>Cloudland </i>was released in May 2021 on <a href="https://www.actmusic.com/en/Artists/Lars-Danielsson/Cloudland/Cloudland-LP">ACT Music</a></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com/">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session’s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"> YouTube Channel</a></p> <p>Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession">Patreon.</a><br /> For $5 a month you’ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of “The Insider”, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  41. The Jazz Session #567: Miho Hazama

    2021-09-22 07:03:45 UTC

    Grammy-nominated composer, Miho Hazama is one of the most promising and talented composers/arrangers of her...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-7053 aligncenter" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/567-Miho-Hazama-1-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/567-Miho-Hazama-1-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/567-Miho-Hazama-1-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/567-Miho-Hazama-1-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/567-Miho-Hazama-1-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/567-Miho-Hazama-1-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/567-Miho-Hazama-1-1292x1291.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/567-Miho-Hazama-1-936x935.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/567-Miho-Hazama-1.jpg 1808w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Grammy-nominated composer, <a href="https://www.mihohazama.com/">Miho Hazama</a> is one of the most promising and talented composers/arrangers of her generation. Miho developed her signature jazz chamber orchestra “m_unit” while still a graduate student at the Manhattan School of Music. In fact, that is where I first met Miho when we overlapped, navigating jazz studies and all New York has to offer. Watching her career go from strength to strength since then has been an utter joy. In 2019, she took up a post as the chief conductor of Danish Radio Big Band, following in the footsteps of Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer and Jim McNeely. Besides DR Big Band, Miho has worked as a conductor with Metropole Orkest and the WDR Big Band, and she is also the Associate Artistic Director of the New York Jazzharmonic. <span data-offset-key="a7l5a-2-0">She just recorded a new album with the Danish Radio Big Band called &#8220;Imaginary Visions&#8221;, which comes out on Edition Records on 24 September 2021. </span>Miho was quarantining in Japan ahead of concert dates when we caught up after not having seen one another for nearly ten years.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Show Notes:</strong></span><span data-offset-key="90gvs-2-1"><br /> <em>Tracks played:</em><br /> </span>&#8211; I Said Cool, You Said…What<br /> &#8211; Home<br /> &#8211; Mingle-Mangle Goody Bag<br /> &#8211; Your Scenery Story<br /> &#8211; Mimi’s March<br /> &#8211; On That Side</p> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFIxpy3BdCQ">The Danish Radio Big Band Welcomes Miho Hazama to Denmark</a><br /> <a href="https://www.jazzcomposerspresent.com/">Jazz Composers Present.com</a></p> <p><em>Imaginary Visions</em> is released on 24 September 2021 on <a href="https://editionrecords.com/">Edition Records</a></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session&#8217;s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"> YouTube Channel</a></p> <p>Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession">Patreon.</a><br /> For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of &#8220;The Insider&#8221;, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the music biz and the artists who inspire them.</p>
  42. The Jazz Session #566: Terence Blanchard

    2021-09-15 07:03:07 UTC

    Terence Blanchard is one of jazz’s most esteemed trumpeters and defies expectations by creating a...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-7043 aligncenter" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/566-Terence-Blanchard-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/566-Terence-Blanchard-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/566-Terence-Blanchard-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/566-Terence-Blanchard-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/566-Terence-Blanchard-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/566-Terence-Blanchard-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/566-Terence-Blanchard-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/566-Terence-Blanchard.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p class="p1"><a href="http://www.terenceblanchard.com/">Terence Blanchard</a> is one of jazz’s most esteemed trumpeters and defies expectations by creating a spectrum of artistic pursuits. He’s a twice-Oscar nominated film composers, and a two-time opera composer whose most recent opera “Fire Shut Up in My Bones” opens New York’s Metropolitan Opera season on 27 September 2021. A month ago, on the 27th August, Terence released<span class="Apple-converted-space">  </span>his new album <i>Absence </i>on Blue Note Records. It features his synth-inflected band E-Collective and the acclaimed Turtle Island Quartet and pays homage to the life and music of the great Wayne Shorter. Terence was in the middle of rehearsing the opera in NYC when we chatted about jazz, opera, film scoring, and the lasting effect of great teachers.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Show Notes:</strong></span><span data-offset-key="90gvs-2-1"><br /> <em>Tracks played:</em><br /> </span>&#8211; Absence<br /> &#8211; Diana<br /> &#8211; The Second Wave<br /> &#8211; Excerpt from “Champion” performed by the Washington National Opera<br /> &#8211; When It Was Now<b><i><br /> </i></b><b><i>&#8211; </i></b>Perry Mason Official Soundtrack, &#8220;Home Alone&#8221;</p> <p><em>Absence</em> was released on 27 August 2021 on <a href="https://www.bluenote.com/news/">Blue Note Records</a><br /> <span style="font-weight: 400;"><em>Fire Shut Up In My Bones</em> runs at The Met in NYC from 27 September till 23 October 2021</span></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session&#8217;s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"> YouTube Channel</a></p> <p>Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession">Patreon.</a><br /> For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of &#8220;The Insider&#8221;, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the music biz and the artists who inspire them.</p>
  43. The Jazz Session #565: Gretchen Parlato

    2021-09-08 07:03:14 UTC

    Gretchen Parlato burst onto the scene in 2004, when she won the Thelonious Monk Institute...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-6974 aligncenter" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/565-Gretchen-Parlato-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/565-Gretchen-Parlato-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/565-Gretchen-Parlato-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/565-Gretchen-Parlato-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/565-Gretchen-Parlato-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/565-Gretchen-Parlato-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/565-Gretchen-Parlato-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/565-Gretchen-Parlato.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><a href="https://gretchenparlato.com/">Gretchen Parlato</a> burst onto the scene in 2004, when she won the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Voice Competition. Since then, she&#8217;s been nominated for a Grammy, released five albums, performed with Wayne Shorter, Kamasi Washington, Becca Stevens and more, and massively influenced several generations of jazz vocalists. After 8 years spent exploring and enjoying motherhood, she made something of return to jazz with her album &#8220;Flor”, released on Edition Records in 2021. The album celebrates both her re-emergence, a blossoming if you will, and her love for the Brazilian sounds that shaped her. We talk about the music of Flor, her advice on dealing with criticism, and how she feels about having impacted the jazz vocal landscape with her signature understated singing and impeccable musicianship.</p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Show Notes:</strong></span><span data-offset-key="90gvs-2-1"><br /> <em>Tracks played:</em><br /> </span>-Wonderful<br /> -Roy Allen<br /> -What Does A Lion Say<br /> -Cello Suite No. 1 BWV 1007 Minuet I &amp; II<br /> -Same Stare, Different Thought (with David Binney)<br /> -É Preciso Perdoar<br /> -Sweet Love</p> <p><em>Flor</em> was released in March 2021 on <a href="https://editionrecords.com/artists/gretchen-parlato/">Edition Records</a><br /> <a href="https://www.instagram.com/gretchenparlato/">Gretchen&#8217;s &#8220;Flor Stories&#8221; on Instagram</a><br /> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te1epNvPRQs">Helen McKenzie Roasts Gretchen Parlato’s “The Lost and Found”</a><br /> David Binney&#8217;s Album &#8220;<a href="https://davidbinney.bandcamp.com/album/graylen-epicenter">Graylen Epicenter&#8221; On Bandcamp</a></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session&#8217;s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"> YouTube Channel</a></p> <p>Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession">Patreon.</a><br /> For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of &#8220;The Insider&#8221;, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  44. The Jazz Session #564: Dave Liebman

    2021-09-01 17:00:52 UTC

    Saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman was last on The Jazz Session in 2010...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-6964 aligncenter" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/tjs-2021-09-01-1-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/tjs-2021-09-01-1-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/tjs-2021-09-01-1-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/tjs-2021-09-01-1-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/tjs-2021-09-01-1-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/tjs-2021-09-01-1-1292x1292.jpg 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/tjs-2021-09-01-1-936x936.jpg 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/tjs-2021-09-01-1.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Saxophonis<span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">t and NEA Jazz Master </span><a style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;" href="http://davidliebman.com/home/">Dave Liebman</a><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;"> was last on The Jazz Session in 2010 so we were due for a catch up, e</span><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">specially </span><span style="font-family: -apple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, 'Segoe UI', Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, 'Helvetica Neue', sans-serif;">because he has a new album “Selflessness: The Music of John Coltrane” out on Dot Time Records on 3 September, a day before his 75th birthday. We chat about Trane (of course!), Dave&#8217;s time playing with Miles Davis, and the timelessness of Rodger and Hammerstein&#8217;s &#8220;My Favourite Things&#8221;.</span></p> <p><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Show Notes:</strong></span><br /> <span data-offset-key="90gvs-2-2"><em>Tracklisting:</em><br /> -Mr Day<br /> -Peace On Earth<br /> </span><span data-offset-key="90gvs-2-2">-My Favourite Things<br /> -Lazy Bird<br /> -Selflessness<br /> -One Up One Down</span></p> <p><em>Selflessness</em> is out 3 September 2021 on Dot Time Records<br /> Dave Liebman plays at <a href="https://2021.jazz.org/dave-liebman">Dizzy&#8217;s Club in New York City</a> on 4th &amp; 5th September 2021</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a><br /> Subscribe to The Jazz Session&#8217;s<a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoCdrWUSAn-GBXogLJfbsxw"> YouTube Channel</a></p> <p>Support The Jazz Session by becoming a member at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/thejazzsession">Patreon.</a><br /> For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus episode of &#8220;The Insider&#8221;, a spin-off interview series where Nicky chats to jazz industry insiders (broadcasters, artist agents, label heads, journalists) about the nuts and bolts of the business.</p>
  45. The Jazz Session: Meet The New Host!

    2021-08-04 07:03:47 UTC

    Here’s the big announcement!
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6900" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/newhost-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/newhost-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/newhost-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/newhost-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/newhost-768x768.png 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/newhost-1536x1536.png 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/newhost-1292x1292.png 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/newhost-936x936.png 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/newhost.png 1998w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Here&#8217;s the big announcement!</p>
  46. The Jazz Session’s Biggest News EVER

    2021-07-07 07:03:42 UTC

    That’s a dramatic headline, but I think the news in this mini episode is worth...
    <p><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/retirement_cover-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6890" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/retirement_cover-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/retirement_cover-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/retirement_cover-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/retirement_cover-768x768.png 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/retirement_cover-1536x1536.png 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/retirement_cover-1292x1292.png 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/retirement_cover-936x936.png 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/retirement_cover.png 1998w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>That&#8217;s a dramatic headline, but I think the news in this mini episode is worth it.</p>
  47. The Jazz Session #563: Gian Slater

    2021-06-30 07:03:56 UTC

    Vocalist Gian Slater‘s most recent album is Grey is Ground. In this interview, Slater talks...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6885" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs563_gian_slater-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs563_gian_slater-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs563_gian_slater-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs563_gian_slater-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs563_gian_slater-768x768.png 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs563_gian_slater-1536x1536.png 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs563_gian_slater-1292x1292.png 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs563_gian_slater-936x936.png 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs563_gian_slater.png 1998w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Vocalist <strong><a href="https://www.gianslater.com/">Gian Slater</a></strong>&#8216;s most recent album is <em>Grey is Ground</em>. In this interview, Slater talks about the five years of work to create the album; the tension between rhythm and melody so artfully displayed on the recording; navigating the genre question; and much more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Logo by Dave Vrabel<br /> Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.<br /> Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  48. The Jazz Session #562: Sarah Wilson

    2021-06-23 07:03:28 UTC

    Trumpeter and vocalist Sarah Wilson has a new album coming out in July 2021 called...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6881" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs562_sarah_wilson-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs562_sarah_wilson-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs562_sarah_wilson-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs562_sarah_wilson-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs562_sarah_wilson-768x768.png 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs562_sarah_wilson-1536x1536.png 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs562_sarah_wilson-1292x1292.png 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs562_sarah_wilson-936x936.png 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs562_sarah_wilson.png 1998w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Trumpeter and vocalist <strong>Sarah Wilson</strong> has a new album coming out in July 2021 called <em>Kaleidoscope</em>. In this interview, Wilson talks about the mentors to whom the music is dedicated; how she went from anthropology to puppet theater to the world of improvised music; incorporating vocals into her skill set; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Logo by Dave Vrabel<br /> Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.<br /> Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  49. The Jazz Session #561: Anna Webber

    2021-06-16 07:03:08 UTC

    Saxophonist and flute player Anna Webber has a new double album called Idiom (Pi Recordings)....
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6877" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs561_anna_webber-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs561_anna_webber-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs561_anna_webber-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs561_anna_webber-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs561_anna_webber-768x768.png 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs561_anna_webber-1536x1536.png 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs561_anna_webber-1292x1292.png 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs561_anna_webber-936x936.png 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs561_anna_webber.png 1998w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Saxophonist and flute player <strong><a href="https://www.annakristinwebber.com">Anna Webber</a></strong> has a new double album called <em>Idiom</em> (Pi Recordings). In this interview, Webber talks about how she took inspiration for the compositions on the album from extended instrumental techniques; her recent residency in Germany; her plans for after the pandemic; and her work with &#8230; Bruce Springsteen? Sure, why not.</p> <p><strong>CONCERT NOTE:</strong> The CD release party for Idiom is scheduled for September 23, 2021 at <a href="https://roulette.org">Roulette</a> in Brooklyn.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Logo by Dave Vrabel<br /> Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.<br /> Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  50. The Jazz Session #560: Sunna Gunnlaugs

    2021-06-09 07:03:02 UTC

    Pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs was once the only professional female jazz musician in Iceland. In this...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6873" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs560_sunna_gunnlaugs-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs560_sunna_gunnlaugs-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs560_sunna_gunnlaugs-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs560_sunna_gunnlaugs-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs560_sunna_gunnlaugs-768x768.png 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs560_sunna_gunnlaugs-1536x1536.png 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs560_sunna_gunnlaugs-1292x1292.png 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs560_sunna_gunnlaugs-936x936.png 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/tjs560_sunna_gunnlaugs.png 1998w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Pianist <a href="http://www.sunnagunnlaugs.com/"><strong>Sunna Gunnlaugs</strong></a> was once the only professional female jazz musician in Iceland. In this interview, she talks about the work she&#8217;s done to change that fact; her recent recording and performing projects; life during the pandemic; and much more. <em>(Note: Sunna was on </em>The Jazz Session<em> back in 2010. You can <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2010/06/14/the-jazz-session-177-sunna-gunnlaugs/">listen to that interview here</a>.)</em></p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Logo by Dave Vrabel<br /> Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.<br /> Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  51. The Jazz Session #559: Nnenna Freelon

    2021-06-02 07:03:32 UTC

    Vocalist Nnenna Freelon‘s new album, her first in a decade, is called Time Traveler. In...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6868" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs559_nnenna_freelon-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs559_nnenna_freelon-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs559_nnenna_freelon-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs559_nnenna_freelon-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs559_nnenna_freelon-768x768.png 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs559_nnenna_freelon-1536x1536.png 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs559_nnenna_freelon-1292x1292.png 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs559_nnenna_freelon-936x936.png 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs559_nnenna_freelon.png 1998w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Vocalist <strong><a href="https://www.nnenna.com/">Nnenna Freelon</a></strong>&#8216;s new album, her first in a decade, is called <em>Time Traveler</em>. In this interview, Freelon talks about the loss of her husband, Phil, and how she used music to process grief; the importance of the relationships between the band members on the album; her upcoming podcast series; and much more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Logo by Dave Vrabel<br /> Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.<br /> Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  52. The Jazz Session #558: Lauren Lee

    2021-05-26 14:58:56 UTC

    Pianist and vocalist Lauren Lee‘s intimate new solo album is called The Queen Of Cups....
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6861" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs558_lauren_lee-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs558_lauren_lee-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs558_lauren_lee-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs558_lauren_lee-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs558_lauren_lee-768x768.png 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs558_lauren_lee-1536x1536.png 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs558_lauren_lee-1292x1292.png 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs558_lauren_lee-936x936.png 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs558_lauren_lee.png 1998w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Pianist and vocalist <strong><a href="https://www.laurenleejazz.com/">Lauren Lee</a></strong>&#8216;s intimate new solo album is called <em>The Queen Of Cups</em>. In this interview, Lee talks about her unexpected (for her) decision to release a solo recording; the benefits of intuition; the stigma around scat singing; and much more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Logo by Dave Vrabel<br /> Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.<br /> Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  53. The Jazz Session #557: Helen Gillet

    2021-05-19 07:03:40 UTC

    Cellist Helen Gillet has a new album with woodwind player Jeff Coffin (interview) called Let...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6854" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs557_helen_gillet-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs557_helen_gillet-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs557_helen_gillet-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs557_helen_gillet-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs557_helen_gillet-768x768.png 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs557_helen_gillet-1536x1536.png 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs557_helen_gillet-1292x1292.png 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs557_helen_gillet-936x936.png 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs557_helen_gillet.png 1998w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Cellist <strong><a href="http://www.helengillet.com/">Helen Gillet</a></strong> has a new album with woodwind player Jeff Coffin (<a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2012/08/09/the-jazz-session-394-jeff-coffin/">interview</a>) called <em>Let It Shine</em>. In this interview, Gillet talks about how the pair came together at her series in New Orleans; the process of creating the music for the recording; how parameters can lead to increased freedom; the idea of a lifelong teacher; and a lot more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Logo by Dave Vrabel<br /> Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.<br /> Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  54. The Jazz Session #556: Satoko Fujii (2008)

    2021-05-05 18:47:36 UTC

    We dive into the vault this week for episode #47 from October 2008. Here’s what...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6850" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs555_satoko_fujii-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs555_satoko_fujii-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs555_satoko_fujii-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs555_satoko_fujii-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs555_satoko_fujii-768x768.png 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs555_satoko_fujii-1536x1536.png 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs555_satoko_fujii-1292x1292.png 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs555_satoko_fujii-936x936.png 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/tjs555_satoko_fujii.png 1998w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>We dive into the vault this week for episode #47 from October 2008. Here&#8217;s what I wrote at the time:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Jason Crane interviews pianist and composer Satoko Fujii. Fujii has released four new recordings in 2008, her 50th birthday year. These records find her with her New York trio; on accordion in the avant-folk-jazz group of her husband, trumpeter Natsuki Tamura; in a quartet with some of Japan’s most talented improvising musicians; and in a second trio with both American and Japanese musicians. Far from slowing down in her middle years, Fujii seems to be pushing herself even more relentlessly, searching for new and exciting ways of expressing her musical ideas.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Logo by Dave Vrabel<br /> Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.<br /> Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  55. The Jazz Session #555: Sana Nagano

    2021-04-28 07:03:51 UTC

    Violinist Sana Nagano‘s new album is Smashing Humans. In this interview, Nagano talks about her...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6846" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs555_sana_nagano-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs555_sana_nagano-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs555_sana_nagano-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs555_sana_nagano-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs555_sana_nagano-768x768.png 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs555_sana_nagano-1536x1536.png 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs555_sana_nagano-1292x1292.png 1292w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs555_sana_nagano-936x936.png 936w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs555_sana_nagano.png 1998w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Violinist <a href="http://www.sananagano.com/"><strong>Sana Nagano</strong></a>&#8216;s new album is <em>Smashing Humans</em>. In this interview, Nagano talks about her fabulous band; how she went from giving up violin completely to playing it professionally; her journey from Tokyo to Oregon to Memphis to Boston to New York; and much more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Logo by Dave Vrabel<br /> Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.<br /> Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  56. The Jazz Session #554: Roxana Amed

    2021-04-21 07:03:16 UTC

    Argentinian vocalist Roxana Amed just released Ontology. In this interview, Amed talks about moving to...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6842" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs554_roxanna_amed-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs554_roxanna_amed-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs554_roxanna_amed-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs554_roxanna_amed-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs554_roxanna_amed.png 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Argentinian vocalist Roxana Amed just released <em>Ontology</em>. In this interview, Amed talks about moving to Miami and finding her place; writing new lyrics to existing tunes; searching for meaning as both a musician and a person; and much more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Logo by Dave Vrabel<br /> Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.<br /> Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  57. The Jazz Session #553: Alexa Tarantino

    2021-04-14 07:03:26 UTC

    Saxophonist and flute player Alexa Tarantino has a new album on Posi-Tone Records called Firefly....
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6837" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs553_alexa_tarantino-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs553_alexa_tarantino-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs553_alexa_tarantino-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs553_alexa_tarantino-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs553_alexa_tarantino.png 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Saxophonist and flute player <a href="https://alexatarantino.com/"><strong>Alexa Tarantino</strong></a> has a new album on Posi-Tone Records called <em>Firefly</em>. In this interview, Tarantino talks about recording an album during the pandemic; starting a jazz camp in Rockport, MA; focusing her energies on educating others as well as performing; and much more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Logo by Dave Vrabel<br /> Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.<br /> Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  58. The Jazz Session #552: Barbara Dennerlein (2009)

    2021-04-07 16:45:26 UTC

    I’m in Auburn, Alabama this week and we’re stepping into the TJS Time Machine to...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6832" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs552_barbara_dennerlein-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs552_barbara_dennerlein-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs552_barbara_dennerlein-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs552_barbara_dennerlein-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/tjs552_barbara_dennerlein.png 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>I&#8217;m in Auburn, Alabama this week and we&#8217;re stepping into the TJS Time Machine to listen to an archival interview with organist Barbara Dennerlein from 2009. Here&#8217;s what I wrote about it at the time:</p> <p><em>Jason Crane interviews organist Barbara Dennerlein about her pipe organ recording </em>Spiritual Movement No. 2<em> (Bebab Records, 2008). The album was recorded at one of Germany’s most famous churches in front of a very appreciative audience. In this interview, recorded before a concert in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Dennerlein discusses jazz on the pipe organ; why organists should use their feet; and how she adapts to the challenge of seldom having her own instrument on stage.</em></p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Logo by Dave Vrabel<br /> Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.<br /> Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  59. The Jazz Session #551: Marilyn Crispell (2009)

    2021-03-31 08:04:43 UTC

    This week on The Jazz Session, take a trip back into the archives for this...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6825" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs551_marilyn_crispell-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs551_marilyn_crispell-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs551_marilyn_crispell-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs551_marilyn_crispell-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs551_marilyn_crispell.png 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>This week on <em>The Jazz Session</em>, take a trip back into the archives for this 2009 interview with pianist Marilyn Crispell, recorded at her home in Woodstock, NY. Here&#8217;s what I wrote about it at the time:</p> <p><em>Jason Crane interviews pianist Marilyn Crispell about her album of solo piano pieces, </em>Vignettes<em> (ECM, 2008). Crispell made an early name for herself with Anthony Braxton, and she’s since amassed an impressive list of recordings that include composed and freely improvised pieces. In this interview, Crispell talks about the nature of improvisation, the particular challenges of solo playing, and the joys of Woodstock, NY.</em></p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Logo by Dave Vrabel<br /> Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.<br /> Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  60. The Jazz Session #550: Jen Shyu

    2021-03-24 07:03:42 UTC

    Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and multimedia artist Jen Shyu‘s new album comes out on April 23, 2021....
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6821" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs550_jen_shyu-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs550_jen_shyu-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs550_jen_shyu-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs550_jen_shyu-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs550_jen_shyu.png 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and multimedia artist <a href="https://www.jenshyu.com/"><strong>Jen Shyu</strong></a>&#8216;s new album comes out on April 23, 2021. It&#8217;s called <em>Zero Grasses — Ritual For The Losses</em> (Pi Recordings). In this interview, Shyu talks about writing music in the aftermath of the loss of her father; working with students to chronicle their experience of the pandemic; the mentors she admires; and much more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Logo by Dave Vrabel<br /> Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.<br /> Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  61. The Jazz Session #549: Laila Biali

    2021-03-17 07:03:09 UTC

    Laila Biali just received a JUNO nomination for her 2020 album Out Of Dust, released...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6815" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs549_laila_biali-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs549_laila_biali-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs549_laila_biali-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs549_laila_biali-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs549_laila_biali.png 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><strong><a href="https://lailabiali.com/">Laila Biali</a></strong> just received a JUNO nomination for her 2020 album <em>Out Of Dust</em>, released during the pandemic and inspired by a challenging year in her personal life. In this interview Biali talks about translating experience to music; releasing an album during a time of crisis; bridging the pop-jazz divide; her work with Sting; and much more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Logo by Dave Vrabel<br /> Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.<br /> Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  62. The Jazz Session #548: Sara Caswell

    2021-03-10 08:03:42 UTC

    Violinist Sara Caswell has played with everyone from Esperanza Spalding to Brad Mehldau to Bruce...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6802" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs548_sara_caswell-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs548_sara_caswell-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs548_sara_caswell-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs548_sara_caswell-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs548_sara_caswell.png 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Violinist <strong><a href="https://saracaswell.com/">Sara Caswell</a></strong> has played with everyone from Esperanza Spalding to Brad Mehldau to Bruce Springsteen to symphony orchestras. In this interview, she talks about how her musicologist parents started her on the right path early; her decision to focus on improvised music; her 2018 Grammy nomination; her forthcoming album; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Logo by Dave Vrabel<br /> Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.<br /> Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  63. The Jazz Session #547: Chloe Rowlands

    2021-03-03 08:00:36 UTC

    Trumpeter Chloe Rowlands is part of The Westerlies, a brass quartet whose most recent album...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="aligncenter size-medium wp-image-6725" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs547_chloe_rowlands-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs547_chloe_rowlands-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs547_chloe_rowlands-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs547_chloe_rowlands-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tjs547_chloe_rowlands.png 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Trumpeter Chloe Rowlands is part of The Westerlies, a brass quartet whose most recent album is a collaboration with <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2010/09/09/the-jazz-session-198-theo-bleckmann/">Theo Bleckmann</a> called <em>This Land</em>. In this interview, Rowlands talks about the formation of The Westerlies and how she joined; the origin of the new album; her experience coming out as a trans woman in the jazz world; and much more. Learn more at <a href="https://www.westerliesmusic.com/">https://www.westerliesmusic.com/</a>.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Logo by Dave Vrabel<br /> Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.<br /> Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  64. The Jazz Session #546: Claire Daly

    2021-02-24 08:03:29 UTC

    Ride Symbol Records recently reissued saxophonist and flautist Claire Daly‘s 2008 album Rah! Rah! The...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6704" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tjs546_claire_daily-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tjs546_claire_daily-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tjs546_claire_daily-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tjs546_claire_daily-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tjs546_claire_daily.png 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Ride Symbol Records recently reissued saxophonist and flautist <strong>Claire Daly</strong>&#8216;s 2008 album <em>Rah! Rah!</em> The album is a tribute to Rahsaan Roland Kirk. In this interview, Daly talks about her first exposure to Rahsaan on record and in person; the fabulous band that backs her on the album; how she fell in love with the baritone saxophone; and much more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p><strong>This show marks the 14th anniversary of <em>The Jazz Session</em>!</strong> I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since February 24, 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Logo by Dave Vrabel<br /> Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.<br /> Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  65. The Jazz Session #545: Jihye Lee

    2021-02-17 08:30:41 UTC

    Composer Jihye Lee‘s sophomore album is called Daring Mind. In this interview, we trace Lee’s...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6685" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tjs545_jihye_lee-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tjs545_jihye_lee-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tjs545_jihye_lee-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tjs545_jihye_lee-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tjs545_jihye_lee.png 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Composer <strong><a href="https://jihyemusic.com/">Jihye Lee</a></strong>&#8216;s sophomore album is called <em>Daring Mind</em>. In this interview, we trace Lee&#8217;s beginnings as a singer-songwriter in Seoul with no jazz background; how her desire to compose led her to attend Berklee College of Music; how she uses music to process emotions; and much more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a><br /> Logo by Dave Vrabel<br /> Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a><br /> Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.<br /> Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  66. The Jazz Session #544: Rachel Eckroth

    2021-02-10 09:00:31 UTC

    Keyboardist and vocalist Rachel Eckroth just released a new duo recording with her husband Tim...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6680" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tjs544_rachel_eckroth-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tjs544_rachel_eckroth-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tjs544_rachel_eckroth-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tjs544_rachel_eckroth-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tjs544_rachel_eckroth.png 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Keyboardist and vocalist <strong>Rachel Eckroth</strong> just released a new duo recording with her husband Tim Lefebvre (<a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2019/01/15/the-jazz-session-472-tim-lefebvre/">interview</a>) called <em>The Blackbird Sessions Vol. 1</em>. In this interview, Eckroth talks about her evolution as a vocalist and keyboardist; the origins of this duo recording; her work with Rufus Wainwright; her upcoming projects; and more. You can hear more of her performances with Lefebvre at <a href="https://www.patreon.com/LiveFromBlackbird">their Patreon page</a>. The track &#8220;Moot Points&#8221; mentioned in the interview is <a href="https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/alassaneracheleckrothandtimlefebvre/moot-points">here</a>.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  67. The Jazz Session #543: Laurie Pepper

    2021-02-03 08:05:05 UTC

    Laurie Pepper is back on the show to talk about the 11th volume in her...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6672" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tjs543_laurie_pepper-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tjs543_laurie_pepper-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tjs543_laurie_pepper-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tjs543_laurie_pepper-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/tjs543_laurie_pepper.png 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><strong>Laurie Pepper</strong> is back on the show to talk about the 11th volume in her <em>Unreleased Art Pepper</em> series. This one features a 1980 concert in Atlanta. In this interview, Pepper talks about how the concert came to be recorded; the work she continues to do on the extensive library of Art Pepper recordings she owns; the audiobook version of the classic jazz biography <em>Straight Life</em>; and much more. Listen to Laurie&#8217;s previous appearances on <em>The Jazz Session</em> <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2007/12/14/the-jazz-session-34-laurie-pepper-on-art-pepper/">here</a> and <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2009/10/05/the-jazz-session-92-laurie-pepper-on-art-pepper/">here</a>.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  68. The Jazz Session #542: Yoko Miwa

    2021-01-27 08:00:51 UTC

    Pianist Yoko Miwa‘s new album, Songs Of Joy, comes out on February 12, 2021. In...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6668" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/tjs542_yoko_miwa-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/tjs542_yoko_miwa-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/tjs542_yoko_miwa-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/tjs542_yoko_miwa-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/tjs542_yoko_miwa.png 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Pianist <strong>Yoko Miwa</strong>&#8216;s new album, <em>Songs Of Joy</em>, comes out on February 12, 2021. In this interview, Miwa talks about recording during the pandemic; the loss of her father and how she memorialized him in a composition; why she continues to include Monk in her repertoire; and much more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  69. The Jazz Session #541: Lara Driscoll of the Firm Roots Duo

    2020-12-16 09:00:42 UTC

    Lara Driscoll is half of the Firm Roots Duo, a two-piano ensemble also featuring her...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6661" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/tjs541_lara_driscoll-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/tjs541_lara_driscoll-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/tjs541_lara_driscoll-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/tjs541_lara_driscoll-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/tjs541_lara_driscoll.png 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><strong>Lara Driscoll</strong> is half of the <strong>Firm Roots Duo</strong>, a two-piano ensemble also featuring her husband <strong>Chris White</strong>. In this interview, Lara talks about the challenges of performing and recording with two pianos; how she and Chris work together as composers; fun times in an RV; the fascinating story of recording their new album, <em>Firm Roots</em>; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. I&#8217;m now living in a van and traveling the country, so I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  70. The Jazz Session #540: Yelena Eckemoff

    2020-12-09 22:04:01 UTC

    Pianist Yelena Eckemoff is a prolific composer. In this interview, she talks about Nocturnal Animals,...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6656" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/tjs540_yelena_eckemoff-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/tjs540_yelena_eckemoff-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/tjs540_yelena_eckemoff-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/tjs540_yelena_eckemoff-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/tjs540_yelena_eckemoff.png 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Pianist <strong>Yelena Eckemoff</strong> is a prolific composer. In this interview, she talks about <em>Nocturnal Animals</em>, which came out earlier this year, and <em>Adventures Of The Wildflower</em>, which comes out in March 2021. Eckemoff also talks about incorporating poetry and prose and art into her musical presentations; the path from idea to composition; and much more.</p> <p>Technical note: This is the first episode I recorded in my van, so you may detect some slight audio differences from previous episodes. I&#8217;ll iron out those imperfections as I travel. Thanks for your patience.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. Now I&#8217;m doing it in a van as I travel the United States. I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  71. The Jazz Session #539: Tomoko Omura

    2020-12-02 09:00:00 UTC

    Violinist Tomoko Omura‘s latest album is Branches, Vol. 1. In this interview, she talks about...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6649" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Branches-3000x3000-Album-Cover-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Branches-3000x3000-Album-Cover-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Branches-3000x3000-Album-Cover-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Branches-3000x3000-Album-Cover-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Branches-3000x3000-Album-Cover-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Branches-3000x3000-Album-Cover-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Branches-3000x3000-Album-Cover-2048x2048.jpg 2048w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Branches-3000x3000-Album-Cover-1568x1568.jpg 1568w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Violinist <strong>Tomoko Omura</strong>&#8216;s latest album is <em>Branches, Vol. 1</em>. In this interview, she talks about the album&#8217;s sonic landscape; how she drew from Japanese folktales to write the music; the gorgeous artwork by <a href="https://www.instagram.com/hinestheartist/">Trina Hines</a>; and a lot more. Be sure to also <a href="https://youtu.be/qjRSNWzgIXs">watch the illustrated music video for &#8220;Revenge of the Rabbit.&#8221;</a></p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. By the time you hear this episode, I&#8217;ll be living in a van and traveling the country. I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  72. The Jazz Session #538: Miki Yamanaka

    2020-11-26 02:20:08 UTC

    Pianist Miki Yamanaka‘s new album is Human Dust Suite. In this interview, Yamanaka talks about...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6635" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/miki-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/miki-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/miki-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/miki-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/miki-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/miki-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/miki.jpg 1000w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Pianist <strong>Miki Yamanaka</strong>&#8216;s new album is <em>Human Dust Suite</em>. In this interview, Yamanaka talks about the artwork that inspired the suite; how she left a graduate program in seismology in Japan to become a jazz pianist in New York; why she chose the specific players who accompany her on the album; and more.</p> <p><strong>CONCERT NOTE:</strong> Miki Yamanaka is playing with Philip Harper at Smalls Jazz Club this Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 5 pm and 7 pm ET. You can attend in person, or else stream the show anywhere at <a href="https://www.smallslive.com">https://www.smallslive.com</a>.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. As I prepare to head out on the road in a van (which will also be my home) to record interviews, I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  73. The Jazz Session #537: Dr. Colleen Clark

    2020-11-18 09:00:08 UTC

    Drummer and educator Dr. Colleen Clark is the first woman to receive a Doctor of...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6626" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Colleen_Clark_head_shot-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Colleen_Clark_head_shot-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Colleen_Clark_head_shot-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Colleen_Clark_head_shot-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Colleen_Clark_head_shot-768x769.png 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Colleen_Clark_head_shot-100x100.png 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Colleen_Clark_head_shot.png 898w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Drummer and educator <strong>Dr. Colleen Clark</strong> is the first woman to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Performance at the University of North Texas. In this interview, she talks about her educational background; why she loves Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus; her sports-adjacent philosophy of music education; her new band; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. As I prepare to head out on the road in a van (which will also be my home) to record interviews, I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  74. The Jazz Session #536: Champian Fulton

    2020-11-04 09:00:12 UTC

    Champian Fulton’s new album, Birdsong, is a tribute to Charlie Parker’s 100th birthday. The album...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6621" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Birdsong-Cover-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Birdsong-Cover-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Birdsong-Cover-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Birdsong-Cover-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Birdsong-Cover-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Birdsong-Cover-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Birdsong-Cover-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Birdsong-Cover.jpg 1600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Champian Fulton&#8217;s new album, <em>Birdsong</em>, is a tribute to Charlie Parker&#8217;s 100th birthday. The album features Fulton&#8217;s working band plus saxophonist Scott Hamilton. In this interview, Fulton talks about meeting Hamilton in Europe; why she feels such a special connection to Bird; how she&#8217;s kept in touch with her audience during the pandemic; and some upcoming recording projects.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. As I prepare to head out on the road in a van (which will also be my home) to record interviews, I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  75. The Jazz Session #535: Allegra Levy

    2020-10-29 05:02:03 UTC

    Vocalist Allegra Levy‘s new album is Lose My Number: Levy Sings McNeil (SteepleChase, 2020). On...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6606" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Artwork_Levy_Lose_My_Number-248x250.png" alt="" width="248" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Artwork_Levy_Lose_My_Number-248x250.png 248w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Artwork_Levy_Lose_My_Number-396x400.png 396w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Artwork_Levy_Lose_My_Number-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Artwork_Levy_Lose_My_Number-100x100.png 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Artwork_Levy_Lose_My_Number.png 428w" sizes="(max-width: 248px) 100vw, 248px" /></p> <p>Vocalist <strong>Allegra Levy</strong>&#8216;s new album is <em>Lose My Number: Levy Sings McNeil</em> (SteepleChase, 2020). On it, she sings lyrics she wrote for the songs of her longtime collaborator, trumpeter John McNeil. In this interview, Levy talks about writing lyrics for someone else&#8217;s tunes; the story behind her all-woman band; finding new performance models both during and after the pandemic; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. As I prepare to head out on the road in a van (which will also be my home) to record interviews, I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  76. The Jazz Session #534: Natalie Cressman

    2020-10-21 19:06:23 UTC

    Trombonist and vocalist Natalie Cressman has released an album and a single with Brazilian guitarist...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6603" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/a2037662367_16-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/a2037662367_16-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/a2037662367_16-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/a2037662367_16-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/a2037662367_16-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/a2037662367_16.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Trombonist and vocalist <strong>Natalie Cressman</strong> has released an album and a single with Brazilian guitarist Ian Faquini, and a second album is nearly complete. In this interview, Cressman talks about immersing herself in the Portuguese language; the subtlety of her duo playing with Faquini; virtual music during the pandemic; and the recording of their second album.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. As I prepare to head out on the road in a van (which will also be my home) to record interviews, I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  77. The Jazz Session #533: Sara Serpa

    2020-10-14 09:00:10 UTC

    Vocalist Sara Serpa confronts the history of Portuguese colonialism in Angola on her new album...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6599" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Serpa_Recognition_Cover-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Serpa_Recognition_Cover-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Serpa_Recognition_Cover-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Serpa_Recognition_Cover-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Serpa_Recognition_Cover-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Serpa_Recognition_Cover-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Serpa_Recognition_Cover-2048x2048.jpg 2048w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Serpa_Recognition_Cover-100x100.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Vocalist <strong>Sara Serpa</strong> confronts the history of Portuguese colonialism in Angola on her new album <em>Recognition</em>. In this interview, she talks about her family&#8217;s experiences as both colonizers and resistance fighters; the formation of the unique ensemble that plays the music on the album; how she created the film which the music accompanies; and a forthcoming project based on the work of author Emmanuel Iduma.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. As I prepare to head out on the road in a van (which will also be my home) to record interviews, I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  78. The Jazz Session #532: Angelica Sanchez

    2020-10-08 02:34:17 UTC

    Pianist Angelica Sanchez has a new duet album with pianist Marilyn Crispell (interview) called How...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6595" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Cover_Sanchez_How_to_Turn_the_Moon-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Cover_Sanchez_How_to_Turn_the_Moon-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Cover_Sanchez_How_to_Turn_the_Moon-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Cover_Sanchez_How_to_Turn_the_Moon-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Cover_Sanchez_How_to_Turn_the_Moon-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Cover_Sanchez_How_to_Turn_the_Moon-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Cover_Sanchez_How_to_Turn_the_Moon.jpg 1470w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Pianist <strong>Angelica Sanchez</strong> has a new duet album with pianist Marilyn Crispell (<a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2009/04/09/the-jazz-session-52-marilyn-crispell/">interview</a>) called <em>How To Turn The Moon</em>. In this interview, Sanchez talks about her lifelong admiration of Crispell&#8217;s playing; the intricacies of the piano duet; her interest in neuroscience and the work of artist Santiago Ramón y Cajal; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. As I prepare to head out on the road in a van (which will also be my home) to record interviews, I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  79. The Jazz Session #531: Christine Correa

    2020-09-23 08:00:16 UTC

    Vocalist Christine Correa‘s new album with pianist Ran Blake is When Soft Rains Fall. It’s...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6590" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/When-Soft-Rains-Fall-Cover-250x222.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="222" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/When-Soft-Rains-Fall-Cover-250x222.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/When-Soft-Rains-Fall-Cover-400x355.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/When-Soft-Rains-Fall-Cover-768x681.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/When-Soft-Rains-Fall-Cover-1536x1363.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/When-Soft-Rains-Fall-Cover.jpg 1669w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Vocalist <strong>Christine Correa</strong>&#8216;s new album with pianist Ran Blake is <em>When Soft Rains Fall</em>. It&#8217;s a tribute to Billie Holiday&#8217;s seminal recording <em>Lady In Satin</em>. In this interview, Correa talks about her longtime relationship with Blake and how that informed the recording process; why she encourages her students to put down the sheet music and use their ears; her upcoming projects; and the vulnerability, anger and strength found in the vocalists who&#8217;ve inspired her.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. As I prepare to head out on the road in a van (which will also be my home) to record interviews, I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  80. The Jazz Session #530: Leni Stern

    2020-09-16 08:00:16 UTC

    Guitarist Leni Stern has spent years collaborating with musicians from other cultures and musical styles,...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6580" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/cover-Leni-Stern-4-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/cover-Leni-Stern-4-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/cover-Leni-Stern-4-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/cover-Leni-Stern-4-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/cover-Leni-Stern-4-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/cover-Leni-Stern-4-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/cover-Leni-Stern-4.jpg 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Guitarist <strong>Leni Stern</strong> has spent years collaborating with musicians from other cultures and musical styles, particularly with musicians from Senegal and Mali. On her latest album, <em>4</em>, Stern continues that work, and adds Argentinian keyboardist Leo Genovese into the mix. In this interview, Stern talks about how she started studying west African music; adapting her own playing to the rhythmic needs of the music; her varied musical partners; and the return of some live music to New York City.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. As I prepare to head out on the road in a van (which will also be my home) to record interviews, I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called <em>Track of the Week</em>, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you&#8217;ll get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my biweekly newsletter</a>.</p>
  81. The Jazz Session #529: Jamie Baum

    2020-09-09 14:38:38 UTC

    Flute player Jamie Baum talks about her experiences as a New-York-based jazz musician during the...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6572" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/baumcollage-250x230.png" alt="" width="250" height="230" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/baumcollage-250x230.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/baumcollage-400x368.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/baumcollage-768x707.png 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/baumcollage.png 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Flute player <strong><a href="https://jamiebaum.com/">Jamie Baum</a></strong> talks about her experiences as a New-York-based jazz musician during the pandemic. She also sheds light on her experiments with South Asian music; appreciation vs. appropriation; her various composing projects; and some upcoming album releases.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  82. The Jazz Session #528: Cat Toren

    2020-09-02 08:00:37 UTC

    Welcome to the premiere of season 13 of The Jazz Session! This episode begins with...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6569" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/05-200609B-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/05-200609B-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/05-200609B-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/05-200609B-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/05-200609B-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/05-200609B-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/05-200609B.jpg 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Welcome to the premiere of season 13 of <em>The Jazz Session</em>! This episode begins with some big news before turning to pianist Cat Toren and her new album, <em>Scintillating Beauty</em>. In this interview, Toren talks about the genesis of the new record; sound healing; bringing a child into the world; her upcoming projects; and the challenge of navigating online spaces.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>As you&#8217;ll hear in this episode, I need your support now more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly <em>Track of the Week</em> episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  83. TJS Summer Hiatus 2020: Shadows And Light with Dwight

    2020-07-30 19:18:10 UTC

    In this episode, Dwight from Eat The Rich joins me to talk about Joni Mitchell’s...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6564" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/tjshiatus1-250x216.png" alt="" width="250" height="216" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/tjshiatus1-250x216.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/tjshiatus1-400x346.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/tjshiatus1-768x663.png 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/tjshiatus1.png 1389w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>In this episode, Dwight from <em>Eat The Rich</em> joins me to talk about Joni Mitchell&#8217;s 1980 live album <em>Shadows And Light</em>. The album features Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Michael Brecker, Jaco Pastorius, Don Alias, and The Persuasions. We talk about some of the highlights of the record and play excerpts. Then we talk about the current economic state of the jazz world, and what the future might bring. You&#8217;ll also learn more about Dwight&#8217;s show, <em>Eat The Rich</em>. You can follow <a href="https://twitter.com/rhinosoros">Dwight</a> and <em><a href="https://twitter.com/EatTheRichPod">Eat The Rich</a></em> on Twitter, and <a href="https://www.patreon.com/EatTheRich">support ETR on Patreon</a>.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  84. The Jazz Session #527: Ben Goldberg

    2020-06-24 08:00:35 UTC

    Since the beginning of quarantine, clarinetist Ben Goldberg has been recording a new piece of...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6558" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/plague-250x207.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="207" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/plague-250x207.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/plague-400x331.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/plague-768x636.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/plague.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Since the beginning of quarantine, clarinetist <strong>Ben Goldberg</strong> has been recording a new piece of music each day in a project called <em><a href="https://ben-goldberg--bag-production-records.bandcamp.com/album/plague-diary">Plague Diary</a></em>. In this interview, Goldberg talks about why he started this project; how Steve Lacy helped him articulate an artistic vision; the influence of poet/educator/prophet Allen Grossman; and much more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p><strong>This is the final episode of season 12</strong>. If you&#8217;d like to get the members-only that will be released during the summer hiatus in July and August, please become a member today at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. New regular episodes of <em>The Jazz Session</em> will resume in September 2020.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  85. The Jazz Session #526: Jeff Albert

    2020-06-17 08:00:14 UTC

    Trombonist Jeff Albert‘s new live record is called Unanimous Sources. In this interview, we talk...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6545" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/a2713008154_10-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/a2713008154_10-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/a2713008154_10-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/a2713008154_10-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/a2713008154_10-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/a2713008154_10-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/a2713008154_10.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Trombonist <strong>Jeff Albert</strong>&#8216;s new live record is called <em>Unanimous Sources</em>. In this interview, we talk about the various musical buttons pushed by this band; making music fun; the many other projects Jeff is involved with; the forward-thinking music program at Loyola University New Orleans; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  86. The Jazz Session #525: Chad Taylor

    2020-06-10 08:00:46 UTC

    Drummer Chad Taylor‘s latest record is a collaboration with saxophonist Brian Settles and pianist Neil...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6538" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cover-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cover-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cover-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cover-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cover-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cover-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cover-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cover.jpg 2000w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Drummer <strong>Chad Taylor</strong>&#8216;s latest record is a collaboration with saxophonist Brian Settles and pianist Neil Podgurski called <em>The Daily Biological</em> (Cuneiform Records, 2020). In this interview, Taylor talks about his early days with Brian Settles and comedian Dave Chappelle; the origin of this trio; his work with the recently departed Henry Grimes; life during the pandemic; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  87. The Jazz Session #524: Erik Deutsch

    2020-06-03 08:00:39 UTC

    Keyboardist Erik Deutsch has a new album called Live At Lunatico. In this interview, he...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6534" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ERIK-DEUTSCH-COVER-ART-MISA-250x250.jpeg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ERIK-DEUTSCH-COVER-ART-MISA-250x250.jpeg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ERIK-DEUTSCH-COVER-ART-MISA-400x400.jpeg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ERIK-DEUTSCH-COVER-ART-MISA-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ERIK-DEUTSCH-COVER-ART-MISA-100x100.jpeg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ERIK-DEUTSCH-COVER-ART-MISA.jpeg 480w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Keyboardist <strong>Erik Deutsch</strong> has a new album called <em>Live At Lunatico</em>. In this interview, he talks about making music fun; the overlap of jazz and jam bands; his work with Leftover Salmon; his move to Mexico; and his new gig with Dixie Chicks.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  88. The Jazz Session #523: Henry Hey

    2020-05-27 08:00:18 UTC

    Henry Hey and his band Forq have a new album called Four. In this interview,...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6529" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/forqcover-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/forqcover-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/forqcover-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/forqcover-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/forqcover-768x766.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/forqcover-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/forqcover.jpg 1516w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><strong>Henry Hey</strong> and his band <strong>Forq</strong> have a new album called <em>Four</em>. In this interview, Hey talks about the history of Forq; big stacks of keyboards; his work with David Bowie and George Michael; and a lot more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  89. TJS Extra: Dinner With Jimmy Cobb

    2020-05-25 22:48:50 UTC

    Back in 1996 I was lucky to have dinner with Jimmy Cobb in a small...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6525" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/jimmy-250x250.jpeg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/jimmy-250x250.jpeg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/jimmy-400x400.jpeg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/jimmy-150x150.jpeg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/jimmy-100x100.jpeg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/jimmy.jpeg 768w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Back in 1996 I was lucky to have dinner with Jimmy Cobb in a small town in northern Japan. Today, as we mourn Jimmy&#8217;s passing and celebrate his life, I&#8217;d like to share that story.</p>
  90. The Jazz Session #522: Wendy Eisenberg

    2020-05-20 08:00:56 UTC

    Guitarist, vocalist, and other-instruments-ist Wendy Eisenberg has released a wealth of music in recent years,...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6517" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wendy-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wendy-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wendy-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wendy-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wendy-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wendy-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wendy-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wendy.jpg 1667w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Guitarist, vocalist, and other-instruments-ist <strong>Wendy Eisenberg</strong> has released a wealth of music in recent years, each album in a distinct soundworld from every other. In this interview, Eisenberg talks about projects including <a href="http://wendyeisenberg.bandcamp.com/album/dehiscence-2020"><em>Dehiscence</em></a>, <a href="https://wendyeisenberg.bandcamp.com/album/its-shape-is-your-touch"><em>Its Shape Is Your Touch</em></a>, <a href="https://wendyeisenberg.bandcamp.com/album/time-machine-2"><em>Time Machine</em></a>, <a href="https://editrix.bandcamp.com/album/talk-to-me"><em>Talk To Me</em></a> (by their collaborative band Editrix), and more. We also learn why western Massachusetts is a magical gateway to the universe.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  91. The Jazz Session #521: Brian Landrus

    2020-05-13 08:00:50 UTC

    Woodwind player Brian Landrus‘s new album, For Now, comes out on May 15, 2020. In...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6513" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/landrus-250x225.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="225" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/landrus-250x225.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/landrus-400x359.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/landrus.jpg 562w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Woodwind player <strong>Brian Landrus</strong>&#8216;s new album, <em>For Now</em>, comes out on May 15, 2020. In this interview, Landrus talks about making an album with strings; how upheaval in his personal life led to the music on <em>For Now</em>; the influence of Bob Brookmeyer on his writing; a future big band project; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  92. The Jazz Session #520: Andy Milne

    2020-05-06 08:00:18 UTC

    Pianist Andy Milne has just released his first trio album, The ReMission (Sunnyside Records, 2020),...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6505" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/a0878794510_10-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/a0878794510_10-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/a0878794510_10-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/a0878794510_10-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/a0878794510_10-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/a0878794510_10-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/a0878794510_10.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Pianist <strong>Andy Milne</strong> has just released his first trio album, <em>The ReMission</em> (Sunnyside Records, 2020), featuring bassist John Hébert and drummer Clarence Penn. In this interview, Milne talks about finally deciding to make a trio record; how the album coincided with both his fight against cancer and a new job at the University of Michigan; life during the pandemic; his thoughts on McCoy Tyner; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  93. The Jazz Session #519: Eric Hofbauer

    2020-04-29 08:00:01 UTC

    Guitarist Eric Hofbauer recently released Book of Fire (Creative Nation Music, 2020), the second in...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6487" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Book-of-Fire-front-cover-300dpi-1-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Book-of-Fire-front-cover-300dpi-1-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Book-of-Fire-front-cover-300dpi-1-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Book-of-Fire-front-cover-300dpi-1-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Book-of-Fire-front-cover-300dpi-1-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Book-of-Fire-front-cover-300dpi-1-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Book-of-Fire-front-cover-300dpi-1.jpg 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Guitarist <strong><a href="https://www.erichofbauer.com/">Eric Hofbauer</a></strong> recently released <em>Book of Fire</em> (Creative Nation Music, 2020), the second in what will be a five-album series centered on the five aspects of the Chinese philosophy <em>wu xing</em>. In this interview, Hofbauer talks about the first two albums in the series; how he and bassist Tony Leva broadened their instrumental palettes for this latest record; why he chose to include recordings of James Baldwin; the pandemic in Boston; and much more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  94. The Jazz Session #518: Remembering Henry Grimes

    2020-04-22 08:00:27 UTC

    Bassist and poet Henry Grimes died on April 15, 2020 from complications due to Covid-19....
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6482" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/grimescover-250x190.png" alt="" width="250" height="190" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/grimescover-250x190.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/grimescover-400x304.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/grimescover.png 466w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Bassist and poet <strong>Henry Grimes</strong> died on April 15, 2020 from complications due to Covid-19. In this episode, I read one of Henry&#8217;s poems and a poem I wrote for Henry. After that, pianist <strong>Carmen Staaf</strong> recalls her relationship with Grimes. The final section is a previously unaired 2008 interview with Henry Grimes recorded at the Jazz At The Lake festival in Lake George, NY.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  95. The Jazz Session #517: Angela Davis

    2020-04-15 08:00:06 UTC

    Saxophonist Angela Davis‘s latest recording is Little Did They Know (ABC Jazz, 2019). In this...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6476" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Saxophonist <strong>Angela Davis</strong>&#8216;s latest recording is <em>Little Did They Know</em> (ABC Jazz, 2019). In this interview, Davis talks about moving home to Australia and becoming part of the Melbourne jazz scene; how she came to make this record with Tony Gould and Sam Anning; the stories behind the tunes on the album; life in Australia during the pandemic; and much more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  96. The Jazz Session #516: Brenda Earle Stokes

    2020-04-08 08:00:24 UTC

    The new album by Brenda Earle Stokes is Solo Sessions, Vol. 1. In this interview,...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6473" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover-250x235.png" alt="" width="250" height="235" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover-250x235.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover-400x376.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover-768x721.png 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover.png 1033w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>The new album by <strong>Brenda Earle Stokes</strong> is <em>Solo Sessions, Vol. 1</em>. In this interview, Stokes talks about this unexpected album; learning 700 songs in 11 weeks on a cruise ship; life in NYC during the pandemic; the idea of the depressed artist; the opportunity for optimism; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album. <strong>Thank you to the latest members: Arthur Kahwa, David Smith, Ron, Peter De Backer, and Rich Nichols.</strong></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  97. The Jazz Session #515: Remembering Ellis Marsalis (2009 Interview)

    2020-04-02 04:37:18 UTC

    We just lost Ellis Marsalis. Earlier this week we lost Wallace Roney. I think we’ll...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6468" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ows_146611529148859-250x166.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="166" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ows_146611529148859-250x166.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ows_146611529148859-400x266.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ows_146611529148859-768x510.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ows_146611529148859-1536x1020.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ows_146611529148859.jpg 2000w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><em>We just lost Ellis Marsalis. Earlier this week we lost Wallace Roney. I think we&#8217;ll be adding more names to the list before all this is over. I&#8217;m sharing this 2009 interview with Ellis as a way to honor his memory. Take care of each other, OK?</em></p> <p><strong>Ellis Marsalis</strong> is more than the father of four famous sons. He’s an acclaimed pianist and educator in his own right, and his musical history has covered a lot of ground. <em>Homecoming</em> (ELM Records, 2009), his new CD, is a mix of old and new, combining a reissue of 1985 duet session with saxophonist Eddie Harris, and new music recorded in 2009 with fellow New Orleanian pianist Jonathan Batiste. In this interview, Marsalis talks about how his time in the Marines helped build his piano chops; how he got his gig with trumpeter Al Hirt; and what makes New Orleans “fertile ground” for a jazz musician.</p>
  98. The Jazz Session #514: Yoko Miwa

    2020-03-18 08:00:12 UTC

    Pianist Yoko Miwa‘s most recent album is Keep Talkin’. In this interview, Miwa talks about...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6460" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Miwa-Keep-Talkin-Cover-250x225.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="225" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Miwa-Keep-Talkin-Cover-250x225.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Miwa-Keep-Talkin-Cover-400x361.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Miwa-Keep-Talkin-Cover-768x693.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Miwa-Keep-Talkin-Cover.jpg 835w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Pianist <strong>Yoko Miwa</strong>&#8216;s most recent album is <em>Keep Talkin&#8217;</em>. In this interview, Miwa talks about the difficulties facing all musicians during the coronavirus outbreak; surviving the 1995 Kobe earthquake; gigging with Sheila Jordan; why she often includes Beatles songs on her albums; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  99. The Jazz Session #513: Nick Finzer

    2020-03-11 08:00:13 UTC

    Cast Of Characters (Outside in Music, 2020) is the latest album from trombonist, composer and...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6456" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cast-of-Characters-Digital-Cover3000-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cast-of-Characters-Digital-Cover3000-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cast-of-Characters-Digital-Cover3000-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cast-of-Characters-Digital-Cover3000-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cast-of-Characters-Digital-Cover3000-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cast-of-Characters-Digital-Cover3000-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cast-of-Characters-Digital-Cover3000-2048x2048.jpg 2048w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cast-of-Characters-Digital-Cover3000-100x100.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><em>Cast Of Characters</em> (Outside in Music, 2020) is the latest album from trombonist, composer and record label owner <strong>Nick Finzer</strong>. In this interview, Finzer talks about writing this ambitious suite of music; about how we incorporate and transcend our influences; his long-running band; and his decision to start a record label.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album. <strong>Thanks to Arthur Kahwa for joining since the previous episode.</strong></p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  100. TJS Bonus: Richard Scheinin on McCoy Tyner

    2020-03-07 01:52:40 UTC

    To honor the passing of McCoy Tyner, I’m making this members-only episode from December into...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6451" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mccoy-250x188.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="188" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mccoy-250x188.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mccoy-400x300.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mccoy-768x576.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mccoy-1536x1152.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mccoy.jpg 2048w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>To honor the passing of <strong>McCoy Tyner</strong>, I&#8217;m making this members-only episode from December into a public episode.</p> <p>Music writer Richard Scheinin talks about McCoy Tyner&#8217;s album <em>Sahara</em>. During the conversation, Richard also reads from interviews he did with Sonny Fortune and Bobby Hutcherson about McCoy.</p> <p>[Photo: McCoy Tyner at the 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival, by Jason Crane.]</p>
  101. The Jazz Session #512: Lynne Arriale

    2020-03-04 19:35:34 UTC

    Pianist Lynne Arriale‘s new album is Chimes of Freedom (Challenge Records, 2020). The record is...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6448" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVER-Shervin-Lainez-250x248.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="248" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVER-Shervin-Lainez-250x248.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVER-Shervin-Lainez-400x397.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVER-Shervin-Lainez-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVER-Shervin-Lainez-768x762.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVER-Shervin-Lainez-1536x1523.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVER-Shervin-Lainez-2048x2031.jpg 2048w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVER-Shervin-Lainez-100x100.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Pianist <strong>Lynne Arriale</strong>&#8216;s new album is <em>Chimes of Freedom</em> (Challenge Records, 2020). The record is a direct reply to our current American sociopolitical environment. In this interview, Arriale talks about speaking truth to power; mortality and the artistic process; her work as an educator; and a lot more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  102. The Jazz Session #511: Terry Teachout on Duke Ellington

    2020-02-26 09:00:20 UTC

    Terry Teachout is the author of Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington (Penguin, 2013). In...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6440" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/terryduke-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/terryduke-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/terryduke-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/terryduke-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/terryduke-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/terryduke-1536x1536.jpg 1536w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/terryduke-2048x2048.jpg 2048w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/terryduke-100x100.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><strong>Terry Teachout</strong> is the author of <em>Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington</em> (Penguin, 2013). In this interview, Teachout talks about Ellington&#8217;s complex character; his genius as a composer; Ellington&#8217;s sometimes fraught collaborations with his fellow musicians; and a lot more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  103. The Jazz Session #510: Kim Nazarian (New York Voices)

    2020-02-19 09:00:41 UTC

    New York Voices are celebrating more than three decades together with their new album Reminiscing...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6435" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/new-york-voices-cd-cover_hires-250x227.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="227" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/new-york-voices-cd-cover_hires-250x227.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/new-york-voices-cd-cover_hires-768x698.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/new-york-voices-cd-cover_hires-400x364.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/new-york-voices-cd-cover_hires.jpg 1650w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><strong>New York Voices</strong> are celebrating more than three decades together with their new album <em>Reminiscing In Tempo</em>. In this interview, group member Kim Nazarian talks about their origins; the way new music makes it into their repertoire; how the group has stayed together for so long; their upcoming tour of Asia; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  104. The Jazz Session #509: Chris Dingman

    2020-02-12 09:00:17 UTC

    Vibraphonist Chris Dingman‘s new album, Embrace, comes out on March 6, 2020. In this interview,...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6430" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/a3060781803_16-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/a3060781803_16-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/a3060781803_16-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/a3060781803_16-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/a3060781803_16-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/a3060781803_16.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Vibraphonist <strong>Chris Dingman</strong>&#8216;s new album, <em>Embrace</em>, comes out on March 6, 2020. In this interview, which includes previews of some of the music from the album, Dingman talks about his decision to record in a trio format with Linda May Han Oh and Tim Keiper; how he uses meditation to help navigate his musical and personal paths; confronting the loss of his father during the making of the album; and his future projects.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  105. The Jazz Session #508: Jerome Jennings

    2020-02-05 09:00:25 UTC

    On Solidarity, drummer Jerome Jennings pays tribute to the courage of African-American women activists. In...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6423" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/18_Jerome-Jennings-800x724-250x226.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="226" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/18_Jerome-Jennings-800x724-250x226.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/18_Jerome-Jennings-800x724-768x695.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/18_Jerome-Jennings-800x724-400x362.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/18_Jerome-Jennings-800x724.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>On <em>Solidarity</em>, drummer <strong>Jerome Jennings</strong> pays tribute to the courage of African-American women activists. In this wide-ranging conversation, Jennings talks about the work he did to educate himself on the history of African-American women in struggle; trans activist Marsha P. Johnson; his fascinating approach to the drums on &#8220;Bebop,&#8221; the album&#8217;s opening track; and a whole lot more. Members will get bonus audio. Also, despite what I say at the top of the show, this is indeed episode #508.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album. Thanks to Richard Scheinin for joining since the last episode!</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  106. The Jazz Session #507: Dayna Stephens

    2020-01-29 09:00:10 UTC

    Saxophonist Dayna Stephens has three new records coming out in the first half of 2020,...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6420" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/libertycover-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/libertycover-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/libertycover-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/libertycover-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/libertycover-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/libertycover-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/libertycover.jpg 2000w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Saxophonist <strong>Dayna Stephens</strong> has three new records coming out in the first half of 2020, the first of which is a trio session with Ben Street and Eric Harland called <em>Liberty</em> (Contagious Music, 2020). In this interview, Stephens talks about why he likes playing in a trio setting; recording at Rudy Van Gelder&#8217;s studio and the Village Vanguard; his newfound health and how it&#8217;s affected his playing; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  107. The Jazz Session #506: David Torn

    2020-01-22 09:00:31 UTC

    Tranceportation Vol. 1 (RareNoiseRecords, 2019) is the first of two new albums from guitarist David...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6415" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TRANCEP_1_1500-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TRANCEP_1_1500-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TRANCEP_1_1500-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TRANCEP_1_1500-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TRANCEP_1_1500-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TRANCEP_1_1500-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TRANCEP_1_1500.jpg 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><em>Tranceportation Vol. 1</em> (RareNoiseRecords, 2019) is the first of two new albums from guitarist <strong>David Torn</strong> and Swiss quartet <strong>Sonar</strong>. In this interview, Torn talks about how he went unexpectedly from producer to band member; his recording partnership with D. James Goodwin; the nature of playing with tritone tunings; and a lot more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  108. The Jazz Session #505: Brian Charette

    2020-01-15 14:05:51 UTC

    Brian Charette‘s new solo organ album is called Beyond Borderline (SteepleChase, 2019). In this interview...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6410" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/beyond-borderline-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/beyond-borderline-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/beyond-borderline-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/beyond-borderline-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/beyond-borderline-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/beyond-borderline.jpg 458w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.briancharette.com/">Brian Charette</a></strong>&#8216;s new solo organ album is called <em>Beyond Borderline</em> (SteepleChase, 2019). In this interview we talk about the interesting circumstances behind the recording; Brian&#8217;s work with George Coleman, Henry Hey, Anton Fig and others; his European travels and how they led to his happy marriage; his many recent albums; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album. Thanks to <strong>Nicholas Sheets</strong> for becoming a member.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  109. The Jazz Session #504: Gordon Grdina

    2020-01-08 09:00:04 UTC

    Gordon Grdina is a guitarist and oud player with many different irons in the fire....
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6406" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/nomad-250x229.jpeg" alt="" width="250" height="229" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/nomad-250x229.jpeg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/nomad-768x705.jpeg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/nomad-400x367.jpeg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/nomad.jpeg 2000w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><strong><a href="https://gordongrdina.bandcamp.com/">Gordon Grdina</a></strong> is a guitarist and oud player with many different irons in the fire. In this interview the focus is initially on his new album <em>Nomad</em> (Skirl Records, 2020) with Matt Mitchell and Jim Black. Then the topics move to his many other ensembles; his study with Gary Peacock and Tim Berne; Vancouver as a jazz town; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album. Big thanks to <strong>Frank Christopher</strong> for becoming a member.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  110. The Jazz Session #503: Jason Palmer

    2020-01-01 09:00:52 UTC

    Trumpeter Jason Palmer is a busy man. He’s about to release a new quartet record,...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6400" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/palmer-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/palmer-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/palmer-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/palmer-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/palmer-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/palmer.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Trumpeter <a href="https://www.jasonpalmermusic.com/"><strong>Jason Palmer</strong></a> is a busy man. He&#8217;s about to release a new quartet record, followed by an album funded by a grant from Chamber Music America. He&#8217;s also an educator, touring musician, and composer. In this interview, Palmer talks about his early days at Wally&#8217;s in Boston; what it meant to his career to have a working band with a regular gig for 15 years; why he loves to teach; and how a true crime podcast inspired his most recent music.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album. Big thanks to <strong>Frank Christopher</strong> for becoming a member.</p> <p>Theme music by <a href="http://respectsextet.com">The Respect Sextet</a></p> <p>Logo by Dave Vrabel</p> <p>Intro voice: <a href="http://hearchucknow.com">Chuck Ingersoll</a></p> <p>Follow The Jazz Session on <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzsesh">Twitter</a>, <a href="http://instagram.com/thejazzsession">Instagram</a> and <a href="http://facebook.com/thejazzsession">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Subscribe to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  111. The Jazz Session #502: Cooper-Moore (2009)

    2019-12-18 09:00:55 UTC

    In this archive interview from December 2009 (updated with a new intro), Cooper-Moore talks about...
    <figure id="attachment_6393" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-6393" style="width: 250px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-6393" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/smaller_cooper-moore_by_peter_gannushkin-01_copy-250x188.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="188" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/smaller_cooper-moore_by_peter_gannushkin-01_copy-250x188.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/smaller_cooper-moore_by_peter_gannushkin-01_copy-768x576.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/smaller_cooper-moore_by_peter_gannushkin-01_copy-400x300.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/smaller_cooper-moore_by_peter_gannushkin-01_copy.jpg 2000w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-6393" class="wp-caption-text">(Photo by Peter Ganushkin)</figcaption></figure> <p>In this archive interview from December 2009 (updated with a new intro), <strong>Cooper-Moore</strong> talks about his childhood days as the town musician; why he feels that playing music is far more than a profession; how and why he began creating his own instruments; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album. Big thanks to <strong>Ron Weinstock</strong> for becoming a member.</p>
  112. The Jazz Session #501: Roberta Piket

    2019-12-11 09:00:39 UTC

    Pianist Roberta Piket recorded an entire album of her husband Billy Mintz’s compositions as a...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6388" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/piket-250x245.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="245" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/piket-250x245.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/piket-768x753.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/piket-400x392.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/piket.jpg 1427w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Pianist <strong><a href="http://robertajazz.com/">Roberta Piket</a></strong> recorded an entire album of her husband Billy Mintz&#8217;s compositions as a surprise birthday gift for him. Now we&#8217;re all receiving a present, because Piket decided to release the record, which is called <em>Domestic Harmony &#8211; Piket Plays Mintz</em> (Thirteenth Note Records, 2019). In this interview, Piket talks about the recording process; Mintz&#8217;s reaction on hearing the record; her approach to solo piano; and, interestingly, the actor Brent Spiner.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album. Big thanks to Russell Archibald for becoming a member.</p>
  113. The Jazz Session #500: Sheila Jordan

    2019-12-04 09:00:29 UTC

    The Jazz Session celebrates its 500th episode with NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan. In this...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6362" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/sheila-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/sheila-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/sheila-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/sheila-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/sheila-100x100.png 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/sheila.png 462w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><em>The Jazz Session</em> celebrates its 500th episode with NEA Jazz Master <strong><a href="https://www.sheilajordanjazz.com/">Sheila Jordan</a></strong>. In this interview, Jordan talks about how a nickel changed her life; her early years on 52nd Street with Charlie Parker; her work with Steve Swallow and the poetry of Robert Creeley; her approach to ballads and teaching; and more.</p> <p><strong>A Special Note:</strong></p> <p>Five hundred episodes. Twelve years. <em>The Jazz Session</em> is, if I do say so myself, a one-of-a-kind archive of the past decade and more of this music. Hundreds of hours of stories by the people who create the music we love. I started this show in 2007 with no idea what I was doing, other than knowing I loved interviewing jazz musicians and thought other people might like it, too, if this whole podcasting thing ever caught on. When I started this show my older son was 4 and my younger son was not yet 1. Now both are over 6’ tall and one is about to start college. And through all these years, all the moves, all the life changes, <em>The Jazz Session</em> has kept going. Now the question becomes, how much further can it go? And the only person who can answer that question is you. I’m only able to make this show because people like you make the switch from listeners to members. I’d like to be able to do so much more with <em>The Jazz Session</em>: more in-person interviews, more festival coverage, more travel. That’s possible only if you decide that you value this show enough to support it. If you do, go to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a> and become a member for $5 or $10 a month. You’ll get bonus episodes, early access to every show, and more. Thank you for being here all these years. Now, become a part of the next 500 episodes by becoming a member.</p>
  114. TOMORROW…

    2019-12-03 16:27:42 UTC

  115. The Jazz Session #499: Jane Bunnett

    2019-11-27 09:00:16 UTC

    Multi-instrumentalist Jane Bunnett and her band Maqueque have a new album called On Firm Ground/Tierra...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6356" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Cover-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Cover-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Cover-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Cover-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Cover-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Cover-100x100.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Multi-instrumentalist <a href="http://www.janebunnett.com/"><strong>Jane Bunnett</strong></a> and her band <strong>Maqueque</strong> have a new album called <em>On Firm Ground/Tierra Firme</em> (2019, Linus Entertainment). In this interview, Bunnett talks about the long and often difficult process of assembling a band of women from Cuba; the collaborative spirit that emerged from their shared struggle; the music on the new record; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p>
  116. The Jazz Session #498: Steve Kuhn (2009)

    2019-11-20 09:00:03 UTC

    This week we’re stepping into the wayback machine for a 2009 interview with pianist Steve...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6351" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/steve-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/steve-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/steve-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/steve-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/steve-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/steve.jpg 578w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>This week we&#8217;re stepping into the wayback machine for a 2009 interview with pianist <strong>Steve Kuhn</strong> about his album <em>Mostly Coltrane</em> (ECM, 2009). Kuhn worked with Coltrane for several weeks in the early 60s. In this interview, Kuhn talks about Coltrane, the Lenox School of Jazz, his composing methods, and the support he received early on from Bill Evans. He also discusses the sacrifices he made in pursuit of his musical vision.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album. Big thanks to <strong>Mark Redmond</strong>, the newest member of the show.</p>
  117. The Jazz Session #497: John Medeski

    2019-11-13 09:00:59 UTC

    John Medeski has many irons in the fire, one of which is his new project...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6344" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tserddfsadfasdgfasd-250x248.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="248" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tserddfsadfasdgfasd-250x248.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tserddfsadfasdgfasd-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tserddfsadfasdgfasd-768x762.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tserddfsadfasdgfasd-400x397.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tserddfsadfasdgfasd-100x100.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><strong><a href="https://www.johnmedeski.com/">John Medeski</a></strong> has many irons in the fire, one of which is his new project Mad Skillet, featuring guitarist Will Bernard, sousaphonist Kirk Joseph and drummer Terence Higgins (the latter two from the <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2009/11/13/the-jazz-session-109-dirty-dozen-brass-band-roger-lewis/">Dirty Dozen Brass Band</a>). In this interview, Medeski talks about the new album <em>Mad Skillet</em>; how honesty fuels his music and his sound; and the many projects he&#8217;s working on at the moment.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album. Big thanks to <strong>Jon Lost</strong>, the newest member of the show.</p>
  118. The Jazz Session #496: Andrés Vial

    2019-11-06 09:00:38 UTC

    Gang of Three is the new album from Montreal-based pianist Andrés Vial. In this interview,...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6338" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Gang-of-Three-cover-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Gang-of-Three-cover-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Gang-of-Three-cover-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Gang-of-Three-cover-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Gang-of-Three-cover-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Gang-of-Three-cover-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Gang-of-Three-cover.jpg 1469w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><em>Gang of Three</em> is the new album from Montreal-based pianist <strong><a href="http://www.andresvialmusic.com/">Andrés Vial</a></strong>. In this interview, Vial talks about the relationship between Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell and Elmo Hope that inspired the album; how he ended up in the studio with Dezron Douglas and Eric McPherson; creating an instrumental piece from the words of a poem; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p>
  119. The Jazz Session #495: Taylor Ho Bynum

    2019-10-30 08:00:13 UTC

    Taylor Ho Bynum just released The Ambiguity Manifesto (2019, Firehouse 12 Records), an album featuring...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6330" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/cover-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/cover-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/cover-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/cover-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/cover-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/cover-100x100.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><strong><a href="http://taylorhobynum.com/">Taylor Ho Bynum</a></strong> just released <em>The Ambiguity Manifesto</em> (2019, Firehouse 12 Records), an album featuring his &#8220;9-tet.&#8221; In this interview, Taylor talks about his outstanding band; the evolution of his compositions in recent years; the many exciting projects he has coming up; and a lot more. (Here&#8217;s <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2010/06/17/the-jazz-session-178-taylor-ho-bynum/">Taylor&#8217;s previous interview</a> on <em>The Jazz Session</em>.)</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p>
  120. The Jazz Session #494: Francesco Guerri

    2019-10-23 08:00:53 UTC

    Italian cellist Francesco Guerri has a new solo cello album on RareNoise Records called Su...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6322" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FG_SUMNSS_1500-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FG_SUMNSS_1500-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FG_SUMNSS_1500-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FG_SUMNSS_1500-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FG_SUMNSS_1500-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FG_SUMNSS_1500-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FG_SUMNSS_1500.jpg 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Italian cellist <a href="http://www.francescoguerri.com/"><strong>Francesco Guerri</strong></a> has a new solo cello album on RareNoise Records called <em>Su Mimmi non si spara!</em> (&#8220;Don&#8217;t shoot Mimmi!&#8221;) In this interview, Guerri talks about the path from improvisation to composition; how a chance meeting brought him back to the cello in a new way; why he wants his music to reflect the truths of life; and more.</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p>
  121. The Jazz Session #493: Dor Herskovits

    2019-10-16 08:00:52 UTC

    Drummer Dor Herskovits is on two new albums: Flying Elephants (with his own quintet) and...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6317" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/BeFunky-collage-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/BeFunky-collage-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/BeFunky-collage-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/BeFunky-collage-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/BeFunky-collage-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/BeFunky-collage-100x100.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Drummer <strong><a href="https://dorherskovits.com/">Dor Herskovits</a></strong> is on two new albums: <em>Flying Elephants</em> (with his own quintet) and <em>Easy Listening</em> (with the collective band Earprint). In this interview, Herskovits talks about the genesis of both bands; the use of humor in music; how his son&#8217;s impending birth inspired a song and a story; and more.</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p>
  122. The Jazz Session #492: Ryan Keberle

    2019-10-09 08:00:12 UTC

    Trombonist Ryan Keberle and his band Catharsis released a new album this summer called The...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6307" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Hope-I-Hold-album-cover-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Hope-I-Hold-album-cover-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Hope-I-Hold-album-cover-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Hope-I-Hold-album-cover-768x768.png 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Hope-I-Hold-album-cover-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Hope-I-Hold-album-cover-100x100.png 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Hope-I-Hold-album-cover.png 866w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Trombonist <a href="http://ryankeberle.com/"><strong>Ryan Keberle</strong></a> and his band Catharsis released a new album this summer called <em>The Hope I Hold</em> (Greenleaf Music). The band features Camila Meza (interview <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2011/10/31/the-jazz-session-320-camila-meza/">1</a>, <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2013/10/01/the-jazz-session-423-lee-konitz-and-camila-meza/">2</a>, <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2019/05/01/the-jazz-session-479-camila-meza/">3</a>), Jorge Roeder, Eric Doob, and Scott Robinson. In this interview, Keberle talks about the sociopolitical inspirations for the new record; the challenges of listening and ways to get better at it; and how he&#8217;s kept this band working steadily since its inception in 2011.</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p>
  123. The Jazz Session #491: Perry Smith

    2019-10-02 08:00:12 UTC

    Guitarist Perry Smith releases his new album, Live In Brooklyn, on October 11, 2019. The...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6301" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Live_in_Brooklyn_cover-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Live_in_Brooklyn_cover-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Live_in_Brooklyn_cover-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Live_in_Brooklyn_cover-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Live_in_Brooklyn_cover-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Live_in_Brooklyn_cover-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Live_in_Brooklyn_cover.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Guitarist <a href="http://perrysmithmusic.com/"><strong>Perry Smith</strong></a> releases his new album, <em>Live In Brooklyn</em>, on October 11, 2019. The album features Melissa Aldana (<a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2012/10/15/the-jazz-session-413-melissa-aldana/">interview</a>) on saxophone, Matt Aronoff on bass, and Jay Sawyer on drums. In this interview, Perry talks about the jam session as a form of community building; using his musical success for good causes; how his jam session became grant-funded; and his upcoming tour, which begins October 10 with a CD release party at Smalls in Manhattan.</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p>
  124. The Jazz Session #490: Caroline Davis

    2019-09-25 08:00:53 UTC

    In May, saxophonist and vocalist Caroline Davis released an album called Alula on New Amsterdam...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6294" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/a0952315857_10-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/a0952315857_10-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/a0952315857_10-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/a0952315857_10-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/a0952315857_10-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/a0952315857_10.jpg 1200w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/a0952315857_10-100x100.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>In May, saxophonist and vocalist <strong><a href="http://www.carolinedavis.org/">Caroline Davis</a></strong> released an album called <em>Alula</em> on New Amsterdam Records. Later this week, she and Rob Clearfield will drop a new record called <em>Anthems</em> on Sunnyside. In this interview, Davis traces the path from <em>The Sibley Guide To Birds</em> to <em>Alula</em>; talks about music cognition; and explains how being a global citizen has changed her approach to music.</p> <p>Big thanks to the most recent members of The Jazz Session: David Beckman, Euan Preston and Nick Spencer, and to Richard Kamins and Colleen Kennedy, both of whom upgraded their membership.</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p>
  125. The Jazz Session #489: Jane Monheit

    2019-09-18 08:00:05 UTC

    It’s been 20 years since the release of Jane Monheit‘s first album, Never Never Land....
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6288" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/monheit-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/monheit-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/monheit-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/monheit-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/monheit-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/monheit-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/monheit.jpg 1500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>It&#8217;s been 20 years since the release of <strong><a href="http://janemonheitonline.com/">Jane Monheit</a></strong>&#8216;s first album, <em>Never Never Land</em>. This week (September 19-21, 2019) Jane is at the Iridium in New York City to celebrate that anniversary. In this interview, we talk about the early days of her career; touring as a homeschooling mom; maintaining good vocal technique; and more.</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p>
  126. The Jazz Session #488: Noah Preminger

    2019-09-11 08:00:13 UTC

    Saxophonist Noah Preminger‘s new album is Zigsaw: Music Of Steve Lampert. In this interview, Preminger...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6281" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/zigsaw-cover-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/zigsaw-cover-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/zigsaw-cover-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/zigsaw-cover-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/zigsaw-cover-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/zigsaw-cover-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/zigsaw-cover.jpg 2000w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Saxophonist <strong><a href="https://www.noahpreminger.com/">Noah Preminger</a></strong>&#8216;s new album is <em>Zigsaw: Music Of Steve Lampert</em>. In this interview, Preminger talks about the fascinating creative and recording processes that resulted in this new record; the many albums he&#8217;s released in recent years; his future touring and recording plans; and more. You&#8217;ll find a previous interview with Noah <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2011/04/18/the-jazz-session-258-noah-preminger/">here</a>, and one with composer Steve Lampert <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2016/01/14/the-jazz-session-456-steve-lampert/">here</a>.</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p>
  127. The Jazz Session 2019 Summer Hiatus #1: Kind of Blue (Sound Logic)

    2019-07-15 21:42:39 UTC

    Welcome to the first summer hiatus episode of 2019! Earlier this year I was invited...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6274" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/soundlogiclogo-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/soundlogiclogo-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/soundlogiclogo-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/soundlogiclogo-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/soundlogiclogo-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/soundlogiclogo-100x100.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Welcome to the first summer hiatus episode of 2019! Earlier this year I was invited on the podcast <em>Sound Logic</em> to talk about the album <em>Kind of Blue</em> by Miles Davis. Here is that episode in its entirety. You can hear other episodes of <em>Sound Logic</em> and subscribe here: <a href="https://anchor.fm/soundlogic">https://anchor.fm/soundlogic</a>. And if you want to hear all the cool members-only episodes of <em>The Jazz Session</em> coming out this summer and beyond, <strong>JOIN</strong> for $5 a month at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join</a>.</p>
  128. TJS Patreon Bonus: June 2019 TEASER

    2019-06-30 17:19:39 UTC

    This episode features a roll call of all the current members of The Jazz Session,...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6124" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2018tjsnewdesignheaderfadedwithlogoshorter-250x116.png" alt="" width="250" height="116" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2018tjsnewdesignheaderfadedwithlogoshorter-250x116.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2018tjsnewdesignheaderfadedwithlogoshorter-768x357.png 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2018tjsnewdesignheaderfadedwithlogoshorter-400x186.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2018tjsnewdesignheaderfadedwithlogoshorter.png 2000w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>This episode features a roll call of all the current members of <em>The Jazz Session</em>, plus bonus material from my interviews with <strong>Brittany Anjou</strong>, <strong>Claudia Acuña</strong>, and <strong>Carmen Staaf &amp; Allison Miller</strong>. The summer hiatus is now upon us, which means members will be getting the majority of the content I produce in July and August. To hear the full bonus episode and all the summer shows, join today at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join</a>. Thanks!</p>
  129. The Jazz Session #487: Ashley Daneman (Season 11 Finale)

    2019-06-26 09:00:28 UTC

    Ashley Daneman‘s People Are Fragile (Flood Music, 2019) is one of the best albums of...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6249" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PeopleAreFragileFrontCover-250x250.png" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PeopleAreFragileFrontCover-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PeopleAreFragileFrontCover-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PeopleAreFragileFrontCover-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PeopleAreFragileFrontCover-100x100.png 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PeopleAreFragileFrontCover.png 750w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><a href="https://ashleydanemanmusic.com/"><strong>Ashley Daneman</strong></a>&#8216;s <em>People Are Fragile</em> (Flood Music, 2019) is one of the best albums of 2019. In this interview, Daneman talks about making an album that fearlessly explores darkness; the difficult but necessary choice between a musical career and motherhood; why she performs only for listening audiences; and much more.</p> <p>This is the final episode of season 11 of <em>The Jazz Session</em>. If you&#8217;d like to get lots of great members-only shows during the July-August hiatus, <strong>join today</strong> for just $5 a month at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>.</p>
  130. The Jazz Session #486: Claudia Acuña

    2019-06-19 09:00:40 UTC

    Vocalist Claudia Acuña is back with Turning Pages, her first new album in a decade....
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6245" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/claudia-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/claudia-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/claudia-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/claudia-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/claudia-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/claudia.jpg 1200w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/claudia-100x100.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Vocalist <strong><a href="https://www.claudiaacunamusic.com/">Claudia Acuña</a></strong> is back with <em>Turning Pages</em>, her first new album in a decade. In this interview, Acuña talks about being a musician and a mom; the process of releasing a record independently after years working with big labels; the honesty in her lyrics; and much more.</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> for just $5 a month at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. You&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. Did you know fewer than 1% of the people who listen to this show support it? Help me make <em>The Jazz Session</em> show for decades to come by joining today. Thank you.</p>
  131. Next time, on a very special episode of The Jazz Session…

    2019-06-14 20:11:10 UTC

    Convinced? Go to https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join right now. Thanks!
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-6238" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/blossom.jpg" alt="" width="560" height="415" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/blossom.jpg 560w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/blossom-250x185.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/blossom-400x296.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 560px) 100vw, 560px" /></p> <p>Convinced? Go to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join</a> right now. Thanks!</p>
  132. The Jazz Session #485: Allison Miller & Carmen Staaf

    2019-06-12 09:00:20 UTC

    Science Fair (Sunnyside Records, 2018) is the debut project from the team of drummer Allison...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6233" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/science-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/science-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/science-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/science-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/science-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/science.jpg 1200w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/science-100x100.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><em>Science Fair</em> (Sunnyside Records, 2018) is the debut project from the team of drummer <a href="https://allisonmiller.com/"><strong>Allison Miller</strong></a> and pianist <a href="https://www.carmenstaaf.com/"><strong>Carmen Staaf</strong></a>. In this interview, Miller and Staaf talk about the unlikely way they met; their shared love of swing, groove and dance; how they chose the other members of their band; and more. (Note: Carmen has been on the show before. <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2011/08/25/the-jazz-session-304-carmen-staaf/">Listen to her 2011 interview</a>.)</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> for just $5 a month at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. You&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. Did you know fewer than 1% of the people who listen to this show support it? Help me make <em>The Jazz Session</em> show for decades to come by joining today. Thank you.</p>
  133. The Jazz Session #484: Brittany Anjou

    2019-06-05 09:00:50 UTC

    Pianist and composer Brittany Anjou has a new album called Enami?o Reciprokataj (Origin Records, 2019)....
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6227" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/coverart-250x222.png" alt="" width="250" height="222" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/coverart-250x222.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/coverart-400x356.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/coverart.png 730w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Pianist and composer <a href="https://www.brittanyanjou.com/"><strong>Brittany Anjou</strong></a> has a new album called <em>Enami?o Reciprokataj</em> (Origin Records, 2019). In this interview, Anjou talks about why her album is titled in Esperanto; the long process of bringing this music from idea to paper to stage to studio; the many diverse projects with which she&#8217;s involved; and more.</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> for just $5 a month at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. You&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. Did you know fewer than 1% of the people who listen to this show support it? Help me make <em>The Jazz Session</em> show for decades to come by joining today. Thank you.</p>
  134. The Jazz Session #483: Nick Millevoi

    2019-05-29 09:00:32 UTC

    Twilight Time is the new album by guitarist Nick Millevoi and his Desertion Trio. The...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6222" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/a2583883816_10-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/a2583883816_10-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/a2583883816_10-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/a2583883816_10-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/a2583883816_10-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/a2583883816_10.jpg 1200w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/a2583883816_10-100x100.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><em>Twilight Time</em> is the new album by guitarist <strong><a href="http://nickmillevoi.blogspot.com/">Nick Millevoi</a></strong> and his <a href="https://www.facebook.com/desertiontrio">Desertion Trio</a>. The album features covers of both well known and obscure rock and doo wop songs from the 50s and 60s. In this interview, Millevoi talks about the origin of the trio and the idea for the record; the impact of David Lynch on the way we hear music from this era; and his upcoming touring schedule with Desertion Trio, Unspeakable Garbage and others.</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, become a member today for just $5 a month at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. You&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. Help me make this show for decades to come by joining today. Thank you.</p>
  135. The Jazz Session #482: Mark Dresser

    2019-05-22 09:00:16 UTC

    Bassist Mark Dresser‘s new septet album is Ain’t Nothing But A Cyber Coup & You....
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6203" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Mark_Dresser_Cover-250x245.png" alt="" width="250" height="245" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Mark_Dresser_Cover-250x245.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Mark_Dresser_Cover-400x392.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Mark_Dresser_Cover.png 638w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Bassist <strong><a href="https://mark-dresser.com/">Mark Dresser</a></strong>&#8216;s new septet album is <em>Ain&#8217;t Nothing But A Cyber Coup &amp; You</em>. It&#8217;s an album that speaks truth to power while also displaying master improvisers at their best. In this interview, Dresser discusses the sonic properties he looks for in his musicians; the way he experiments with the sound of his bass; his &#8220;telematic concerts,&#8221; which use the internet to stage global performances, and more.</p> <p><strong><em>The Jazz Session</em> is weekly again!</strong> <em>The Jazz Session</em> has returned to being a weekly podcast, with new episodes released every Wednesday. I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, become a member today for just $5 a month at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. You&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. Help me make this show for decades to come by joining today. Thank you.</p>
  136. TJS Patreon Bonus: May 2019 Teaser!

    2019-05-20 23:15:39 UTC

    To hear the full bonus episode and to get early access to every show, join...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6199" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/R-1089613-1437012106-7091.jpeg-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/R-1089613-1437012106-7091.jpeg-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/R-1089613-1437012106-7091.jpeg-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/R-1089613-1437012106-7091.jpeg-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/R-1089613-1437012106-7091.jpeg-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/R-1089613-1437012106-7091.jpeg.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>To hear the full bonus episode and to get early access to every show, join today at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join</a>. Thanks!</p>
  137. The Jazz Session #481: Dafnis Prieto

    2019-05-15 09:00:05 UTC

    Drummer Dafnis Prieto won a Grammy for his 2018 big band album Back To The...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6192" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/dafnis-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/dafnis-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/dafnis-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/dafnis-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/dafnis-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/dafnis-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/dafnis.jpg 1425w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Drummer <strong><a href="https://dafnisonmusic.com/">Dafnis Prieto</a></strong> won a Grammy for his 2018 big band album <em>Back To The Sunset</em>. The album highlights Prieto&#8217;s skills as a composer, arranger and performer, while also paying tribute to his mentors and influences. In this interview, Prieto talks about the hows and whys of working with a big band; the inclusion of guests such as Henry Threadgill, Brian Lynch and Steve Coleman; music that makes him happy; and more.</p> <p><strong><em>The Jazz Session</em> is weekly again!</strong> <em>The Jazz Session</em> has returned to being a weekly podcast, with new episodes released every Wednesday. I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, become a member today for just $5 a month at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. You&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. Help me make this show for decades to come by joining today. Thank you.</p>
  138. The Jazz Session #480: Sam Newsome

    2019-05-08 09:00:34 UTC

    Soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome is about to release Chaos Theory: Song Cycles for Prepared Saxophone....
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6179" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/sam-250x228.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="228" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/sam-250x228.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/sam-768x700.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/sam-400x364.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/sam.jpg 1662w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Soprano saxophonist <strong>Sam Newsome</strong> is about to release <em>Chaos Theory: Song Cycles for Prepared Saxophone</em>. It&#8217;s a surprising and fascinating album that highlights Newsome&#8217;s explorations with the variety of sounds the soprano saxophone can make. In this interview, Newsome talks about how he started experimenting with prepared saxophone; why he likes playing solo shows; how movement impacts his music; and why he appreciates teaching students who aren&#8217;t majoring in music. Learn more at <a href="http://www.somenewmusic.com/">http://www.somenewmusic.com/</a>. Be sure to check out <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2010/05/20/the-jazz-session-170-sam-newsome/">Sam Newsome&#8217;s previous appearance on <em>The Jazz Session</em></a>.</p> <p><strong><em>The Jazz Session</em> is weekly again! With this episode, <em>The Jazz Session</em> returns to being a weekly podcast. New episodes will come out every Wednesday.</strong> I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, become a member today for just $5 a month at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. You&#8217;ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. We had several new members join this past week. Big thanks to Jason, Colleen, Ryan, Uwe and Ken for joining, and to Lance for doubling his pledge. Help me make this show for decades to come by joining today. Thank you.</p>
  139. The Jazz Session #479: Camila Meza

    2019-05-01 09:00:10 UTC

    Guitarist and vocalist Camila Meza’s latest album, Ámbar, comes out on May 31, 2019 on...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6172" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ALBUM-ART-Camila-Meza-Ambar-Camila-Meza-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ALBUM-ART-Camila-Meza-Ambar-Camila-Meza-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ALBUM-ART-Camila-Meza-Ambar-Camila-Meza-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ALBUM-ART-Camila-Meza-Ambar-Camila-Meza-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ALBUM-ART-Camila-Meza-Ambar-Camila-Meza-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ALBUM-ART-Camila-Meza-Ambar-Camila-Meza-100x100.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Guitarist and vocalist Camila Meza&#8217;s latest album, <em>Ámbar</em>, comes out on May 31, 2019 on Sony Masterworks. It&#8217;s her first album for that label. In this interview, Meza talks about how the loss of her grandfather inspired the title track; why she chose to work with strings; meeting — and playing for — one of her musical heroes, Pat Metheny; and more. Learn more at <a href="https://www.camilameza.com/">https://www.camilameza.com/</a>.</p> <p><strong>Support the show!</strong> I want this show to be weekly by 2020. To do that, I need 200 members. You can become a member for just $5/month at <a href="http://patreon.com/thejazzsession">http://patreon.com/thejazzsession</a>. You&#8217;ll receive a bonus episode packed full of cool stuff every month, <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2019/01/30/tjs-patreon-bonus-january-2019/">like this one</a>. Make the move from <em>listener</em> to <em>member</em> today. Let do this!</p>
  140. The Jazz Session #478: Champian Fulton

    2019-04-15 07:00:48 UTC

    Pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton returns to the show to discuss her 10th album, The...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6165" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/The-Stylings-Of-Champian-Front-Cover-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/The-Stylings-Of-Champian-Front-Cover-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/The-Stylings-Of-Champian-Front-Cover-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/The-Stylings-Of-Champian-Front-Cover-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/The-Stylings-Of-Champian-Front-Cover-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/The-Stylings-Of-Champian-Front-Cover-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/The-Stylings-Of-Champian-Front-Cover.jpg 1600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton returns to the show to discuss her 10th album, <em>The Stylings of Champian</em>. In this interview, Champian talks about her very busy touring schedule and how she maintains it; the band reunion that led to the new album; her approach to selecting repertoire; and more. Learn more and find tour dates at <a href="http://www.champian.net/">http://www.champian.net/</a>, and listen to her previous appearance on <em>The Jazz Session</em> <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2012/03/19/the-jazz-session-346-champian-fulton/">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>Support the show!</strong> I want this show to be weekly by 2020. To do that, I need 200 members. You can become a member for just $5/month at <a href="http://patreon.com/thejazzsession">http://patreon.com/thejazzsession</a>. You&#8217;ll receive a bonus episode packed full of cool stuff every month, <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2019/01/30/tjs-patreon-bonus-january-2019/">like this one</a>. Make the move from <em>listener</em> to <em>member</em> today. Let do this!</p>
  141. The Jazz Session #477: Moppa Elliott

    2019-04-01 09:00:43 UTC

    Bassist Moppa Elliott is the founder of the band Mostly Other People Do The Killing....
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6159" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/moppa-250x223.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="223" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/moppa-250x223.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/moppa-400x357.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/moppa.jpg 655w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Bassist Moppa Elliott is the founder of the band Mostly Other People Do The Killing. He&#8217;s just released a new triple-album under his own name called <em>Jazz Band/Rock Band/Dance Band</em>. It features three very different bands playing his music. In this interview Elliott talks about the genesis of the project; the benefits of camaraderie and baseball; his approach to teaching high school students about past masters; and more. Learn more at <a href="http://www.moppaelliott.com/">http://www.moppaelliott.com/</a>.</p> <p><strong>Support the show!</strong> I want this show to be weekly by 2020. To do that, I need 200 members. You can become a member for just $5/month at <a href="http://patreon.com/thejazzsession">http://patreon.com/thejazzsession</a>. You&#8217;ll receive a bonus episode packed full of cool stuff every month, <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2019/01/30/tjs-patreon-bonus-january-2019/">like this one</a>. Make the move from <em>listener</em> to <em>member</em> today. Let do this!</p>
  142. The Jazz Session #476: Mike Baggetta

    2019-03-15 09:00:29 UTC

    Guitarist Mike Baggetta’s new album is Wall Of Flowers (2019, BIG EGO Records). The album...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6144" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/wall-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/wall-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/wall-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/wall-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/wall-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/wall.jpg 1200w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/wall-100x100.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Guitarist Mike Baggetta&#8217;s new album is <em>Wall Of Flowers</em> (2019, BIG EGO Records). The album features bassist Mike Watt (Minutemen, The Stooges) and drummer Jim Keltner (everyone you&#8217;ve ever heard of). In this interview, Baggetta talks about how this unlikely trio came to be; what he strives for as a musician and improviser; why he loves torch songs; and more. Learn more at <a href="http://mikebaggetta.com/">http://mikebaggetta.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>ON TOUR:</strong> Mike Baggetta is on tour in support of this album, starting in CA on March 21 and wrapping up in NY on March 30, 2019. Tour dates available <a href="http://mikebaggetta.com/shows">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>Support the show!</strong> I want this show to be weekly by 2020. To do that, I need 200 members. You can become a member for just $5/month at <a href="http://patreon.com/thejazzsession">http://patreon.com/thejazzsession</a>. You&#8217;ll receive a bonus episode packed full of cool stuff every month. <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2019/01/30/tjs-patreon-bonus-january-2019/">Like this one</a>. Make the move from <em>listener</em> to <em>member</em> today. Let do this!</p>
  143. The Jazz Session #475: Chris Greene

    2019-03-01 10:00:08 UTC

    Saxophonist Chris Greene just released PlaySpace, a live album recorded with his long-time band. In...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6137" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/greene-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/greene-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/greene-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/greene-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/greene-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/greene.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Saxophonist Chris Greene just released <em>PlaySpace</em>, a live album recorded with his long-time band. In this interview, Greene talks about the music on the album and why he likes playing with his bandmates; funk, jazz, accessibility and secret handshakes; the musicians and bands who&#8217;ve influenced his approach to making music; and why it&#8217;s OK for people to enjoy shows. Learn more at <a href="https://chrisgreenejazz.com/">https://chrisgreenejazz.com/</a>.</p> <p><strong>Support the show!</strong> Become a member for just $5/month at <a href="http://patreon.com/thejazzsession">http://patreon.com/thejazzsession</a>. You&#8217;ll receive a bonus episode packed full of cool stuff every month. <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2019/01/30/tjs-patreon-bonus-january-2019/">Like this one</a>. Plus, 100 members = 3 episodes per month, and 200 members = weekly episodes! Let&#8217;s do this!</p>
  144. The Jazz Session #474: Brandee Younger

    2019-02-15 10:00:10 UTC

    Harpist Brandee Younger’s most recent record is Wax & Wane. In this interview, she talks...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/brandee-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6132" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/brandee-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/brandee-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/brandee-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/brandee-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/brandee.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Harpist Brandee Younger&#8217;s most recent record is <em>Wax &#038; Wane</em>. In this interview, she talks about the particular challenges of improvising on the harp; how she was introduced to improvised music and the trial by fire she faced from Kenny Garrett; her recording process; the great harpists who&#8217;ve gone before her; and more. Learn more at <a href="http://www.brandeeyounger.com/">http://www.brandeeyounger.com/</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>Support the show!</strong> Become a member for just $5/month at <a href="http://patreon.com/thejazzsession">http://patreon.com/thejazzsession</a>. You&#8217;ll receive a bonus episode packed full of cool stuff every month. <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2019/01/30/tjs-patreon-bonus-january-2019/">Like this one</a>. Plus, 100 members = 3 episodes per month, and 200 members = weekly episodes! Let&#8217;s do this!</p>
  145. The Jazz Session #473: Ben Wendel

    2019-02-01 10:00:42 UTC

    Saxophonist and bassoonist Ben Wendel’s latest album is The Seasons. The album began as a...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/wendel.jpg" alt="" width="218" height="218" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-6119" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/wendel.jpg 218w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/wendel-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/wendel-100x100.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 218px) 100vw, 218px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist and bassoonist Ben Wendel&#8217;s latest album is <em>The Seasons</em>. The album began as a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYGtF7cNLhBdQ63_d9YZrZ-SVjjmVXTB9">series of YouTube duets</a>, which have now been recast for a full band. In this interview, Wendel talks about the origins of the video project; reaching people with music in the era of social media; his band Kneebody and their rock-band-like approach to touring; and the next things he&#8217;s working on. Learn more at <a href="http://benwendel.com">benwendel.com</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>ON TOUR</strong>: Ben Wendel and The Seasons band are on tour Feb. 1-9, 2019. They start tonight (Feb. 1) in LA and finish in Chicago on Feb. 9. A complete list of tour dates is <a href="https://www.bandsintown.com/a/446418">here</a>.</p> <p><P><P><strong>Support the show!</strong> Become a member for just $5/month at <a href="http://patreon.com/thejazzsession">http://patreon.com/thejazzsession</a>. You&#8217;ll receive a bonus episode packed full of cool stuff every month. <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2019/01/30/tjs-patreon-bonus-january-2019/">Like this one</a>. Plus, 100 members = 3 episodes per month, and 200 members = weekly episodes! Let&#8217;s do this!</p>
  146. TJS Patreon Bonus: January 2019

    2019-01-31 03:07:40 UTC

    Welcome to the completely re-imagined bonus show for members of The Jazz Session! I’m really...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/tjs-250x226.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="226" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6105" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/tjs-250x226.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/tjs-400x361.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/tjs.jpg 432w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Welcome to the completely re-imagined bonus show for members of <em>The Jazz Session</em>! I&#8217;m really happy with how this turned out, and this is the general smorgasbord format I&#8217;ll be using going forward. This episode is going out on the main feed, too, as a means of encouraging YOU to <a href="http://patreon.com/thejazzsession">support <em>The Jazz Session</em></a>. In this episode:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.danrubrightmusic.com/">Dan Rubright</a> reviews his <strong>Winter JazzFest</strong> experience, including sets featuring: Matthew Stevens, <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2012/10/11/the-jazz-session-412-aaron-parks/">Aaron Parks</a>, Tommy Crane, Taylor Eigsti, <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2011/08/25/the-jazz-session-304-carmen-staaf/">Carmen Staaf</a>, Jenny Scheinman, Allison Miller, Mathias Eick, <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2010/09/16/the-jazz-session-200-dave-liebman/">Dave Liebman</a>, <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2011/07/18/the-jazz-session-293-adam-rudolph/">Adam Rudolph</a>, Hamid Drake, and more. Dan also gives a few tips for folks who want to catch the festival in 2020.</li> <li>In an extra segment not heard on <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2019/01/15/the-jazz-session-472-tim-lefebvre/">TJS #472</a>, bassist <strong>Tim Lefebvre</strong> talks about some of the many projects he&#8217;s involved with as both a player and producer, and also about the role of a producer in the modern era.</li> <li>And finally I talk about <strong>Samm Henshaw</strong>, a British soul singer who&#8217;s on heavy rotation in my house these days.</li> </ul>
  147. The Jazz Session #472: Tim Lefebvre

    2019-01-15 10:00:12 UTC

    Bassist Tim Lefebvre was a longtime member of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, and played on...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/hat-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6101" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/hat-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/hat-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/hat-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/hat-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/hat.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Bassist Tim Lefebvre was a longtime member of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, and played on David Bowie&#8217;s final album. Along with other members of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, he formed Whose Hat Is This?, an improvising collective. Their new album with MC and vocalist Kokayi is <em>Everything&#8217;s OK</em>. In this interview, Lefebvre talks about his many musical projects as both a bassist and a producer; working with David Bowie; adapting to musical situations; and more. Learn more at <a href="https://www.timlefebvremusic.com/">timlefebvremusic.com</a>.</p>
  148. The Jazz Session #471: Bobby Broom

    2019-01-01 10:00:02 UTC

    Guitarist Bobby Broom’s latest album is Soul Fingers (MRi, 2018). In this interview, Broom talks...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/bobby-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6096" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/bobby-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/bobby-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/bobby-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/bobby-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/bobby.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Guitarist Bobby Broom&#8217;s latest album is <em>Soul Fingers</em> (MRi, 2018). In this interview, Broom talks about his most recent tour with Steely Dan; the genesis of his new band; how he ended up working with producer Steve Jordan; and why he continues to find musical inspiration from the pop and rock songs of his youth. Learn more at <a href="http://bobbybroom.com">bobbybroom.com</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>Support the show!</strong> Become a member for just $5/month at <a href="http://patreon.com/thejazzsession">http://patreon.com/thejazzsession</a>. Thanks!</p>
  149. The Jazz Session #470: Jean Rohe

    2018-12-15 10:00:21 UTC

    Singer-songwriter Jean Rohe’s new album is called Sisterly. In this interview, Rohe talks about art...
    <p><img loading="lazy" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6083" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JR_CD_FrontCover_2018_06_1400x1400px-resize-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JR_CD_FrontCover_2018_06_1400x1400px-resize-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JR_CD_FrontCover_2018_06_1400x1400px-resize-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JR_CD_FrontCover_2018_06_1400x1400px-resize-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JR_CD_FrontCover_2018_06_1400x1400px-resize-400x400.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Singer-songwriter Jean Rohe&#8217;s new album is called <em>Sisterly</em>. In this interview, Rohe talks about art and the patriarchy; our role in standing up for what&#8217;s right; songwriting and performance as tools of social change; and the very different sonic landscape of this new recording. Learn more at <a href="https://www.jeanrohe.com/">https://www.jeanrohe.com/</a>.</p> <p><strong>Support the show!</strong> Become a member for just $5/month at <a href="http://patreon.com/thejazzsession">http://patreon.com/thejazzsession</a>. Thanks!</p>
  150. The Jazz Session #469: Wayne Horvitz

    2018-12-01 10:00:00 UTC

    Pianist and composer Wayne Horvitz has two new albums out: a trio recording called The...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne1-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6075" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne1-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne1-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne1-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne1-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne1.jpg 1200w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne1-100x100.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne2-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6076" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne2-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne2-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne2-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne2-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne2.jpg 1200w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne2-100x100.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Pianist and composer Wayne Horvitz has two new albums out: a trio recording called <em>The Snowghost Sessions</em> (Songlines), and an orchestral album called <em>Those Who Remain</em> (National Sawdust Tracks). In this interview Horvitz talks about the unusual circumstances that led to the trio album; composing versus performing; working with Bill Frisell; and much more. Learn more at <a href="http://www.waynehorvitz.com/">http://www.waynehorvitz.com/</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>Support the show!</strong> Become a member for just $5/month at <a href="http://patreon.com/thejazzsession">http://patreon.com/thejazzsession</a>. Thanks!</p>
  151. The Jazz Session #468: Walter Smith III

    2018-11-15 10:00:16 UTC

    Saxophonist Walter Smith III’s new album is called Twio. It features a program of standards...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/twio-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6070" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/twio-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/twio-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/twio-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/twio-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/twio.jpg 1200w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/twio-100x100.jpg 100w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Walter Smith III&#8217;s new album is called <em>Twio</em>. It features a program of standards played by Smith with bassist Harish Raghavan and drummer Eric Harland. Smith is on a half-dozen albums coming out in the latter half of 2018, several of which are discussed in the interview. He also talks about his time at Berklee and how that influenced his career; the impact of working with masters such as Roy Haynes and Terence Blanchard; and how an ice cream social led to a major change in his life. Learn more at <A href="http://www.waltersmith3.com/">waltersmith3.com</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>Support the show!</strong> Become a member for just $5/month at <a href="http://patreon.com/thejazzsession">http://patreon.com/thejazzsession</a>. Thanks!</p>
  152. The Jazz Session #467: Helen Sung

    2018-11-01 09:00:51 UTC

    Pianist Helen Sung‘s new album is Sung With Words, a collaboration with poet Dana Gioia...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/51bIsjNwkrL._SS500-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6064" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/51bIsjNwkrL._SS500-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/51bIsjNwkrL._SS500-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/51bIsjNwkrL._SS500-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/51bIsjNwkrL._SS500-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/51bIsjNwkrL._SS500.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Pianist <strong>Helen Sung</strong>&#8216;s new album is <em>Sung With Words</em>, a collaboration with poet Dana Gioia that features both spoken word and also Gioia&#8217;s words set to music. In this interview, Sung talks about how they met and decided to work together; why she is constantly trying to learn new skills; her faith and how it impacts her music; and her upcoming projects. Learn more at <a href="http://www.helensung.com/">helensung.com</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>Concert Note:</strong> Catch the official release party for <em>Sung With Words</em> at The Jazz Standard in New York on Dec. 13, 2018. The band will be: Helen Sung (piano), Cecile McLorin Salvant (voice), Carolyn Leonhart (voice), John Ellis (saxophone), Ingrid Jensen (trumpet), Reuben Rogers (bass), Kush Abadey (drums), and Samuel Torres (percussion). <a href="http://www.jazzstandard.com/?event=20181213">Click for tickets</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>Support the show!</strong> Become a member for just $5/month at <a href="http://patreon.com/thejazzsession">http://patreon.com/thejazzsession</a>. Thanks!</p>
  153. The Jazz Session #466: Stefon Harris

    2018-10-15 09:00:44 UTC

    Vibraphonist, educator and app developer Stefon Harris’s new album is Sonic Creed. In this interview,...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/sonic-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6060" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/sonic-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/sonic-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/sonic-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/sonic-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/sonic.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Vibraphonist, educator and app developer Stefon Harris&#8217;s new album is <em>Sonic Creed</em>. In this interview, Harris discusses the responsibilities of his generation of musicians; how his album is an expression of the current state of African-American life in the U.S.; and why empathy is the focus of his life. Learn more at <a href="https://www.stefonharris.com/">stefonharris.com</a>.</p> <p><P>Support the show! Become a member for just $5/month at <a href="http://patreon.com/thejazzsession">http://patreon.com/thejazzsession</a>. Thanks!</p>
  154. The Jazz Session #465: Adi Meyerson

    2018-10-01 09:00:36 UTC

    Bassist Adi Meyerson grew up in Israel, discovered jazz in her late teens, got into...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/adimeyerson-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6051" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/adimeyerson-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/adimeyerson-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/adimeyerson-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/adimeyerson-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/adimeyerson.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Bassist Adi Meyerson grew up in Israel, discovered jazz in her late teens, got into a conservatory for upright bass a few months after picking up the instrument, and then made her way to the New School in New York. Six years after moving to the US, she&#8217;s released her debut album, <em>Where We Stand</em>, and is a busy player in the New York scene. Learn more at <a href="http://www.adimeyersonmusic.com/">http://adimeyersonmusic.com</a>.</p> <p><P>Support the show! Become a member for just $5/month at <a href="http://patreon.com/thejazzsession">http://patreon.com/thejazzsession</a>. Thanks!</p>
  155. TJS Patreon Bonus #001: Sonny Rollins’ Freedom Suite (Richard Kamins)

    2018-09-29 22:52:23 UTC

    This is the first bonus episode for Patreon subscribers! However, I’m releasing this one on...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sonny-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6054" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sonny-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sonny-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sonny-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sonny-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sonny.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>This is the first bonus episode for Patreon subscribers! However, I&#8217;m releasing this one on the main feed so everyone can hear it and get an idea for what these will sound like. In this episode, writer, broadcaster and educator Richard Kamins talks about the album <em>Freedom Suite</em> by Sonny Rollins. You can read Richard&#8217;s excellent jazz reviews at <a href="http://steptempest.blogspot.com/">http://steptempest.blogspot.com/</a>.</p> <p><P>If you want to hear more conversations like this about the albums people dig, please <a href="http://patreon.com/thejazzsession">become a member</a> today. It&#8217;s just $5 a month and you&#8217;ll get a bonus episode each month plus more free stuff. Thanks!</p>
  156. The Jazz Session #464: Sara Gazarek

    2018-09-15 09:00:13 UTC

    Vocalist Sara Gazarek has been reinventing herself recently, and she’s about to release an album...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sara-gazarek-10-web-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6043" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sara-gazarek-10-web-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sara-gazarek-10-web-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sara-gazarek-10-web-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sara-gazarek-10-web.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Vocalist Sara Gazarek has been reinventing herself recently, and she&#8217;s about to release an album that shows new sides as a performer, writer, arranger, and bandleader. In this interview, Gazarek talks about the road to her current music; how Kurt Elling helped her decide to form a new band; how she finds the courage to bare her soul on stage and on record; and why her cat is the best. This episode contains the <strong>world premiere</strong> of music from Gazarek&#8217;s 2019 album. For more information, visit <a href="http://saragazarek.com">saragazarek.com</a>.</p> <p><P>Support the show! Become a member for just $5/month at <a href="http://patreon.com/thejazzsession">patreon.com/thejazzsession</a>. Thanks!</p>
  157. The Jazz Session #463: Dmitri Matheny

    2018-09-01 09:00:45 UTC

    Dmitri Matheny is a flugelhornist, composer, writer, comic book collector, dog enthusiast and bandleader. In...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/dmcover-250x250.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6037" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/dmcover-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/dmcover-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/dmcover-100x100.jpg 100w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/dmcover.jpg 355w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Dmitri Matheny is a flugelhornist, composer, writer, comic book collector, dog enthusiast and bandleader. In this interview we talk about his road dog; his love for noir and how it led to his latest album; the legacy of Art Farmer; and collecting Green Lantern comics. Find Dmitri online at <a href="http://dmitrimatheny.com">dmitrimatheny.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/dmitrimatheny">@dmitrimatheny</a>.</p> <p><P>Support the show by becoming a member! For $5 a month you get bonus content: <a href="http://patreon.com/thejazzsession">patreon.com/thejazzsession</a></p>
  158. Season 11 Teaser & Patreon Announcement

    2018-08-28 21:22:27 UTC

    The Jazz Session returns on September 1, 2018! You can support the show right now...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/download.png" alt="" width="225" height="225" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5490" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/download.png 225w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/download-150x150.png 150w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px" /></p> <p><P><em>The Jazz Session</em> returns on September 1, 2018! You can support the show right now at <a href="http://patreon.com/thejazzsession">patreon.com/thejazzsession</a>. Just $5 a month gets you bonus content! Thanks!</p>
  159. The Jazz Session #462: Darcy James Argue

    2017-03-19 23:04:15 UTC

    Darcy James Argue came to Penn State to perform Brooklyn Babylon, so I invited him...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/darcy-250x141.jpg" alt="" width="250" height="141" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5480" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/darcy-250x141.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/darcy-768x432.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/darcy-400x225.jpg 400w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Darcy James Argue came to Penn State to perform <em>Brooklyn Babylon</em>, so I invited him on my morning show along with two of his collaborators. Here&#8217;s the interview in its entirety. Does this mean <em>The Jazz Session</em> is coming back? Perhaps.</p>
  160. The Jazz Session #461: Chris Lightcap

    2016-03-25 02:13:59 UTC

    Bassist Chris Lightcap released the album Epicenter in 2015 with his band Bigmouth. In this...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/epicenter-250x248.jpg" alt="epicenter" width="250" height="248" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5476" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/epicenter-250x248.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/epicenter-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/epicenter-400x397.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/epicenter.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Bassist Chris Lightcap released the album <em>Epicenter</em> in 2015 with his band Bigmouth. In this interview, Lightcap talks about the past, present and future of Bigmouth; his many other projects; why New York City has been such a big influence on his writing; and why it sometimes takes him years to really listen thoroughly to an album he likes. Learn more at <a href="http://chrislightcap.com/">http://chrislightcap.com</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>SUPPORT THE SHOW!</strong> The Jazz Session is member supported. <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">Become a member today</a> for just $5 a month. Your contribution of $5 a month helps me keep the hundreds of shows in the archive accessible and free for all. You can also support the show by starting your Amazon shopping at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/amazon">https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/amazon</a>. Everything you buy helps the show at no additional cost to you. Thank you! </p>
  161. The Jazz Session #460: Brenda Earle Stokes

    2016-03-10 08:00:22 UTC

    Pianist and vocalist Brenda Earle Stokes’ most recent album is 2014’s Right About Now. In...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1402589573_brenda-earle-stokes-right-about-now-2014-250x225.jpg" alt="1402589573_brenda-earle-stokes-right-about-now-2014" width="250" height="225" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5472" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1402589573_brenda-earle-stokes-right-about-now-2014-250x225.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1402589573_brenda-earle-stokes-right-about-now-2014-400x360.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1402589573_brenda-earle-stokes-right-about-now-2014.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Pianist and vocalist Brenda Earle Stokes&#8217; most recent album is 2014&#8217;s <em>Right About Now</em>. In this interview, she talks about her days playing pop songs on cruise ships; how her producer helped shaped the sound and the band on her most recent album; and how marriage and motherhood have changed her career as a musician. Learn more at <a href="http://brendaearle.com/">brendaearle.com</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>SUPPORT THE SHOW!</strong> The Jazz Session is member supported. <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">Become a member today</a> for just $5 a month. Your contribution of $5 a month helps me keep the hundreds of shows in the archive accessible and free for all. You can also support the show by starting your Amazon shopping at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/amazon">https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/amazon</a>. Everything you buy helps the show at no additional cost to you. Thank you! </p>
  162. The Jazz Session #459: Josh Rutner

    2016-02-24 08:00:25 UTC

    Saxophonist Josh Rutner’s debut album is Rockabye Battleship (2016). In this interview, Josh takes us...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cover-250x250.jpg" alt="cover" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5466" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cover-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cover-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cover-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cover-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cover.jpg 2000w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Josh Rutner&#8217;s debut album is <em>Rockabye Battleship</em> (2016). In this interview, Josh takes us on a track-by-track tour of the album. He talks about George Carlin, Ligeti, Randy Newman, and other influences; and also gives us a peek behind the curtain at the making of the record. Learn more at <a href="http://joshrutner.com">joshrutner.com</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>Support the show by <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">becoming a member</a> and by <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/amazon">starting your Amazon shopping here</a>.</strong></p>
  163. The Jazz Session #458: Allison Au

    2016-02-11 08:00:45 UTC

    Allison Au’s Juno-nominated second album is Forest Grove (2016). In this interview, the Toronto-based saxophonist...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/forestgrovecover-250x227.jpg" alt="forestgrovecover" width="250" height="227" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5456" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/forestgrovecover-250x227.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/forestgrovecover-768x696.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/forestgrovecover-400x363.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/forestgrovecover.jpg 1200w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Allison Au&#8217;s Juno-nominated second album is <em>Forest Grove</em> (2016). In this interview, the Toronto-based saxophonist talks about the memories that inspired the album; her long-standing quartet and why working with the same band matters; the Toronto jazz scene; and her upcoming tour of the Western U.S. and Canada. Learn more at <a href="http://alli8music.wix.com/allison">http://alli8music.wix.com/allison</a>.</p> <p><P><a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">Join <em>The Jazz Session</em> today for just $5/month.</a></p> <p><P>Support the show at no additional cost to you by starting your Amazon shopping at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/amazon">thejazzsession.com/amazon</a>.</p>
  164. The Jazz Session #457: Romain Collin

    2016-01-28 10:00:38 UTC

    Pianist Romain Collin’s new album is Press Enter (ACT Music, 2015). In this interview, Collin...
    <p><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Collin_Press_Enter_COVER-250x225.jpg" alt="t" width="250" height="225" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5438" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Collin_Press_Enter_COVER-250x225.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Collin_Press_Enter_COVER-768x692.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Collin_Press_Enter_COVER-400x360.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Collin_Press_Enter_COVER.jpg 1643w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Pianist Romain Collin&#8217;s new album is <em>Press Enter</em> (ACT Music, 2015). In this interview, Collin talks about the continued growth of his trio with Luques Curtis and Kendrick Scott; his work as a film scorer on documentaries and more; the inclusion of voices from <a href="http://www.innocenceproject.org/">The Innocence Project</a> on the track &#8220;Event Horizon;&#8221; and his upcoming tour. Learn more at <a href="http://www.romaincollin.com/">http://www.romaincollin.com/</a>.</p> <p><P><strong><a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">Support <em>The Jazz Session</em> for just $5 a month!</a></strong></p>
  165. The Jazz Session #456: Steve Lampert

    2016-01-14 08:00:11 UTC

    Trumpeter and composer Steve Lampert’s new album is Zahskl’s Jukebox, Vol. 1. In this interview,...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/11182117_10153431512394228_801172835142185791_n-250x250.jpg" alt="11182117_10153431512394228_801172835142185791_n" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5431" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/11182117_10153431512394228_801172835142185791_n-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/11182117_10153431512394228_801172835142185791_n-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/11182117_10153431512394228_801172835142185791_n-768x768.jpg 768w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/11182117_10153431512394228_801172835142185791_n-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/11182117_10153431512394228_801172835142185791_n.jpg 960w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Trumpeter and composer Steve Lampert&#8217;s new album is <em>Zahskl&#8217;s Jukebox, Vol. 1</em>. In this interview, Lampert talks about the space-age concept behind the album; the complex process of producing both the music and the actual recording; why he doesn&#8217;t play live anymore; and how a guy who grew up on hardbop ended up writing music like he writes. Learn more at <a href="http://www.steve-lampert.com/">http://www.steve-lampert.com/</a>.</p> <p><P><A href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join"><strong>Support The Jazz Session</strong></a>.</p>
  166. The Jazz Session #455: Ross Hammond

    2015-05-26 01:26:50 UTC

    Guitarist Ross Hammond’s new album is Flight. The solo acoustic record marks a departure from...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/a2722909409_16-250x250.jpg" alt="a2722909409_16" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5425" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/a2722909409_16-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/a2722909409_16-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/a2722909409_16-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/a2722909409_16.jpg 700w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Guitarist Ross Hammond&#8217;s new album is <em>Flight</em>. The solo acoustic record marks a departure from his previous electric work. In this interview, recorded at Webster&#8217;s Bookstore Cafe in State College, PA, Hammond talks about why he&#8217;s playing acoustic these days, and 12-string in particular; his church background and how it led to some of the tunes on this album; the growing Sacramento jazz scene; and his upcoming projects. Learn more at <a href="http://www.rosshammond.com/">www.rosshammond.com</a>.</p> <p><P><a href="http://amzn.to/1Szme79"><strong>BUY THIS ALBUM AND SUPPORT THE JAZZ SESSION.</strong></a></p>
  167. The Jazz Session #454: Mimi Jones

    2015-05-11 14:25:27 UTC

    Bassist and vocalist Mimi Jones has a new album called Balance on her own Hot...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/couv_mimi_jones_balance-250x200.jpg" alt="couv_mimi_jones_balance" width="250" height="200" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5418" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/couv_mimi_jones_balance-250x200.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/couv_mimi_jones_balance-400x320.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/couv_mimi_jones_balance.jpg 656w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Bassist and vocalist Mimi Jones has a new album called <em>Balance</em> on her own Hot Tone Music label. In this interview, Jones talks about building community and why she started her own label; the life challenges that led to this album; the power of names; and her extensive upcoming touring schedule. Learn more at <a href="http://www.mimijonesmusic.com/">mimijonesmusic.com</a>. Also, be sure to check out the other new Hot Tone releases by <a href="http://www.hottonemusic.com/artists-info/camille-thurman/camille-thurman.html">Camille Thurman</a> and <a href="http://www.hottonemusic.com/artists-info/shirazette-tinnin/shirazette-tinnin.html">Shirazette Tinnin</a>. </p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/1PdPYaL">BUY THIS ALBUM AND SUPPORT THE JAZZ SESSION.</a></p>
  168. The Jazz Session #453: Red Wierenga

    2015-05-04 12:00:36 UTC

    Pianist Red Wierenga is a member of the Respect Sextet and the Respect Trio. He...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/redcover.jpg" alt="redcover" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5413" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/redcover.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/redcover-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Pianist Red Wierenga is a member of the Respect Sextet and the Respect Trio. He also plays accordion in the Claudia Quintet. In this interview, he talks about three new recordings: <em>Respect &#8216;n&#8217; You: Live At Greenwich House Music School</em> by the Respect Sextet; <em>Respect The Trio, We Says</em> by the Respect Trio; and <em>Figure</em>, a duo project between Wierenga and guitarist Ryan Ferreira. He also talks about his forays into electronic music and instrument building; his work with the Claudia Quintet; and the influence on his music of Dutch pianist Misha Mengelberg. Learn more at <a href="https://respectsextet.bandcamp.com/">respectsextet.bandcamp.com</a>.</p>
  169. The Jazz Session #452: Ras Moshe

    2015-04-22 18:55:14 UTC

    Ras Moshe is a saxophonist who also creates spaces for other musicians to flourish. In...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/10551105_887395377978542_8629058793481282080_n-250x250.jpg" alt="10551105_887395377978542_8629058793481282080_n" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5409" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/10551105_887395377978542_8629058793481282080_n-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/10551105_887395377978542_8629058793481282080_n-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/10551105_887395377978542_8629058793481282080_n-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/10551105_887395377978542_8629058793481282080_n.jpg 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Ras Moshe is a saxophonist who also creates spaces for other musicians to flourish. In this interview, he talks about the intersection of political activism and music; his father and grandfather, both of whom were saxophonists; his early exposure to the loft scene in New York City; and the work he&#8217;s doing both as a saxophonist and a creator of musical opportunities for others. </p>
  170. The Jazz Session #451: Natalie Cressman, Emily Asher & Angela Davis

    2015-04-13 23:52:45 UTC

    On this episode, three musicians who’ve recently been on the show, and even more recently...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/4cdcovers-250x231.png" alt="4cdcovers" width="250" height="231" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5404" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/4cdcovers-250x231.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/4cdcovers-400x370.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/4cdcovers.png 546w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>On this episode, three musicians who&#8217;ve recently been on the show, and even more recently recorded new albums: <a href="http://www.nataliecressman.com/">Natalie Cressman</a> talks about <em>Turn The Sea</em>; <a href="http://www.emilyasher.com/">Emily Asher</a> introduces <em>Meet Me In The Morning</em>; and <a href="http://www.angeladavismusic.com/">Angela Davis</a> tells the story behind <em>Lady Luck</em>. </p>
  171. The Jazz Session #450: Cat Toren

    2015-04-06 12:00:06 UTC

    Cat Toren is a Canadian pianist living in New York. She’s about to release an...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Fama_final_CatT_MG_7577_lores.jpg" alt="Fama_final_CatT_MG_7577_lores" width="250" height="251" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5398" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Fama_final_CatT_MG_7577_lores.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Fama_final_CatT_MG_7577_lores-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Fama_final_CatT_MG_7577_lores-249x250.jpg 249w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Cat Toren is a Canadian pianist living in New York. She&#8217;s about to release an album called <em>Inside The Sun</em> featuring music she&#8217;s written since moving to New York five years ago. This episode contains a sneak peek at some music from that album. In this interview, Toren talks about making the switch from classical piano to jazz; choosing between New York City and Berlin; finding ways to be contemplative in one of the world&#8217;s largest cities; and why she feels improvisation is a collective activity. Learn more at <a href="http://cat-toren.com/">cat-toren.com</a>.</p>
  172. The Jazz Session #449: Jasmine Lovell-Smith

    2015-03-23 12:00:01 UTC

    Soprano saxophonist Jasmine Lovell-Smith’s debut album is Fortune Songs. In this interview, Lovell-Smith talks about...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51TCLIKfkKL._SS280-250x250.jpg" alt="51TCLIKfkKL._SS280" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5394" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51TCLIKfkKL._SS280-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51TCLIKfkKL._SS280-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51TCLIKfkKL._SS280.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Soprano saxophonist Jasmine Lovell-Smith&#8217;s debut album is <em>Fortune Songs</em>. In this interview, Lovell-Smith talks about the long road from her native New Zealand to Brooklyn to Connecticut to her current home in Mexico; why she stopped playing music, and how she found the inspiration to start again; her early love of Stan Getz and Sonny Rollins; and her upcoming recording projects. Learn more at <a href="http://www.jasminelovellsmith.com/">jasminelovellsmith.com</a>.</p> <p><P><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008T4HVP6?ie=UTF8&#038;camp=213733&#038;creative=393177&#038;creativeASIN=B008T4HVP6&#038;linkCode=shr&#038;tag=thejasoncrane-20&#038;linkId=4KMSTI6ZR2QZCSV2&#038;=dmusic&#038;qid=1427077518&#038;sr=1-1&#038;keywords=towering+poppies"><strong>BUY THIS ALBUM AND SUPPORT THE JAZZ SESSION AT THE SAME TIME.</STRONG></a></p>
  173. The Jazz Session #448: Mike Bono

    2015-03-17 01:09:06 UTC

    Guitarist Mike Bono’s first album is From Where You Are. In this interview, Bono talks...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/The-Mike-Bono-Group-From-Where-You-Are-cover-250x250.png" alt="The Mike Bono Group - From Where You Are - cover" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5387" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/The-Mike-Bono-Group-From-Where-You-Are-cover-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/The-Mike-Bono-Group-From-Where-You-Are-cover-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/The-Mike-Bono-Group-From-Where-You-Are-cover-400x400.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/The-Mike-Bono-Group-From-Where-You-Are-cover.png 657w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Guitarist Mike Bono&#8217;s first album is <em>From Where You Are</em>. In this interview, Bono talks about discovering jazz on the radio as a teenager and how it changed his life; the sweet pizza-parlor gig that helped him learn standards; his time at the Berklee school of music; and his recent appearance at the Sundance Film Festival in a tribute to Nina Simone. Learn more at <a href="http://www.mikebonomusic.com/">mikebonomusic.com</a>.</p> <p><P><A href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EUF0YVQ?ie=UTF8&#038;camp=213733&#038;creative=393177&#038;creativeASIN=B00EUF0YVQ&#038;linkCode=shr&#038;tag=thejasoncrane-20&#038;linkId=WDJSGE3JZ2X5TFL5&#038;=dmusic&#038;qid=1426554333&#038;sr=1-1&#038;keywords=mike+bono"><Strong>BUY THIS ALBUM AND SUPPORT THE JAZZ SESSION AT THE SAME TIME.</strong></a></p> <p><P><strong>BONUS:</strong> I asked my parents and sister to record the intro for this episode. <a href="https://youtu.be/5PuGvJSPIfY">It did not go well.</a></p>
  174. The Jazz Session #447: Reggie Quinerly

    2015-03-10 00:12:16 UTC

    Drummer Reggie Quinerly’s new album is Invictus (Redefinition Music, 2015). In this interview, he talks...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/reggie-quinerly-invictus-cover_web-250x225.jpg" alt="reggie quinerly invictus cover_web" width="250" height="225" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5384" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/reggie-quinerly-invictus-cover_web-250x225.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/reggie-quinerly-invictus-cover_web-400x359.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/reggie-quinerly-invictus-cover_web.jpg 550w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Drummer Reggie Quinerly&#8217;s new album is <em>Invictus</em> (Redefinition Music, 2015). In this interview, he talks about how a poem from the 19th century informs his career and writing; why he wanted to make an album that doesn&#8217;t sound like a &#8220;drummer&#8217;s record;&#8221; his relationship with one of his mentors, Lester Grant; and the need for musicians to control their own destinies. Learn more at <a href="http://www.reggiequinerly.com/reggiequinerly/Welcome.html">reggiequinerly.com</a>.</p> <p><P><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00TPQ0CKI?ie=UTF8&#038;camp=213733&#038;creative=393177&#038;creativeASIN=B00TPQ0CKI&#038;linkCode=shr&#038;tag=thejasoncrane-20&#038;linkId=4ALLLGVERCIU7CGW&#038;=dmusic&#038;qid=1425945647&#038;sr=1-1&#038;keywords=reggie+quinerly"><strong>BUY THIS ALBUM AND SUPPORT THE JAZZ SESSION AT THE SAME TIME.</strong></a></p>
  175. The Jazz Session #446: Akua Dixon

    2015-03-02 23:48:01 UTC

    Cellist Akua Dixon has just released a self-titled solo album that features arrangements she’s written...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51Mj0QBQgtL._SS280-250x250.jpg" alt="51Mj0QBQgtL._SS280" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5380" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51Mj0QBQgtL._SS280-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51Mj0QBQgtL._SS280-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51Mj0QBQgtL._SS280.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Cellist Akua Dixon has just released a self-titled solo album that features arrangements she&#8217;s written for a variety of ensembles and occasions, but never had the chance to record. In this interview, Dixon talks about her career as a performer and arranger, going all the way back to the band at the Apollo; the traditional and innovative ways she arranges for string quartet; the shameful lack of African-American musicians in American orchestras today; and her time playing with many musical giants, including Max Roach. Learn more at <a href="http://www.akuadixon.com/">akuadixon.com</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RUAE2WA?ie=UTF8&#038;camp=213733&#038;creative=393177&#038;creativeASIN=B00RUAE2WA&#038;linkCode=shr&#038;tag=thejasoncrane-20&#038;linkId=KDJISEWG5JPAD446&#038;=dmusic&#038;qid=1425339314&#038;sr=1-1&#038;keywords=akua+dixon"><strong>BUY THIS ALBUM AND SUPPORT THE JAZZ SESSION AT THE SAME TIME.</strong></a> </p>
  176. The Jazz Session #445: 8th Anniversary Retrospective!

    2015-02-24 19:47:14 UTC

    The Jazz Session turns eight today! To celebrate, I’ve put together a look back at...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/8square-250x250.jpg" alt="8square" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5373" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/8square-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/8square-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/8square.jpg 390w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>The Jazz Session turns eight today! To celebrate, I&#8217;ve put together a look back at eight years of the show, featuring interviews and music by many past guests, including: John Abercrombie, Carl Allen, Jen Baker &#038; Kyoko Kitamura, Gene Bertoncini, Terence Blanchard, Don Byron, Ron Carter, Jimmy Heath, Janel &#038; Anthony, Darius Jones &#038; Matthew Shipp, Steve Kuhn, Jo Lawry, Gene Ludwig, Marian McPartland, Nadje Noordhuis, Laurie Pepper, Sonny Rollins, Gerald Wilson, and more.</p>
  177. The Jazz Session #444: Peter Apfelbaum

    2015-02-17 03:51:09 UTC

    Peter Apfelbaum’s latest release is an EP by his new band Sparkler called I Colored...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/sparkler2-f2_small-250x250.jpg" alt="sparkler2-f2_small" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5366" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/sparkler2-f2_small-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/sparkler2-f2_small-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/sparkler2-f2_small-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/sparkler2-f2_small.jpg 500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Peter Apfelbaum&#8217;s latest release is an EP by his new band Sparkler called <em>I Colored It In For You</em>. In this interview, Apfelbaum talks about bringing the groove back to jazz; his upbringing in Berkeley; playing with Don Cherry; and his approach to composition and to leading bands. This interview features music by Sparkler, plus a tune from Apfelbaum&#8217;s upcoming solo album on Loove Arts and music by his New York Hieroglyphics band. Learn more at <a href="http://www.peterapfelbaum.com/">peterapfelbaum.com</a>.</p>
  178. The Jazz Session #443: Rudresh Mahanthappa

    2015-02-10 02:08:41 UTC

    Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa’s new album is Bird Calls (ACT, 2015). The album was inspired by...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/71y4wtI338L._SX522_-250x225.jpg" alt="71y4wtI338L._SX522_" width="250" height="225" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5363" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/71y4wtI338L._SX522_-250x225.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/71y4wtI338L._SX522_-400x359.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/71y4wtI338L._SX522_.jpg 522w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa&#8217;s new album is <em>Bird Calls</em> (ACT, 2015). The album was inspired by the music of Charlie Parker, although Mahanthappa composed original music rather than play Parker&#8217;s tunes. In this interview, he talks about the reasoning behind that choice; how hearing Charlie Parker affected him as a teenager; and why the best tribute to Bird is to not play his music. Learn more about Rudresh Mahanthappa at <a href="http://rudreshm.com/">rudreshm.com</a>. </p> <p><P><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00SNXR2DY?ie=UTF8&#038;camp=213733&#038;creative=393177&#038;creativeASIN=B00SNXR2DY&#038;linkCode=shr&#038;tag=thejasoncrane-20&#038;linkId=MQOX4GOGW52M6I4Q&#038;sr=&#038;qid="><strong>BUY THE ALBUM AND SUPPORT THE JAZZ SESSION AT THE SAME TIME.</strong></p>
  179. The Jazz Session #442: Bob Sneider

    2014-08-29 10:00:03 UTC

    Originally from Boston, guitarist Bob Sneider has called Rochester, NY, home for years. He’s built...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/712308-250x250.jpg" alt="712308" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5256" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/712308-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/712308-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/712308.jpg 349w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Originally from Boston, guitarist Bob Sneider has called Rochester, NY, home for years. He&#8217;s built an impressive career, beginning in Chuck Mangione&#8217;s band and then through his work at the Eastman School of Music and as the leader of his own ensembles. In this interview, Sneider talks about why he didn&#8217;t go to a conservatory and how he ended up as a professional musician anyway; many of the A-list musicians he&#8217;s played with over the years; his work at the Rochester International Jazz Festival; how teaching new guitarists helps him stay at the top of his game; and the rhythm section with whom he&#8217;s played for years. Learn more at <a href="http://www.bobsneider.net/">bobsneider.net</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>JOIN</strong> <em>The Jazz Session</em> and support the creation of more episodes. Just $5/month! Visit <a href="http:thejazzsession.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>.</p>
  180. The Jazz Session #441: Kevin Hays

    2014-07-28 23:35:41 UTC

    Pianist Kevin Hays has been part of the jazz scene for decades now, playing as...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/copy-Banner-May-2013.jpg" alt="copy-Banner-May-2013" width="225" height="225" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5250" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/copy-Banner-May-2013.jpg 225w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/copy-Banner-May-2013-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px" /></p> <p><P>Pianist Kevin Hays has been part of the jazz scene for decades now, playing as a leader and also as a sideman with folks like Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson, Chris Potter and many others. In this interview, Kevin talks about his career; his time off the scene in Santa Fe and how it changed his life and his playing; and his current <a href="http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/kevinhays">crowdfunding project to record an album with his New Day Trio</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>SUPPORT Kevin&#8217;s new album!</strong> Please visit <a href="http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/kevinhays">pledgemusic.com/projects/kevinhays</a> to donate toward the recording of Kevin&#8217;s new record. Thank you.</p> <p><P><strong>JOIN</strong> The Jazz Session and support the creation of more episodes. Just $5/month! Visit <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>.</p>
  181. The Jazz Session #440: Max Johnson

    2014-06-09 07:00:10 UTC

    Bassist Max Johnson is a busy man. In demand on New York City’s bluegrass scene,...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max1-150x150.jpg" alt="max1" width="150" height="150" class="alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-5241" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max1-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max1-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max1.jpg 274w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /> <img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max2-150x150.png" alt="max2" width="150" height="150" class="alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-5242" /> <img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max3-150x150.jpg" alt="max3" width="150" height="150" class="alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-5243" /></p> <p><P>Bassist <strong>Max Johnson</strong> is a busy man. In demand on New York City&#8217;s bluegrass scene, he&#8217;s also part of several bands focusing on improvised music. In this interview, Johnson discusses three recent albums: <em>Big Eyed Rabbit</em> (Not Two, 2014), <em>The Prisoner</em> (NoBusiness, 2014), and <em>The Invisible Trio</em> (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2014). He also talks about the influence of his drummer father; how he became involved in bluegrass; and why he nearly quit school because of one person but decided to finish because of another. Learn more at <a href="http://maxjohnsonmusic.com/">maxjohnsonmusic.com</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>CONCERT TONIGHT:</strong> Max is playing in New York tonight, June 9th 2014 at 11:00 pm at the McKittrick Hotel, 530 W 27th St. The show is free, and features Thomas Heberer on trumpet, Michael Attias on alto saxophone, Ingrid Laubrock on tenor saxophone, Max Johnson on bass and Ziv Ravitz on drums.</p> <p><P><strong>JOIN</strong> The Jazz Session for $5 a month <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">here</a>. Your membership gets you free mp3s and helps me get to NYC to record more interviews. Thanks! </p>
  182. The Jazz Session #439: Giacomo Merega

    2014-06-02 07:00:34 UTC

    Electric bassist Giacomo Merega‘s two newest projects are both trio recordings: The Surface Of An...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/gi2-250x170.jpg" alt="gi2" width="250" height="170" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5234" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/gi2-250x170.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/gi2.jpg 345w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Electric bassist <strong>Giacomo Merega</strong>&#8216;s two newest projects are both trio recordings: <em>The Surface Of An Object</em> (Rudi Records, 2014) and <em>Crows And Motives</em> (Underwolf, 2014). In this interview, Merega talks about expressing the concept of &#8220;surface&#8221; in music; why he chose the electric bass and how he is crafting his own sound; free improvisation versus composition; graphic scores and whether seeing them changes one&#8217;s appreciation of a piece of music; and his concert series. Learn more about the series on its <a href="https://www.facebook.com/sololosconcertseries">Facebook page</a> and at the <a href="http://prospectrange.com/Prospect_Range/Home.html">Prospect Range</a> site. </p> <p><P><strong>JOIN</strong> The Jazz Session for $5 a month <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">here</a>. Your membership gets you free mp3s and helps me get to NYC to record more interviews. Thanks!</p>
  183. The Jazz Session #438: Adison Evans

    2014-05-27 02:31:18 UTC

    Baritone saxophonist Adison Evans‘ life took an unexpected turn when she was called to audition...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/adison-250x250.jpg" alt="adison" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5230" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/adison-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/adison-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/adison-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/adison.jpg 709w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Baritone saxophonist <strong>Adison Evans</strong>&#8216; life took an unexpected turn when she was called to audition for Beyonce&#8217;s band. She got the gig, and left almost immediately for the Super Bowl and a world tour. Home between tours, Evans is still committed to the jazz she studied at Juilliard. In this interview, she talks about both sides of her life &#8212; traveling with a superstar and playing improvised music. Learn more at <a href="http://adisjazzkitchen.com/">adisjazzkitchen.com</a> and follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/adison_evans">@adison_evans</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>LIVE SHOW!</strong> You can hear Adison Evans perform on her birthday, May 29, at Scholes Street Studio, 375 Lorimer Street in Brooklyn, NY. The show starts at 8 pm and costs $10 (free for kids).</p> <p><P><strong>JOIN</strong> <em>The Jazz Session</em> for $5 a month <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">here</a>. Your membership gets you free mp3s and helps me get to NYC to record more interviews. Thanks!</p>
  184. The Jazz Session #437: Sara Serpa and Andre Matos

    2014-05-20 03:40:31 UTC

    Primavera (2014, Inner Circle Music) is the new album by vocalist Sara Serpa and guitarist...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/primarvera-250x250.jpg" alt="primarvera" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5225" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/primarvera-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/primarvera-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/primarvera.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P><em>Primavera</em> (2014, Inner Circle Music) is the new album by vocalist Sara Serpa and guitarist Andre Matos. In this interview, Serpa and Matos talk about using the studio as an instrument; the long process that led to this album; how the impending birth of their first child impacted the recording; and the use of others&#8217; poetry in their music. Learn more at <a href="http://www.saraserpa.com/">www.saraserpa.com</a> and <a href="http://www.andrematosmusic.com/">www.andrematosmusic.com</a>, and follow Sara on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/serpasara">@serpasara</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>BUY</strong> Sara&#8217;s and Andre&#8217;s music in <em>The Jazz Session</em> <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store">store</a> and a portion of your purchase price will benefit the show. Note that you can click on a link in the store and then buy anything you want, and a portion of whatever you buy will help the show. Thanks!</p> <p><P><strong>JOIN</strong> <em>The Jazz Session</em> and get two free mp3s with each show plus exclusive content. Membership costs just $5/month. The money funds trips to NYC to record new episodes. <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">Join here.</a></p>
  185. Sexism in jazz

    2014-05-07 00:20:07 UTC

    Use the player above to listen to an audio version of this post.
    <p><P>Use the player above to listen to an audio version of this post.</p> <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/jasoncrane_womeninjazz-400x400.jpg" alt="jasoncrane_womeninjazz" width="400" height="400" class="alignnone size-large wp-image-5219" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/jasoncrane_womeninjazz-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/jasoncrane_womeninjazz-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/jasoncrane_womeninjazz-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/jasoncrane_womeninjazz.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px" /></p>
  186. The Jazz Session #436: Hilary Gardner

    2014-05-05 07:00:57 UTC

    Vocalist Hilary Gardner‘s latest recording is The Great City. In this interview, we talk about...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/The-Great-City-250x227.jpg" alt="The-Great-City" width="250" height="227" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5212" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/The-Great-City-250x227.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/The-Great-City.jpg 360w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Vocalist <strong>Hilary Gardner</strong>&#8216;s latest recording is <em>The Great City</em>. In this interview, we talk about New York City and how it inspired the album; her long, strange trip from Wasilla, Alaska to Brooklyn; and how she finds and interprets songs. Learn more at <a href="http://hilarygardner.com/">hilarygardner.com</a> and follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/hilarygardner">@hilarygardner</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>JOIN</strong> <em>The Jazz Session</em> and get two free mp3s with each show plus exclusive content. Membership costs just $5/month. The money funds trips to NYC to record new episodes. <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">Join here.</a></p>
  187. The Jazz Session #435: Reuben Radding

    2014-04-29 02:04:47 UTC

    Reuben Radding is a bassist and photographer. In this interview, he talks about his long...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/reuben-247x250.jpg" alt="reuben" width="247" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5205" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/reuben-247x250.jpg 247w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/reuben-395x400.jpg 395w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/reuben.jpg 899w" sizes="(max-width: 247px) 100vw, 247px" /></p> <p><P><strong>Reuben Radding</strong> is a bassist and photographer. In this interview, he talks about his long road to photography; why he gravitates toward risk in his art; the battles over music terminology; and his own personal path away from music and back again. Learn more at <A href="http://www.reubenradding.com/">www.reubenradding.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/ReubenRadding">@ReubenRadding</a>. </p> <p><P><strong>JOIN</strong> <em>The Jazz Session</em> and get two free mp3s with each show plus exclusive content. Membership costs just $5/month. The money funds trips to NYC to record new episodes. <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">Join here.</a></p> <p><P>Photo credit: <A href="http://www.richwoodsonphotography.net/">Rich Woodson</a></p>
  188. The Jazz Session #434: Emily Asher

    2014-04-21 07:00:30 UTC

    Trombonist and vocalist Emily Asher’s latest recording with her band Garden Party is Carnival Of...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/asher.jpg" alt="asher" width="250" height="245" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5199" /></p> <p><P>Trombonist and vocalist Emily Asher&#8217;s latest recording with her band Garden Party is <em>Carnival Of Joy!</em>, released in 2013. In this interview, Asher talks about her journey from playing trad jazz in the Pacific Northwest to her current life as part of the same scene in New York; her new project with bass sax, accordion and trombone; the difference between recreating music and re-imagining it; and her plans for her next album. Learn more at <a href="http://www.emilyasher.com/">www.emilyasher.com</a> and follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/emasherbone">@emasherbone</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>BUY</strong> Emily&#8217;s music in <em>The Jazz Session</em> <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store">store</a> and a portion of your purchase price will benefit the show. Note that you can click on a link in the store and then buy anything you want, and a portion of whatever you buy will help the show. Thanks!</p> <p><P><strong>JOIN</strong> <em>The Jazz Session</em> and get two free mp3s with each show plus exclusive content. Membership costs just $5/month. The money funds trips to NYC to record new episodes. <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">Join here.</a></p>
  189. The Jazz Session #433: Eric DiVito

    2014-04-14 07:00:14 UTC

    Guitarist Eric DiVito‘s new album is The Second Time Around (PJC, 2013), featuring Corcoran Holt...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/10157345_281591182000945_4330628472280613222_n-245x250.jpg" alt="10157345_281591182000945_4330628472280613222_n" width="245" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5191" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/10157345_281591182000945_4330628472280613222_n-245x250.jpg 245w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/10157345_281591182000945_4330628472280613222_n-392x400.jpg 392w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/10157345_281591182000945_4330628472280613222_n.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 245px) 100vw, 245px" /></p> <p><P>Guitarist <strong>Eric DiVito</strong>&#8216;s new album is <em>The Second Time Around</em> (PJC, 2013), featuring Corcoran Holt on bass and Alyssa Falk Verheyn on drums, with guest appearances by Mavis Swan Poole and Steve Wilson. In this interview, DiVito talks about his approach to standards; the recording session and what made it work so well; finding originality in arranging; and his take on a being a jazz guitarist. Learn more at <a href="http://www.ericdivito.com/">ericdivito.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/ericdivitomusic">@ericdivitomusic</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>BUY</strong> this album in <em>The Jazz Session</em> <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store">store</a> and a portion of your purchase price will benefit the show. Note that you can click on a link in the store and then buy anything you want, and a portion of whatever you buy will help the show. Thanks!</p> <p><P><strong>JOIN</strong> <em>The Jazz Session</em> and get two free mp3s with each show plus exclusive content. Membership costs just $5/month. The money funds trips to NYC to record new episodes. <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">Join here.</a></p>
  190. The Jazz Session #432: Ed Rosenberg III

    2014-04-07 07:00:30 UTC

    Saxophonist Ed Rosenberg’s latest record is The Warming with his band Glue Gun Optimism. In...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/a3400319198_2-250x250.jpg" alt="a3400319198_2" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5185" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/a3400319198_2-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/a3400319198_2-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/a3400319198_2.jpg 350w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist <strong>Ed Rosenberg&#8217;s</strong> latest record is <em>The Warming</em> with his band Glue Gun Optimism. In this interview, Rosenberg talks about the very technical idea that led to his very accessible new project; his work in theatre, film and dance; Jerseyband, with whom he&#8217;s performed for more than a decade; and writing music for kids. Learn more at <a href="http://eddie3.com/">eddie3.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/eddiethepancake">eddiethepancake</a>. </p> <p><P><strong>BUY</strong> this album in <em>The Jazz Session</em> <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store">store</a> and a portion of your purchase price will benefit the show. Note that you can click on a link in the store and then buy anything you want, and a portion of whatever you buy will help the show. Thanks!</p> <p><P><strong>JOIN</strong> <em>The Jazz Session</em> and get two free mp3s with each show plus exclusive content. Membership costs just $5/month. The money funds trips to NYC to record new episodes. <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">Join here.</a></p>
  191. The Jazz Session #431: Danny Fox

    2014-03-17 07:00:19 UTC

    Pianist Danny Fox‘s new album is Wide Eyed (Hot Cup Records, 2014). In this interview,...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/614xgHd7WpL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="614xgHd7WpL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5173" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/614xgHd7WpL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/614xgHd7WpL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/614xgHd7WpL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Pianist <strong>Danny Fox</strong>&#8216;s new album is <em>Wide Eyed</em> (Hot Cup Records, 2014). In this interview, Fox talks about growing up in Manhattan surrounded by jazz greats; why he chose Harvard rather than a conservatory; and writing for this trio, who&#8217;ve been playing and touring together for five years. Learn more at <a href="http://dannyfoxmusic.com">dannyfoxmusic.com</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>BUY</strong> this album in <em>The Jazz Session</em> <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store">store</a> and a portion of your purchase price will benefit the show. Note that you can click on a link in the story and then buy anything you want, and a portion of whatever you buy will help the show. Thanks!</p> <p><P><strong>JOIN</strong> <em>The Jazz Session</em> and get two free mp3s with each show plus exclusive content. Membership costs just $5/month. The money funds trips to NYC to record new episodes. <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">Join here.</a></p>
  192. The Jazz Session #430: Alison Wedding

    2014-03-03 08:00:51 UTC

    Vocalist Alison Wedding‘s most recent album is This Dance (Ground Up Records, 2012). In this...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/g08063-250x226.jpg" alt="g08063" width="250" height="226" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5165" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/g08063-250x226.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/g08063.jpg 338w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Vocalist <strong>Alison Wedding</strong>&#8216;s most recent album is <em>This Dance</em> (Ground Up Records, 2012). In this interview, Wedding talks about writing songs and how much a writer reveals; her years singing in Australia; improvisation versus interpretation; and her recent experience singing with Bobby McFerrin. Learn more at <a href="http://alisonwedding.com/">alisonwedding.com</a> and follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/alisonwedding">@alisonwedding</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>BUY</strong> this album in <em>The Jazz Session</em> <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store">store</a> and a portion of your purchase price will benefit the show. Note that you can click on a link in the story and then buy anything you want, and a portion of whatever you buy will help the show. Thanks!</p> <p><P><strong>JOIN</strong> <em>The Jazz Session</em> and get two free mp3s with each show plus exclusive content. Membership costs just $5/month. The money funds trips to NYC to record new episodes. <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">Join here.</a></p> <p><P>Finally, enjoy this video of Alison and recent Grammy winners Snarky Puppy:</P></p> <p><P><object width="450" height="253"><param name="movie" value="//www.youtube.com/v/YXdFkD0BwbY?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="//www.youtube.com/v/YXdFkD0BwbY?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="450" height="253" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></p>
  193. The Jazz Session #429: Brian Landrus

    2014-02-17 08:00:39 UTC

    Saxophonist Brian Landrus is a bandleader and the creative force behind the upcoming 92Y Soul...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/510V0Oj2FWL._SL500_AA280_.jpg" alt="510V0Oj2FWL._SL500_AA280_" width="230" height="230" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5147" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/510V0Oj2FWL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 230w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/510V0Oj2FWL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 230px) 100vw, 230px" /> <img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/MS_Tisch_SoulJazz_2cr.gif" alt="MS_Tisch_SoulJazz_2cr" width="248" height="230" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5148" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist <strong>Brian Landrus</strong> is a bandleader and the creative force behind the upcoming <a href="http://www.92y.org/Uptown/Concerts/Jazz-Popular/92Y-Jazz?utm_source=MegaNav_Perf&#038;utm_medium=meganav_Concerts_92YJazz&#038;utm_campaign=Concerts_Popular">92Y Soul Jazz Festival</a>. His most recent album with his band Kaleidoscope is <em>Mirage</em> (BlueLand Records, 2013). In this interview, Landrus talks about the festival, which features Esperanza Spalding, DJ Logic and Joey Defrancesco, along with Kaleidoscope. He also discusses his career, from his early years in Las Vegas playing with Motown giants to his move to the East Coast to explore both experimental and groove-based music. Learn more at <a href="http://brianlandrus.com/">brianlandrus.com</a> and follow him on Twitter on <a href="http://twitter.com/brianlandrus">@brianlandrus</a>.</p> <p><P><strong><a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">JOIN</a></strong> <em>The Jazz Session</em> today! For $5/month you get two free mp3s with every episode and exclusive bonus content. </p> <p><P><strong>BUY</strong> this album in <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store"><em>The Jazz Session</em> store</a> and help support the show at no additional cost to you.</p>
  194. The Jazz Session #428: Shirantha Beddage

    2013-12-16 08:01:54 UTC

    Baritone saxophonist Shirantha Beddage’s latest album is Identity (Addo Records, 2012). In this interview, Beddage...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/514jFRcX9BL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="514jFRcX9BL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5129" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/514jFRcX9BL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/514jFRcX9BL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/514jFRcX9BL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Baritone saxophonist Shirantha Beddage&#8217;s latest album is <em>Identity</em> (Addo Records, 2012). In this interview, Beddage talks about searching for his identity as a musician and as an educator; his years in New York and Georgia and how they shaped his current sound; the institutionalization of jazz in the university system; and the Toronto jazz scene. Learn more at <a href="http://shiranthabeddage.com/">shiranthabeddage.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/beddagemusic">@beddagemusic</a>.</p> <p><P><Strong>BUY THIS ALBUM</strong> in <em>The Jazz Session</em> <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store">store</a> and a portion of your purchase price will benefit the show at no additional cost to you.</p> <p><P><strong>JOIN</strong> the show for $5/month and get two free mp3s with each show. Join <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">here</a>.</p>
  195. The Jazz Session #427: Jeff Lederer

    2013-12-02 10:00:18 UTC

    Saxophonist Jeff Lederer’s latest recording is Swing ‘N Dix (Little i music, 2013), an album...
    <p><P><a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/51fWkXFQvIL._SL500_AA280_.jpg"><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/51fWkXFQvIL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="51fWkXFQvIL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5115" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/51fWkXFQvIL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/51fWkXFQvIL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/51fWkXFQvIL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></a></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Jeff Lederer&#8217;s latest recording is <em>Swing &#8216;N Dix</em> (Little i music, 2013), an album that looks back at his early days playing music inspired by trad jazz. The album features Kirk Knuffke on cornet, Bob Stewart on tuba and Matt Wilson on drums. In this interview, Lederer talks about that early band and how it introduced him to collective improvisation; how a shared love of Albert Ayler brought he and Matt Wilson together; and his fascination with the Shakers, both musically and anthropologically. Learn more at <a href="http://www.littleimusic.com">littleimusic.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/littleimusic">@littleimusic</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>BUY</strong> this album in <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store"><em>The Jazz Session</em> store</a> and your purchase will support the show at no additional cost to you.</p> <p><P><strong>VOTE</strong> for <em>The Jazz Session</em> in the <a href="http://jazztimes.com/articles/111810-jazztimes-readers-poll-2013"><em>JazzTimes</em> readers&#8217; poll</a> by today, Dec. 2, at 5 p.m. ET. Thank you!</p> <p><P><strong>JOIN</strong> the show for $5/month and get two free mp3s with each show. Join <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">here</a>.</p>
  196. The Jazz Session #426: Michael Weiss and Sean H. Doyle

    2013-11-15 05:01:53 UTC

    Michael Weiss is a pianist and composer. His most recent album is Soul Journey. In...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/51lru6+zEpL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="51lru6+zEpL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5103" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/51lru6+zEpL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/51lru6+zEpL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/51lru6+zEpL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P><strong>Michael Weiss</strong> is a pianist and composer. His most recent album is <em>Soul Journey</em>. In this interview, Weiss talks about his often challenging music and how he revisits compositions for each performance; his years with jazz masters such as Jon Hendricks, Junior Cook and Johnny Griffin; and how listening to Wayne Shorter gave him the green light to try more adventurous writing. Learn more at <a href="http://www.michaelweiss.info/">michaelweiss.info</a>.</p> <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/shdles2-250x250.jpg" alt="shdles2" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5104" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/shdles2-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/shdles2-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/shdles2.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P><strong>Sean H. Doyle</strong> is a writer and recovering musician from Brooklyn. Following up on a <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2013/11/08/my-thoughts-miles-davis-live-at-the-fillmore-east/">conversation on Twitter</a>, Sean and I talk about attitude in music and why it attracts him. Sean also gives listeners several suggestions on bands from the punk and noise worlds, and talks about the similarities they share with improvised music. Learn more at <a href="http://seanhdoyle.com/">seanhdoyle.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/seanhdoyle">@seanhdoyle</a>.</p>
  197. The Jazz Session #425: Angela Davis

    2013-11-01 07:00:29 UTC

    Saxophonist Angela Davis’s debut album is The Art of The Melody (2013). In this interview,...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/AngelaDavisCover-250x187.jpg" alt="AngelaDavisCover" width="250" height="187" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5088" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/AngelaDavisCover-250x187.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/AngelaDavisCover-400x300.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/AngelaDavisCover.jpg 525w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></P></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Angela Davis&#8217;s debut album is <em>The Art of The Melody</em> (2013). In this interview, Davis talks about her Australian roots; why she&#8217;s most interested in the lineage of players such as Lee Konitz, with whom she&#8217;s studied; melodic improvisation; and how to approach songs from outside the jazz canon. Learn more at <a href="http://www.angeladavismusic.com">angeladavismusic.com</a> and follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/musicaldavis">@musicaldavis</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>Members</strong> can download a free track from <em>The Art Of The Melody</em>. Become a member for $5/month at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>.</p> <p><P>Support <em>The Jazz Session</em> by buying this album in the <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store">store</a>. Thank you.</p>
  198. The Jazz Session #424: Ralph Alessi

    2013-10-15 07:00:56 UTC

    Trumpeter Ralph Alessi’s new album is Baida (ECM, 2013). In this interview, Alessi talks about...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/61dF1CuUTML._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="61dF1CuUTML._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5052" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/61dF1CuUTML._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/61dF1CuUTML._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/61dF1CuUTML._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Trumpeter Ralph Alessi&#8217;s new album is <em>Baida</em> (ECM, 2013). In this interview, Alessi talks about the cohesiveness of this band after multiple albums together; playing the record for his mother in her final days; and his many years studying classical music before his experience at CalArts changed the course of his life. Learn more at <a href="http://www.ralphalessi.com/">ralphalessi.com</a>.</p> <p><P>You can get a free mp3 from this album (along with many more free mp3s) by <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">becoming a member for $5/month</a>.</p> <p><P>You can support <em>The Jazz Session</em> by buying this album in <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store/">the show&#8217;s store</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>SPONSOR:</strong></p> <p><P>This episode is brought to you by innova Recordings, the label of the American Composers Forum. Innova releases creative jazz from the inside to the outside, Braxton to Big Band, Ligeti to Yao to Hwang. Even the different drummer is on our label. On the web at <a href="http://innova.mu">innova.mu</a>.</p>
  199. The Jazz Session #423: Lee Konitz and Camila Meza

    2013-10-01 07:00:31 UTC

    The season premiere of The Jazz Session begins with an extended conversation with saxophonist Lee...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/tjs423-250x250.png" alt="tjs423" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5006" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/tjs423-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/tjs423-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/tjs423-400x398.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/tjs423.png 602w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>The season premiere of <em>The Jazz Session</em> begins with an extended conversation with saxophonist Lee Konitz. Konitz talks about why he followed a different path than most players of his generation; how he continues to find new things to play on standards; and what he looks for in the people he plays with. The music in this part of the show comes from <em>Enfants Terribles</em> (Half Note, 2012), his live album with Gary Peacock, Bill Frisell and Joey Baron. The album is available in <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store/"><em>The Jazz Session&#8217;s</em> store</a>.</p> <p><P>In the second part of the show, guitarist and vocalist Camila Meza returns to talk about her new EP, <em>Prisma</em> (2013). Meza is performing at The Blue Note in NYC on October 11, 2013. Her new album is also available in <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store/"><em>The Jazz Session&#8217;s</em> store</a>.</p>
  200. A 2004 interview with Les McCann about Swiss Movement

    2013-09-23 07:00:42 UTC

    Today is Les McCann’s birthday. Back in 2004, I interviewed Les about his classic soul-jazz...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/318NGFHCP4L-250x250.jpg" alt="318NGFHCP4L" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4993" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/318NGFHCP4L-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/318NGFHCP4L-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/318NGFHCP4L.jpg 299w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Today is Les McCann&#8217;s birthday. Back in 2004, I interviewed Les about his classic soul-jazz album Swiss Movement, featuring Eddie Harris, Benny Bailey, Leroy Vinnegar and Donald Dean. Enjoy!</p>
  201. The Jazz Session #422: Vijay Iyer, Mary Halvorson, Stephan Crump, Nicky Schrire & the Atlas preview

    2013-09-10 04:27:38 UTC

    I’m celebrating my 40th birthday with four new mini-interviews. Vijay Iyer talks about Holding It...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/51hqLoX7omL._SL500_AA280_.jpg" alt="51hqLoX7omL._SL500_AA280_" width="200" height="200" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4976" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/51hqLoX7omL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 200w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/51hqLoX7omL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /> <img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/51gXZjxol3L._SY300_.jpg" alt="51gXZjxol3L._SY300_" width="200" height="200" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4977" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/51gXZjxol3L._SY300_.jpg 200w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/51gXZjxol3L._SY300_-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /><br /><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/619l+MppCVL._SL1400_.jpg" alt="619l+MppCVL._SL1400_" width="200" height="181" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4978" /> <img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/81QRBCXFpHL._SL1500_.jpg" alt="81QRBCXFpHL._SL1500_" width="200" height="180" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4979" /></p> <p><P>I&#8217;m celebrating my 40th birthday with four new mini-interviews. <A href="http://www.vijay-iyer.com">Vijay Iyer</a> talks about <em>Holding It Down</em>, his new album with Mike Ladd; <a href="http://www.maryhalvorson.com/">Mary Halvorson</a> introduces her septet recording <em>Illusionary Sea</em>; <a href="http://stephancrump.com/">Stephan Crump</a>&#8216;s Rosetta Trio is back with <em>Thwirl</em>; and <a href="http://www.nickyschrire.com/">Nicky Schrire</a> discusses her duo album <em>Space and Time</em>. Plus, <a href="http://www.bradlinde.com/">Brad Linde</a> returns with a preview of the upcoming season of jazz at <a href="http://atlasarts.org/">the Atlas</a> in Washington, D.C. </p> <p><P><strong>NOTE:</strong> You can support <em>The Jazz Session</em> by buying these albums in the <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store/">TJS Store</a>. Thanks!</p> <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Atlas_Theater_shops_DC.jpg" alt="Atlas_Theater_shops_DC" width="400" height="267" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4980" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Atlas_Theater_shops_DC.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Atlas_Theater_shops_DC-250x166.jpg 250w" sizes="(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px" /></p>
  202. The Jazz Session #421: Cuneiform Records (and a Kickstarter message)

    2013-07-28 04:01:13 UTC

    Steve Feigenbaum is the founder of Cuneiform Records. In this interview, he talks about the...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Cuneiform-logo-Black1.gif" alt="Cuneiform-logo-Black" width="250" height="288" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4961" /></p> <p><P>Steve Feigenbaum is the founder of Cuneiform Records. In this interview, he talks about the origin of the label; what it&#8217;s like to run a record label in the age of digital downloads; and the varied roster he&#8217;s put together over the years. Learn more at <a href="http://www.cuneiformrecords.com/">cuneiformrecords.com</a> and follow the label on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/cuneiformrecord">@cuneiformrecord</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>NOTE: The Jazz Session&#8217;s Kickstarter runs until July 31, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. <a href="http://kck.st/1b2ff0V">Please support the show</a>.</strong></p>
  203. The Jazz Session #420: Jeff Albert

    2013-07-22 04:53:19 UTC

    Trombonist Jeff Albert’s new album is The Tree On The Mound (RogueArt, 2013). In this...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/jeff-albert-jeff-alberts-instigation-quartet-the-tree-on-the-mound-201304271134491.jpg" alt="jeff-albert-jeff-alberts-instigation-quartet-the-tree-on-the-mound-20130427113449" width="250" height="276" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4959" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/jeff-albert-jeff-alberts-instigation-quartet-the-tree-on-the-mound-201304271134491.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/jeff-albert-jeff-alberts-instigation-quartet-the-tree-on-the-mound-201304271134491-226x250.jpg 226w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Trombonist Jeff Albert&#8217;s new album is <em>The Tree On The Mound</em> (RogueArt, 2013). In this interview, recorded in 2011 in New York City, Albert talks about teaching improvisation to kids; the intersection of computer technology and improvisation; and why you&#8217;ll always hear a groove at some point during a Jeff Albert show. Learn more at <a href="http://jeffalbert.com/">jeffalbert.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/jeffalbert">@jeffalbert</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>Please donate to the Kickstarter campaign to bring back The Jazz Session. <a href="http://kck.st/1b2ff0V">Click here to donate</a>.</strong></p>
  204. The Jazz Session #419: Maria Christina

    2013-07-10 05:55:51 UTC

    Vocalist and composer Maria Christina’s debut album is The Timeless In You (Cracked AnEgg Records,...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/1044140_10201663152123782_323265234_n1.jpg" alt="1044140_10201663152123782_323265234_n" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4957" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/1044140_10201663152123782_323265234_n1.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/1044140_10201663152123782_323265234_n1-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Vocalist and composer Maria Christina&#8217;s debut album is <em>The Timeless In You</em> (Cracked AnEgg Records, 2013). In this interview, Maria Christina talks about taking risks; the Berlin jazz scene; allowing space in her writing for improvisation; and her time studying with Theo Bleckmann in New York. Learn more at <a href="http://www.maria-christina.com/">maria-christina.com</a>.</p> <p><P>You can support <em>The Jazz Session</em> by purchasing this album in the <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store/">TJS Store</a>.</p>
  205. The Jazz Session #418: Geoffrey Keezer

    2013-07-01 04:00:49 UTC

    Pianist Geoffrey Keezer’s new solo piano album is Heart of the Piano (Motema Music, 2013)....
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/51B9tj17-YL._SX300_-250x226.jpg" alt="51B9tj17-YL._SX300_" width="250" height="226" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4705" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/51B9tj17-YL._SX300_-250x226.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/51B9tj17-YL._SX300_.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Pianist Geoffrey Keezer&#8217;s new solo piano album is <em>Heart of the Piano</em> (Motema Music, 2013). In this interview, Keezer talks about his time with Art Blakey; why he didn&#8217;t join Miles Davis&#8217;s band; the diversity of the projects he works on; and the art of playing solo. Learn more at <a href="http://geoffreykeezer.com/">geoffreykeezer.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/88keezer">@88keezer</a>. </p> <p><P>You can support <em>The Jazz Session</em> by purchasing this album in the <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store/">TJS Store</a>.</p> <p><P><em>Note #1: This interview was recorded in December 2011, but the album just came out, so the interview never aired.</em></p> <p><P><em>Note #2: This interview is being released on the same day as the launch of a <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/932910271/the-return-of-the-jazz-session"><strong>Kickstarter campaign</strong></a> to bring back The Jazz Session for one year. Please contribute if you can. Thank you!</em></p>
  206. The Jazz Session #417: Geoffrey Keezer & Donny McCaslin

    2012-10-29 09:00:48 UTC

    This is the final episode of The Jazz Session. It’s a conversation with pianist Geoffrey...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/keezer.jpg" alt="" title="keezer" width="225" height="250" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4632" /> <img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/donny.jpg" alt="" title="donny" width="225" height="250" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4633" /></p> <p><P>This is the final episode of <em>The Jazz Session</em>. It&#8217;s a conversation with pianist Geoffrey Keezer and saxophonist Donny McCaslin, recorded at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival. In this interview, Keezer and McCaslin talk about duo playing; their new recordings; Wayne Shorter and Art Blakey; adjusting for different kinds of live performances; and, improbably, Rush. Learn more at <a href="http://www.geoffreykeezer.com/">geoffreykeezer.com</a> and <a href="http://www.donnymccaslin.com/">donnymccaslin.com</a> and follow them on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/88keezer">@88keezer</a> and <a href="http://twitter.com/dmccee">@dmccee</a>.</p> <p><P>Thank you to everyone who made the last five years possible. </p>
  207. The Jazz Session #416: Natalie Cressman

    2012-10-25 09:00:16 UTC

    Trombonist and vocalist Natalie Cressman’s debut album with her band Secret Garden is called Unfolding...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/51ff8O8SQ7L._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="51ff8O8SQ7L._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4627" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/51ff8O8SQ7L._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/51ff8O8SQ7L._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/51ff8O8SQ7L._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Trombonist and vocalist Natalie Cressman&#8217;s debut album with her band Secret Garden is called <em>Unfolding</em> (2012). In this interview (the final interview conducted for <em>The Jazz Session</em>) Cressman talks about her parents and their influence on her music; why she moved from San Francisco to New York; how she decided she was ready to make a record; her work with Phish&#8217;s Trey Anastasio; and her plans following her graduation next year from the Manhattan School of Music. Learn more at <a href="http://www.nataliecressman.com/">nataliecressman.com</a> and follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/nataliecressman">@nataliecressman</a>.</p> <p><P>You can support <em>The Jazz Session</em> by purchasing this album in the <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store/">TJS Store</a>.</p>
  208. The Jazz Session #415: Hailey Niswanger

    2012-10-22 09:00:29 UTC

    Saxophonist Hailey Niswanger’s sophomore album is The Keeper (Calmit Productions, 2012). In this interview, Niswanger...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/61RXtd7mj4L._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="61RXtd7mj4L._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4620" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/61RXtd7mj4L._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/61RXtd7mj4L._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/61RXtd7mj4L._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Hailey Niswanger&#8217;s sophomore album is <em>The Keeper</em> (Calmit Productions, 2012). In this interview, Niswanger talks about her recent entry into Esperanza Spalding&#8217;s band; why she chose going on the road over starting her Master&#8217;s degree; the jazz scene in her native Portland; and the personal tragedy that inspired the title track on her new record. Learn more at <a href="http://haileyniswanger.com/">haileyniswanger.com</a> and follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/haileyniswanger">@haileyniswanger</a>.</p> <p><P>You can support <em>The Jazz Session</em> by purchasing this album in the <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store/">TJS Store</a>.</p>
  209. The Jazz Session #414: Peter Hum

    2012-10-18 09:00:50 UTC

    Ottawa pianist and journalist Peter Hum’s debut album is A Boy’s Journey (2010). In this...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/51L85N7csZL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="51L85N7csZL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4615" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/51L85N7csZL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/51L85N7csZL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/51L85N7csZL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Ottawa pianist and journalist Peter Hum&#8217;s debut album is <em>A Boy&#8217;s Journey</em> (2010). In this interview, Hum talks about the Ottawa jazz scene; the intersection of his work as a journalist and as a jazz musician; how he decided to finally record an album; and the stellar band on his record. Learn more about Peter&#8217;s music at <a href="http://www.peterhum.com/fr_home.cfm">peterhum.com</a>, read his blog at <a href="http://blogs.ottawacitizen.com/category/arts/jazzblog/">blogs.ottawacitizen.com/category/arts/jazzblog</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/peterhum">@peterhum</a>.</p> <p><P>You can support <em>The Jazz Session</em> by purchasing this album in the <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store/">TJS Store</a>.</p>
  210. The Jazz Session #413: Melissa Aldana

    2012-10-16 00:37:25 UTC

    Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana’s latest album is Second Cycle (2012). In this interview, Aldana talks...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/aldana.jpg" alt="" title="aldana" width="250" height="226" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4612" /></p> <p><P>Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana&#8217;s latest album is <em>Second Cycle</em> (2012). In this interview, Aldana talks about being a third-generation saxophone player, following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather; how she arrived at the Berklee College of Music not speaking any English or knowing how to read music; why she&#8217;s always known what she wanted to do with her life; and how she met and befriended sax master George Coleman. Learn more at <a href="http://www.melissaaldana.com/">melissaaldana.com</a> and follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/melissaaldana">@MelissaAldana</a>.</p> <p><P>You can support <em>The Jazz Session</em> by purchasing this album in the <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store/">TJS Store</a>.</p>
  211. The Jazz Session #412: Aaron Parks

    2012-10-12 02:31:22 UTC

    Pianist Aaron Parks is in the midst of an exciting period of composing and recording....
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/2986573417_fa92b849b4_b.jpg" alt="" title="2986573417_fa92b849b4_b" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4606" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/2986573417_fa92b849b4_b.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/2986573417_fa92b849b4_b-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Pianist Aaron Parks is in the midst of an exciting period of composing and recording. In this interview, conducted this summer in New York City, Parks talks about going into the studio with a revolving cast of the city&#8217;s finest musicians; his approach to composition &#8212; and how he breathes new life in past work; and why he&#8217;s comfortable letting things evolve as necessary in the studio. Learn more at <a href="http://aaronparks.com">aaronparks.com</a>.</p> <p><P>Note: This is Aaron Parks&#8217; second appearance on <em>The Jazz Session</em>. <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2008/08/18/the-jazz-session-38-aaron-parks">Listen to his 2008 interview.</a></p>
  212. The Jazz Session #411: Jessica Lurie

    2012-10-08 09:00:17 UTC

    Saxophonist and clarinetist Jessica Lurie’s newest recording is Megaphone Heart, released earlier this year. In...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/51KE+snUUkL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="51KE+snUUkL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4597" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/51KE+snUUkL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/51KE+snUUkL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/51KE+snUUkL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist and clarinetist Jessica Lurie&#8217;s newest recording is <em>Megaphone Heart</em>, released earlier this year. In this interview, Lurie talks about her early years in Seattle; the idea of a musical community; using her voice as an additional instrument; her remarkably diverse projects; and the stories behind the songs on her new album. Learn more at <a href="http://www.jessicalurie.com/">jessicalurie.com</a> and follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/saxophonejess">@saxophonejess</a>.</p> <p><P>You can support <em>The Jazz Session</em> by purchasing this album in the <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store/">TJS Store</a>.</p>
  213. The Jazz Session #410: Brian Charette

    2012-10-04 09:00:45 UTC

    Brian Charette’s new album is Music For Organ Sextette (Steeplechase, 2012). In this interview, Charette...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/51qTVoShPRL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="51qTVoShPRL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4588" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/51qTVoShPRL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/51qTVoShPRL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/51qTVoShPRL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Brian Charette&#8217;s new album is <em>Music For Organ Sextette</em> (Steeplechase, 2012). In this interview, Charette talks about studying kung fu and how it affects his music; getting called for his first organ gig &#8212; on the same day his first organ arrived; establishing a career in more than one country; and finding non-standard ways to write for an organ band. Learn more at <a href="http://kungfugue.com/">kungfugue.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/pinchbrian">@pinchbrian</a>.</p> <p><P>You can support <em>The Jazz Session</em> by purchasing this album in the <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/store/">TJS Store</a>.</p>
  214. The Jazz Session #409: Sarah MK

    2012-10-01 15:44:06 UTC

    Montreal native Sarah MK is a singer and songwriter who draws on R&B, hip hop...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/sarahmk-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="sarahmk" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4580" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/sarahmk-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/sarahmk-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/sarahmk.jpg 350w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Montreal native Sarah MK is a singer and songwriter who draws on R&#038;B, hip hop and jazz. In this interview, Sarah talks about the Montreal scene and the Kalmunity collective; her jazz studies and what she feels they add to her music; and the challenges and opportunities of a musical life in Montreal. Learn more at <a href="http://sarahmk.com/">sarahmk.com</a> and follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/sarahmkmusic">@sarahmkmusic</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>CONCERT NOTE:</strong> Sarah MK is performing in NYC on Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. at Sugar Bar, 254 West 72nd Street. $10 cover. </p>
  215. The Jazz Session #408: David Ryshpan

    2012-09-27 09:00:48 UTC

    In this interview, Montreal pianist David Ryshpan talks about the scene in his adopted hometown;...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/414273503-1.jpg" alt="" title="414273503-1" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4575" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/414273503-1.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/414273503-1-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>In this interview, Montreal pianist David Ryshpan talks about the scene in his adopted hometown; finding musical inspiration in Latin American poetry; how he came to love Brazilian piano trio music and formed his own Trio Bruxo; and the work of the Kalmunity collective. Learn more at <a href="http://settledinshipping.blogspot.com/">settledinshipping.blogspot.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/ryshpanmusic">@ryshpanmusic</a>.</p>
  216. The Jazz Session #407: Anat Cohen

    2012-09-24 21:21:18 UTC

    Saxophonist and clarinetist Anat Cohen’s new CD is Claroscuro (Anzic Records, 2012). In this interview,...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/anat-cohen-claroscuro-250x224.jpg" alt="" title="anat-cohen-claroscuro" width="250" height="224" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4570" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/anat-cohen-claroscuro-250x224.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/anat-cohen-claroscuro-400x358.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/anat-cohen-claroscuro.jpg 529w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist and clarinetist Anat Cohen&#8217;s new CD is <em>Claroscuro</em> (Anzic Records, 2012). In this interview, Cohen talks about letting songs be songs; acknowledging the crowd; working with Wycliffe Gordon; busking in New York City; how she chooses between clarinet and saxophone on a particular tune; and her love of the &#8220;relaxing chaos&#8221; of Brazil. Learn more at <a href="http://www.anatcohen.com/">anatcohen.com</a> and follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/anat_cohen">@Anat_Cohen</a>. </p>
  217. The Jazz Session #406: Nadje Noordhuis

    2012-09-20 09:00:54 UTC

    Trumpeter Nadje Noordhuis’s eponymous debut will be available on Oct. 9, 2012. In this interview,...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/noordh_nadj_nadjenoor_101b-250x219.jpg" alt="" title="noordh_nadj_nadjenoor_101b" width="250" height="219" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4560" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/noordh_nadj_nadjenoor_101b-250x219.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/noordh_nadj_nadjenoor_101b.jpg 373w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Trumpeter Nadje Noordhuis&#8217;s eponymous debut will be available on Oct. 9, 2012. In this interview, Noordhuis talks about the stories behind her compositions; how a &#8220;fight&#8221; with a piano kept her away from that instrument for a decade and how she found her way back; working with Darcy James Argue and others; and the moment in the studio when the tape first started rolling. Learn more at <a href="http://nadjenoordhuis.com">nadjenoordhuis.com</a> and follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/nadje">@nadje</a>.</p> <p><P>NOTE: Nadje is playing a CD pre-release show tonight (9/20/12) at the Jazz Gallery in NYC. Sets are at 9 and 10:30. Details <a href="http://nadjenoordhuis.blogspot.com/2012/08/september-2012.html">here</a>.</p>
  218. The Jazz Session: A Special Announcement

    2012-09-19 09:00:09 UTC

    You can listen to the announcement (in slightly expanded form) using the player above, or...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/squarelogo-250x225.jpg" alt="" title="squarelogo" width="250" height="225" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4553" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/squarelogo-250x225.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/squarelogo-400x361.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/squarelogo.jpg 432w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>You can listen to the announcement (in slightly expanded form) using the player above, or read the text below:</p> <p><P>I&#8217;ve decided to end <em>The Jazz Session</em>.</p> <p><P>After five years, more than 400 episodes, and more than two million downloads, I just can&#8217;t make the show work financially. To keep it alive (and by extension, to keep myself going), I&#8217;d need to run a massive fundraising campaign immediately, and probably annually. I don&#8217;t know if that&#8217;s possible for <em>The Jazz Session</em>. I think it might be possible for a show with a broader format, which I&#8217;m considering.</p> <p><P>I can&#8217;t thank each of you enough for your support of <em>The Jazz Session</em>. You&#8217;ve come through every time I&#8217;ve needed you, from the 100 x 300 Campaign to the Jazz Or Bust Tour. Moreover, your emails have kept me energized and have let me know that real people out there in the real world value this show. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.</p> <p><P>I&#8217;m extremely proud of <em>The Jazz Session</em> and the archive it represents. I hope that when scholars of this music look back at the 2007-12 period, the 400+ episodes of my show &#8212; the show you helped me build &#8212; will prove to be a valuable resource. I hope at some point to associate this archive with a university so the episodes will be properly indexed.</p> <p><P><em>The Jazz Session</em> will run until show #417 on October 29, 2012. I&#8217;d like to ask you a favor &#8212; would you all please wait to cancel your memberships until that date? That would be a great help to me financially. I&#8217;ll send a note when the show ends reminding you to cancel. Unfortunately, this is something you have to do yourself. I can&#8217;t cancel them for you.</p> <p><P>I&#8217;m going to spend some time in Auburn, Alabama, figuring out my next steps. One next step may involve living at a Zen center for a while. I could use it. These last few months have been a real challenge. I&#8217;d also like to work on a book recounting the tour and the circumstances leading up to it. I just don&#8217;t have an ending yet.</p> <p><P>Once again, thank you so much for supporting me and the work I&#8217;ve done on The Jazz Session. You made it all worthwhile.</p> <p><P>Much love,</p> <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/signature-250x153.jpg" alt="" title="signature" width="250" height="153" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4554" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/signature-250x153.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/signature.jpg 354w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Jason</p>
  219. The Jazz Session #405: John Geggie

    2012-09-17 09:00:56 UTC

    Ottawa bassist John Geggie’s two most recent recordings are Geggie Project and Across The Sky,...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/51Cvi9I1XLL._SL500_AA280_.jpg" alt="" title="51Cvi9I1XLL._SL500_AA280_" width="200" height="200" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4545" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/51Cvi9I1XLL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 200w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/51Cvi9I1XLL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /> <img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/51tE4Q4b9rL._SL500_AA280_.jpg" alt="" title="51tE4Q4b9rL._SL500_AA280_" width="200" height="200" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4546" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/51tE4Q4b9rL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 200w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/51tE4Q4b9rL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><P>Ottawa bassist John Geggie&#8217;s two most recent recordings are <em>Geggie Project</em> and <em>Across The Sky</em>, both released in 2010. In this interview, recorded in Ottawa on the Jazz Or Bust Tour, Geggie talks about the impact of radio on his early jazz education; exploring the role of the bass; the functions and limitations of institutions in teaching jazz; and his approach to composition. Learn more at <a href="http://johngeggie.com">johngeggie.com</a>.</p>
  220. The Jazz Session #404: Martin Krusche

    2012-09-13 09:00:46 UTC

    Saxophonist Martin Krusche’s most recent album with his band Magnetic Ear is Aliens Of Extraordinary...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/61FP2BApdvL._SL500_AA300_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="61FP2BApdvL._SL500_AA300_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4538" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/61FP2BApdvL._SL500_AA300_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/61FP2BApdvL._SL500_AA300_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/61FP2BApdvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Martin Krusche&#8217;s most recent album with his band Magnetic Ear is <em>Aliens Of Extraordinary Ability</em>. In this interview, recorded in New Orleans during the Jazz Or Bust Tour, Krusche talks about how he decided on the way home from his first visit that he was going to move to New Orleans; the difference between being an artist in New York and in New Orleans; the creation of his pocket brass band, Magnetic Ear; his work as a saxophone repair technician; and the post-Katrina Habitat For Humanity home in which he now lives. Learn more at <a href="http://magneticear.com/">magneticear.com</a> and <a href="http://www.martinkruschesaxophonerepair.com/">martinkruschesaxophonerepair.com</a>.</p>
  221. The Jazz Session #403: Sonny Rollins

    2012-09-10 09:00:26 UTC

    Sonny Rollins’ most recent album is Road Shows Vol. 2 (Doxy Records, 2011). In this...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/61B9lOkvR6L._SL500_AA280_.jpg" alt="" title="61B9lOkvR6L._SL500_AA280_" width="280" height="280" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4528" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/61B9lOkvR6L._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/61B9lOkvR6L._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/61B9lOkvR6L._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w" sizes="(max-width: 280px) 100vw, 280px" /></p> <p><P>Sonny Rollins&#8217; most recent album is <em>Road Shows Vol. 2</em> (Doxy Records, 2011). In this interview, recorded at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival, Rollins talks about his love for Fats Waller; the world of politics and his place in it; and his feeling that a life in music was always his destiny. Learn more at <a href="http://www.sonnyrollins.com/">sonnyrollins.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/sonnyrollins">@SonnyRollins</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>NOTE:</strong> This is Sonny&#8217;s third time on <em>The Jazz Session</em>. He was previously on the show in <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2008/11/04/the-jazz-session-49-sonny-rollins/">2008</a> and <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2010/04/26/the-jazz-session-163-sonny-rollins/">2010</a>.</p>
  222. The Jazz Session #402: The Gnu’s Room

    2012-09-06 09:00:21 UTC

    The Gnu’s Room is a bookstore, coffee shop and community center in Auburn, Alabama. In...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/images.jpg" alt="" title="images" width="211" height="239" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4516" /></p> <p><P>The Gnu&#8217;s Room is a bookstore, coffee shop and community center in Auburn, Alabama. In this interview, conducted on the Jazz Or Bust Tour, owner Tina Tatum talks about the incredible community support that kept the Gnu&#8217;s Room open; the expanding mission of the store; and why Tina chose to stay in Auburn and create her own scene. This episode really has nothing to do with jazz, but it&#8217;s inspiring all the same. Learn more at <a href="http://www.thegnusroom.com/">thegnusroom.com</a> and follow them on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/thegnusroom">@thegnusroom</a>.</p>
  223. The Jazz Session #401: Matthew Kaminski

    2012-09-03 17:49:33 UTC

    Matthew Kaminski is a jazz organist with an interesting day job — he plays the...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/613FLAGRqwL._SL500_AA280_.jpg" alt="" title="613FLAGRqwL._SL500_AA280_" width="280" height="280" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4510" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/613FLAGRqwL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/613FLAGRqwL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/613FLAGRqwL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w" sizes="(max-width: 280px) 100vw, 280px" /></p> <p><P>Matthew Kaminski is a jazz organist with an interesting day job &#8212; he plays the organ for the Atlanta Braves. Kaminski&#8217;s debut album is <em>Taking My Time</em> (Chicken Coup Records, 2010). In this interview, recorded in the press box at Turner Field, Kaminski talks about the fun and fascinating world of playing organ for the Braves; the family of jazz organists; how he got his start playing organ and who turned him on to jazz. Learn more at <a href="http://www.matthewkaminski.com/">matthewkaminski.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/bravesorganist">@bravesorganist</a>.</p>
  224. The Jazz Session #400: Donald Brown

    2012-08-30 09:00:13 UTC

    The Jazz Session celebrates 400 episodes with pianist, educator and former Jazz Messenger Donald Brown....
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/brown.jpg" alt="" title="brown" width="280" height="280" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4495" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/brown.jpg 280w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/brown-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/brown-250x250.jpg 250w" sizes="(max-width: 280px) 100vw, 280px" /></p> <p><P><em>The Jazz Session</em> celebrates 400 episodes with pianist, educator and former Jazz Messenger Donald Brown. This interview was recorded at Brown&#8217;s home in Knoxville, TN, during the first part of the <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/tour">&#8220;Jazz Or Bust&#8221; Tour</a>. In this interview, Brown talks about his early days in Memphis; why writing music has always been important to him; his R&#038;B roots; the injuries he sustained through improper technique and how they&#8217;ve affected his career; and his forthcoming recording project. </p> <p><P>Note: Except for the first track, the music in this interview comes from Brown&#8217;s 2008 recording <em>Fast Forward To The Past</em> (Space Time Records). The first track is from a compilation called <em>Tenors &#038; Satin: The Knoxville Jazz Session</em>.</p>
  225. The Jazz Session #399: Evan Cobb

    2012-08-27 09:00:52 UTC

    Woodwind player Evan Cobb’s 2011 CD Falling Up was recorded in the town he calls...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/cobb.jpg" alt="" title="cobb" width="280" height="280" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4490" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/cobb.jpg 280w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/cobb-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/cobb-250x250.jpg 250w" sizes="(max-width: 280px) 100vw, 280px" /></p> <p><P>Woodwind player Evan Cobb&#8217;s 2011 CD <em>Falling Up</em> was recorded in the town he calls home, Nashville. In this interview, Cobb talks about his unlikely move to Nashville; the city&#8217;s jazz scene; the importance of playing multiple horns; how he knew he was ready to put out a record; and the effect of Nashville itself on his writing. Learn more at <a href="http://www.evancobbjazz.com/">evancobbjazz.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/evancobbjazz">@evancobbjazz</a>.</p>
  226. The Jazz Session #398: Rahsaan Barber

    2012-08-24 01:38:02 UTC

    Nashville saxophonist Rahsaan Barber’s most recent album is Everyday Magic (Jazz Music City, 2011). In...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/barber.jpg" alt="" title="barber" width="280" height="280" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4484" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/barber.jpg 280w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/barber-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/barber-250x250.jpg 250w" sizes="(max-width: 280px) 100vw, 280px" /></p> <p><P>Nashville saxophonist Rahsaan Barber&#8217;s most recent album is <em>Everyday Magic</em> (Jazz Music City, 2011). In this interview, Barber talks about deciding to establish his career in his hometown, even after living in New York; the jazz scene in Nashville and how he sees it evolving; and why there was never a chance that he and his brother Roland would become accountants. Learn more at <a href="http://www.rahsaanbarber.com/">rahsaanbarber.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/rjbsax">@rjbsax</a>.</p>
  227. The Jazz Session #397: W.O. Smith Music School

    2012-08-20 09:00:05 UTC

    Named after a pioneering African-American musician and educator (that’s W.O. Smith playing bass on Coleman...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/wosmith.jpg" alt="" title="wosmith" width="250" height="183" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4477" /></p> <p><P>Named after a pioneering African-American musician and educator (that&#8217;s W.O. Smith playing bass on Coleman Hawkins&#8217; original &#8220;Body And Soul&#8221; recording), Nashville&#8217;s W.O. Smith Music School &#8220;makes affordable, quality music instruction available to children from low-income families. We transform lives through music.&#8221; In this interview, Executive Director Jonah Rabinowitz talks about the school&#8217;s origins; the mission it serves and the unique way it affords to offer its services; and the ambitious fundraising and community involvement that led to the school&#8217;s current state-of-the-art facility. Learn more at <a href="http://www.wosmith.org/">wosmith.org</a>.</p>
  228. The Jazz Session #396: Denis Solee

    2012-08-16 09:00:04 UTC

    Woodwind player Denis Solee has been a mainstay in the Nashville Studio scene since the...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/denis300x300.jpg" alt="" title="denis300x300" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4469" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/denis300x300.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/denis300x300-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Woodwind player Denis Solee has been a mainstay in the Nashville Studio scene since the early 1970s, recording with everyone from Ray Charles and Stan Getz to Loretta Lynn and Garth Brooks. In this interview, Solee talks about how Nashville has changed since his arrival; what a lifetime in the studios has meant for his career as a jazz player; and why repairing horns reminds him of drag racing. </p>
  229. The Jazz Session #394: Jeff Coffin

    2012-08-09 17:51:19 UTC

    Saxophonist Jeff Coffin’s forthcoming CD with his band the Mu’tet is Into The Air (Ear...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/intotheair.jpg" alt="" title="intotheair" width="200" height="189" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4452" /> <img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/mutetlive.jpg" alt="" title="mutetlive" width="200" height="200" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4453" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/mutetlive.jpg 200w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/mutetlive-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /><br /><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/coffinsipe.jpg" alt="" title="coffinsipe" width="200" height="200" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4454" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/coffinsipe.jpg 200w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/coffinsipe-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /> <img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/arcofthecirclew.jpg" alt="" title="arcofthecirclew" width="200" height="200" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4455" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/arcofthecirclew.jpg 200w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/arcofthecirclew-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Jeff Coffin&#8217;s forthcoming CD with his band the Mu&#8217;tet is <em>Into The Air</em> (Ear Up Records, available Sept. 4, 2012). Coffin has had an active career as a bandleader and educator, and also as a member of Bela Fleck &#038; The Flecktones and now the Dave Matthews Band. In this interview, conducted at Coffin&#8217;s Nashville home, the saxophonist talks about revelatory experiences with the music of John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman; what he learned from his early teachers and how he tries to pay that learning forward; and how he pushes himself into new musical territory despite an intense touring schedule. Learn more at <a href="http://jeffcoffin.com">jeffcoffin.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/JeffCoffinMusic">@JeffCoffinMusic</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>NOTE:</strong> The music in this episode comes from three recordings &#8212; <em>Mu&#8217;tet Live!</em> (Ear Up Records, 2011); <em>Duet</em> (with Jeff Sipe; Compass Records, 2011); and <em>Arc of the Circle</em> (with Charlie Peacock; Runway Network, 2008). </p>
  230. The Jazz Session #393: Robert Jospe

    2012-08-07 02:18:05 UTC

    Robert Jospe is a drummer and educator based in Charlottesville, VA. In this interview, recorded...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/jospe.jpg" alt="" title="jospe" width="280" height="280" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4444" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/jospe.jpg 280w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/jospe-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/jospe-250x250.jpg 250w" sizes="(max-width: 280px) 100vw, 280px" /></p> <p><P>Robert Jospe is a drummer and educator based in Charlottesville, VA. In this interview, recorded on the &#8220;Jazz Or Bust&#8221; Tour, Jospe talks about his involvement in the New York loft scene in the 1970s; his decision to relocate to Charlottesville and what it meant for his career; his approach to teaching rhythm and his belief that anyone can groove. Learn more at <a href="http://robertjospe.com/">robertjospe.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/rjospe">@rjospe</a>.</p> <p><P><em>Note: The music in this episode comes from Jospe&#8217;s 2006 album </em>Heart Beat.</p>
  231. The Jazz Session #392: John D’earth

    2012-08-02 09:00:03 UTC

    Trumpeter John D’earth is a mainstay of the Charlottesville, VA, jazz scene. He’s been playing...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/thompsondearth.jpg" alt="" title="thompsondearth" width="280" height="280" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4436" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/thompsondearth.jpg 280w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/thompsondearth-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/thompsondearth-250x250.jpg 250w" sizes="(max-width: 280px) 100vw, 280px" /></p> <p><P>Trumpeter John D&#8217;earth is a mainstay of the Charlottesville, VA, jazz scene. He&#8217;s been playing Thursday nights at Miller&#8217;s downtown for the past 30 years. He&#8217;s also a respected educator who teaches at the University of Virginia. In this interview, D&#8217;earth talks about how he and a group of musician friends chose to leave New York City behind and settle in Charlottesville; why lifelong learning is essential; how to bring more listeners into the jazz fold; and why he thinks music promotes better health. Learn more at <a href="http://thompsondearth.com/home">thompsondearth.com</a>. </p> <p><P><em>NOTE: The music in this interview comes from the album </em>When The Serpent Flies<em> by the Thompson D&#8217;earth band.</em></p>
  232. The Jazz Session #391: Doug Richards

    2012-07-30 09:00:11 UTC

    Doug Richards is a professor of music at Virginia Commonwealth University. He also founded the...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/richards.jpg" alt="" title="richards" width="194" height="233" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4431" /></p> <p><P>Doug Richards is a professor of music at Virginia Commonwealth University. He also founded the school&#8217;s jazz program in 1980, one year after he started teaching there. Richards&#8217; former students include Steve Wilson, James Genus, Nate Smith, Clarence Penn, Mark Shim, Alvester Garnett, Scott Clark and Darius Jones. In this interview, Richards talks about discovering his love for composing and arranging; how he started the VCU jazz program at a time when very few such programs existed anywhere; his successful professional big band, the Great American Music Ensemble; and playing more than just the notes and rhythms. Learn more at <a href="http://www.vcu.edu/arts/music/dept/faculty/richards.html">www.vcu.edu/arts/music/dept/faculty/richards.html</a>.</p>
  233. The Jazz Session #390: Scott Clark

    2012-07-19 18:43:28 UTC

    Drummer Scott Clark’s latest recording is A+B (2012) with the Scott Clark 4tet. In this...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/ab-cover1.jpg" alt="" title="ab-cover" width="280" height="282" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4427" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/ab-cover1.jpg 280w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/ab-cover1-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/ab-cover1-248x250.jpg 248w" sizes="(max-width: 280px) 100vw, 280px" /></p> <p><P>Drummer Scott Clark&#8217;s latest recording is <em>A+B</em> (2012) with the Scott Clark 4tet. In this interview, Clark talks about the robust music scene in Richmond, VA; how the book <em>Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee</em> is shaping his current composing; the makeup of the 4tet and its roots in the music of Ornette Coleman; and why he chooses to stay in Richmond rather than moving to a bigger city. Learn more at <a href="http://scottwclark.wordpress.com/">scottwclark.wordpress.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/sclarkrva">@sclarkrva</a>.</p>
  234. The Jazz Session #389: Jerome Sabbagh

    2012-07-16 09:00:28 UTC

    Saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh’s latest recording is Plugged In (Bee Jazz, 2012). In this interview, Sabbagh...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/312ytpMrNbL._SL500_AA280_.jpg" alt="" title="312ytpMrNbL._SL500_AA280_" width="280" height="280" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4417" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/312ytpMrNbL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/312ytpMrNbL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/312ytpMrNbL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w" sizes="(max-width: 280px) 100vw, 280px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh&#8217;s latest recording is <em>Plugged In</em> (Bee Jazz, 2012). In this interview, Sabbagh talks about making an electric record; why he chose to work with keyboardist and composer Jozef Dumoulin, who wrote half the tracks on the album; his first time at the Village Vanguard playing with Paul Motian; and why he still thinks making an album means something more than putting a bunch of tunes together. Learn more at <a href="http://jeromesabbagh.com/">jeromesabbagh.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/jeromesabbagh">@JeromeSabbagh</a>.</p>
  235. The Jazz Session #388: Brad Linde

    2012-07-09 21:39:28 UTC

    Saxophonist Brad Linde is making a life for himself on the Washington, DC, jazz scene....
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/51laHq1cpyL._SL500_AA280_.jpg" alt="" title="51laHq1cpyL._SL500_AA280_" width="280" height="280" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4412" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/51laHq1cpyL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/51laHq1cpyL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/51laHq1cpyL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w" sizes="(max-width: 280px) 100vw, 280px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Brad Linde is making a life for himself on the Washington, DC, jazz scene. In this interview, he talks about bringing jazz artists to DC to play at the Atlas performance space; the history of the Tristano school and why he gravitates toward it; the nature of the scene in DC; and his various ensembles and work as both an educator and player. Learn more at <a href="http://www.bradlinde.com/">bradlinde.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/bradlinde">@bradlinde</a>.</p>
  236. The Jazz Session #387: Scott Burton (of Glows In The Dark)

    2012-07-05 23:34:20 UTC

    Beach Of The War Gods (Glowing Realm Digital, 2011) is the latest CD from guitarist...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/516zUtz9LmL._SL500_AA280_.jpg" alt="" title="516zUtz9LmL._SL500_AA280_" width="280" height="280" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4404" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/516zUtz9LmL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/516zUtz9LmL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/516zUtz9LmL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w" sizes="(max-width: 280px) 100vw, 280px" /></p> <p><P><em>Beach Of The War Gods</em> (Glowing Realm Digital, 2011) is the latest CD from guitarist Scott Burton and his band Glows In The Dark. In this interview, Burton talks about his love of film and how it led to the source music for the album; the fertile music scene in Richmond, Virginia; and the way in which Anthony Braxton inspired the structure of Glows In The Dark. Learn more at <a href="http://glowsinthedark.wordpress.com/">glowsinthedark.wordpress.com</a>. Follow Burton on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/scotttburton">@scotttburton</a> and follow the band at <a href="http://twitter.com/glowsinthedark">@glowsinthedark</a>. </p>
  237. The Jazz Session #386: Brandon Wright

    2012-07-03 06:12:16 UTC

    Saxophonist Brandon Wright’s new CD is Journeyman (Posi-Tone, 2012). In this interview, Wright talks about...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/51Qqmqw0VvL._SL500_AA280_.jpg" alt="" title="51Qqmqw0VvL._SL500_AA280_" width="280" height="280" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4397" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/51Qqmqw0VvL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/51Qqmqw0VvL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/51Qqmqw0VvL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w" sizes="(max-width: 280px) 100vw, 280px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Brandon Wright&#8217;s new CD is <em>Journeyman</em> (Posi-Tone, 2012). In this interview, Wright talks about what he learned from playing with Chuck Mangione, Doc Severinsen and Fred Wesley; why he&#8217;s chosen to arrange tunes by Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam and Oasis; and how improv comedy classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade in New York have made him a better jazz musician. Learn more at <a href="http://www.wrightjazz.com/">wrightjazz.com</a>.</p>
  238. The Jazz Session #385: Pete Zimmer

    2012-06-28 09:00:34 UTC

    Drummer Pete Zimmer’s new album is Prime Of Life (Tippin’ Records, 2012). It features George...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/51PBIpygnUL._SL500_AA280_.jpg" alt="" title="51PBIpygnUL._SL500_AA280_" width="280" height="280" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4386" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/51PBIpygnUL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/51PBIpygnUL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/51PBIpygnUL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w" sizes="(max-width: 280px) 100vw, 280px" /></p> <p><P>Drummer Pete Zimmer&#8217;s new album is <em>Prime Of Life</em> (Tippin&#8217; Records, 2012). It features George Garzone on saxophone, Peter Bernstein on guitar and Peter Slavov on bass. In this interview, Zimmer talks about swing &#8212; what it means to him and how he approaches playing it; the primacy of sound in his selection of bandmates and in his own playing; and the differences between being a leader and a sideman. Learn more at <a href="http://petezimmer.com/">petezimmer.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/petezimmer">@PeteZimmer</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>NOTE:</strong>: This is Pete&#8217;s second time on the show. He was originally on episode #10 (!) way back in 2007. <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2007/04/30/show-10-pete-zimmer/">Listen to his first appearance.</a></p>
  239. The Jazz Session #384: Brian Settles

    2012-06-26 01:39:15 UTC

    Washington, D.C. saxophonist Brian Settles’ most recent album is Secret Handshake (Engine Records, 2011). In...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/41pV18JBwQL._SL500_AA280_.jpg" alt="" title="41pV18JBwQL._SL500_AA280_" width="280" height="280" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4380" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/41pV18JBwQL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/41pV18JBwQL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/41pV18JBwQL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w" sizes="(max-width: 280px) 100vw, 280px" /></p> <p><P>Washington, D.C. saxophonist Brian Settles&#8217; most recent album is <em>Secret Handshake</em> (Engine Records, 2011). In this interview, recorded in Maryland, Settles talks about his decision to take a break from the jazz scene years ago to work on his craft; why he relocated from New York back to his native Washington; his working band; and what he hopes for the future of his music. Learn more at <a href="http://briansettles.com/">briansettles.com</a> and follow him on Twitter on <a href="http://twitter.com/briansettles">@briansettles</a>.</p>
  240. The Jazz Session #383: Janel and Anthony

    2012-06-21 06:20:32 UTC

    Janel and Anthony’s new album is Where Is Home (Cuneiform, 2012). In this interview, cellist...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/51eXU15BcQL._SL500_AA280_.jpg" alt="" title="51eXU15BcQL._SL500_AA280_" width="280" height="280" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4374" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/51eXU15BcQL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/51eXU15BcQL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/51eXU15BcQL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w" sizes="(max-width: 280px) 100vw, 280px" /></p> <p><P>Janel and Anthony&#8217;s new album is <em>Where Is Home</em> (Cuneiform, 2012). In this interview, cellist Janel Leppin and guitarist Anthony Pirog talk about how they found each other and realized they should start a band; the sonic landscapes they create live and in the studio; and how they move past just the sound of a guitar and a cello. Learn more at <a href="http://www.janelandanthony.com/">www.janelandanthony.com</a> and follow them on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/janelandanthony">@janelandanthony</a>.</p>
  241. The Jazz Session #382: Jeff Cosgrove

    2012-06-18 09:00:46 UTC

    Drummer Jeff Cosgrove’s debut album, featuring his band Motian Sickness, is For The Love Of...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/51DnsMDwi8L._SL500_AA280_.jpg" alt="" title="51DnsMDwi8L._SL500_AA280_" width="280" height="280" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4365" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/51DnsMDwi8L._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/51DnsMDwi8L._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/51DnsMDwi8L._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w" sizes="(max-width: 280px) 100vw, 280px" /></p> <p>Drummer Jeff Cosgrove&#8217;s debut album, featuring his band Motian Sickness, is <em>For The Love Of Sarah</em> (Grizzley Music, 2011). In this interview, recorded in Shepherdstown, WV, on the &#8220;Jazz Or Bust&#8221; Tour, Cosgrove talks about making a life in music when you&#8217;re not in a major metropolitan area; how he decided on the bluegrass sound that characterizes Motian Sickness; his relationship with Paul Motian; and how he uses grants to bring major artists to Shepherdstown. Learn more at <a href="http://www.jeffcosgrovemusic.com/">jeffcosgrovemusic.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/motiansickness">@MotianSickness</a>.</p>
  242. The Jazz Session #381: Harris Eisenstadt

    2012-06-14 21:06:02 UTC

    Harris Eisenstadt’s two new records are Canada Day III (Songlines, 2012) and Canada Day Octet...
    <p><P><img src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/51FB0wwGh4L._SL500_AA280_.jpg" alt="" title="51FB0wwGh4L._SL500_AA280_" width="200" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4357" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/51FB0wwGh4L._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/51FB0wwGh4L._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/51FB0wwGh4L._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w" sizes="(max-width: 280px) 100vw, 280px" /> <img src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/612VJE1JOaL._SL500_AA280_.jpg" alt="" title="612VJE1JOaL._SL500_AA280_" width="200" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4358" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/612VJE1JOaL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/612VJE1JOaL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/612VJE1JOaL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w" sizes="(max-width: 280px) 100vw, 280px" /></p> <p><P>Harris Eisenstadt&#8217;s two new records are <em>Canada Day III</em> (Songlines, 2012) and <em>Canada Day Octet</em> (482 Music, 2012). In this interview, Eisenstadt talks about expanding existing quintet music to octet form; the evolution of the Canada Day band and what its longevity allows him to do as a composer; and the life of a touring musician. Learn more at <a href="http://www.harriseisenstadt.com/">harriseisenstadt.com</a> and follow him on Twittter at <a href="http://twitter.com/HEisenstadt">@HEisenstadt</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>Concert Note:</strong> Eisenstadt has two CD release parties this weekend in NYC. The <em>Canada Day III</em> release event is on June 16, 2012, at Cornelia Street Cafe. The <em>Canada Day Octet</em> event is on June 17 at the Red Hook Jazz Festival.</p> <p><P><strong>Note:</strong> This is Eisenstadt&#8217;s second appearance on <em>The Jazz Session</em>. <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2010/02/22/the-jazz-session-145-harris-eisenstadt/">Listen to our 2010 conversation.</a></p>
  243. The Jazz Session #380: Barry Kernfeld

    2012-06-11 16:43:45 UTC

    Kernfeld on saxophone. (Photo: Pennsylvania Library Association) Barry Kernfeld is the author of Pop Song...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/6252628121_0d5b16c9c5.jpg" alt="" title="6252628121_0d5b16c9c5" width="250" height="166" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4350" /><br />Kernfeld on saxophone. (Photo: Pennsylvania Library Association)</p> <p><P>Barry Kernfeld is the author of <em>Pop Song Piracy: Disobedient Music Distribution since 1929</em> (University of Chicago Press, 2011); <em>The Story of Fake Books: Bootlegging Songs to Musicians</em> (Scarecrow, 2006); and <em>What To Listen For In Jazz</em> (Yale University Press, 1995). He may be most well known as the editor of both editions of the <em>New Grove Dictionary of Jazz</em>, a massive undertaking that sought to define the major players, instruments and theories of jazz around the world. In this interview, Kernfeld talks about his early years in San Francisco during the height of the rock explosion; his move to Cornell in the 70s and the unexpectedly progressive atmosphere he found there; how he came to edit the <em>New Grove Dictionary of Jazz</em> and the response to its first edition; and his subsequent investigations of song piracy and fake books. Learn more at <a href="http://www.personal.psu.edu/bdk4/">www.personal.psu.edu/bdk4</a>.</p>
  244. The Jazz Session #379: Vernon Reid

    2012-06-07 09:00:16 UTC

    Guitarist Vernon Reid’s new album with Jack Bruce, John Medeski and Cindy Blackman-Santana is called...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/61yu+ovidaL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="61yu+ovidaL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4334" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/61yu+ovidaL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/61yu+ovidaL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/61yu+ovidaL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Guitarist Vernon Reid&#8217;s new album with Jack Bruce, John Medeski and Cindy Blackman-Santana is called <em>Spectrum Road</em> (Palmetto Records, 2012). Reid is the founder of the band Living Colour and of the Black Rock Coalition. He&#8217;s a skilled improviser whose history with jazz goes back several decades to New York&#8217;s downtown music scene. He&#8217;s also the co-host, with comedian W. Kamau Bell, of the <a href="http://fngtac.com/">Field Negro Guide to Arts &#038; Culture</a>. In this interview, Reid talks about how John Coltrane&#8217;s &#8220;My Favorite Things&#8221; drew him into improvised music; the parallel development of improvisation in rock and jazz; the dangers of musical influence; and the decade-long conception and making of <em>Spectrum Road</em>. Learn more at <a href="http://www.facebook.com/vernonreid"> facebook.com/vernonreid</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/vurnt22">@vurnt22</a>.</p>
  245. The Jazz Session #378: Judith Kay

    2012-06-04 09:00:28 UTC

    Guitarist and vocalist Judith Kay has made a career for herself in Arden, an artists...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Judith-Kay-21-of-327-250x165.jpg" alt="" title="Judith Kay (21 of 327)" width="250" height="165" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4322" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Judith-Kay-21-of-327-250x165.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Judith-Kay-21-of-327.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Guitarist and vocalist Judith Kay has made a career for herself in Arden, an artists community near Wilmington, DE. In this interview, Kay talks about her love of Brazilian music; her time studying arranging with Manny Albam; why she decided to stay in Delaware; and why she feels it&#8217;s important to sing the melody the way the composer wrote it. Learn more at <a href="http://judithkay.com">judithkay.com</a>.</p> <p><P>This interview was conducted as part of my <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/">&#8220;Jazz Or Bust&#8221; tour</a>.</p>
  246. The Jazz Session #377: Nicky Schrire

    2012-06-01 02:29:05 UTC

    Vocalist Nicky Schrire’s debut album is Freedom Flight (Circavision, 2012). In this interview, Schrire talks...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/nicky-schrire-freedom-flight-250x190.jpg" alt="" title="nicky-schrire-freedom-flight" width="250" height="190" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4308" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/nicky-schrire-freedom-flight-250x190.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/nicky-schrire-freedom-flight.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Vocalist Nicky Schrire&#8217;s debut album is <em>Freedom Flight</em> (Circavision, 2012). In this interview, Schrire talks about the diverse and often daring songs she&#8217;s chosen for her debut; the impact on her life and music of Kate McGarry, Peter Eldridge and Bobby McFerrin; her South African upbringing and switch from saxophone to voice; and why she made the move to New York. Learn more at <a href="http://www.nickyschrire.com/">nickyschrire.com</a> and follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/nickyschrire">@NickySchrire</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>CONCERT NOTE:</strong> Schrire&#8217;s New York CD release event is Wednesday, June 6 at 8:30 p.m. at Cornelia Street Cafe. For details on that and other upcoming shows, visit <a href="http://www.nickyschrire.com/">her site</a>.</p>
  247. The Jazz Session #376: Miles Okazaki

    2012-05-28 18:34:25 UTC

    Guitarist Miles Okazaki’s new album is Figurations (Sunnyside, 2012), recorded live at The Jazz Gallery...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/519yvoInbPL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="519yvoInbPL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4291" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/519yvoInbPL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/519yvoInbPL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/519yvoInbPL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Guitarist Miles Okazaki&#8217;s new album is <em>Figurations</em> (Sunnyside, 2012), recorded live at The Jazz Gallery in New York City. It&#8217;s the third and final album in the series that includes <em>Mirror</em> and <em>Generations</em>. In this interview, Okazaki talks about the series and the different aspects of his music he explored on each album; the Golden Mean and Fibonacci numbers and how they figure into his compositions; why it was important for him to record a live album; and how his artwork informs his music and vice versa. Learn more at <a href="http://www.milesokazaki.com/">milesokazaki.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/milesokazaki">@MilesOkazaki</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>NOTE:</strong> This is Okazaki&#8217;s second appearance on <em>The Jazz Session</em>. Listen to our <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2009/07/13/the-jazz-session-66-miles-okazaki/">first conversation from 2009</a>. </p>
  248. The Jazz Session #375: Gregoire Maret

    2012-05-24 23:32:51 UTC

    Gregoire Maret has just released his debut album, Gregoire Maret (eOne Music, 2012). In this...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/41PFSjUVKeL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="41PFSjUVKeL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4271" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/41PFSjUVKeL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/41PFSjUVKeL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/41PFSjUVKeL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Gregoire Maret has just released his debut album, <em>Gregoire Maret</em> (eOne Music, 2012). In this interview, Maret talks about the importance of connecting with his audience; how he built a career playing his unlikely instrument; and why it&#8217;s important for him to be known as a composer, not just as a harmonica player. Learn more at <a href="http://www.gregoiremaret.com/">gregoiremaret.com</a>.</p>
  249. The Jazz Session #374: Tomas Fujiwara

    2012-05-21 09:00:36 UTC

    Drummer Tomas Fujiwara’s new album with his band The Hook Up is called The Air...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/51h8FGgElRL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="51h8FGgElRL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4257" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/51h8FGgElRL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/51h8FGgElRL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/51h8FGgElRL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Drummer Tomas Fujiwara&#8217;s new album with his band The Hook Up is called <em>The Air Is Different</em> (482 Music, 2012). In this interview, Fujiwara talks about his grandfather (pictured on the album cover) and his grandfather&#8217;s influence on his life; the addition of bassist Trevor Dunn to the band; his varying methods of composition; and finding balance on the bandstand. Learn more at <a href="http://tomasfujiwara.com/">tomasfujiwara.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/tomasfujiwara">@TomasFujiwara</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>NOTE:</strong> This is Tomas Fujiwara&#8217;s second appearance on <em>The Jazz Session</em>. <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2010/10/25/the-jazz-session-211-tomas-fujiwara/">Listen to his 2010 appearance.</a> </p>
  250. The Jazz Session #373: Stranahan, Zaleski & Rosato

    2012-05-18 02:42:22 UTC

    Anticipation (Capri Records, 2012) is the new CD by drummer Colin Stranahan, pianist Glenn Zaleski...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/51jfR1r+gIL._SL500_AA300_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="51jfR1r+gIL._SL500_AA300_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4249" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/51jfR1r+gIL._SL500_AA300_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/51jfR1r+gIL._SL500_AA300_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/51jfR1r+gIL._SL500_AA300_.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P><em>Anticipation</em> (Capri Records, 2012) is the new CD by drummer Colin Stranahan, pianist Glenn Zaleski and bassist Rick Rosato. In this interview, conducted before the trio&#8217;s recent live show at Small&#8217;s in NYC, the three talk about their mutual appreciation of one another; the shared taste in music that animates their collaboration; and their individual paths into jazz. Learn more at <a href="http://www.myspace.com/wwwcolinstranahancom">myspace.com/wwwcolinstranahancom</a>, <a href="http://www.glennzaleski.com/">glennzaleski.com</a> and <a href="http://www.myspace.com/rickrosato">myspace.com/rickrosato</a>.</p>
  251. The Jazz Session #372: Maria Neckam

    2012-05-14 13:30:35 UTC

    Vocalist Maria Neckam’s latest CD is Unison (Sunnyside Records, 2012). In this interview, Neckam talks...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/016728132121-250x224.jpg" alt="" title="1321digipak" width="250" height="224" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4236" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/016728132121-250x224.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/016728132121-400x359.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/016728132121.jpg 1400w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Vocalist Maria Neckam&#8217;s latest CD is <em>Unison</em> (Sunnyside Records, 2012). In this interview, Neckam talks about finding her own musical path early in life; writing songs that don&#8217;t use traditional forms; her journey from Vienna to Amsterdam to Brooklyn; and the effects of Buddhism on her life and music. Learn more at <a href="http://www.marianeckam.com/">marianeckam.com</a> and follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/marianeckam">@MariaNeckam</a>.</p>
  252. The “Jazz or Bust” Tour

    2012-05-14 12:00:33 UTC

    THE “JAZZ OR BUST” TOUR ABOUT THE TOUR As of June 1, 2012, I’m doing...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/JazzOrBustsmall.png" alt="" title="JazzOrBustsmall" width="400" height="395" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4327" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/JazzOrBustsmall.png 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/JazzOrBustsmall-250x246.png 250w" sizes="(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px" /></p> <p><P><strong>THE &#8220;JAZZ OR BUST&#8221; TOUR</strong></p> <p><strong>ABOUT THE TOUR</strong></p> <p><P>As of June 1, 2012, I&#8217;m doing something fairly crazy and taking <em>The Jazz Session</em> on tour. I&#8217;m traveling through North America &#8212; and then maybe the rest of the world &#8212; conducting interviews and giving poetry readings. </p> <p><P><strong>NEWS COVERAGE</strong></p> <ul> <li>NPR&#8217;s <em>A Blog Supreme</em>: <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/press/120521_npr_blogsupreme.pdf">Crashing On Couches To Talk To Musicians</a> [PDF &#8211; 21 May 2012]</li> <li><a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/press/120529_mccurry.pdf">Blog post by Patrick McCurry</a> (Auburn, AL) [PDF &#8211; 29 May 2012]</li> <li><em>The Village Voice</em> (NYC): <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/press/120530_villagevoice.pdf">Q&#038;A: Jason Crane Takes The Jazz Session On the Road With The &#8220;Jazz Or Bust&#8221; Tour</a> [PDF &#8211; 30 May 2012]</li> <li><em>The Nashville Scene</em>: <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/press/120614_nashvillescene.pdf">Jason Crane, popular Jazz Session host, makes his first Nashville stop Sunday</a> [PDF &#8211; 14 June 2012]</li> <li>Jason Crane, interviewed on WTJU, Charlottesville (VA): <a href="http://jasoncrane.org/podcast/120614_jasoncrane_wtju.mp3">LISTEN</a> [mp3 &#8211; 55:34 &#8211; 14 June 2012]</li> <li><a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/press/120630_mccurry.pdf">Blog post by Patrick McCurry</a> (Auburn, AL) PDF &#8211; 30 June 2012]</li> <li><em>Auburn-Opelika News:</em> <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/press/120701_auburnopelikanews.pdf">Jazz Or Bust: Tour Revitalizes Interviewers Faith In People</a> [PDF &#8211; 1 July 2012]</li> <li>Southern Public Media Group: <a href="http://www.southernpublicmedia.org/radio-feature-troy-university-public-radio-poet-jason-crane/">Radio Feature | Troy University Public Radio | Poet Jason Crane</a> [5 July 2012]</li> </ul> <p><P><strong>FOLLOW THE TOUR</strong></p> <p><P>My itinerary, daily tour diary, new poems, recordings of my poetry readings, photos and more are at <a href="http://jasoncrane.org">http://jasoncrane.org</a>. You&#8217;ll also find a list of my scheduled <a href="http://jasoncrane.org/events">poetry readings</a> there. And of course the podcasts from the tour will be at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com">thejazzsession.com</a> as they always are. And you can follow me on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/jasondcrane">@JasonDCrane</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>SUPPORT THE TOUR</strong></p> <p><P>There are several ways for you to support my tour. </p> <ol> <li>I&#8217;ll be living off the income from the paying members of the show. You can become a member <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/join">HERE</a>. <li>You can also make a one-time donation to the tour at various levels from $10 to $1,000. Just choose a level <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/tour"><strong>HERE</strong></a> and make your secure donation via PayPal. You don&#8217;t need a PayPal account to do this. And there are cool thank-you gifts, too! <li>Suggest a place to go or a musician to interview. <li>Give me a place to stay. <li>Host a house party (any size) so I can read my poetry and maybe sell a book or two. <li>Suggest a venue (bookstore, performance space) in your town where I could do a poetry reading. <li>Buy a book for my Kindle from my <a href="http://amzn.com/w/2X23LBW0ZEF30">Amazon travel wish list</a>.</li> </li> </ol> <p><P>To do any of the above (other than donate) send me an email at <a href="mailto:jason@thejazzsession.com?subject=TJS World Tour">jason@thejazzsession.com</a>. Initially, I&#8217;ll be traveling on the East Coast, but feel free to suggest places and offer me accommodations anywhere. Thank you!</p>
  253. The Jazz Session #371: Steve Lehman

    2012-05-10 07:01:03 UTC

    Saxophonist Steve Lehman’s new album is called Dialect Fluorescent (Pi Recordings, 2012). In this interview,...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/510jahDISGL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="510jahDISGL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4199" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/510jahDISGL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/510jahDISGL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/510jahDISGL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Steve Lehman&#8217;s new album is called <em>Dialect Fluorescent</em> (Pi Recordings, 2012). In this interview, Lehman talks about allocentric performance; what he learned from Jackie McLean about sound and evolution; the unlikely beginning of his current trio; and some of the touchstones in his own musical growth. Learn more at <a href="http://www.stevelehman.com/">stevelehman.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/TheSteveLehman">@TheSteveLehman</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>CONCERT NOTE:</strong> Lehman&#8217;s trio will be at The Jazz Gallery in NYC from June 7-9 with special guests David Virelles, Vijay Iyer and James Hurt.</p> <p><P><strong>NOTE:</strong> This is Steve Lehman&#8217;s second appearance on The Jazz Session. You&#8217;ll find our first conversation <a href="http://bit.ly/nEOuRc">here</a>.</p>
  254. The Jazz Session #370: George Colligan

    2012-05-07 20:44:12 UTC

    Pianist George Colligan’s most recent album is Living For The City (Steeplechase, 2011). In this...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/51offp3RuAL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="51offp3RuAL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4193" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/51offp3RuAL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/51offp3RuAL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/51offp3RuAL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Pianist George Colligan&#8217;s most recent album is <em>Living For The City</em> (Steeplechase, 2011). In this interview, conducted before an April show at Jazz Standard in NYC, Colligan talks about selling out vs. being relevant; trying his hand at writing songs with lyrics; Nicholas Payton&#8217;s outspoken blogging; dealing with online controversy; and managing a life of teaching, performing and fatherhood. Learn more at <a href="http://www.georgecolligan.com/">georgecolligan.com</a> and follow his blog at <a href="http://www.jazztruth.blogspot.com/">jazztruth.blogspot.com</a>.</p>
  255. The Jazz Session #369: Anders Nilsson

    2012-05-03 07:01:59 UTC

    Guitarist Anders Nilsson’s new solo album is Night Guitar (2012). In this interview, Nilsson talks...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Night-Guitar-Cover-250x250.png" alt="" title="Night-Guitar-Cover" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4187" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Night-Guitar-Cover-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Night-Guitar-Cover-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Night-Guitar-Cover.png 300w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Guitarist Anders Nilsson&#8217;s new solo album is <em>Night Guitar</em> (2012). In this interview, Nilsson talks about the influence of Frank Zappa, Deep Purple and others on his guitar playing; why he felt inspired to make a solo record; how he created a multi-layered guitar album that still allows for the element of surprise; and the busy year ahead. Learn more at <a href="http://www.andersnilssonguitar.com">andersnilssonguitar.com</a>.</p>
  256. The Jazz Session #368: Dan Cray

    2012-04-30 07:01:52 UTC

    Pianist Dan Cray’s latest CD is Meridies (Origin, 2012). In this interview, Cray talks about...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/51BDd23ArCL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="51BDd23ArCL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="size-medium wp-image-4180" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/51BDd23ArCL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/51BDd23ArCL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/51BDd23ArCL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Pianist Dan Cray&#8217;s latest CD is <em>Meridies</em> (Origin, 2012). In this interview, Cray talks about moving to New York City at a later stage in his career than most people do; why he decided to focus on his own compositions on this album; the influence of his teachers on his musical career; and how he leaves room for surprise in the studio and on stage. Learn more at <a href="http://www.dancray.com/">dancray.com</a> and follow his on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/dancrayjazz">@DanCrayJazz</a>. </p>
  257. The Jazz Session #367: Chris Brubeck

    2012-04-27 19:15:29 UTC

    Multi-instrumentalist and composer Chris Brubeck’s latest CD is Live At Zankel Music Center with his...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/51v8U224aML._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="51v8U224aML._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-4173" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/51v8U224aML._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/51v8U224aML._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/51v8U224aML._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Multi-instrumentalist and composer Chris Brubeck&#8217;s latest CD is <em>Live At Zankel Music Center</em> with his band Triple Play. In this interview, conducted at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, Brubeck talks about his orchestral compositions; how he gets inside the lives of the people he writes music about; the history of the band Triple Play; and writing music with his father, Dave Brubeck. Learn more at <a href="http://chrisbrubeck.com/">chrisbrubeck.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/chrisbrubeck">@ChrisBrubeck</a>.</p>
  258. The Jazz Session #366: Romain Collin

    2012-04-23 07:01:24 UTC

    Pianist Romain Collin’s new CD is The Calling (Palmetto Records, 2012). In this interview, Collin...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/41VsHBL28FL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="41VsHBL28FL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-4168" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/41VsHBL28FL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/41VsHBL28FL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/41VsHBL28FL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Pianist Romain Collin&#8217;s new CD is <em>The Calling</em> (Palmetto Records, 2012). In this interview, Collin talks about the marriage of acoustic performance and sound design on his new album; how his classical training influences his approach to sound; his compositional process and why he sometimes leaves a piece unfinished for months at a time; and the benefits of his time at the Monk Institute and in New York. Learn more at <a href="http://romaincollin.com/">romaincollin.com</a>.</p> <p><P><STRONG>CONCERT NOTE:</strong> Collin&#8217;s New York CD release party for <em>The Calling</em> is at The Jazz Standard on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Details <a href="http://jazzstandard.net/red/index.html">here</a>.</p>
  259. The Jazz Session #365: Joel Harrison

    2012-04-19 07:01:48 UTC

    Joel Harrison’s most recent records are Search (Sunnyside Records, 2011) and Holy Abyss (Cuneiform, 2012),...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/51ImSAiHGdL._SL500_AA280_.jpg" alt="" title="51ImSAiHGdL._SL500_AA280_" width="200" height="200" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-4159" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/51ImSAiHGdL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 200w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/51ImSAiHGdL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /> <img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/515smiOBcCL._SL500_AA280_.jpg" alt="" title="515smiOBcCL._SL500_AA280_" width="200" height="200" class="alignleft size-full wp-image-4160" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/515smiOBcCL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 200w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/515smiOBcCL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><P>Joel Harrison&#8217;s most recent records are <em>Search</em> (Sunnyside Records, 2011) and <em>Holy Abyss</em> (Cuneiform, 2012), a record he co-leads with Lorenzo Feliciati. In this interview, Harrison talks about continuing the blend of classical and jazz influences that began with <em>The Wheel</em>; where he looks for inspiration as a composer and player; the current state of the common language of jazz; and his forays into big band writing. Learn more at <a href="http://joelharrison.com/">joelharrison.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/joelharrisongtr">@JoelHarrisonGtr</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>NOTE:</strong> This is Joel&#8217;s second appearance on <em>The Jazz Session</em>. Listen to our <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2008/09/01/the-jazz-session-40-joel-harrison/">2008 conversation</a>.</p>
  260. The Jazz Session #364: Terrence McManus

    2012-04-16 07:01:16 UTC

    Guitarist Terrence McManus’ most recent recording is Transcendental Numbers (No Business, 2011), with bassist Mark...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/NBCD27-150x150.jpg" alt="" title="NBCD27" width="150" height="150" class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-4151" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/NBCD27-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/NBCD27-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/NBCD27.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /> <img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/tmcmanus1-150x150.jpg" alt="" title="tmcmanus1" width="150" height="150" class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-4152" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/tmcmanus1-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/tmcmanus1.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /> <img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/terrencegerry-150x150.jpg" alt="" title="terrencegerry" width="150" height="150" class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-4153" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/terrencegerry-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/terrencegerry.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></p> <p><P>Guitarist Terrence McManus&#8217; most recent recording is <em>Transcendental Numbers</em> (No Business, 2011), with bassist Mark Helias and drummer Gerry Hemingway. Other recent recordings include <em>Below The Surface Of</em>, a duet session with Hemingway, and the solo album <em>Brooklyn</em>. In this interview, McManus talks about finding musical inspiration in the natural and industrial worlds; how he tries to free himself of his expectations and preconceptions before each performance; the importance of doing it right &#8230; and doing it wrong; and the many projects of which he&#8217;s a part. Learn more at <a href="http://terrence-mcmanus.com/">terrence-mcmanus.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/terrencemcmanus">@TerrenceMcManus</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>CONCERT NOTE:</strong> McManus is playing at the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at 8 p.m. Joining him will be Ellery Eskelin, Mat Maneri and Billy Mintz.</p>
  261. The Jazz Session #363: Devin Gray

    2012-04-12 07:01:03 UTC

    Drummer Devin Gray’s new CD is Dirigo Rataplan (Skirl Records, 2012). In this interview, Gray...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/3797507457-1-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="3797507457-1" width="250" height="250" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-4144" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/3797507457-1-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/3797507457-1-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/3797507457-1.jpg 350w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Drummer Devin Gray&#8217;s new CD is <em>Dirigo Rataplan</em> (Skirl Records, 2012). In this interview, Gray talks about finding space for surprise; his early years at the Maine Jazz Camp with the likes of Tony Malaby and Ethan Iverson; finding time and discipline for practice during a busy musical life; and his various projects as a leader and sideman. Learn more at <a href="http://devingraymusic.com/">devingraymusic.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/devingraymusic">@DevinGrayMusic</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>CONCERT NOTE:</strong> Devin Gray&#8217;s quartet is playing tonight (April 12, 2012) at 8:30 p.m. at Cornelia Street Cafe in New York City. </p>
  262. The Jazz Session #362: Patrick Cornelius

    2012-04-09 07:01:54 UTC

    Saxophonist Patrick Cornelius’s latest CD is Maybe Steps (Posi-Tone, 2011). In this interview, Cornelius talks...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/51h4iZ8hKDL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="51h4iZ8hKDL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-4139" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/51h4iZ8hKDL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/51h4iZ8hKDL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/51h4iZ8hKDL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Patrick Cornelius&#8217;s latest CD is <em>Maybe Steps</em> (Posi-Tone, 2011). In this interview, Cornelius talks about the new record as a continuation of his previous full-band writing, after a break for his trio record; why it&#8217;s important to him to tell stories during his live performances; his time in the artist diploma program at Juilliard; and the economics of jazz records. Learn more at <a href="http://www.patrickcornelius.com/">patrickcornelius.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <A href="http://twitter.com/pcorneliusmusic">@PCorneliusMusic</a>.</p>
  263. The Jazz Session #361: Myra Melford

    2012-04-05 07:01:22 UTC

    Pianist Myra Melford’s most recent recording is The Guest House (Yellowbird Records, 2012) with her...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/triom-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="triom" width="250" height="250" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-4108" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/triom-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/triom-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/triom.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Pianist Myra Melford&#8217;s most recent recording is <em>The Guest House</em> (Yellowbird Records, 2012) with her collective band Trio M, featuring Matt Wilson and Mark Dresser. In this interview, Melford talks about the recent premiere of her multimedia work &#8220;Snowy Egret&#8221; in New York; the formation and continued success of Trio M; and how she balances a busy life as a performer with a full schedule as a professor. Learn more at <a href="http://www.myramelford.com/">www.myramelford.com</a>.</p> <p><P><Strong>Concert Note:</strong> Trio M is playing two East Coast CD release shows this week. On Friday, April 6, they&#8217;re at <a href="http://firehouse12.com/events.asp?id=128406&#038;seriesid=1111">Firehouse 12</a> in New Haven, CT and on Saturday, April 7, they&#8217;re at the <a href="http://www.kitano.com/Jazz-at-Bar-Lounge">Kitano Hotel</a> in New York City.</p> <p><P><strong>Previous Appearance:</strong> This is Myra&#8217;s second time on <em>The Jazz Session</em>. <A href="http://bit.ly/rsR99i">Listen to her 2009 episode.</a></p>
  264. The Jazz Session #360: Melissa Stylianou

    2012-04-02 06:44:41 UTC

    Vocalist Melissa Stylianou’s new CD is Silent Movie (Anzic Records, 2012). In this interview, Stylianou...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/melissa-stylianou-silent-movie-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="melissa-stylianou-silent-movie" width="250" height="250" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-4099" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/melissa-stylianou-silent-movie-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/melissa-stylianou-silent-movie-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/melissa-stylianou-silent-movie.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Vocalist Melissa Stylianou&#8217;s new CD is <em>Silent Movie</em> (Anzic Records, 2012). In this interview, Stylianou talks about her accidental entrance into the world of jazz; the importance of storytelling; and how her training as an actor has impacted her musical career. Learn more at <a href="http://www.melissastylianou.com/">melissastylianou.com</a> and follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/sleepinbee">@sleepinbee</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>CONCERT NOTE:</strong> Melissa Stylianou is performing two CD release shows in honor of her new album &#8212; at Jazz Standard in New York City on April 3 and at The Rex in Toronto on April 7. More details at <a href="http://www.melissastylianou.com/">melissastylianou.com</a>.</p>
  265. The Jazz Session #359: Raya Brass Band

    2012-03-29 07:01:12 UTC

    Raya Brass Band’s new CD is Dancing On Roses, Dancing On Cinders (2012). In this...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/51o+fiwFdaL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="51o+fiwFdaL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-4092" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/51o+fiwFdaL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/51o+fiwFdaL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/51o+fiwFdaL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Raya Brass Band&#8217;s new CD is <em>Dancing On Roses, Dancing On Cinders</em> (2012). In this interview, four of the five members of the band discuss its origins; the rhythmic underpinnings of Balkan music; the uses of improvisation in their performances; and how a movie caused one of the members of the band to quit his job and take up the accordion. Learn more at <a href="http://www.rayabrassband.com/">rayabrassband.com</a> and follow them on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/rayabrassband">@RayaBrassBand</a>.</p>
  266. The Jazz Session #358: Billy Hart

    2012-03-26 07:01:19 UTC

    Drummer Billy Hart’s new CD is All Our Reasons (ECM, 2012). In this interview, Hart...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/51b4f5dfEdL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="51b4f5dfEdL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-4081" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/51b4f5dfEdL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/51b4f5dfEdL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/51b4f5dfEdL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Drummer Billy Hart&#8217;s new CD is <em>All Our Reasons</em> (ECM, 2012). In this interview, Hart talks about the &#8220;European sound&#8221; of this band; what he looks for in bandmates and why this band fits his needs so well; and what he believes powered Coltrane&#8217;s musical explorations. Learn more at <a href="http://billyhartmusic.com/">billyhartmusic.com</a>.</p>
  267. The Jazz Session #357: Nate Wooley

    2012-03-22 07:01:57 UTC

    Trumpeter Nate Wooley’s recent albums include the solo records The Almond and 8 Syllables and...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/wooley8-150x150.gif" alt="" title="wooley8" width="150" height="150" class="alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-4051" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/wooley8-150x150.gif 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/wooley8.gif 229w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /> <img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/wooleyalmond-150x150.jpg" alt="" title="wooleyalmond" width="150" height="150" class="alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-4052" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/wooleyalmond-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/wooleyalmond-250x248.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/wooleyalmond-400x397.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/wooleyalmond.jpg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /> <img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/wooleyput-150x150.jpg" alt="" title="wooleyput" width="150" height="150" class="alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-4053" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/wooleyput-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/wooleyput.jpg 200w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></p> <p><P>Trumpeter Nate Wooley&#8217;s recent albums include the solo records <em>The Almond</em> and <em>8 Syllables</em> and the quintet recording <em>(Put Your) Hands Together</em>. In this interview, Wooley talks about putting 100 trumpets on one solo (!) recording; why he was surprised when one of his albums made him feel good at the end; how he started playing solo trumpet; and how the death of his grandmother led to his recent quintet album. Learn more at <a href="http://natewooley.com/">natewooley.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="htttp://twitter.com/nate_wooley">@nate_wooley</a>.</p>
  268. The Jazz Session #356: Champian Fulton

    2012-03-19 07:01:28 UTC

    Pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton’s latest CD is The Breeze And I. In this interview,...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/51oJtxR20cL._SL500_AA300_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="51oJtxR20cL._SL500_AA300_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4045" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/51oJtxR20cL._SL500_AA300_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/51oJtxR20cL._SL500_AA300_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/51oJtxR20cL._SL500_AA300_.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton&#8217;s latest CD is <em>The Breeze And I</em>. In this interview, Fulton talks about the bebop record she listened to exclusively for months (starting the day she was born); her father&#8217;s influence and how his friendship with Clark Terry shaped her life; and her transition from student to working musician. Learn more at <a href="http://www.champian.net/">champian.net</a> and follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/champianfulton">@ChampianFulton</a>.</p>
  269. The Jazz Session #355: Tierney Sutton

    2012-03-15 07:01:53 UTC

    The Tierney Sutton Band’s latest CD is American Road (BFM Jazz, 2011). In this interview,...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/sutton-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="sutton" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4038" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/sutton-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/sutton-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/sutton.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>The Tierney Sutton Band&#8217;s latest CD is <em>American Road</em> (BFM Jazz, 2011). In this interview, Sutton talks about why the band chose to focus on Americana for this record; how the band functions as a collective in everything from song arranging to business; and how her Baha&#8217;i faith has influenced the way she approaches making music. Learn more at <a href="http://tierneysutton.com/">tierneysutton.com</a> and follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/tierneysutton">@TierneySutton</a>.</p>
  270. The Jazz Session #354: Craig Pedersen

    2012-03-12 07:01:29 UTC

    Ottawa trumpeter Craig Pedersen’s new album is Days Like Today (2011). In this interview, Pedersen...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/1584297071-1-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="1584297071-1" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4031" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/1584297071-1-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/1584297071-1-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/1584297071-1.jpg 350w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Ottawa trumpeter Craig Pedersen&#8217;s new album is <em>Days Like Today</em> (2011). In this interview, Pedersen talks about how literature influences his musical compositions; why he gravitates toward the avant garde; and the nature of the improvised music scene in Ottawa. Learn more at <a href="http://www.craigpedersen.com/">craigpedersen.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/pedersencraig">@pedersencraig</a>.</p>
  271. The Jazz Session #353: Ed Reed

    2012-03-08 08:01:38 UTC

    Vocalist Ed Reed’s new CD is Born To Be Blue (2011). Reed, now 83, has...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/reed-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="reed" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4024" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/reed-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/reed-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/reed.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Vocalist Ed Reed&#8217;s new CD is <em>Born To Be Blue</em> (2011). Reed, now 83, has lived the kind of life about which movies are made. This interview charts the story of his life: his childhood in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, where a young Charles Mingus was a frequent neighborhood visitor and the big bands were a constant source of entertainment; his time in the military, where he was introduced to drugs; his years in San Quentin and Folsom prisons, where he played in the prison bands with the likes of Art Pepper; his eventual rehabilitation after many attempts; and his turn to performing and recording in his 70s. Learn more at <a href="http://www.edreedsings.com/">edreedsings.com</a>.</p>
  272. The Jazz Session #352: Amy Cervini

    2012-03-05 08:01:32 UTC

    Vocalist Amy Cervini’s new CD is Digging Me, Digging You (Anzic, 2012), a tribute to...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/amy-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="amy" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4018" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/amy-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/amy-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/amy.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Vocalist Amy Cervini&#8217;s new CD is <em>Digging Me, Digging You</em> (Anzic, 2012), a tribute to Blossom Dearie. In this interview, Cervini talks about her early exposure to Dearie and why she fell in love with her music; how she chose the songs for this album from Dearie&#8217;s large repertoire; why she favors working bands; and the itinerary of her upcoming tour. Learn more at <a href="http://amycervini.com/">amycervini.com</a> and follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/amycervini">@amycervini</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>CONCERT NOTE:</strong> Amy is playing two CD release shows in New York on March 6 and 7, 2012, from 7-9 p.m. both nights at the 55 Bar, 55 Christopher St. She is also touring throughout North America. Visit <a href="http://amycervini.com/">her website</a> for details.</p>
  273. The Jazz Session #351: Ochion Jewell

    2012-03-02 04:57:33 UTC

    Saxophonist Ochion Jewell’s debut CD is First Suite For Quartet (Mythology, 2011). In this interview,...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/ochion-jewell-quartet-250x228.jpg" alt="" title="ochion-jewell-quartet" width="250" height="228" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4012" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/ochion-jewell-quartet-250x228.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/ochion-jewell-quartet.jpg 342w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Ochion Jewell&#8217;s debut CD is <em>First Suite For Quartet</em> (Mythology, 2011). In this interview, Jewell talks about his upbringing in a dry county in Appalachia; why he started his recording career with an ambitious multi-movement work; and how the piece took shape from inception to completion. Learn more at <a href="http://www.ochion.com/">www.ochion.com</a>.</p>
  274. The Jazz Session #350: Jimmy Heath

    2012-02-27 08:01:56 UTC

    The Jazz Session celebrates its fifth anniversary with one of the giants of the music,...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/jimmy-heath.jpg" alt="" title="jimmy heath" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3996" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/jimmy-heath.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/jimmy-heath-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P><em>The Jazz Session</em> celebrates its fifth anniversary with one of the giants of the music, saxophonist and composer Jimmy Heath. In this interview, Heath talks about his early days as a writer and arranger; his Queens neighborhood and its importance to jazz history; why he loves the sound of a big band; and how he keeps himself moving forward and growing at this stage in his career. He also shares a fax of a 1947 concert poster, received the morning of the interview, with some hilarious text. Learn more at <a href="http://www.jimmyheath.com/">jimmyheath.com</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>CONTEST</strong>: I&#8217;m giving away 55 CDs to celebrate the 5th anniversary of <em>The Jazz Session</em>. Listen to the show to learn how to win.</p>
  275. The Jazz Session #349: Darcy James Argue

    2012-02-23 08:01:58 UTC

    Composer Darcy James Argue’s latest work is a multimedia piece called Brooklyn Babylon. In this...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/PATCH-LOGO-YELLOW-150x150.jpg" alt="" title="PATCH-LOGO-YELLOW" width="150" height="150" class="alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-3988" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/PATCH-LOGO-YELLOW-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/PATCH-LOGO-YELLOW-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/PATCH-LOGO-YELLOW-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/PATCH-LOGO-YELLOW.jpg 1417w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /> <img src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/2425563_300-150x150.jpg"></p> <p><P>Composer Darcy James Argue&#8217;s latest work is a multimedia piece called <em>Brooklyn Babylon</em>. In this interview, he tells the amazing story of how he and visual artist Danijel Zezelj created the piece; goes behind the scenes of the composition and the technical aspects of producing such a large work; and also talks about a performance on March 9, 2012 at which his band Secret Society will play his works and the works of other composers. Learn more at <a href="http://secretsociety.typepad.com/">secretsociety.typepad.com</a>, see much more of <em>Brooklyn Babylon</em> at <a href="http://brooklynbabylon.com/">brooklynbabylon.com</a> and follow Darcy on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/darcyjamesargue">@darcyjamesargue</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>NOTE:</strong> This interview is part of a new monthly collaboration with JazzDIY, the online journal for the 21st century jazz musician. Visit JazzDIY.com to see a <a href="http://jazzdiy.com/2012/02/23/interview-argue/ "><strong>video interview</strong></a> with Darcy James Argue in which he talks about the business of music.</p>
  276. The Jazz Session #348: The Wee Trio

    2012-02-20 08:01:23 UTC

    The Wee Trio is James Westfall (vibes), Dan Loomis (bass) and Jared Schonig (drums). Their...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/wee-250x225.jpg" alt="" title="wee" width="250" height="225" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3979" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/wee-250x225.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/wee.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>The Wee Trio is James Westfall (vibes), Dan Loomis (bass) and Jared Schonig (drums). Their new album is <em>Ashes To Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective</em>. In this interview, the trio talks about why they chose David Bowie &#8212; and why they were initially reluctant to do so; how they managed an 8,000-mile tour across the United States; and what makes the trio work as a unit. Learn more at <a href="http://www.theweetrio.com">theweetrio.com</a> and follow them on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/weetrois">@weetrois</a>.</p>
  277. The Jazz Session #347: Aaron Staebell

    2012-02-16 08:01:48 UTC

    Drummer Aaron Staebell’s new CD is Bending and Breaking (2011). In this interview, Staebell talks...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/staebell-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="staebell" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3972" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/staebell-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/staebell-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/staebell.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Drummer Aaron Staebell&#8217;s new CD is <em>Bending and Breaking</em> (2011). In this interview, Staebell talks about smashing different sounds and styles together to see what works; how a visit from John Hollenbeck caused him to finally perform his own compositions in public; why it&#8217;s important for him that his compositions have stories behind them; and why he likes living and working in Rochester, NY. Learn more at <a href="http://www.aaronstaebell.com/">aaronstaebell.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/aaronstaebell">@aaronstaebell</a>.</p>
  278. The Jazz Session #346: Ben Wendel

    2012-02-13 08:01:03 UTC

    Saxophonist Ben Wendel’s new CD is Frame (Sunnyside Records, 2012). In this interview, Wendel talks...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/41hjDgc-M2L._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="41hjDgc-M2L._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3965" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/41hjDgc-M2L._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/41hjDgc-M2L._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/41hjDgc-M2L._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Ben Wendel&#8217;s new CD is <em>Frame</em> (Sunnyside Records, 2012). In this interview, Wendel talks about composing the music for the album; his proclivity for long musical lines; and the many and varied writing projects he&#8217;s been involved in recently. Learn more at <a href="http://www.benwendel.com/">benwendel.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/benwendel">@benwendel</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>CONCERT NOTE:</strong> Ben Wendel will be performing CD release shows for <em>Frame</em> at The Jazz Gallery in New York City on February 17 and 18. Details <a href="http://benwendel.com/calendar">here</a>. </p>
  279. The Jazz Session #345: Sue Mingus

    2012-02-10 08:01:18 UTC

    Sue Mingus has been guiding bassist Charles Mingus’s legacy since he died in 1979. She...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/sueandcharles.jpg" alt="" title="sueandcharles" width="200" height="203" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3958" /></p> <p><P>Sue Mingus has been guiding bassist Charles Mingus&#8217;s legacy since he died in 1979. She is the author of <em>Tonight At Noon</em> (Random House/Pantheon, 2002), a memoir of her life with Mingus. In this interview, Sue Mingus talks about the fourth annual Mingus High School Competition and Festival, happening this month in New York; how to bring Mingus&#8217;s music to the current generation of musicians; why she feels differently now about going after music pirates; her memoir and the idea of memory; and what lies ahead for the music and legacy of Charles Mingus.</p> <p><P><strong>NOTE:</strong> See a <a href="http://mingusmingusmingus.com/JazzEducation/mingusHScomp.html">complete calendar</a> of the Mingus High School Competition and Festival and also the <a href="http://mingusmingusmingus.com/MingusBands/tourdates.html">performance schedule</a> of the Mingus ensembles.</p>
  280. The Jazz Session #344: Tim Berne

    2012-02-07 17:20:14 UTC

    Saxophonist Tim Berne’s new band and album are both called Snakeoil (ECM, 2012). In this...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/51RoSJbGFUL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="51RoSJbGFUL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3936" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/51RoSJbGFUL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/51RoSJbGFUL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/51RoSJbGFUL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Tim Berne&#8217;s new band and album are both called <em>Snakeoil</em> (ECM, 2012). In this interview, Berne talks about what he looks for in new band members; what inspires him to compose; and why he believes the digital era has harmed independent record labels. Learn more at <a href="http://www.screwgunrecords.com/">screwgunrecords.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>ON TOUR:</strong> Snakeoil is touring the US and Europe. Visit Berne&#8217;s site for <a href="http://www.screwgunrecords.com/page_b.php?pageid=concerts">tour dates</a>.</p>
  281. The Jazz Session #343: Noah Kaplan

    2012-02-02 08:01:08 UTC

    Saxophonist Noah Kaplan’s new CD is Descendants (Hat Hut, 2011) with Joe Morris on guitar,...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/41KWLNqyy2L._SL500_AA300_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="41KWLNqyy2L._SL500_AA300_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3927" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/41KWLNqyy2L._SL500_AA300_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/41KWLNqyy2L._SL500_AA300_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/41KWLNqyy2L._SL500_AA300_.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Noah Kaplan&#8217;s new CD is <em>Descendants</em> (Hat Hut, 2011) with Joe Morris on guitar, Giacomo Merega on bass and Jason Nazary on drums. In this interview, Kaplan talks about his life-changing studies with Joe Maneri; why classical music theory was important to his musical development; and how he approaches collective improvisation. Learn more at <a href="http://noah-kaplan.com/">noah-kaplan.com</a>.</p> <p><strong>CONCERT NOTE:</strong> The Noah Kaplan Quartet performs Friday, February 3, 2012 at Douglass Street Music Collective (295 Douglass St. Brooklyn, NY) at 8 p.m.</p>
  282. The Jazz Session #342: Tom Wetmore

    2012-01-30 08:01:41 UTC

    Pianist Tom Wetmore’s new CD is The Desired Effect (Crosstown Records, 2012). In this interview,...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/51Irqrin9xL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="51Irqrin9xL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3924" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/51Irqrin9xL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/51Irqrin9xL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/51Irqrin9xL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Pianist Tom Wetmore&#8217;s new CD is <em>The Desired Effect</em> (Crosstown Records, 2012). In this interview, Wetmore talks about why he wants people to &#8220;really listen&#8221;; why he tries not to assign particular meanings to his compositions; and about his Tune-A-Day project. Learn more at <a href="http://www.tomwetmore.com/">tomwetmore.com</a> and <a href="http://www.tomstuneaday.com/">tomstuneaday.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/tomwetmore">@tomwetmore</a>.</p>
  283. The Jazz Session #341: Bob Reynolds

    2012-01-26 08:01:12 UTC

    Saxophonist Bob Reynolds’ most recent album is A Live Life (2011) and he’s currently working...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/51H1HBnaf-L._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="51H1HBnaf-L._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3913" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/51H1HBnaf-L._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/51H1HBnaf-L._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/51H1HBnaf-L._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Bob Reynolds&#8217; most recent album is <em>A Live Life</em> (2011) and he&#8217;s currently working on his forthcoming studio album. Reynolds is perhaps best known for his work with rock musician John Mayer. In this interview, Reynolds talks about the importance of good time (in the musical sense); how he&#8217;s learned to bring an audience along for the ride; and about his video lesson service. Learn more at <a href="http://bobreynoldsmusic.com/">bobreynoldsmusic.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/Bob_Reynolds">@Bob_Reynolds</a>.</p>
  284. The Jazz Session #340: Matt Wilson

    2012-01-23 08:01:15 UTC

    Drummer Matt Wilson’s new album with his band Arts & Crafts is An Attitude For...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/51kBwHf061L._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg" alt="" title="51kBwHf061L._SL500_AA280_" width="200" height="200" class="alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-3897" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/51kBwHf061L._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/51kBwHf061L._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/51kBwHf061L._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /> <img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/2425563_300-150x150.jpg" alt="" title="2425563_300" width="200" height="200" class="alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-3901" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/2425563_300-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/2425563_300-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/2425563_300.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><P>Drummer Matt Wilson&#8217;s new album with his band Arts &#038; Crafts is <em>An Attitude For Gratitude</em> (Palmetto Records, 2012). In this interview, Wilson talks about the inclusive approach of the band; why he likes the word &#8220;allow&#8221;; and how a difficult year for his family helped him put things in perspective and brought the idea of gratitude into focus. Learn more at <a href="http://www.mattwilsonjazz.com/">mattwilsonjazz.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/mattwilsonjazz">@mattwilsonjazz</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>NOTE:</strong> This interview is part of a new monthly collaboration with JazzDIY, the online journal for the 21st century jazz musician. Visit JazzDIY.com to see a <a href="http://jazzdiy.com/2012/01/23/interview-wilson/">video interview</a> with Matt Wilson in which he talks about the business of music.</p>
  285. The Jazz Session #339: Armen Donelian

    2012-01-19 08:01:35 UTC

    Pianist Armen Donelian’s new CD is Leapfrog (Sunnyside Records, 2011). In this interview, Donelian talks...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/51Xxzy1-TrL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="51Xxzy1-TrL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3891" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/51Xxzy1-TrL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/51Xxzy1-TrL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/51Xxzy1-TrL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Pianist Armen Donelian&#8217;s new CD is <em>Leapfrog</em> (Sunnyside Records, 2011). In this interview, Donelian talks about his approach to playing the piano and his philosophy of music; his years with Mongo Santamaria and Sonny Rollins; and his other career as an educator. Learn more at <a href="http://www.armenjazz.com/">armenjazz.com</a>.</p>
  286. The Jazz Session #338: Barry Altschul

    2012-01-16 08:01:24 UTC

    Drummer Barry Altschul’s latest CD is History Of Jazz In Reverse (TUM, 2011) with the...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/41BTOQY-yCL._SL500_AA300_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="41BTOQY-yCL._SL500_AA300_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3885" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/41BTOQY-yCL._SL500_AA300_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/41BTOQY-yCL._SL500_AA300_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/41BTOQY-yCL._SL500_AA300_.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Drummer Barry Altschul&#8217;s latest CD is <em>History Of Jazz In Reverse</em> (TUM, 2011) with the FAB Trio featuring Joe Fonda and Billy Bang. In this interview, Altschul talks about growing up in the South Bronx; his roots in the tradition and how he uses them even when playing &#8220;free&#8221;; and how he achieves a personal sound on the drums. Learn more at <a href="http://www.myspace.com/barryaltschul">myspace.com/barryaltschul</a>.</p>
  287. The Jazz Session #337: Deric Dickens

    2012-01-12 08:01:49 UTC

    Drummer Deric Dickens’ debut CD is Speed Date, a series of duets with Matt Wilson,...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/dickens-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="dickens" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3879" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/dickens-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/dickens-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/dickens.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Drummer Deric Dickens&#8217; debut CD is <em>Speed Date</em>, a series of duets with Matt Wilson, Ben Cohen, Jon Crowley, Kirk Knuffke, Jeff Lederer and Jeremy Udden. In this interview, Dickens talks about the DIY philosophy underlying the album; the sound of the drums (including a demonstration on the ride cymbal); and why he left a comfortable position as a band director to pursue a life as a professional jazz musician. Learn more at <a href="http://www.dericdickens.com/">dericdickens.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/dericdickens">@dericdickens</a>.</p>
  288. The Jazz Session #336: Jack DeJohnette

    2012-01-09 08:01:56 UTC

    Jack DeJohnette’s new album is Sound Travels (Golden Beams/eOne, 2012). In this interview, DeJohnette talks...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/jackd-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="jackd" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3873" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/jackd-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/jackd-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/jackd.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Jack DeJohnette&#8217;s new album is <em>Sound Travels</em> (Golden Beams/eOne, 2012). In this interview, DeJohnette talks about the next phase of his storied career; his induction as a 2012 NEA Jazz Master; and the multiple projects he&#8217;s taking to the Newport Jazz Festival this summer. Learn more at <a href="http://www.jackdejohnette.com/">jackdejohnette.com</a>.</p>
  289. My talk at the JazzTimes DIY Crash Course

    2012-01-06 04:52:03 UTC

    I spoke today at the JazzTimes DIY Crash Course in Manhattan, an event held in...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/jtlogo.gif" alt="" title="jtlogo" width="200" height="200" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3858" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/jtlogo.gif 200w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/jtlogo-150x150.gif 150w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" /></p> <p><P>I spoke today at the <a href="http://jazztimes.com/"><em>JazzTimes</em></a> DIY Crash Course in Manhattan, an event held in tandem with the <a href="http://www.apapnyc.org/">Association of Performing Arts Presenters</a> conference. This is the audio of my presentation, which was about podcasting and telling a story as an artist. There were graphics, too. As soon as I get the video, I&#8217;ll pass it along. Thanks to Lee Mergner of <em>JazzTimes</em> for inviting me and thanks to David Lee Joy from <a href="www.allstartapes.com">All Star Media</a> for providing the audio. Lee Mergner is the first person you&#8217;ll hear in this audio clip. Thanks also to the wonderful <a href="http://amycervini.com/">Amy Cervini</a> for assisting with my presentation.</p> <p><P><Strong>UPDATE:</strong> Here&#8217;s video of the first half of my talk. Then my camera battery died. Thanks to <a href="http://www.jazz901.org/116/derrick-lucas/">Derrick Lucas</a> for filming this. More video may be available later.</p> <p><P><object width="399" height="203"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/PdEUQCLxeAk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/PdEUQCLxeAk?version=3&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="399" height="203" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></p>
  290. The Jazz Session #335: Pete Robbins

    2012-01-05 08:01:41 UTC

    Saxophonist Pete Robbins’ new CD is Live In Basel (Hate Laugh Music, 2011) with his...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/robbins-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="robbins" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3852" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/robbins-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/robbins-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/robbins.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Pete Robbins&#8217; new CD is <em>Live In Basel</em> (Hate Laugh Music, 2011) with his Transatlantic Quartet. In this interview, Robbins talks about the benefits of a working band; why his last three recordings have been live albums; and why his next project will find him traveling down yet another new musical road. Learn more at <a href="http://peterobbins.com/">peterobbins.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <A href="http://twitter.com/peterobbins">@peterobbins</a>.</p>
  291. The Jazz Session #334: Michael Pedicin

    2012-01-02 08:01:31 UTC

    Saxophonist Michael Pedicin’s new album is Ballads …searching for peace (Jazz Hut, 2011). In this...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/pedicin-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="pedicin" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3846" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/pedicin-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/pedicin-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/pedicin.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Michael Pedicin&#8217;s new album is <em>Ballads &#8230;searching for peace</em> (Jazz Hut, 2011). In this interview, Pedicin talks about this influence of his father on his career; why he feels he had to work his way up to a ballads album; and how he came to terms with his place in the worlds of both jazz and medicine. Learn more at <a href="http://www.michaelpedicin.com/">michaelpedicin.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/mpedicin">@mpedicin</a>.</p>
  292. The Jazz Session #333: Sam Rivers (1923-2011)

    2011-12-30 18:46:13 UTC

    NOTE: I’m reposting this 2009 interview with Sam Rivers to commemorate his passing on Dec....
    <p><P><strong>NOTE:</strong> I&#8217;m reposting this 2009 interview with Sam Rivers to commemorate his passing on Dec. 26, 2011. Nate Chinen has collected many of the remembrances of Rivers <a href="http://thegig.typepad.com/blog/2011/12/fuchsia-swing-song.html">on his blog</a>. </p> <p><P><img loading="lazy" width="280" height="280" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/rivers.jpg" alt="rivers" title="rivers" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-1514" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/rivers.jpg 280w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/rivers-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/rivers-250x250.jpg 250w" sizes="(max-width: 280px) 100vw, 280px" /></p> <p><P>Sam Rivers is a musical renaissance man. He&#8217;s performed in big bands, bop bands, R&#038;B groups, blues bands and free-jazz ensembles. Rivers is currently composing adventurous large-ensemble music (such as is found on his 2006 CD <em>Aurora</em>) in an unlikely location: Orlando, Florida. In this interview, Rivers talks about his early days in Boston; how he was recruited by Jimi Hendrix while playing with Cecil Taylor; and how a tour with Dizzy Gillespie led to his relocation to Florida. Learn more at <a href="http://www.rivbea.com/">rivbea.com</a>.</p>
  293. The Jazz Session #332: Enoch Smith, Jr.

    2011-12-26 08:01:52 UTC

    Pianist Enoch Smith, Jr.’s new album is Misfits (Music4mypeople, 2011). In this interview, Smith talks...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/misfits-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="misfits" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3835" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/misfits-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/misfits-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/misfits.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Pianist Enoch Smith, Jr.&#8217;s new album is <em>Misfits</em> (Music4mypeople, 2011). In this interview, Smith talks about growing up in the church in Rochester, NY; how he&#8217;s always felt like an outsider in the jazz world; and why he wanted his new record to get back to basics &#8212; groove and the voice. Learn more at <a href="http://www.enochsmithjr.com/">enochsmithjr.com</a>.</p>
  294. The Jazz Session #331: James Hirschfeld

    2011-12-22 08:01:07 UTC

    Trombonist James Hirschfeld has just released his first album, Two Medicine. In this interview, Hirschfeld...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/twomedicine-250x250.png" alt="" title="twomedicine" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3830" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/twomedicine-250x250.png 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/twomedicine-150x150.png 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/twomedicine.png 350w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Trombonist James Hirschfeld has just released his first album, <em>Two Medicine</em>. In this interview, Hirschfeld talks about his life in music; the song-like quality of his compositions; and how a trip to Germany solidified his desire to pursue an artistic life. Learn more at <a href="http://jameshirschfeld.com/">jameshirschfeld.com</a> and buy the record via <a href="http://jameshirschfeld.bandcamp.com/">jameshirschfeld.bandcamp.com</a>. Follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/jameshirschfeld">@jameshirschfeld</a>.</p>
  295. The Jazz Session #328: Michael Bates

    2011-12-12 08:01:57 UTC

    Michael Bates’s new album is called Acrobat: Music For, And By, Dmitri Shostakovich (Sunnyside, 2011)....
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/acrobat-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="acrobat" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3807" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/acrobat-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/acrobat-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/acrobat.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Michael Bates&#8217;s new album is called <em>Acrobat: Music For, And By, Dmitri Shostakovich</em> (Sunnyside, 2011). In this interview, Bates talks about the appeal of Shostakovich the man and the composer; how he used Shostakovich&#8217;s music as a starting point for his own compositions and improvisations; and the new trio music he&#8217;s been working on. Learn more at <a href="http://outsidesources.org/">outsidesources.org</a>.</p>
  296. The Jazz Session #327: Amir ElSaffar

    2011-11-24 08:01:20 UTC

    Trumpeter Amir ElSaffar’s new CD is Inana (Pi Recordings, 2011). In this interview, ElSaffar explains...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/inana1-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="inana" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3799" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/inana1-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/inana1-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/inana1.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p>Trumpeter Amir ElSaffar&#8217;s new CD is <em>Inana</em> (Pi Recordings, 2011). In this interview, ElSaffar explains maqam music and his decision to spend five years studying it in depth; how he plays microtonal music on a standard Bb trumpet; and his particular combination of traditional Arabic music with jazz. Learn more at <a href="http://amirelsaffar.com/">amirelsaffar.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <A href="http://twitter.com/amirelsaffar">@amirelsaffar</a>.</p>
  297. The Jazz Session #326: Mike Baggetta

    2011-11-21 08:01:55 UTC

    Guitarist Mike Baggetta’s new CD is Source Materials. In this interview, Baggetta talks about his...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/bags-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="bags" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3794" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/bags-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/bags-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/bags.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Guitarist Mike Baggetta&#8217;s new CD is <em>Source Materials</em>. In this interview, Baggetta talks about his compositional process and how he writes for specific ensembles; his experiments with prepared guitar in both solo and duet formats; and how he approaches playing standards. Learn more at <a href="http://www.mikebaggetta.com/">mikebaggetta.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/#!/mabnotes">@mabnotes</a>.</p>
  298. The Jazz Session #325: Joan Stiles

    2011-11-18 08:01:00 UTC

    Pianist Joan Stiles’ new CD is Three Musicians, featuring Joel Frahm and Matt Wilson. In...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/stiles-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="stiles" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3787" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/stiles-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/stiles-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/stiles.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Pianist Joan Stiles&#8217; new CD is <em>Three Musicians</em>, featuring Joel Frahm and Matt Wilson. In this interview, Stiles talks about playing without a bassist; how visual art and music come together in her life; and her collage-based approach to playing standards. Learn more at <a href="http://www.joanstilesmusic.com/">joanstilesmusic.com</a>.</p>
  299. The Jazz Session #324: Tim Hagans

    2011-11-16 08:01:27 UTC

    Trumpeter Tim Hagans’ new CD is The Moon Is Waiting (Palmetto Records, 2011). In this...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/hagans-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="hagans" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3782" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/hagans-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/hagans-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/hagans.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Trumpeter Tim Hagans&#8217; new CD is <em>The Moon Is Waiting</em> (Palmetto Records, 2011). In this interview, Hagans talks about his special relationship with his drummer of choice; how he worked with a choreographer to write some of the music on the new album; and how he&#8217;s evolved over the years as a composer for large and small ensembles. Learn more at <a href="http://timhagans.com/">timhagans.com</a>.</p>
  300. The Jazz Session #323: Andrea Wolper

    2011-11-14 08:01:53 UTC

    Vocalist Andrea Wolper’s new CD is Parallel Lives (Jazzed Media, 2011). In this interview, Wolper...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/andrea-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="andrea" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3778" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/andrea-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/andrea-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/andrea.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Vocalist Andrea Wolper&#8217;s new CD is <em>Parallel Lives</em> (Jazzed Media, 2011). In this interview, Wolper talks about her unfettered and very personal approach to song choice and performance; how poetry influences her work; and her parallel life as an activist for social justice. Learn more at <a href="http://andreawolper.com/">andreawolper.com</a> and follow her on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/andreawolper">@AndreaWolper</a>.</p>
  301. The Jazz Session #322: Matt Mitchell

    2011-11-07 08:01:36 UTC

    Pianist Matt Mitchell has been making a name for himself in the bands of Tim...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/mattmitchell-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="mattmitchell" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3770" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/mattmitchell-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/mattmitchell-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/mattmitchell-400x400.jpg 400w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/mattmitchell.jpg 512w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Pianist Matt Mitchell has been making a name for himself in the bands of Tim Berne, John Hollenbeck and Darius Jones, among others. In this interview, Mitchell talks about finding his place in the bands of composers with strong visions; how a set of self-penned practice pieces became duet performance vehicles; and why he may finally be ready to record his first album. Learn more at <a href="http://www.mattmitchell.us/">mattmitchell.us</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/mattmitchellus">@mattmitchellus</a>.</p>
  302. The Jazz Session #321: Nicholas Payton

    2011-11-05 02:33:52 UTC

    Trumpeter Nicholas Payton’s new CD is Bitches (In+Out Records, 2011). In this interview, Payton talks...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/bitches-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="bitches" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3763" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/bitches-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/bitches-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/bitches.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Trumpeter Nicholas Payton&#8217;s new CD is <em>Bitches</em> (In+Out Records, 2011). In this interview, Payton talks about his outspoken presence on social media; why he thinks it&#8217;s important to bring groove and sensuality back to jazz; and how his New Orleans roots have shaped the way he approaches music and performance. Learn more at <a href="http://www.nicholaspayton.com/">nicholaspayton.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/paynic">@paynic</a>.</p>
  303. The Jazz Session #320: Camila Meza

    2011-10-31 07:00:26 UTC

    Vocalist and guitarist Camila Meza’s most recent CD is Retrato (Vertice Records, 2009). In this...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/camila-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="camila" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3758" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/camila-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/camila-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/camila.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Vocalist and guitarist Camila Meza&#8217;s most recent CD is <em>Retrato</em> (Vertice Records, 2009). In this interview, Meza talks about her early days learning guitar in her native Chile; how a teacher discovered she could sing and the effect it had on her life; and how she sometimes feels like two people at once when she plays and sings at the same time. Learn more at <a href="http://www.camilameza.com/">camilameza.com</a>.</p> <p><P><strong>CONCERT NOTE:</strong> Camila Meza performs on 11/1/11 at 8:30 p.m. at Cornelia Street Cafe in New York. </p>
  304. The Jazz Session #319: Gerald Wilson (Part 2)

    2011-10-28 20:57:56 UTC

    Composer and bandleader Gerald Wilson’s new CD is Legacy (Mack Avenue Records, 2011). This is...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/41AH108ZSDL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="41AH108ZSDL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3747" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/41AH108ZSDL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/41AH108ZSDL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/41AH108ZSDL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Composer and bandleader Gerald Wilson&#8217;s new CD is <em>Legacy</em> (Mack Avenue Records, 2011). This is part two of a two-part conversation. (Listen to <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/2011/10/24/the-jazz-session-318-gerald-wilson-part-1/">Part 1</a>.) In this part, Wilson talks about his time in the Navy during World War II; his subsequent work as an arranger for record labels and Hollywood studios; the development of his own band; and his new CD.</p>
  305. The Jazz Session #318: Gerald Wilson (Part 1)

    2011-10-24 16:34:55 UTC

    Composer and bandleader Gerald Wilson’s new CD is Legacy (Mack Avenue Records, 2011). This is...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/41AH108ZSDL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="41AH108ZSDL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3747" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/41AH108ZSDL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/41AH108ZSDL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/41AH108ZSDL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Composer and bandleader Gerald Wilson&#8217;s new CD is <em>Legacy</em> (Mack Avenue Records, 2011). This is part one of a two-part conversation. In this episode, Gerald Wilson talks about growing up in the South and listening to music with his brother; his move to Detroit to attend an arts high school; his early days as a professional musician; his time with Jimmie Lunceford and his first arrangements; and the beginning of his time in the Navy. Learn more at <a href="http://www.mackavenue.com/artists/detail/gerald_wilson/">mackavenue.com/artists/detail/gerald_wilson/</a>.</p>
  306. The Jazz Session #317: Larry Goldings

    2011-10-13 22:25:00 UTC

    Larry Goldings has two new CDs out: In My Room (BFM Jazz, 2011), a solo...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/inmyroom-150x150.jpg" alt="" title="inmyroom" width="150" height="150" class="alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-3741" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/inmyroom-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/inmyroom-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/inmyroom.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /> <img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/smalls-150x150.jpg" alt="" title="smalls" width="150" height="150" class="alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-3742" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/smalls-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/smalls-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/smalls.jpg 265w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" /></p> <p><P>Larry Goldings has two new CDs out: <em>In My Room</em> (BFM Jazz, 2011), a solo piano CD, and <em>Live At Smalls</em> (SmallsLive, 2011) with his organ trio featuring Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart. In this interview, Goldings talks about approaching each piano on its own terms; how he first met Bernstein and Stewart; and his unplanned entry into the bands of Maceo Parker and James Taylor. Learn more at <a href="http://www.larrygoldings.com/">larrygoldings.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <A href="http://twitter.com/LarryGoldings">@LarryGoldings</a>.</p>
  307. Video of yours truly, interviewed by the new JazzDIY

    2011-10-12 14:05:25 UTC

    I was recently interviewed by JazzDIY, a soon-to-be-launched online trade journal for the 21st century...
    <p><P>I was recently interviewed by JazzDIY, a soon-to-be-launched online trade journal for the 21st century jazz musician. You can follow them on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/jazzdiy">@JazzDIY</a> and bookmark their site at <a href="http://jazzdiy.com">JazzDIY.com</a>. Actually, I should say &#8220;our&#8221; site, because right after this interview I agreed to serve as a contributing editor for JazzDIY. We launch on Oct. 17. To tide you over until then, here&#8217;s some bonus footage from my five-part video interview. </p> <p><P><object width="399" height="203"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/vTR2pxKoFyw?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/vTR2pxKoFyw?version=3&amp;hl=en_US&amp;rel=0" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="399" height="203" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></p>
  308. The Jazz Session #316: Jason Crane

    2011-10-10 16:48:04 UTC

    Andrea Wolper hosts the show and interviews me. Trust me, it was her idea. In...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/IMAG0711-187x250.jpg" alt="" title="IMAG0711" width="187" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3718" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/IMAG0711-187x250.jpg 187w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/IMAG0711-300x400.jpg 300w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/IMAG0711.jpg 375w" sizes="(max-width: 187px) 100vw, 187px" /></p> <p><P>Andrea Wolper hosts the show and interviews me. Trust me, it was her idea. In this interview, I talk about how I make each episode; why I interview musicians and what about them interests me; and how poetry has become a major part of my life. Learn more at <a href="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com">thejazzsession.com</a> and <a href="http://jasoncrane.org">jasoncrane.org</a>.</p>
  309. The Jazz Session #315: Dalton Ridenhour

    2011-10-06 07:01:53 UTC

    Pianist Dalton Ridenhour is making his mark on the New York scene by playing ragtime,...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/IMAG2689.jpg" alt="" title="IMAG2689" width="232" height="232" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-3712" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/IMAG2689.jpg 232w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/IMAG2689-150x150.jpg 150w" sizes="(max-width: 232px) 100vw, 232px" /></p> <p><P>Pianist Dalton Ridenhour is making his mark on the New York scene by playing ragtime, stride and New-Orleans-style piano. In this interview, Ridenhour talks about his childhood introduction to ragtime; how going to school for jazz changed his approach to the piano; and why, after a three-year hiatus, he&#8217;s returned to the styles he loves. Learn more at <a href="http://www.daltonridenhour.com/">daltonridenhour.com</a>.</p>
  310. The Jazz Session #314: Marcus Strickland

    2011-10-03 07:01:04 UTC

    Saxophonist Marcus Strickland’s latest recording is Triumph of the Heavy (Strick Muzik, 2011), a 2-CD...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/41g5JbGMCDL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="41g5JbGMCDL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3705" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/41g5JbGMCDL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/41g5JbGMCDL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/41g5JbGMCDL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Marcus Strickland&#8217;s latest recording is <em>Triumph of the Heavy</em> (Strick Muzik, 2011), a 2-CD set that features a live trio performance and a studio session by his new quartet. In this interview, Strickland talks about why he added piano to his band; his awareness that he&#8217;s playing for other people; and the difference between the tunes he writes in the fall and the tunes he writes in the spring. Learn more at <a href="http://www.marcusstrickland.com/">marcusstrickland.com</a> and follow him on Twitter at <a href="http://twitter.com/marcustrickland">@marcustrickland</a>.</p>
  311. The Jazz Session #313: Wadada Leo Smith

    2011-09-29 07:06:41 UTC

    Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith’s newest album is Heart’s Reflections (Cuneiform Records, 2011). In this interview,...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/715-W89IcvL._SL500_AA300_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="715-W89IcvL._SL500_AA300_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3699" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/715-W89IcvL._SL500_AA300_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/715-W89IcvL._SL500_AA300_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/715-W89IcvL._SL500_AA300_.jpg 300w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith&#8217;s newest album is <em>Heart&#8217;s Reflections</em> (Cuneiform Records, 2011). In this interview, he talks about his <em>Ten Freedom Summers</em> project, inspired by the Civil Rights Movement; how each ensemble is a model for a universe; and how meaning is communicated even without words. Learn more at <a href="http://adagio.calarts.edu/~wls/">wadadaleosmith.com</a>.</p>
  312. PHOTOS & RECAP: Camila Meza at Small’s Jazz Club

    2011-09-27 14:18:09 UTC

    From Camila Meza at Small's Jazz Club I spent most of the day on the...
    <p><P></p> <table style="width:auto;"> <tr> <td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/oSA4oANrSJQHqtFdh0tgdQ?feat=embedwebsite"><img loading="lazy" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-n0mNPxTTieE/ToHVdq1Wu5I/AAAAAAAAL2s/3s_vvBdlRh0/s400/shot_1317085396129.jpg" height="400" width="400" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/jasondcrane/CamilaMezaAtSmallSJazzClub?authuser=0&#038;feat=embedwebsite">Camila Meza at Small&#39;s Jazz Club</a></td> </tr> </table> <p><P>I spent most of the day on the train yesterday, traveling back and forth between NYC and New Haven, CT. By the time I got back home to Brooklyn I was tired and planning to crash for the night. But I decided to see who was playing around town, just in case. I noticed that Chilean vocalist and guitarist <a href="http://www.camilameza.com/">Camila Meza</a> was at Small&#8217;s Jazz Club. I&#8217;d never heard her music so I visited her site, listened to about two minutes of her singing, and hopped back on a train to Manhattan. </p> <p><P></p> <table style="width:auto;"> <tr> <td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/T0GUxoOFCj9s_xr0jhFAZA?feat=embedwebsite"><img loading="lazy" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8E4NlFLSasU/ToHVGJsgEYI/AAAAAAAAL2A/EeP_SvyUzwo/s400/IMAG2778.jpg" height="239" width="400" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/jasondcrane/CamilaMezaAtSmallSJazzClub?authuser=0&#038;feat=embedwebsite">Camila Meza at Small&#39;s Jazz Club</a></td> </tr> </table> <p><P>Meza has a rich voice that&#8217;s playful without being too syrupy. Her repertoire was straight from the Great American Songbook (with the exception of Ibrahim Ferrer&#8217;s &#8220;Silencio&#8221;), but she managed to make the music sound fresh with her obvious enthusiasm and her emotional connection with the songs.</p> <p><P></p> <table style="width:auto;"> <tr> <td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Mh6AWBBZUAQ6692W10DI8Q?feat=embedwebsite"><img loading="lazy" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-KKVyX7OCuFc/ToHUYxyMvQI/AAAAAAAAL1s/XVB1DSbNjN8/s400/IMAG2772.jpg" height="400" width="239" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/jasondcrane/CamilaMezaAtSmallSJazzClub?authuser=0&#038;feat=embedwebsite">Camila Meza at Small&#39;s Jazz Club</a></td> </tr> </table> <p><P>Meza was joined by bassist <a href="http://www.myspace.com/pablomenares">Pablo Menares</a>, another new-to-me player. Menares was equally skilled at holding down the bottom and making interesting harmonic choices throughout the range of his instrument. And his soloing was melodic and creative.</p> <p><P></p> <table style="width:auto;"> <tr> <td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/KzKKIFdTDZcsF-ZFaGW57w?feat=embedwebsite"><img loading="lazy" src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Bk3C5ST_hnQ/ToHVDeXrBuI/AAAAAAAAL18/jxsaC66N5_A/s400/IMAG2777.jpg" height="239" width="400" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/jasondcrane/CamilaMezaAtSmallSJazzClub?authuser=0&#038;feat=embedwebsite">Camila Meza at Small&#39;s Jazz Club</a></td> </tr> </table> <p><P>Meza&#8217;s guitar playing was equally impressive &#8212; and would have been completely at home in the 1950s. Her solos were fluid and well constructed without falling back on cliches. Several times she doubled her solos with her voice. </p> <p><P></p> <table style="width:auto;"> <tr> <td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/G0WOjTz-_rYfFMqIHgA1yg?feat=embedwebsite"><img loading="lazy" src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-2eJOvQQcK2M/ToHVhWZGX8I/AAAAAAAAL24/d-K9aWp4x8E/s400/shot_1317086027320.jpg" height="400" width="400" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/jasondcrane/CamilaMezaAtSmallSJazzClub?authuser=0&#038;feat=embedwebsite">Camila Meza at Small&#39;s Jazz Club</a></td> </tr> </table> <p><P>For the final song of the night (&#8220;But Not For Me&#8221;), Meza and Menares were joined by saxophonist <a href="http://www.melissaaldana.com/">Melissa Aldana</a>, who fit perfectly with the old school vibe that was happening on stage. Aldana leads a regular jam session at Cafe Vivaldi and played with Greg Osby in August.</p> <p><P></p> <table style="width:auto;"> <tr> <td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/baBCDW1FlHdgUFMnvO3Z4w?feat=embedwebsite"><img loading="lazy" src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Shx3xygfw2Q/ToHVZpVASmI/AAAAAAAAL2c/EeaHPo1Zs7g/s400/shot_1317083673647.jpg" height="400" width="400" /></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/jasondcrane/CamilaMezaAtSmallSJazzClub?authuser=0&#038;feat=embedwebsite">Camila Meza at Small&#39;s Jazz Club</a></td> </tr> </table> <p><P>My only request for Meza&#8217;s next gig would be more songs in Spanish and from farther afield than the Great American Songbook. She&#8217;s playing in Berne, Switzerland for five nights in October, and then at several New York locations later this fall. Go see her.</p>
  313. The Jazz Session #312: Ernesto Cervini

    2011-09-26 07:01:36 UTC

    Drummer Ernesto Cervini’s new CD is There (Anzic Records, 2011), recorded on tour in 2010....
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/there-250x229.jpg" alt="" title="there" width="250" height="229" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3683" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/there-250x229.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/there.jpg 316w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Drummer Ernesto Cervini&#8217;s new CD is <em>There</em> (Anzic Records, 2011), recorded on tour in 2010. In this interview, Cervini talks about the benefits of recording music on tour; his band and why it functions so well as a unit; and why he chose Toronto over New York City several years ago. Learn more at <a href="http://www.ernestocervini.com/">www.ernestocervini.com</a>.</p>
  314. The Jazz Session #311: Avram Fefer

    2011-09-22 07:01:30 UTC

    Saxophonist Avram Fefer’s new album is Eliyahu (Not Two, 2011). In this interview, Fefer talks...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/51eRnFfRQKL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="51eRnFfRQKL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3676" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/51eRnFfRQKL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/51eRnFfRQKL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/51eRnFfRQKL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Saxophonist Avram Fefer&#8217;s new album is <em>Eliyahu</em> (Not Two, 2011). In this interview, Fefer talks about why this is his happiest sounding album yet; how the loss of his father changed the way he views the music on the album; and the influences of the music of a variety of cultures on his compositions. Learn more at <a href="http://www.avramfefer.com/">www.avramfefer.com</a>.</p>
  315. The Jazz Session #310: Chris Tarry

    2011-09-19 07:00:06 UTC

    Bassist Chris Tarry has just released Rest of the Story, an ambitious project that combines...
    <p><P><img loading="lazy" src="https://thejazzsession.dreamhosters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/51ISQ0sWlmL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg" alt="" title="51ISQ0sWlmL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-3661" srcset="https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/51ISQ0sWlmL._SL500_AA280_-250x250.jpg 250w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/51ISQ0sWlmL._SL500_AA280_-150x150.jpg 150w, https://thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/51ISQ0sWlmL._SL500_AA280_.jpg 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" /></p> <p><P>Bassist Chris Tarry has just released <em>Rest of the Story</em>, an ambitious project that combines an album of new music with a collection of his short fiction. In this interview, Tarry talks about creating in two very different worlds; how we was able to move from concept to creation of this large work; and why he feels that his writing informs his music more than the other way around. Learn more at <a href="http://www.christarry.com/">www.christarry.com</a>.</p>
  316. The Jazz Session #309: The Respect Sextet</