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  1. 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 In Tempo. 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><img data-attachment-id="6435" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/02/19/the-jazz-session-510-kim-nazarian-new-york-voices/new-york-voices-cd-cover_hires/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/new-york-voices-cd-cover_hires.jpg?fit=1650%2C1500&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1650,1500" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;John Bishop&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1560443842&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="new york voices cd cover_hires" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/new-york-voices-cd-cover_hires.jpg?fit=250%2C227&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/new-york-voices-cd-cover_hires.jpg?fit=400%2C364&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/new-york-voices-cd-cover_hires.jpg?resize=250%2C227&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="227" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6435" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/new-york-voices-cd-cover_hires.jpg?resize=250%2C227&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/new-york-voices-cd-cover_hires.jpg?resize=768%2C698&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/new-york-voices-cd-cover_hires.jpg?resize=400%2C364&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/new-york-voices-cd-cover_hires.jpg?w=1650&amp;ssl=1 1650w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/new-york-voices-cd-cover_hires.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/new-york-voices-cd-cover_hires.jpg?w=1575&amp;ssl=1 1575w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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><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://www.thejazzsession.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  2. 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, 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 …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6430" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/02/12/the-jazz-session-509-chris-dingman/a3060781803_16/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/a3060781803_16.jpg?fit=700%2C700&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="700,700" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="a3060781803_16" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/a3060781803_16.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/a3060781803_16.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/a3060781803_16.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6430" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/a3060781803_16.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/a3060781803_16.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/a3060781803_16.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/a3060781803_16.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/a3060781803_16.jpg?w=700&amp;ssl=1 700w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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><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://www.thejazzsession.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  3. 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 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 “Bebop,” the album’s opening track; and a …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6423" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/02/05/the-jazz-session-508-jerome-jennings/18_jerome-jennings-800x724/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/18_Jerome-Jennings-800x724.jpg?fit=800%2C724&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="800,724" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="18_Jerome-Jennings-800&#215;724" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/18_Jerome-Jennings-800x724.jpg?fit=250%2C226&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/18_Jerome-Jennings-800x724.jpg?fit=400%2C362&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/18_Jerome-Jennings-800x724.jpg?resize=250%2C226&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="226" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6423" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/18_Jerome-Jennings-800x724.jpg?resize=250%2C226&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/18_Jerome-Jennings-800x724.jpg?resize=768%2C695&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/18_Jerome-Jennings-800x724.jpg?resize=400%2C362&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/18_Jerome-Jennings-800x724.jpg?resize=800%2C724&amp;ssl=1 800w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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><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://www.thejazzsession.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  4. 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, the first of which is a trio session with Ben Street and Eric Harland called Liberty (Contagious Music, 2020). In this interview, Stephens talks about why he likes playing in a trio setting; recording at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio and …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6420" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/01/29/the-jazz-session-507-dayna-stephens/libertycover/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/libertycover.jpg?fit=2000%2C2000&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="2000,2000" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="libertycover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/libertycover.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/libertycover.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/libertycover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6420" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/libertycover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/libertycover.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/libertycover.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/libertycover.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/libertycover.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/libertycover.jpg?w=2000&amp;ssl=1 2000w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/libertycover.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/libertycover.jpg?w=1575&amp;ssl=1 1575w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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><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://www.thejazzsession.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  5. 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 Torn and Swiss quartet Sonar. 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><img data-attachment-id="6415" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/01/22/the-jazz-session-506-david-torn/trancep_1_1500/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TRANCEP_1_1500.jpg?fit=1500%2C1500&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1500,1500" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="TRANCEP_1_1500" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TRANCEP_1_1500.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TRANCEP_1_1500.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TRANCEP_1_1500.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6415" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TRANCEP_1_1500.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TRANCEP_1_1500.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TRANCEP_1_1500.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TRANCEP_1_1500.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TRANCEP_1_1500.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TRANCEP_1_1500.jpg?w=1500&amp;ssl=1 1500w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/TRANCEP_1_1500.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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><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://www.thejazzsession.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  6. 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 we talk about the interesting circumstances behind the recording; Brian’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><img data-attachment-id="6410" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/01/15/the-jazz-session-505-brian-charette/beyond-borderline/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/beyond-borderline.jpg?fit=458%2C458&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="458,458" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="beyond-borderline" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/beyond-borderline.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/beyond-borderline.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/beyond-borderline.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6410" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/beyond-borderline.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/beyond-borderline.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/beyond-borderline.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/beyond-borderline.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/beyond-borderline.jpg?w=458&amp;ssl=1 458w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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><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://www.thejazzsession.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  7. 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. In this interview the focus is initially on his new album Nomad (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 …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6406" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/01/08/the-jazz-session-504-gordon-grdina/nomad/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/nomad.jpeg?fit=2000%2C1835&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="2000,1835" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="nomad" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/nomad.jpeg?fit=250%2C229&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/nomad.jpeg?fit=400%2C367&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/nomad.jpeg?resize=250%2C229&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="229" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6406" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/nomad.jpeg?resize=250%2C229&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/nomad.jpeg?resize=768%2C705&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/nomad.jpeg?resize=400%2C367&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/nomad.jpeg?w=2000&amp;ssl=1 2000w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/nomad.jpeg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/nomad.jpeg?w=1575&amp;ssl=1 1575w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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><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://www.thejazzsession.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  8. 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, followed by an album funded by a grant from Chamber Music America. He’s also an educator, touring musician, and composer. In this interview, Palmer talks about his early days at Wally’s in Boston; what it meant to his career to …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6400" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/01/01/the-jazz-session-503-jason-palmer/palmer/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/palmer.jpg?fit=500%2C500&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="500,500" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="palmer" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/palmer.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/palmer.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/palmer.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6400" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/palmer.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/palmer.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/palmer.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/palmer.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/palmer.jpg?w=500&amp;ssl=1 500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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><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://www.thejazzsession.com/newslettersignup/">my twice-monthly newsletter</a>.</p>
  9. 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 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. / / / I’ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians …
    <figure id="attachment_6393" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-6393" style="width: 250px" class="wp-caption alignnone"><img data-attachment-id="6393" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/12/18/the-jazz-session-502-cooper-moore-2009/smaller_cooper-moore_by_peter_gannushkin-01_copy/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/smaller_cooper-moore_by_peter_gannushkin-01_copy.jpg?fit=2000%2C1500&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="2000,1500" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="smaller_cooper-moore_by_peter_gannushkin-01_copy" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/smaller_cooper-moore_by_peter_gannushkin-01_copy.jpg?fit=250%2C188&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/smaller_cooper-moore_by_peter_gannushkin-01_copy.jpg?fit=400%2C300&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/smaller_cooper-moore_by_peter_gannushkin-01_copy.jpg?resize=250%2C188&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="188" class="size-medium wp-image-6393" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/smaller_cooper-moore_by_peter_gannushkin-01_copy.jpg?resize=250%2C188&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/smaller_cooper-moore_by_peter_gannushkin-01_copy.jpg?resize=768%2C576&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/smaller_cooper-moore_by_peter_gannushkin-01_copy.jpg?resize=400%2C300&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/smaller_cooper-moore_by_peter_gannushkin-01_copy.jpg?w=2000&amp;ssl=1 2000w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/smaller_cooper-moore_by_peter_gannushkin-01_copy.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/smaller_cooper-moore_by_peter_gannushkin-01_copy.jpg?w=1575&amp;ssl=1 1575w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /><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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  10. 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 surprise birthday gift for him. Now we’re all receiving a present, because Piket decided to release the record, which is called Domestic Harmony – Piket Plays Mintz (Thirteenth Note Records, 2019). In this interview, Piket talks about the recording process; …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6388" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/12/11/the-jazz-session-501-roberta-piket/piket/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/piket.jpg?fit=1427%2C1400&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1427,1400" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1481904514&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="piket" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/piket.jpg?fit=250%2C245&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/piket.jpg?fit=400%2C392&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/piket.jpg?resize=250%2C245&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="245" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6388" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/piket.jpg?resize=250%2C245&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/piket.jpg?resize=768%2C753&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/piket.jpg?resize=400%2C392&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/piket.jpg?w=1427&amp;ssl=1 1427w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/piket.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  11. 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 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. A Special …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6362" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/12/04/the-jazz-session-500-sheila-jordan/sheila/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/sheila.png?fit=462%2C462&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="462,462" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="sheila" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/sheila.png?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/sheila.png?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/sheila.png?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6362" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/sheila.png?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/sheila.png?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/sheila.png?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/sheila.png?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/sheila.png?w=462&amp;ssl=1 462w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  12. TOMORROW…

    2019-12-03 16:27:42 UTC

  13. 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 Firme (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 …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6356" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/11/27/the-jazz-session-499-jane-bunnett/cover-2/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Cover.jpg?fit=3000%2C3000&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="3000,3000" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Cover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Cover.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Cover.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Cover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6356" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Cover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Cover.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Cover.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Cover.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Cover.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Cover.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Cover.jpg?w=1575&amp;ssl=1 1575w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  14. 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 Kuhn about his album Mostly Coltrane (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 …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6351" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/11/20/the-jazz-session-498-steve-kuhn-2009/steve/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/steve.jpg?fit=578%2C577&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="578,577" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1574197439&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="steve" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/steve.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/steve.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/steve.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6351" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/steve.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/steve.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/steve.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/steve.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/steve.jpg?w=578&amp;ssl=1 578w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  15. 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 Mad Skillet, featuring guitarist Will Bernard, sousaphonist Kirk Joseph and drummer Terence Higgins (the latter two from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band). In this interview, Medeski talks about the new album Mad Skillet; how honesty fuels his music and his …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6344" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/11/13/the-jazz-session-497-john-medeski/tserddfsadfasdgfasd/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tserddfsadfasdgfasd.jpg?fit=2400%2C2380&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="2400,2380" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="tserddfsadfasdgfasd" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tserddfsadfasdgfasd.jpg?fit=250%2C248&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tserddfsadfasdgfasd.jpg?fit=400%2C397&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tserddfsadfasdgfasd.jpg?resize=250%2C248&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="248" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6344" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tserddfsadfasdgfasd.jpg?resize=250%2C248&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tserddfsadfasdgfasd.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tserddfsadfasdgfasd.jpg?resize=768%2C762&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tserddfsadfasdgfasd.jpg?resize=400%2C397&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tserddfsadfasdgfasd.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tserddfsadfasdgfasd.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tserddfsadfasdgfasd.jpg?w=1575&amp;ssl=1 1575w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  16. 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, 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; …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6338" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/11/06/the-jazz-session-496-andres-vial/gang-of-three-cover/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Gang-of-Three-cover.jpg?fit=1469%2C1469&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1469,1469" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1561126828&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Gang of Three cover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Gang-of-Three-cover.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Gang-of-Three-cover.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Gang-of-Three-cover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6338" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Gang-of-Three-cover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Gang-of-Three-cover.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Gang-of-Three-cover.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Gang-of-Three-cover.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Gang-of-Three-cover.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Gang-of-Three-cover.jpg?w=1469&amp;ssl=1 1469w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Gang-of-Three-cover.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  17. 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 his “9-tet.” 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’s Taylor’s previous interview on The Jazz Session.) / …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6330" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/10/30/the-jazz-session-495-taylor-ho-bynum/032-bynum-ambiguity-digipak-ol/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/cover.jpg?fit=3000%2C3000&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="3000,3000" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;032-bynum-ambiguity-digipak-OL&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="032-bynum-ambiguity-digipak-OL" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/cover.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/cover.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/cover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6330" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/cover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/cover.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/cover.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/cover.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/cover.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/cover.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/cover.jpg?w=1575&amp;ssl=1 1575w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  18. 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 Mimmi non si spara! (“Don’t shoot Mimmi!”) 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 …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6322" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/10/23/the-jazz-session-494-francesco-guerri/fg_sumnss_1500/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FG_SUMNSS_1500.jpg?fit=1500%2C1500&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1500,1500" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="FG_SUMNSS_1500" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FG_SUMNSS_1500.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FG_SUMNSS_1500.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FG_SUMNSS_1500.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6322" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FG_SUMNSS_1500.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FG_SUMNSS_1500.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FG_SUMNSS_1500.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FG_SUMNSS_1500.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FG_SUMNSS_1500.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FG_SUMNSS_1500.jpg?w=1500&amp;ssl=1 1500w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FG_SUMNSS_1500.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  19. 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 Easy Listening (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’s impending birth inspired a song and a story; and more. I’ve been recording …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6317" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/10/16/the-jazz-session-493-dor-herskovits/befunky-collage/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/BeFunky-collage.jpg?fit=3264%2C3264&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="3264,3264" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="BeFunky-collage" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/BeFunky-collage.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/BeFunky-collage.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/BeFunky-collage.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6317" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/BeFunky-collage.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/BeFunky-collage.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/BeFunky-collage.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/BeFunky-collage.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/BeFunky-collage.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/BeFunky-collage.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/BeFunky-collage.jpg?w=1575&amp;ssl=1 1575w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  20. 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 Hope I Hold (Greenleaf Music). The band features Camila Meza (interview 1, 2, 3), 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 …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6307" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/10/09/the-jazz-session-492-ryan-keberle/the-hope-i-hold-album-cover/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Hope-I-Hold-album-cover.png?fit=866%2C866&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="866,866" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="The Hope I Hold album cover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Hope-I-Hold-album-cover.png?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Hope-I-Hold-album-cover.png?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Hope-I-Hold-album-cover.png?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6307" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Hope-I-Hold-album-cover.png?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Hope-I-Hold-album-cover.png?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Hope-I-Hold-album-cover.png?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Hope-I-Hold-album-cover.png?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Hope-I-Hold-album-cover.png?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/The-Hope-I-Hold-album-cover.png?w=866&amp;ssl=1 866w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.com/2011/10/31/the-jazz-session-320-camila-meza/">1</a>, <a href="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2013/10/01/the-jazz-session-423-lee-konitz-and-camila-meza/">2</a>, <a href="https://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  21. 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 album features Melissa Aldana (interview) 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 …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6301" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/10/02/the-jazz-session-491-perry-smith/live_in_brooklyn_cover/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Live_in_Brooklyn_cover.jpg?fit=1400%2C1400&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1400,1400" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Live_in_Brooklyn_cover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Live_in_Brooklyn_cover.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Live_in_Brooklyn_cover.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Live_in_Brooklyn_cover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6301" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Live_in_Brooklyn_cover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Live_in_Brooklyn_cover.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Live_in_Brooklyn_cover.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Live_in_Brooklyn_cover.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Live_in_Brooklyn_cover.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Live_in_Brooklyn_cover.jpg?w=1400&amp;ssl=1 1400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Live_in_Brooklyn_cover.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  22. 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 Records. Later this week, she and Rob Clearfield will drop a new record called Anthems on Sunnyside. In this interview, Davis traces the path from The Sibley Guide To Birds to Alula; talks about music cognition; and explains how being …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6294" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/09/25/the-jazz-session-490-caroline-davis/a0952315857_10/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/a0952315857_10.jpg?fit=1200%2C1200&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1200,1200" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="a0952315857_10" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/a0952315857_10.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/a0952315857_10.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/a0952315857_10.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6294" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/a0952315857_10.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/a0952315857_10.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/a0952315857_10.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/a0952315857_10.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/a0952315857_10.jpg?w=1200&amp;ssl=1 1200w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/a0952315857_10.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/a0952315857_10.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  23. 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. 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 …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6288" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/09/18/the-jazz-session-489-jane-monheit/monheit/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/monheit.jpg?fit=1500%2C1500&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1500,1500" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="monheit" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/monheit.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/monheit.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/monheit.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6288" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/monheit.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/monheit.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/monheit.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/monheit.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/monheit.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/monheit.jpg?w=1500&amp;ssl=1 1500w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/monheit.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  24. 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 talks about the fascinating creative and recording processes that resulted in this new record; the many albums he’s released in recent years; his future touring and recording plans; and more. You’ll find a previous interview with Noah here, and one …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6281" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/09/11/the-jazz-session-488-noah-preminger/zigsaw-cover/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/zigsaw-cover.jpg?fit=2000%2C2000&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="2000,2000" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="zigsaw-cover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/zigsaw-cover.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/zigsaw-cover.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/zigsaw-cover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6281" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/zigsaw-cover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/zigsaw-cover.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/zigsaw-cover.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/zigsaw-cover.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/zigsaw-cover.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/zigsaw-cover.jpg?w=2000&amp;ssl=1 2000w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/zigsaw-cover.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/zigsaw-cover.jpg?w=1575&amp;ssl=1 1575w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.com/2011/04/18/the-jazz-session-258-noah-preminger/">here</a>, and one with composer Steve Lampert <a href="https://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  25. 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 on the podcast Sound Logic to talk about the album Kind of Blue by Miles Davis. Here is that episode in its entirety. You can hear other episodes of Sound Logic and subscribe here: https://anchor.fm/soundlogic. And if you want to …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6274" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/07/15/the-jazz-session-2019-summer-hiatus-1-kind-of-blue-sound-logic/soundlogiclogo/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/soundlogiclogo.jpg?fit=3000%2C3000&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="3000,3000" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="soundlogiclogo" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/soundlogiclogo.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/soundlogiclogo.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/soundlogiclogo.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6274" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/soundlogiclogo.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/soundlogiclogo.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/soundlogiclogo.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/soundlogiclogo.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/soundlogiclogo.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/soundlogiclogo.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/soundlogiclogo.jpg?w=1575&amp;ssl=1 1575w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.com/join">https://www.thejazzsession.com/join</a>.</p>
  26. 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, plus bonus material from my interviews with Brittany Anjou, Claudia Acuña, and Carmen Staaf & Allison Miller. The summer hiatus is now upon us, which means members will be getting the majority of the content I produce in July and …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6124" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/06/30/tjs-patreon-bonus-june-2019-teaser/2018tjsnewdesignheaderfadedwithlogoshorter/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2018tjsnewdesignheaderfadedwithlogoshorter.png?fit=2000%2C930&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="2000,930" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="2018tjsnewdesignheaderfadedwithlogoshorter" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2018tjsnewdesignheaderfadedwithlogoshorter.png?fit=250%2C116&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2018tjsnewdesignheaderfadedwithlogoshorter.png?fit=400%2C186&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2018tjsnewdesignheaderfadedwithlogoshorter.png?resize=250%2C116&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="116" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6124" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2018tjsnewdesignheaderfadedwithlogoshorter.png?resize=250%2C116&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2018tjsnewdesignheaderfadedwithlogoshorter.png?resize=768%2C357&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2018tjsnewdesignheaderfadedwithlogoshorter.png?resize=400%2C186&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2018tjsnewdesignheaderfadedwithlogoshorter.png?w=2000&amp;ssl=1 2000w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2018tjsnewdesignheaderfadedwithlogoshorter.png?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2018tjsnewdesignheaderfadedwithlogoshorter.png?w=1575&amp;ssl=1 1575w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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 Acu&#241;a</strong>, and <strong>Carmen Staaf &#038; 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://www.thejazzsession.com/join">https://www.thejazzsession.com/join</a>. Thanks!</p>
  27. 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 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. This is the final episode …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6249" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/06/26/the-jazz-session-487-ashley-daneman/peoplearefragilefrontcover/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PeopleAreFragileFrontCover.png?fit=750%2C750&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="750,750" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="People+Are+Fragile+Front+Cover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PeopleAreFragileFrontCover.png?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PeopleAreFragileFrontCover.png?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PeopleAreFragileFrontCover.png?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6249" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PeopleAreFragileFrontCover.png?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PeopleAreFragileFrontCover.png?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PeopleAreFragileFrontCover.png?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PeopleAreFragileFrontCover.png?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/PeopleAreFragileFrontCover.png?w=750&amp;ssl=1 750w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>.</p>
  28. 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. 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. I’ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6245" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/06/19/the-jazz-session-486-claudia-acuna/claudia/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/claudia.jpg?fit=1200%2C1200&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1200,1200" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="claudia" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/claudia.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/claudia.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/claudia.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6245" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/claudia.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/claudia.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/claudia.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/claudia.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/claudia.jpg?w=1200&amp;ssl=1 1200w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/claudia.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/claudia.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Vocalist <strong><a href="https://www.claudiaacunamusic.com/">Claudia Acu&#241;a</a></strong> is back with <em>Turning Pages</em>, her first new album in a decade. In this interview, Acu&#241;a 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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  29. Next time, on a very special episode of The Jazz Session…

    2019-06-14 20:11:10 UTC

    Convinced? Go to https://www.thejazzsession.com/join right now. Thanks!
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6238" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/06/14/next-time-on-a-very-special-episode-of-the-jazz-session/blossom-2/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/blossom.jpg?fit=560%2C415&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="560,415" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="blossom" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/blossom.jpg?fit=250%2C185&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/blossom.jpg?fit=400%2C296&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/blossom.jpg?resize=525%2C389&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="525" height="389" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-6238" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/blossom.jpg?w=560&amp;ssl=1 560w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/blossom.jpg?resize=250%2C185&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/blossom.jpg?resize=400%2C296&amp;ssl=1 400w" sizes="(max-width: 525px) 100vw, 525px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Convinced? Go to <a href="https://www.thejazzsession.com/join">https://www.thejazzsession.com/join</a> right now. Thanks!</p>
  30. 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 Miller and pianist Carmen Staaf. 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 …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6233" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/06/12/the-jazz-session-485-allison-miller-carmen-staaf/science/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/science.jpg?fit=1200%2C1200&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1200,1200" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="science" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/science.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/science.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/science.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6233" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/science.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/science.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/science.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/science.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/science.jpg?w=1200&amp;ssl=1 1200w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/science.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/science.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  31. The Jazz Session #484: Brittany Anjou

    2019-06-05 09:00:50 UTC

    Pianist and composer Brittany Anjou has a new album called Enamiĝo Reciprokataj (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’s involved; and more. I’ve been …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6227" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/06/05/the-jazz-session-484-brittany-anjou/coverart/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/coverart.png?fit=730%2C649&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="730,649" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="coverart" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/coverart.png?fit=250%2C222&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/coverart.png?fit=400%2C356&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/coverart.png?resize=250%2C222&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="222" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6227" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/coverart.png?resize=250%2C222&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/coverart.png?resize=400%2C356&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/coverart.png?w=730&amp;ssl=1 730w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Pianist and composer <a href="https://www.brittanyanjou.com/"><strong>Brittany Anjou</strong></a> has a new album called <em>Enami&#285;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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  32. 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 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 …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6222" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/05/29/the-jazz-session-483-nick-millevoi/a2583883816_10/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/a2583883816_10.jpg?fit=1200%2C1200&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1200,1200" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="a2583883816_10" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/a2583883816_10.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/a2583883816_10.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/a2583883816_10.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6222" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/a2583883816_10.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/a2583883816_10.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/a2583883816_10.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/a2583883816_10.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/a2583883816_10.jpg?w=1200&amp;ssl=1 1200w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/a2583883816_10.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/a2583883816_10.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  33. 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. It’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; …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6203" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/05/22/the-jazz-session-482-mark-dresser/mark_dresser_cover/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Mark_Dresser_Cover.png?fit=638%2C626&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="638,626" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="Mark_Dresser_Cover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Mark_Dresser_Cover.png?fit=250%2C245&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Mark_Dresser_Cover.png?fit=400%2C392&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Mark_Dresser_Cover.png?resize=250%2C245&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="245" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6203" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Mark_Dresser_Cover.png?resize=250%2C245&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Mark_Dresser_Cover.png?resize=400%2C392&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Mark_Dresser_Cover.png?w=638&amp;ssl=1 638w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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 &#038; 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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  34. 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 today at https://www.thejazzsession.com/join. Thanks!
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6199" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/05/20/tjs-patreon-bonus-may-2019-teaser/r-1089613-1437012106-7091-jpeg/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/R-1089613-1437012106-7091.jpeg.jpg?fit=600%2C600&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="600,600" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="R-1089613-1437012106-7091.jpeg" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/R-1089613-1437012106-7091.jpeg.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/R-1089613-1437012106-7091.jpeg.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/R-1089613-1437012106-7091.jpeg.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6199" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/R-1089613-1437012106-7091.jpeg.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/R-1089613-1437012106-7091.jpeg.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/R-1089613-1437012106-7091.jpeg.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/R-1089613-1437012106-7091.jpeg.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/R-1089613-1437012106-7091.jpeg.jpg?w=600&amp;ssl=1 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>To hear the full bonus episode and to get early access to every show, join today at <a href="https://www.thejazzsession.com/join">https://www.thejazzsession.com/join</a>. Thanks!</p>
  35. 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 Sunset. The album highlights Prieto’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 …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6192" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/05/15/the-jazz-session-481-dafnis-prieto/dafnis/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/dafnis.jpg?fit=1425%2C1425&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1425,1425" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="dafnis" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/dafnis.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/dafnis.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/dafnis.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6192" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/dafnis.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/dafnis.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/dafnis.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/dafnis.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/dafnis.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/dafnis.jpg?w=1425&amp;ssl=1 1425w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/dafnis.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  36. 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. It’s a surprising and fascinating album that highlights Newsome’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 …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6179" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/05/08/the-jazz-session-480-sam-newsome/sam/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/sam.jpg?fit=1662%2C1514&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1662,1514" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="sam" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/sam.jpg?fit=250%2C228&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/sam.jpg?fit=400%2C364&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/sam.jpg?resize=250%2C228&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="228" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6179" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/sam.jpg?resize=250%2C228&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/sam.jpg?resize=768%2C700&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/sam.jpg?resize=400%2C364&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/sam.jpg?w=1662&amp;ssl=1 1662w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/sam.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/sam.jpg?w=1575&amp;ssl=1 1575w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  37. 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 Sony Masterworks. It’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 …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6172" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/05/01/the-jazz-session-479-camila-meza/album-art-camila-meza-ambar-camila-meza/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ALBUM-ART-Camila-Meza-Ambar-Camila-Meza.jpg?fit=3000%2C3000&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="3000,3000" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="ALBUM ART &#8211; Camila Meza &#8211; Ambar &#8211; Camila Meza" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ALBUM-ART-Camila-Meza-Ambar-Camila-Meza.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ALBUM-ART-Camila-Meza-Ambar-Camila-Meza.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ALBUM-ART-Camila-Meza-Ambar-Camila-Meza.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6172" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ALBUM-ART-Camila-Meza-Ambar-Camila-Meza.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ALBUM-ART-Camila-Meza-Ambar-Camila-Meza.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ALBUM-ART-Camila-Meza-Ambar-Camila-Meza.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ALBUM-ART-Camila-Meza-Ambar-Camila-Meza.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ALBUM-ART-Camila-Meza-Ambar-Camila-Meza.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ALBUM-ART-Camila-Meza-Ambar-Camila-Meza.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ALBUM-ART-Camila-Meza-Ambar-Camila-Meza.jpg?w=1575&amp;ssl=1 1575w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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 &mdash; and playing for &mdash; 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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  38. 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 Stylings of Champian. 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 …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6165" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/04/15/the-jazz-session-478-champian-fulton/the-stylings-of-champian-final-cover/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/The-Stylings-Of-Champian-Front-Cover.jpg?fit=1600%2C1600&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1600,1600" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;The Stylings Of Champian final cover&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="The Stylings Of Champian final cover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/The-Stylings-Of-Champian-Front-Cover.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/The-Stylings-Of-Champian-Front-Cover.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/The-Stylings-Of-Champian-Front-Cover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6165" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/The-Stylings-Of-Champian-Front-Cover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/The-Stylings-Of-Champian-Front-Cover.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/The-Stylings-Of-Champian-Front-Cover.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/The-Stylings-Of-Champian-Front-Cover.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/The-Stylings-Of-Champian-Front-Cover.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/The-Stylings-Of-Champian-Front-Cover.jpg?w=1600&amp;ssl=1 1600w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/The-Stylings-Of-Champian-Front-Cover.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  39. 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. He’s just released a new triple-album under his own name called Jazz Band/Rock Band/Dance Band. 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 …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6159" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/04/01/the-jazz-session-477-moppa-elliott/moppa/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/moppa.jpg?fit=655%2C585&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="655,585" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="moppa" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/moppa.jpg?fit=250%2C223&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/moppa.jpg?fit=400%2C357&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/moppa.jpg?resize=250%2C223&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="223" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6159" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/moppa.jpg?resize=250%2C223&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/moppa.jpg?resize=400%2C357&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/moppa.jpg?w=655&amp;ssl=1 655w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  40. 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 features bassist Mike Watt (Minutemen, The Stooges) and drummer Jim Keltner (everyone you’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 …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="6144" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/03/15/the-jazz-session-476-mike-baggetta/wall/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/wall.jpg?fit=1200%2C1200&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1200,1200" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="wall" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/wall.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/wall.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/wall.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6144" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/wall.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/wall.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/wall.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/wall.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/wall.jpg?w=1200&amp;ssl=1 1200w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/wall.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/wall.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <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><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><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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  41. 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 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’ve influenced his approach to making music; and why it’s OK for …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="6137" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/03/01/the-jazz-session-475-chris-greene/greene/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/greene.jpg?fit=700%2C700&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="700,700" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="greene" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/greene.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/greene.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/greene.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6137" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/greene.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/greene.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/greene.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/greene.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/greene.jpg?w=700&amp;ssl=1 700w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></P></p> <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><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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  42. 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 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’ve gone before her; and more. Learn more …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="6132" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/02/15/the-jazz-session-474-brandee-younger/brandee/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/brandee.jpg?fit=700%2C700&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="700,700" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="brandee" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/brandee.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/brandee.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/brandee.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6132" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/brandee.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/brandee.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/brandee.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/brandee.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/brandee.jpg?w=700&amp;ssl=1 700w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  43. 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 series of YouTube duets, 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 …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="6119" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/02/01/the-jazz-session-473-ben-wendel/wendel/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/wendel.jpg?fit=218%2C218&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="218,218" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="wendel" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/wendel.jpg?fit=218%2C218&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/wendel.jpg?fit=218%2C218&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/wendel.jpg?resize=218%2C218&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="218" height="218" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-6119" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/wendel.jpg?w=218&amp;ssl=1 218w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/wendel.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/wendel.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w" sizes="(max-width: 218px) 100vw, 218px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  44. 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 happy with how this turned out, and this is the general smorgasbord format I’ll be using going forward. This episode is going out on the main feed, too, as a means of encouraging YOU to support The Jazz Session. In …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="6105" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/01/30/tjs-patreon-bonus-january-2019/tjs-3/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/tjs.jpg?fit=432%2C390&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="432,390" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="tjs" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/tjs.jpg?fit=250%2C226&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/tjs.jpg?fit=400%2C361&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/tjs.jpg?resize=250%2C226&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="226" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6105" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/tjs.jpg?resize=250%2C226&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/tjs.jpg?resize=400%2C361&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/tjs.jpg?w=432&amp;ssl=1 432w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.com/2012/10/11/the-jazz-session-412-aaron-parks/">Aaron Parks</a>, Tommy Crane, Taylor Eigsti, <a href="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2011/08/25/the-jazz-session-304-carmen-staaf/">Carmen Staaf</a>, Jenny Scheinman, Allison Miller, Mathias Eick, <a href="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2010/09/16/the-jazz-session-200-dave-liebman/">Dave Liebman</a>, <a href="https://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  45. 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 David Bowie’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 Everything’s OK. In this interview, Lefebvre talks about his …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="6101" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/01/15/the-jazz-session-472-tim-lefebvre/hat/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/hat.jpg?fit=500%2C500&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="500,500" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="hat" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/hat.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/hat.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/hat.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6101" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/hat.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/hat.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/hat.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/hat.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/hat.jpg?w=500&amp;ssl=1 500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  46. 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 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. …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="6096" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2019/01/01/the-jazz-session-471-bobby-broom/bobby/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/bobby.jpg?fit=500%2C500&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="500,500" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="bobby" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/bobby.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/bobby.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/bobby.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6096" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/bobby.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/bobby.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/bobby.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/bobby.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/bobby.jpg?w=500&amp;ssl=1 500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  47. 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 and the patriarchy; our role in standing up for what’s right; songwriting and performance as tools of social change; and the very different sonic landscape of this new recording. Learn more at https://www.jeanrohe.com/. Support the show! Become a member for …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6083" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2018/12/15/the-jazz-session-470-jean-rohe/jr_cd_frontcover_2018_06_1400x1400px-resize/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JR_CD_FrontCover_2018_06_1400x1400px-resize.jpg?fit=3000%2C3000&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="3000,3000" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="JR_CD_FrontCover_2018_06_1400x1400px resize" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JR_CD_FrontCover_2018_06_1400x1400px-resize.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JR_CD_FrontCover_2018_06_1400x1400px-resize.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6083" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JR_CD_FrontCover_2018_06_1400x1400px-resize.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JR_CD_FrontCover_2018_06_1400x1400px-resize.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JR_CD_FrontCover_2018_06_1400x1400px-resize.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JR_CD_FrontCover_2018_06_1400x1400px-resize.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JR_CD_FrontCover_2018_06_1400x1400px-resize.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JR_CD_FrontCover_2018_06_1400x1400px-resize.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/JR_CD_FrontCover_2018_06_1400x1400px-resize.jpg?w=1575&amp;ssl=1 1575w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  48. 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 Snowghost Sessions (Songlines), and an orchestral album called Those Who Remain (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 …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="6075" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2018/12/01/the-jazz-session-469-wayne-horvitz/wayne1/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne1.jpg?fit=1200%2C1200&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1200,1200" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="wayne1" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne1.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne1.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne1.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6075" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne1.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne1.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne1.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne1.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne1.jpg?w=1200&amp;ssl=1 1200w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne1.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne1.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /><img data-attachment-id="6076" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2018/12/01/the-jazz-session-469-wayne-horvitz/wayne2/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne2.jpg?fit=1200%2C1200&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1200,1200" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="wayne2" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne2.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne2.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne2.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6076" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne2.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne2.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne2.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne2.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne2.jpg?w=1200&amp;ssl=1 1200w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne2.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/wayne2.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  49. 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 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 …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="6070" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2018/11/15/the-jazz-session-468-walter-smith-iii/twio/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/twio.jpg?fit=1200%2C1200&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1200,1200" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="twio" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/twio.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/twio.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/twio.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6070" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/twio.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/twio.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/twio.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/twio.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/twio.jpg?w=1200&amp;ssl=1 1200w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/twio.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/twio.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  50. 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 that features both spoken word and also Gioia’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 …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="6064" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2018/11/01/the-jazz-session-467-helen-sung/51bisjnwkrl-_ss500/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/51bIsjNwkrL._SS500.jpg?fit=500%2C500&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="500,500" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="51bIsjNwkrL._SS500" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/51bIsjNwkrL._SS500.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/51bIsjNwkrL._SS500.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/51bIsjNwkrL._SS500.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6064" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/51bIsjNwkrL._SS500.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/51bIsjNwkrL._SS500.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/51bIsjNwkrL._SS500.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/51bIsjNwkrL._SS500.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/51bIsjNwkrL._SS500.jpg?w=500&amp;ssl=1 500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  51. 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, 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 stefonharris.com. Support the …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="6060" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2018/10/15/the-jazz-session-466-stefon-harris/sonic/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/sonic.jpg?fit=500%2C500&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="500,500" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="sonic" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/sonic.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/sonic.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/sonic.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6060" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/sonic.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/sonic.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/sonic.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/sonic.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/sonic.jpg?w=500&amp;ssl=1 500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  52. 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 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’s released her debut album, Where We Stand, …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="6051" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2018/10/01/the-jazz-session-465-adi-meyerson/adimeyerson/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/adimeyerson.jpg?fit=500%2C500&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="500,500" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="adimeyerson" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/adimeyerson.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/adimeyerson.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/adimeyerson.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6051" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/adimeyerson.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/adimeyerson.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/adimeyerson.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/adimeyerson.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/adimeyerson.jpg?w=500&amp;ssl=1 500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  53. 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 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 Freedom Suite by Sonny Rollins. You can read Richard’s …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="6054" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2018/09/29/tjs-patreon-bonus-001-sonny-rollins-freedom-suite-richard-kamins/sonny-2/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sonny.jpg?fit=600%2C600&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="600,600" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="sonny" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sonny.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sonny.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sonny.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6054" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sonny.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sonny.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sonny.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sonny.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sonny.jpg?w=600&amp;ssl=1 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  54. 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 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 …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="6043" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2018/09/15/the-jazz-session-464-sara-gazarek/sara-gazarek-10-web/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sara-gazarek-10-web.jpg?fit=300%2C300&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="300,300" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="sara-gazarek-10-web" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sara-gazarek-10-web.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sara-gazarek-10-web.jpg?fit=300%2C300&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sara-gazarek-10-web.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6043" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sara-gazarek-10-web.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sara-gazarek-10-web.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sara-gazarek-10-web.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/sara-gazarek-10-web.jpg?w=300&amp;ssl=1 300w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  55. 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 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 dmitrimatheny.com and follow him on Twitter …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="6037" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2018/09/01/the-jazz-session-463-dmitri-matheny/dmcover/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/dmcover.jpg?fit=355%2C355&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="355,355" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="dmcover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/dmcover.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/dmcover.jpg?fit=355%2C355&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/dmcover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6037" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/dmcover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/dmcover.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/dmcover.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/dmcover.jpg?w=355&amp;ssl=1 355w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  56. 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 at patreon.com/thejazzsession. Just $5 a month gets you bonus content! Thanks!
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5490" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2018/08/28/season-11-teaser-patreon-announcement/download/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/download.png?fit=225%2C225&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="225,225" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="download" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/download.png?fit=225%2C225&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/download.png?fit=225%2C225&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/download.png?resize=225%2C225&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="225" height="225" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5490" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/download.png?w=225&amp;ssl=1 225w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/download.png?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  57. 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 on my morning show along with two of his collaborators. Here’s the interview in its entirety. Does this mean The Jazz Session is coming back? Perhaps.
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5480" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2017/03/19/the-jazz-session-462-darcy-james-argue/darcy/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/darcy.jpg?fit=5248%2C2952&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="5248,2952" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;2&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;XT1254&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1039348800&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;4.8&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;500&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.03333&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="darcy" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/darcy.jpg?fit=250%2C141&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/darcy.jpg?fit=400%2C225&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/darcy.jpg?resize=250%2C141&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="141" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5480" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/darcy.jpg?resize=250%2C141&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/darcy.jpg?resize=768%2C432&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/darcy.jpg?resize=400%2C225&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/darcy.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/darcy.jpg?w=1575&amp;ssl=1 1575w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  58. 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 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 …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5476" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2016/03/24/the-jazz-session-461-chris-lightcap/epicenter/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/epicenter.jpg?fit=500%2C496&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="500,496" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="epicenter" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/epicenter.jpg?fit=250%2C248&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/epicenter.jpg?fit=400%2C397&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/epicenter.jpg?resize=250%2C248&#038;ssl=1" alt="epicenter" width="250" height="248" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5476" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/epicenter.jpg?resize=250%2C248&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/epicenter.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/epicenter.jpg?resize=400%2C397&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/epicenter.jpg?w=500&amp;ssl=1 500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.com/amazon">https://www.thejazzsession.com/amazon</a>. Everything you buy helps the show at no additional cost to you. Thank you! </p>
  59. 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 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. …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5472" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2016/03/10/the-jazz-session-460-brenda-earle-stokes/1402589573_brenda-earle-stokes-right-about-now-2014/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1402589573_brenda-earle-stokes-right-about-now-2014.jpg?fit=500%2C450&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="500,450" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="1402589573_brenda-earle-stokes-right-about-now-2014" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1402589573_brenda-earle-stokes-right-about-now-2014.jpg?fit=250%2C225&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1402589573_brenda-earle-stokes-right-about-now-2014.jpg?fit=400%2C360&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1402589573_brenda-earle-stokes-right-about-now-2014.jpg?resize=250%2C225&#038;ssl=1" alt="1402589573_brenda-earle-stokes-right-about-now-2014" width="250" height="225" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5472" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1402589573_brenda-earle-stokes-right-about-now-2014.jpg?resize=250%2C225&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1402589573_brenda-earle-stokes-right-about-now-2014.jpg?resize=400%2C360&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1402589573_brenda-earle-stokes-right-about-now-2014.jpg?w=500&amp;ssl=1 500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.com/amazon">https://www.thejazzsession.com/amazon</a>. Everything you buy helps the show at no additional cost to you. Thank you! </p>
  60. 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 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 joshrutner.com. Support the show …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5466" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2016/02/24/the-jazz-session-459-josh-rutner/cover/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cover.jpg?fit=2000%2C2000&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="2000,2000" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;7.1&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;ROB PENNER&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;NIKON D800&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1445261995&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;ROB PENNER PHOTOGRAPHY 2012&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;32&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;100&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.04&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="cover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cover.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cover.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="cover" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5466" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cover.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cover.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cover.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cover.jpg?w=2000&amp;ssl=1 2000w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cover.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cover.jpg?w=1575&amp;ssl=1 1575w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.com/join">becoming a member</a> and by <a href="https://www.thejazzsession.com/amazon">starting your Amazon shopping here</a>.</strong></p>
  61. 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 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 http://alli8music.wix.com/allison. Join The Jazz …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5456" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2016/02/11/the-jazz-session-458-allison-au/forestgrovecover/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/forestgrovecover.jpg?fit=1200%2C1088&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1200,1088" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="forestgrovecover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/forestgrovecover.jpg?fit=250%2C227&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/forestgrovecover.jpg?fit=400%2C363&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/forestgrovecover.jpg?resize=250%2C227&#038;ssl=1" alt="forestgrovecover" width="250" height="227" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5456" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/forestgrovecover.jpg?resize=250%2C227&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/forestgrovecover.jpg?resize=768%2C696&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/forestgrovecover.jpg?resize=400%2C363&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/forestgrovecover.jpg?w=1200&amp;ssl=1 1200w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/forestgrovecover.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.com/amazon">thejazzsession.com/amazon</a>.</p>
  62. 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 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 The Innocence Project on the track “Event Horizon;” and his upcoming …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="5438" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2016/01/28/the-jazz-session-457-romain-collin/t/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Collin_Press_Enter_COVER.jpg?fit=1643%2C1480&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1643,1480" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;t&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="t" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Collin_Press_Enter_COVER.jpg?fit=250%2C225&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Collin_Press_Enter_COVER.jpg?fit=400%2C360&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Collin_Press_Enter_COVER.jpg?resize=250%2C225&#038;ssl=1" alt="t" width="250" height="225" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5438" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Collin_Press_Enter_COVER.jpg?resize=250%2C225&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Collin_Press_Enter_COVER.jpg?resize=768%2C692&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Collin_Press_Enter_COVER.jpg?resize=400%2C360&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Collin_Press_Enter_COVER.jpg?w=1643&amp;ssl=1 1643w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Collin_Press_Enter_COVER.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Collin_Press_Enter_COVER.jpg?w=1575&amp;ssl=1 1575w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.com/join">Support <em>The Jazz Session</em> for just $5 a month!</a></strong></p>
  63. 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, 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’t play live anymore; and how a guy who grew up on hardbop ended up writing music …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5431" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2016/01/14/the-jazz-session-456-steve-lampert/11182117_10153431512394228_801172835142185791_n/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/11182117_10153431512394228_801172835142185791_n.jpg?fit=960%2C960&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="960,960" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="11182117_10153431512394228_801172835142185791_n" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/11182117_10153431512394228_801172835142185791_n.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/11182117_10153431512394228_801172835142185791_n.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/11182117_10153431512394228_801172835142185791_n.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="11182117_10153431512394228_801172835142185791_n" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5431" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/11182117_10153431512394228_801172835142185791_n.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/11182117_10153431512394228_801172835142185791_n.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/11182117_10153431512394228_801172835142185791_n.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/11182117_10153431512394228_801172835142185791_n.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/11182117_10153431512394228_801172835142185791_n.jpg?w=960&amp;ssl=1 960w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.com/join"><strong>Support The Jazz Session</strong></a>.</p>
  64. 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 his previous electric work. In this interview, recorded at Webster’s Bookstore Cafe in State College, PA, Hammond talks about why he’s playing acoustic these days, and 12-string in particular; his church background and how it led to some of the …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5425" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2015/05/25/the-jazz-session-455-ross-hammond/a2722909409_16/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/a2722909409_16.jpg?fit=700%2C700&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="700,700" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="a2722909409_16" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/a2722909409_16.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/a2722909409_16.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/a2722909409_16.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="a2722909409_16" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5425" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/a2722909409_16.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/a2722909409_16.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/a2722909409_16.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/a2722909409_16.jpg?w=700&amp;ssl=1 700w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  65. 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 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 mimijonesmusic.com. …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5418" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2015/05/11/the-jazz-session-454-mimi-jones/couv_mimi_jones_balance/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/couv_mimi_jones_balance.jpg?fit=656%2C524&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="656,524" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="couv_mimi_jones_balance" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/couv_mimi_jones_balance.jpg?fit=250%2C200&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/couv_mimi_jones_balance.jpg?fit=400%2C320&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/couv_mimi_jones_balance.jpg?resize=250%2C200&#038;ssl=1" alt="couv_mimi_jones_balance" width="250" height="200" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5418" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/couv_mimi_jones_balance.jpg?resize=250%2C200&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/couv_mimi_jones_balance.jpg?resize=400%2C320&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/couv_mimi_jones_balance.jpg?w=656&amp;ssl=1 656w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  66. 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 also plays accordion in the Claudia Quintet. In this interview, he talks about three new recordings: Respect ‘n’ You: Live At Greenwich House Music School by the Respect Sextet; Respect The Trio, We Says by the Respect Trio; and Figure, …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5413" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2015/05/04/the-jazz-session-453-red-wierenga/redcover/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/redcover.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="250,250" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="redcover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/redcover.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/redcover.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/redcover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="redcover" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5413" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/redcover.jpg?w=250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/redcover.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  67. 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 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’s doing both as a …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5409" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2015/04/22/the-jazz-session-452-ras-moshe/10551105_887395377978542_8629058793481282080_n/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/10551105_887395377978542_8629058793481282080_n.jpg?fit=600%2C600&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="600,600" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="10551105_887395377978542_8629058793481282080_n" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/10551105_887395377978542_8629058793481282080_n.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/10551105_887395377978542_8629058793481282080_n.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/10551105_887395377978542_8629058793481282080_n.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="10551105_887395377978542_8629058793481282080_n" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5409" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/10551105_887395377978542_8629058793481282080_n.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/10551105_887395377978542_8629058793481282080_n.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/10551105_887395377978542_8629058793481282080_n.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/10551105_887395377978542_8629058793481282080_n.jpg?w=600&amp;ssl=1 600w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  68. 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 recorded new albums: Natalie Cressman talks about Turn The Sea; Emily Asher introduces Meet Me In The Morning; and Angela Davis tells the story behind Lady Luck.
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5404" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2015/04/13/the-jazz-session-451-natalie-cressman-emily-asher-angela-davis/4cdcovers/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/4cdcovers.png?fit=546%2C505&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="546,505" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="4cdcovers" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/4cdcovers.png?fit=250%2C231&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/4cdcovers.png?fit=400%2C370&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/4cdcovers.png?resize=250%2C231&#038;ssl=1" alt="4cdcovers" width="250" height="231" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5404" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/4cdcovers.png?resize=250%2C231&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/4cdcovers.png?resize=400%2C370&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/4cdcovers.png?w=546&amp;ssl=1 546w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  69. 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 album called Inside The Sun featuring music she’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 …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5398" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2015/04/06/the-jazz-session-450-cat-toren/fama_final_catt_mg_7577_lores/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Fama_final_CatT_MG_7577_lores.jpg?fit=250%2C251&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="250,251" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;13&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;Canon EOS 5D&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1260554114&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;Angela Fama | Fama Photography 2010&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;55&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;100&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.01&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="Fama_final_CatT_MG_7577_lores" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Fama_final_CatT_MG_7577_lores.jpg?fit=249%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Fama_final_CatT_MG_7577_lores.jpg?fit=250%2C251&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Fama_final_CatT_MG_7577_lores.jpg?resize=250%2C251&#038;ssl=1" alt="Fama_final_CatT_MG_7577_lores" width="250" height="251" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5398" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Fama_final_CatT_MG_7577_lores.jpg?w=250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Fama_final_CatT_MG_7577_lores.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Fama_final_CatT_MG_7577_lores.jpg?resize=249%2C250&amp;ssl=1 249w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  70. 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 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 …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5394" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2015/03/23/the-jazz-session-449-jasmine-lovell-smith/51tclikfkkl-_ss280/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51TCLIKfkKL._SS280.jpg?fit=280%2C280&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="280,280" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="51TCLIKfkKL._SS280" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51TCLIKfkKL._SS280.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51TCLIKfkKL._SS280.jpg?fit=280%2C280&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51TCLIKfkKL._SS280.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="51TCLIKfkKL._SS280" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5394" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51TCLIKfkKL._SS280.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51TCLIKfkKL._SS280.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51TCLIKfkKL._SS280.jpg?w=280&amp;ssl=1 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  71. 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 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 …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5387" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2015/03/16/the-jazz-session-448-mike-bono/the-mike-bono-group-from-where-you-are-cover/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/The-Mike-Bono-Group-From-Where-You-Are-cover.png?fit=657%2C657&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="657,657" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="The Mike Bono Group &#8211; From Where You Are &#8211; cover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/The-Mike-Bono-Group-From-Where-You-Are-cover.png?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/The-Mike-Bono-Group-From-Where-You-Are-cover.png?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/The-Mike-Bono-Group-From-Where-You-Are-cover.png?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="The Mike Bono Group - From Where You Are - cover" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5387" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/The-Mike-Bono-Group-From-Where-You-Are-cover.png?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/The-Mike-Bono-Group-From-Where-You-Are-cover.png?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/The-Mike-Bono-Group-From-Where-You-Are-cover.png?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/The-Mike-Bono-Group-From-Where-You-Are-cover.png?w=657&amp;ssl=1 657w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  72. 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 about how a poem from the 19th century informs his career and writing; why he wanted to make an album that doesn’t sound like a “drummer’s record;” his relationship with one of his mentors, Lester Grant; and the need for …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5384" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2015/03/09/the-jazz-session-447-reggie-quinerly/reggie-quinerly-invictus-cover_web/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/reggie-quinerly-invictus-cover_web.jpg?fit=550%2C494&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="550,494" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="reggie quinerly invictus cover_web" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/reggie-quinerly-invictus-cover_web.jpg?fit=250%2C225&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/reggie-quinerly-invictus-cover_web.jpg?fit=400%2C359&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/reggie-quinerly-invictus-cover_web.jpg?resize=250%2C225&#038;ssl=1" alt="reggie quinerly invictus cover_web" width="250" height="225" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5384" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/reggie-quinerly-invictus-cover_web.jpg?resize=250%2C225&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/reggie-quinerly-invictus-cover_web.jpg?resize=400%2C359&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/reggie-quinerly-invictus-cover_web.jpg?w=550&amp;ssl=1 550w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  73. 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 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 …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5380" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2015/03/02/the-jazz-session-446-akua-dixon/51mj0qbqgtl-_ss280/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51Mj0QBQgtL._SS280.jpg?fit=280%2C280&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="280,280" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="51Mj0QBQgtL._SS280" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51Mj0QBQgtL._SS280.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51Mj0QBQgtL._SS280.jpg?fit=280%2C280&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51Mj0QBQgtL._SS280.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="51Mj0QBQgtL._SS280" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5380" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51Mj0QBQgtL._SS280.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51Mj0QBQgtL._SS280.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/51Mj0QBQgtL._SS280.jpg?w=280&amp;ssl=1 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  74. 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 eight years of the show, featuring interviews and music by many past guests, including: John Abercrombie, Carl Allen, Jen Baker & Kyoko Kitamura, Gene Bertoncini, Terence Blanchard, Don Byron, Ron Carter, Jimmy Heath, Janel & Anthony, Darius Jones & Matthew …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5373" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2015/02/24/the-jazz-session-445-8th-anniversary-retrospective/8square/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/8square.jpg?fit=390%2C390&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="390,390" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;1&quot;}" data-image-title="8square" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/8square.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/8square.jpg?fit=390%2C390&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/8square.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="8square" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5373" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/8square.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/8square.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/8square.jpg?w=390&amp;ssl=1 390w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  75. 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 It In For You. 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 …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5366" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2015/02/16/the-jazz-session-444-peter-apfelbaum/sparkler2-f2_small/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/sparkler2-f2_small.jpg?fit=500%2C500&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="500,500" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="sparkler2-f2_small" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/sparkler2-f2_small.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/sparkler2-f2_small.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/sparkler2-f2_small.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="sparkler2-f2_small" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5366" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/sparkler2-f2_small.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/sparkler2-f2_small.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/sparkler2-f2_small.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/sparkler2-f2_small.jpg?w=500&amp;ssl=1 500w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  76. 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 the music of Charlie Parker, although Mahanthappa composed original music rather than play Parker’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 …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5363" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2015/02/09/the-jazz-session-443-rudresh-mahanthappa/71y4wti338l-_sx522_/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/71y4wtI338L._SX522_.jpg?fit=522%2C469&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="522,469" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;orientation&quot;:&quot;0&quot;}" data-image-title="71y4wtI338L._SX522_" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/71y4wtI338L._SX522_.jpg?fit=250%2C225&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/71y4wtI338L._SX522_.jpg?fit=400%2C359&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/71y4wtI338L._SX522_.jpg?resize=250%2C225&#038;ssl=1" alt="71y4wtI338L._SX522_" width="250" height="225" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5363" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/71y4wtI338L._SX522_.jpg?resize=250%2C225&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/71y4wtI338L._SX522_.jpg?resize=400%2C359&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/71y4wtI338L._SX522_.jpg?w=522&amp;ssl=1 522w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  77. 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 an impressive career, beginning in Chuck Mangione’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’t go to a conservatory …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5256" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2014/08/29/the-jazz-session-442-bob-sneider/attachment/712308/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/712308.jpg?fit=349%2C350&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="349,350" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="712308" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/712308.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/712308.jpg?fit=349%2C350&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/712308.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="712308" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5256" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/712308.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/712308.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/712308.jpg?w=349&amp;ssl=1 349w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  78. 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 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 …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5250" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2014/07/28/the-jazz-session-441-kevin-hays/copy-banner-may-2013/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/copy-Banner-May-2013.jpg?fit=225%2C225&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="225,225" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="copy-Banner-May-2013" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/copy-Banner-May-2013.jpg?fit=225%2C225&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/copy-Banner-May-2013.jpg?fit=225%2C225&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/copy-Banner-May-2013.jpg?resize=225%2C225&#038;ssl=1" alt="copy-Banner-May-2013" width="225" height="225" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5250" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/copy-Banner-May-2013.jpg?w=225&amp;ssl=1 225w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/copy-Banner-May-2013.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w" sizes="(max-width: 225px) 100vw, 225px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>.</p>
  79. 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, he’s also part of several bands focusing on improvised music. In this interview, Johnson discusses three recent albums: Big Eyed Rabbit (Not Two, 2014), The Prisoner (NoBusiness, 2014), and The Invisible Trio (Fresh Sound New Talent, 2014). He also talks …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5241" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2014/06/09/the-jazz-session-440-max-johnson/max1/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max1.jpg?fit=274%2C274&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="274,274" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="max1" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max1.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max1.jpg?fit=274%2C274&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max1.jpg?resize=150%2C150&#038;ssl=1" alt="max1" width="150" height="150" class="alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-5241" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max1.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max1.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max1.jpg?w=274&amp;ssl=1 274w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-recalc-dims="1" /> <img data-attachment-id="5242" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2014/06/09/the-jazz-session-440-max-johnson/max2/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max2.png?fit=302%2C309&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="302,309" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="max2" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max2.png?fit=244%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max2.png?fit=302%2C309&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max2.png?resize=150%2C150&#038;ssl=1" alt="max2" width="150" height="150" class="alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-5242" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max2.png?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max2.png?zoom=2&amp;resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 300w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-recalc-dims="1" /> <img data-attachment-id="5243" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2014/06/09/the-jazz-session-440-max-johnson/max3/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max3.jpg?fit=295%2C289&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="295,289" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="max3" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max3.jpg?fit=250%2C244&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max3.jpg?fit=295%2C289&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/max3.jpg?resize=150%2C150&#038;ssl=1" alt="max3" width="150" height="150" class="alignnone size-thumbnail wp-image-5243" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.com/join">here</a>. Your membership gets you free mp3s and helps me get to NYC to record more interviews. Thanks! </p>
  80. 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 Object (Rudi Records, 2014) and Crows And Motives (Underwolf, 2014). In this interview, Merega talks about expressing the concept of “surface” in music; why he chose the electric bass and how he is crafting his own sound; free improvisation versus …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5234" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2014/06/02/the-jazz-session-439-giacomo-merega/gi2/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/gi2.jpg?fit=345%2C235&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="345,235" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="gi2" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/gi2.jpg?fit=250%2C170&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/gi2.jpg?fit=345%2C235&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/gi2.jpg?resize=250%2C170&#038;ssl=1" alt="gi2" width="250" height="170" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5234" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/gi2.jpg?resize=250%2C170&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/gi2.jpg?w=345&amp;ssl=1 345w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.com/join">here</a>. Your membership gets you free mp3s and helps me get to NYC to record more interviews. Thanks!</p>
  81. 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 for Beyonce’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 …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5230" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2014/05/26/the-jazz-session-438-adison-evans/adison/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/adison.jpg?fit=709%2C709&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="709,709" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="adison" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/adison.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/adison.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/adison.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="adison" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5230" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/adison.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/adison.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/adison.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/adison.jpg?w=709&amp;ssl=1 709w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.com/join">here</a>. Your membership gets you free mp3s and helps me get to NYC to record more interviews. Thanks!</p>
  82. 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 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’ …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5225" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2014/05/19/the-jazz-session-437-sara-serpa-and-andre-matos/primarvera/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/primarvera.jpg?fit=280%2C280&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="280,280" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="primarvera" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/primarvera.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/primarvera.jpg?fit=280%2C280&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/primarvera.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="primarvera" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5225" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/primarvera.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/primarvera.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/primarvera.jpg?w=280&amp;ssl=1 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.com/join">Join here.</a></p>
  83. 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 data-attachment-id="5219" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2014/05/06/sexism-in-jazz/jasoncrane_womeninjazz/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/jasoncrane_womeninjazz.jpg?fit=800%2C800&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="800,800" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="jasoncrane_womeninjazz" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/jasoncrane_womeninjazz.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/jasoncrane_womeninjazz.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/jasoncrane_womeninjazz.jpg?resize=400%2C400&#038;ssl=1" alt="jasoncrane_womeninjazz" width="400" height="400" class="alignnone size-large wp-image-5219" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/jasoncrane_womeninjazz.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/jasoncrane_womeninjazz.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/jasoncrane_womeninjazz.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/jasoncrane_womeninjazz.jpg?w=800&amp;ssl=1 800w" sizes="(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p>
  84. 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 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 hilarygardner.com and follow her on Twitter at @hilarygardner. JOIN The Jazz Session …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5212" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2014/05/05/the-jazz-session-436-hilary-gardner/the-great-city/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/The-Great-City.jpg?fit=360%2C327&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="360,327" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="The-Great-City" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/The-Great-City.jpg?fit=250%2C227&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/The-Great-City.jpg?fit=360%2C327&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/The-Great-City.jpg?resize=250%2C227&#038;ssl=1" alt="The-Great-City" width="250" height="227" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5212" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/The-Great-City.jpg?resize=250%2C227&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/The-Great-City.jpg?w=360&amp;ssl=1 360w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.com/join">Join here.</a></p>
  85. 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 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 www.reubenradding.com and follow him on Twitter at @ReubenRadding. JOIN The …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5205" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2014/04/28/the-jazz-session-435-reuben-radding/reuben/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/reuben.jpg?fit=899%2C909&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="899,909" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="reuben" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/reuben.jpg?fit=247%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/reuben.jpg?fit=395%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/reuben.jpg?resize=247%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="reuben" width="247" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5205" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/reuben.jpg?resize=247%2C250&amp;ssl=1 247w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/reuben.jpg?resize=395%2C400&amp;ssl=1 395w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/reuben.jpg?w=899&amp;ssl=1 899w" sizes="(max-width: 247px) 100vw, 247px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.com/join">Join here.</a></p> <p><P>Photo credit: <A href="http://www.richwoodsonphotography.net/">Rich Woodson</a></p>
  86. 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 Joy!, 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 …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5199" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2014/04/21/the-jazz-session-434-emily-asher/asher/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/asher.jpg?fit=250%2C245&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="250,245" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="asher" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/asher.jpg?fit=250%2C245&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/asher.jpg?fit=250%2C245&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/asher.jpg?resize=250%2C245&#038;ssl=1" alt="asher" width="250" height="245" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5199" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.com/join">Join here.</a></p>
  87. 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 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 …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5191" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2014/04/14/the-jazz-session-433-eric-divito/10157345_281591182000945_4330628472280613222_n/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/10157345_281591182000945_4330628472280613222_n.jpg?fit=800%2C815&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="800,815" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="10157345_281591182000945_4330628472280613222_n" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/10157345_281591182000945_4330628472280613222_n.jpg?fit=245%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/10157345_281591182000945_4330628472280613222_n.jpg?fit=392%2C400&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/10157345_281591182000945_4330628472280613222_n.jpg?resize=245%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="10157345_281591182000945_4330628472280613222_n" width="245" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5191" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/10157345_281591182000945_4330628472280613222_n.jpg?resize=245%2C250&amp;ssl=1 245w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/10157345_281591182000945_4330628472280613222_n.jpg?resize=392%2C400&amp;ssl=1 392w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/10157345_281591182000945_4330628472280613222_n.jpg?w=800&amp;ssl=1 800w" sizes="(max-width: 245px) 100vw, 245px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.com/join">Join here.</a></p>
  88. 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 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’s performed for more than a decade; and writing music for kids. Learn …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5185" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2014/04/07/the-jazz-session-432-ed-rosenberg-iii/a3400319198_2/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/a3400319198_2.jpg?fit=350%2C350&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="350,350" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="a3400319198_2" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/a3400319198_2.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/a3400319198_2.jpg?fit=350%2C350&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/a3400319198_2.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="a3400319198_2" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5185" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/a3400319198_2.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/a3400319198_2.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/a3400319198_2.jpg?w=350&amp;ssl=1 350w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.com/join">Join here.</a></p>
  89. 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, 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’ve been playing and touring together for five years. Learn more at dannyfoxmusic.com. BUY this album …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5173" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2014/03/17/the-jazz-session-431-danny-fox/614xghd7wpl-_sl500_aa280_/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/614xgHd7WpL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=280%2C280&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="280,280" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="614xgHd7WpL._SL500_AA280_" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/614xgHd7WpL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/614xgHd7WpL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=280%2C280&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/614xgHd7WpL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="614xgHd7WpL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5173" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/614xgHd7WpL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/614xgHd7WpL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/614xgHd7WpL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?w=280&amp;ssl=1 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.com/join">Join here.</a></p>
  90. 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 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 alisonwedding.com and follow her on Twitter at @alisonwedding. BUY …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5165" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2014/03/03/the-jazz-session-430-alison-wedding/g08063/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/g08063.jpg?fit=338%2C306&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="338,306" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="g08063" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/g08063.jpg?fit=250%2C226&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/g08063.jpg?fit=338%2C306&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/g08063.jpg?resize=250%2C226&#038;ssl=1" alt="g08063" width="250" height="226" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5165" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/g08063.jpg?resize=250%2C226&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/g08063.jpg?w=338&amp;ssl=1 338w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.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></object></p>
  91. 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 Jazz Festival. His most recent album with his band Kaleidoscope is Mirage (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, …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5147" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2014/02/17/the-jazz-session-429-brian-landrus/510v0oj2fwl-_sl500_aa280_/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/510V0Oj2FWL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=230%2C230&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="230,230" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="510V0Oj2FWL._SL500_AA280_" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/510V0Oj2FWL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=230%2C230&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/510V0Oj2FWL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=230%2C230&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/510V0Oj2FWL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?resize=230%2C230&#038;ssl=1" alt="510V0Oj2FWL._SL500_AA280_" width="230" height="230" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5147" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/510V0Oj2FWL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?w=230&amp;ssl=1 230w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/510V0Oj2FWL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w" sizes="(max-width: 230px) 100vw, 230px" data-recalc-dims="1" /> <img data-attachment-id="5148" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2014/02/17/the-jazz-session-429-brian-landrus/ms_tisch_souljazz_2cr/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/MS_Tisch_SoulJazz_2cr.gif?fit=248%2C230&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="248,230" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="MS_Tisch_SoulJazz_2cr" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/MS_Tisch_SoulJazz_2cr.gif?fit=248%2C230&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/MS_Tisch_SoulJazz_2cr.gif?fit=248%2C230&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/MS_Tisch_SoulJazz_2cr.gif?resize=248%2C230&#038;ssl=1" alt="MS_Tisch_SoulJazz_2cr" width="248" height="230" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-5148" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.com/store"><em>The Jazz Session</em> store</a> and help support the show at no additional cost to you.</p>
  92. 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 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. …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5129" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2013/12/16/the-jazz-session-428-shirantha-beddage/514jfrcx9bl-_sl500_aa280_/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/514jFRcX9BL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=280%2C280&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="280,280" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="514jFRcX9BL._SL500_AA280_" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/514jFRcX9BL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/514jFRcX9BL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=280%2C280&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/514jFRcX9BL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="514jFRcX9BL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5129" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/514jFRcX9BL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/514jFRcX9BL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/514jFRcX9BL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?w=280&amp;ssl=1 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.com/join">here</a>.</p>
  93. 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 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 …
    <p><P><a href="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/51fWkXFQvIL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?ssl=1"><img data-attachment-id="5115" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2013/12/02/the-jazz-session-427-jeff-lederer/51fwkxfqvil-_sl500_aa280_/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/51fWkXFQvIL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=280%2C280&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="280,280" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="51fWkXFQvIL._SL500_AA280_" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/51fWkXFQvIL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/51fWkXFQvIL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=280%2C280&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/51fWkXFQvIL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="51fWkXFQvIL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5115" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/51fWkXFQvIL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/51fWkXFQvIL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/51fWkXFQvIL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?w=280&amp;ssl=1 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.com/join">here</a>.</p>
  94. 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 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 …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5103" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2013/11/15/the-jazz-session-426-michael-weiss-and-sean-h-doyle/51lru6zepl-_sl500_aa280_/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/51lru6+zEpL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=280%2C280&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="280,280" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="51lru6+zEpL._SL500_AA280_" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/51lru6+zEpL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/51lru6+zEpL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=280%2C280&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/51lru6+zEpL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="51lru6+zEpL._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5103" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/51lru6+zEpL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/51lru6+zEpL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/51lru6+zEpL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?w=280&amp;ssl=1 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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 data-attachment-id="5104" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2013/11/15/the-jazz-session-426-michael-weiss-and-sean-h-doyle/shdles2/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/shdles2.jpg?fit=280%2C280&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="280,280" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="shdles2" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/shdles2.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/shdles2.jpg?fit=280%2C280&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/shdles2.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="shdles2" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5104" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/shdles2.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/shdles2.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/shdles2.jpg?w=280&amp;ssl=1 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p><P><strong>Sean H. Doyle</strong> is a writer and recovering musician from Brooklyn. Following up on a <a href="https://www.thejazzsession.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>
  95. 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, Davis talks about her Australian roots; why she’s most interested in the lineage of players such as Lee Konitz, with whom she’s studied; melodic improvisation; and how to approach songs from outside the jazz canon. Learn more at angeladavismusic.com and …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5088" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2013/11/01/the-jazz-session-425-angela-davis/angeladaviscover/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/AngelaDavisCover.jpg?fit=525%2C394&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="525,394" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="AngelaDavisCover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/AngelaDavisCover.jpg?fit=250%2C187&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/AngelaDavisCover.jpg?fit=400%2C300&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/AngelaDavisCover.jpg?resize=250%2C187&#038;ssl=1" alt="AngelaDavisCover" width="250" height="187" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5088" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/AngelaDavisCover.jpg?resize=250%2C187&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/AngelaDavisCover.jpg?resize=400%2C300&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/AngelaDavisCover.jpg?w=525&amp;ssl=1 525w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>.</p> <p><P>Support <em>The Jazz Session</em> by buying this album in the <a href="https://www.thejazzsession.com/store">store</a>. Thank you.</p>
  96. 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 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 …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5052" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2013/10/15/the-jazz-session-424-ralph-alessi/61df1cuutml-_sl500_aa280_/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/61dF1CuUTML._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=280%2C280&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="280,280" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="61dF1CuUTML._SL500_AA280_" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/61dF1CuUTML._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/61dF1CuUTML._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=280%2C280&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/61dF1CuUTML._SL500_AA280_.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="61dF1CuUTML._SL500_AA280_" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5052" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/61dF1CuUTML._SL500_AA280_.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/61dF1CuUTML._SL500_AA280_.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/61dF1CuUTML._SL500_AA280_.jpg?w=280&amp;ssl=1 280w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.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>
  97. 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 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 …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="5006" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2013/10/01/the-jazz-session-423-lee-konitz-and-camila-meza/tjs423/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/tjs423.png?fit=602%2C600&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="602,600" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="tjs423" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/tjs423.png?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/tjs423.png?fit=400%2C398&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/tjs423.png?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="tjs423" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-5006" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/tjs423.png?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/tjs423.png?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/tjs423.png?resize=400%2C398&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/tjs423.png?w=602&amp;ssl=1 602w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.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://www.thejazzsession.com/store/"><em>The Jazz Session&#8217;s</em> store</a>.</p>
  98. 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 album Swiss Movement, featuring Eddie Harris, Benny Bailey, Leroy Vinnegar and Donald Dean. Enjoy!
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="4993" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2013/09/23/a-2004-interview-with-les-mccann-about-swiss-movement/318ngfhcp4l/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/318NGFHCP4L.jpg?fit=299%2C300&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="299,300" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="318NGFHCP4L" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/318NGFHCP4L.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/318NGFHCP4L.jpg?fit=299%2C300&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/318NGFHCP4L.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="318NGFHCP4L" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-4993" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/318NGFHCP4L.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/318NGFHCP4L.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/318NGFHCP4L.jpg?w=299&amp;ssl=1 299w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>
  99. 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 Down, his new album with Mike Ladd; Mary Halvorson introduces her septet recording Illusionary Sea; Stephan Crump‘s Rosetta Trio is back with Thwirl; and Nicky Schrire discusses her duo album Space and Time. Plus, Brad Linde returns with a preview …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="4976" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2013/09/10/the-jazz-session-422-vijay-iyer-mary-halvorson-stephan-crump-nicky-schrire-the-atlas-preview/51hqlox7oml-_sl500_aa280_/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/51hqLoX7omL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=200%2C200&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="200,200" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="51hqLoX7omL._SL500_AA280_" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/51hqLoX7omL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=200%2C200&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/51hqLoX7omL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?fit=200%2C200&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/51hqLoX7omL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?resize=200%2C200&#038;ssl=1" alt="51hqLoX7omL._SL500_AA280_" width="200" height="200" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4976" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/51hqLoX7omL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?w=200&amp;ssl=1 200w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/51hqLoX7omL._SL500_AA280_.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" data-recalc-dims="1" /> <img data-attachment-id="4977" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2013/09/10/the-jazz-session-422-vijay-iyer-mary-halvorson-stephan-crump-nicky-schrire-the-atlas-preview/51gxzjxol3l-_sy300_/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/51gXZjxol3L._SY300_.jpg?fit=200%2C200&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="200,200" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="51gXZjxol3L._SY300_" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/51gXZjxol3L._SY300_.jpg?fit=200%2C200&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/51gXZjxol3L._SY300_.jpg?fit=200%2C200&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/51gXZjxol3L._SY300_.jpg?resize=200%2C200&#038;ssl=1" alt="51gXZjxol3L._SY300_" width="200" height="200" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4977" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/51gXZjxol3L._SY300_.jpg?w=200&amp;ssl=1 200w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/51gXZjxol3L._SY300_.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w" sizes="(max-width: 200px) 100vw, 200px" data-recalc-dims="1" /><br /><img data-attachment-id="4978" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2013/09/10/the-jazz-session-422-vijay-iyer-mary-halvorson-stephan-crump-nicky-schrire-the-atlas-preview/619lmppcvl-_sl1400_/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/619l+MppCVL._SL1400_.jpg?fit=200%2C181&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="200,181" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="619l+MppCVL._SL1400_" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/619l+MppCVL._SL1400_.jpg?fit=200%2C181&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/619l+MppCVL._SL1400_.jpg?fit=200%2C181&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/619l+MppCVL._SL1400_.jpg?resize=200%2C181&#038;ssl=1" alt="619l+MppCVL._SL1400_" width="200" height="181" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4978" data-recalc-dims="1" /> <img data-attachment-id="4979" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2013/09/10/the-jazz-session-422-vijay-iyer-mary-halvorson-stephan-crump-nicky-schrire-the-atlas-preview/81qrbcxfphl-_sl1500_/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/81QRBCXFpHL._SL1500_.jpg?fit=200%2C180&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="200,180" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="81QRBCXFpHL._SL1500_" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/81QRBCXFpHL._SL1500_.jpg?fit=200%2C180&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/81QRBCXFpHL._SL1500_.jpg?fit=200%2C180&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/81QRBCXFpHL._SL1500_.jpg?resize=200%2C180&#038;ssl=1" alt="81QRBCXFpHL._SL1500_" width="200" height="180" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4979" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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://www.thejazzsession.com/store/">TJS Store</a>. Thanks!</p> <p><P><img data-attachment-id="4980" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2013/09/10/the-jazz-session-422-vijay-iyer-mary-halvorson-stephan-crump-nicky-schrire-the-atlas-preview/atlas_theater_shops_dc/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Atlas_Theater_shops_DC.jpg?fit=400%2C267&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="400,267" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;4&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;DSC-H1&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;1313591098&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;8&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;64&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0.0015625&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="Atlas_Theater_shops_DC" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Atlas_Theater_shops_DC.jpg?fit=250%2C166&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Atlas_Theater_shops_DC.jpg?fit=400%2C267&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Atlas_Theater_shops_DC.jpg?resize=400%2C267&#038;ssl=1" alt="Atlas_Theater_shops_DC" width="400" height="267" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4980" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Atlas_Theater_shops_DC.jpg?w=400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Atlas_Theater_shops_DC.jpg?resize=250%2C166&amp;ssl=1 250w" sizes="(max-width: 400px) 100vw, 400px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p>
  100. 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 origin of the label; what it’s like to run a record label in the age of digital downloads; and the varied roster he’s put together over the years. Learn more at cuneiformrecords.com and follow the label on Twitter at @cuneiformrecord. …
    <p><P><img data-attachment-id="4961" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2013/07/28/the-jazz-session-421-cuneiform-records-and-a-kickstarter-message/cuneiform-logo-black-2/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Cuneiform-logo-Black1.gif?fit=250%2C288&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="250,288" data-comments-opened="0" data-image-meta="{&quot;aperture&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;credit&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;camera&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;caption&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;created_timestamp&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;copyright&quot;:&quot;&quot;,&quot;focal_length&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;iso&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;shutter_speed&quot;:&quot;0&quot;,&quot;title&quot;:&quot;&quot;}" data-image-title="Cuneiform-logo-Black" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Cuneiform-logo-Black1.gif?fit=217%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Cuneiform-logo-Black1.gif?fit=250%2C288&amp;ssl=1" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Cuneiform-logo-Black1.gif?resize=250%2C288&#038;ssl=1" alt="Cuneiform-logo-Black" width="250" height="288" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-4961" data-recalc-dims="1" /></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>