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  1. The Jazz Session #531: Christine Correa

    2020-09-23 08:00:16 UTC

    Vocalist Christine Correa‘s new album with pianist Ran Blake is When Soft Rains Fall. It’s a tribute to Billie Holiday’s seminal recording Lady In Satin. In this interview, Correa talks about her longtime relationship with Blake and how that informed the recording process; why she encourages her students to put down the sheet music and …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6590" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/09/23/the-jazz-session-531-christine-correa/when-soft-rains-fall-cover/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/When-Soft-Rains-Fall-Cover.jpg?fit=1669%2C1481&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1669,1481" 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="When Soft Rains Fall &#8211; Cover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/When-Soft-Rains-Fall-Cover.jpg?fit=250%2C222&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/When-Soft-Rains-Fall-Cover.jpg?fit=400%2C355&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/When-Soft-Rains-Fall-Cover.jpg?resize=250%2C222&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="222" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6590" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/When-Soft-Rains-Fall-Cover.jpg?resize=250%2C222&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/When-Soft-Rains-Fall-Cover.jpg?resize=400%2C355&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/When-Soft-Rains-Fall-Cover.jpg?resize=768%2C681&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/When-Soft-Rains-Fall-Cover.jpg?resize=1536%2C1363&amp;ssl=1 1536w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/When-Soft-Rains-Fall-Cover.jpg?w=1669&amp;ssl=1 1669w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/When-Soft-Rains-Fall-Cover.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Vocalist <strong>Christine Correa</strong>&#8216;s new album with pianist Ran Blake is <em>When Soft Rains Fall</em>. It&#8217;s a tribute to Billie Holiday&#8217;s seminal recording <em>Lady In Satin</em>. In this interview, Correa talks about her longtime relationship with Blake and how that informed the recording process; why she encourages her students to put down the sheet music and use their ears; her upcoming projects; and the vulnerability, anger and strength found in the vocalists who&#8217;ve inspired her.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. As I prepare to head out on the road in a van (which will also be my home) to record interviews, I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://www.thejazzsession.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called Track of the Week, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p><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 #530: Leni Stern

    2020-09-16 08:00:16 UTC

    Guitarist Leni Stern has spent years collaborating with musicians from other cultures and musical styles, particularly with musicians from Senegal and Mali. On her latest album, 4, Stern continues that work, and adds Argentinian keyboardist Leo Genovese into the mix. In this interview, Stern talks about how she started studying west African music; adapting her …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6580" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/09/16/tjs-530-leni-stern/cover-leni-stern-4/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/cover-Leni-Stern-4.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="cover Leni Stern &#8211; 4" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/cover-Leni-Stern-4.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/cover-Leni-Stern-4.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/cover-Leni-Stern-4.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6580" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/cover-Leni-Stern-4.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/cover-Leni-Stern-4.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/cover-Leni-Stern-4.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/cover-Leni-Stern-4.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/cover-Leni-Stern-4.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/cover-Leni-Stern-4.jpg?w=1500&amp;ssl=1 1500w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/cover-Leni-Stern-4.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Guitarist <strong>Leni Stern</strong> has spent years collaborating with musicians from other cultures and musical styles, particularly with musicians from Senegal and Mali. On her latest album, <em>4</em>, Stern continues that work, and adds Argentinian keyboardist Leo Genovese into the mix. In this interview, Stern talks about how she started studying west African music; adapting her own playing to the rhythmic needs of the music; her varied musical partners; and the return of some live music to New York City.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians on <em>The Jazz Session</em> since 2007. As I prepare to head out on the road in a van (which will also be my home) to record interviews, I need your support more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://www.thejazzsession.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly bonus episode called <em>Track of the Week</em>, plus early access to every show. For $10 a month you&#8217;ll get all that plus an extra monthly bonus show.</p> <p><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 biweekly newsletter</a>.</p>
  3. The Jazz Session #529: Jamie Baum

    2020-09-09 14:38:38 UTC

    Flute player Jamie Baum talks about her experiences as a New-York-based jazz musician during the pandemic. She also sheds light on her experiments with South Asian music; appreciation vs. appropriation; her various composing projects; and some upcoming album releases. / / / I’ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it’s important …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6572" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/09/09/the-jazz-session-529-jamie-baum/baumcollage/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/baumcollage.png?fit=1024%2C943&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1024,943" 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="baumcollage" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/baumcollage.png?fit=250%2C230&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/baumcollage.png?fit=400%2C368&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/baumcollage.png?resize=250%2C230&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="230" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6572" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/baumcollage.png?resize=250%2C230&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/baumcollage.png?resize=400%2C368&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/baumcollage.png?resize=768%2C707&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/baumcollage.png?w=1024&amp;ssl=1 1024w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Flute player <strong><a href="https://jamiebaum.com/">Jamie Baum</a></strong> talks about her experiences as a New-York-based jazz musician during the pandemic. She also sheds light on her experiments with South Asian music; appreciation vs. appropriation; her various composing projects; and some upcoming album releases.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://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>
  4. The Jazz Session #528: Cat Toren

    2020-09-02 08:00:37 UTC

    Welcome to the premiere of season 13 of The Jazz Session! This episode begins with some big news before turning to pianist Cat Toren and her new album, Scintillating Beauty. In this interview, Toren talks about the genesis of the new record; sound healing; bringing a child into the world; her upcoming projects; and the …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6569" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/09/02/the-jazz-session-528-cat-toren/05-200609b/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/05-200609B.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="05 &#8211; 200609B" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/05-200609B.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/05-200609B.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/05-200609B.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6569" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/05-200609B.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/05-200609B.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/05-200609B.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/05-200609B.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/05-200609B.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/05-200609B.jpg?w=1500&amp;ssl=1 1500w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/05-200609B.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Welcome to the premiere of season 13 of <em>The Jazz Session</em>! This episode begins with some big news before turning to pianist Cat Toren and her new album, <em>Scintillating Beauty</em>. In this interview, Toren talks about the genesis of the new record; sound healing; bringing a child into the world; her upcoming projects; and the challenge of navigating online spaces.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>As you&#8217;ll hear in this episode, I need your support now more than ever. Please <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://www.thejazzsession.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. For $5 a month you&#8217;ll get a weekly <em>Track of the Week</em> episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.</p> <p><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. TJS Summer Hiatus 2020: Shadows And Light with Dwight

    2020-07-30 19:18:10 UTC

    In this episode, Dwight from Eat The Rich joins me to talk about Joni Mitchell’s 1980 live album Shadows And Light. The album features Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Michael Brecker, Jaco Pastorius, Don Alias, and The Persuasions. We talk about some of the highlights of the record and play excerpts. Then we talk about the …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6564" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/07/30/tjs-summer-hiatus-2020-shadows-and-light-with-dwight/tjshiatus1/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/tjshiatus1.png?fit=1389%2C1200&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1389,1200" 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="tjshiatus1" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/tjshiatus1.png?fit=250%2C216&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/tjshiatus1.png?fit=400%2C346&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/tjshiatus1.png?resize=250%2C216&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="216" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6564" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/tjshiatus1.png?resize=250%2C216&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/tjshiatus1.png?resize=400%2C346&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/tjshiatus1.png?resize=768%2C663&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/tjshiatus1.png?w=1389&amp;ssl=1 1389w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/tjshiatus1.png?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>In this episode, Dwight from <em>Eat The Rich</em> joins me to talk about Joni Mitchell&#8217;s 1980 live album <em>Shadows And Light</em>. The album features Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Michael Brecker, Jaco Pastorius, Don Alias, and The Persuasions. We talk about some of the highlights of the record and play excerpts. Then we talk about the current economic state of the jazz world, and what the future might bring. You&#8217;ll also learn more about Dwight&#8217;s show, <em>Eat The Rich</em>. You can follow <a href="https://twitter.com/rhinosoros">Dwight</a> and <em><a href="https://twitter.com/EatTheRichPod">Eat The Rich</a></em> on Twitter, and <a href="https://www.patreon.com/EatTheRich">support ETR on Patreon</a>.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://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 #527: Ben Goldberg

    2020-06-24 08:00:35 UTC

    Since the beginning of quarantine, clarinetist Ben Goldberg has been recording a new piece of music each day in a project called Plague Diary. In this interview, Goldberg talks about why he started this project; how Steve Lacy helped him articulate an artistic vision; the influence of poet/educator/prophet Allen Grossman; and much more. / / …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6558" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/06/24/the-jazz-session-527-ben-goldberg/plague/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/plague.jpg?fit=1200%2C994&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1200,994" 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="plague" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/plague.jpg?fit=250%2C207&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/plague.jpg?fit=400%2C331&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/plague.jpg?resize=250%2C207&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="207" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6558" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/plague.jpg?resize=250%2C207&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/plague.jpg?resize=400%2C331&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/plague.jpg?resize=768%2C636&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/plague.jpg?w=1200&amp;ssl=1 1200w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/plague.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Since the beginning of quarantine, clarinetist <strong>Ben Goldberg</strong> has been recording a new piece of music each day in a project called <em><a href="https://ben-goldberg--bag-production-records.bandcamp.com/album/plague-diary">Plague Diary</a></em>. In this interview, Goldberg talks about why he started this project; how Steve Lacy helped him articulate an artistic vision; the influence of poet/educator/prophet Allen Grossman; and much more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p><strong>This is the final episode of season 12</strong>. If you&#8217;d like to get the members-only that will be released during the summer hiatus in July and August, please become a member today at <a href="https://www.thejazzsession.com/join">thejazzsession.com/join</a>. New regular episodes of <em>The Jazz Session</em> will resume in September 2020.</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 #526: Jeff Albert

    2020-06-17 08:00:14 UTC

    Trombonist Jeff Albert‘s new live record is called Unanimous Sources. In this interview, we talk about the various musical buttons pushed by this band; making music fun; the many other projects Jeff is involved with; the forward-thinking music program at Loyola University New Orleans; and more. / / / I’ve been recording conversations with jazz …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6545" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/06/17/the-jazz-session-526-jeff-albert/a2713008154_10/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/a2713008154_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="a2713008154_10" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/a2713008154_10.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/a2713008154_10.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/a2713008154_10.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6545" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/a2713008154_10.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/a2713008154_10.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/a2713008154_10.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/a2713008154_10.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/a2713008154_10.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/a2713008154_10.jpg?w=1200&amp;ssl=1 1200w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/a2713008154_10.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Trombonist <strong>Jeff Albert</strong>&#8216;s new live record is called <em>Unanimous Sources</em>. In this interview, we talk about the various musical buttons pushed by this band; making music fun; the many other projects Jeff is involved with; the forward-thinking music program at Loyola University New Orleans; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://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>
  8. The Jazz Session #525: Chad Taylor

    2020-06-10 08:00:46 UTC

    Drummer Chad Taylor‘s latest record is a collaboration with saxophonist Brian Settles and pianist Neil Podgurski called The Daily Biological (Cuneiform Records, 2020). In this interview, Taylor talks about his early days with Brian Settles and comedian Dave Chappelle; the origin of this trio; his work with the recently departed Henry Grimes; life during the …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6538" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/06/10/the-jazz-session-525-chad-taylor/cover-5/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/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;1&quot;}" data-image-title="cover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cover.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cover.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6538" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cover.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cover.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cover.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cover.jpg?resize=1536%2C1536&amp;ssl=1 1536w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cover.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cover.jpg?w=2000&amp;ssl=1 2000w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cover.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Drummer <strong>Chad Taylor</strong>&#8216;s latest record is a collaboration with saxophonist Brian Settles and pianist Neil Podgurski called <em>The Daily Biological</em> (Cuneiform Records, 2020). In this interview, Taylor talks about his early days with Brian Settles and comedian Dave Chappelle; the origin of this trio; his work with the recently departed Henry Grimes; life during the pandemic; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://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>
  9. The Jazz Session #524: Erik Deutsch

    2020-06-03 08:00:39 UTC

    Keyboardist Erik Deutsch has a new album called Live At Lunatico. In this interview, he talks about making music fun; the overlap of jazz and jam bands; his work with Leftover Salmon; his move to Mexico; and his new gig with Dixie Chicks. / / / I’ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6534" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/06/03/the-jazz-session-524-erik-deutsch/erik-deutsch-cover-art-misa/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ERIK-DEUTSCH-COVER-ART-MISA.jpeg?fit=480%2C480&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="480,480" 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="ERIK-DEUTSCH-COVER-ART-MISA" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ERIK-DEUTSCH-COVER-ART-MISA.jpeg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ERIK-DEUTSCH-COVER-ART-MISA.jpeg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ERIK-DEUTSCH-COVER-ART-MISA.jpeg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6534" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ERIK-DEUTSCH-COVER-ART-MISA.jpeg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ERIK-DEUTSCH-COVER-ART-MISA.jpeg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ERIK-DEUTSCH-COVER-ART-MISA.jpeg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ERIK-DEUTSCH-COVER-ART-MISA.jpeg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ERIK-DEUTSCH-COVER-ART-MISA.jpeg?w=480&amp;ssl=1 480w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Keyboardist <strong>Erik Deutsch</strong> has a new album called <em>Live At Lunatico</em>. In this interview, he talks about making music fun; the overlap of jazz and jam bands; his work with Leftover Salmon; his move to Mexico; and his new gig with Dixie Chicks.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://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>
  10. The Jazz Session #523: Henry Hey

    2020-05-27 08:00:18 UTC

    Henry Hey and his band Forq have a new album called Four. In this interview, Hey talks about the history of Forq; big stacks of keyboards; his work with David Bowie and George Michael; and a lot more. / / / I’ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it’s important work …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6529" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/05/27/the-jazz-session-523-henry-hey/forqcover/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/forqcover.jpg?fit=1516%2C1512&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1516,1512" 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="forqcover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/forqcover.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/forqcover.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/forqcover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6529" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/forqcover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/forqcover.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/forqcover.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/forqcover.jpg?resize=768%2C766&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/forqcover.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/forqcover.jpg?w=1516&amp;ssl=1 1516w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/forqcover.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p><strong>Henry Hey</strong> and his band <strong>Forq</strong> have a new album called <em>Four</em>. In this interview, Hey talks about the history of Forq; big stacks of keyboards; his work with David Bowie and George Michael; and a lot more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://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>
  11. TJS Extra: Dinner With Jimmy Cobb

    2020-05-25 22:48:50 UTC

    Back in 1996 I was lucky to have dinner with Jimmy Cobb in a small town in northern Japan. Today, as we mourn Jimmy’s passing and celebrate his life, I’d like to share that story.
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6525" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/05/25/tjs-extra-dinner-with-jimmy-cobb/jimmy/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/jimmy.jpeg?fit=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="768,768" 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;1590421322&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="jimmy" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/jimmy.jpeg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/jimmy.jpeg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/jimmy.jpeg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6525" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/jimmy.jpeg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/jimmy.jpeg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/jimmy.jpeg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/jimmy.jpeg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/jimmy.jpeg?w=768&amp;ssl=1 768w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Back in 1996 I was lucky to have dinner with Jimmy Cobb in a small town in northern Japan. Today, as we mourn Jimmy&#8217;s passing and celebrate his life, I&#8217;d like to share that story.</p>
  12. The Jazz Session #522: Wendy Eisenberg

    2020-05-20 08:00:56 UTC

    Guitarist, vocalist, and other-instruments-ist Wendy Eisenberg has released a wealth of music in recent years, each album in a distinct soundworld from every other. In this interview, Eisenberg talks about projects including Dehiscence, Its Shape Is Your Touch, Time Machine, Talk To Me (by their collaborative band Editrix), and more. We also learn why western …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6517" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/05/20/the-jazz-session-522-wendy-eisenberg/wendy/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wendy.jpg?fit=1667%2C1667&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1667,1667" 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;1442710489&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="wendy" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wendy.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wendy.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wendy.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6517" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wendy.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wendy.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wendy.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wendy.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wendy.jpg?resize=1536%2C1536&amp;ssl=1 1536w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wendy.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wendy.jpg?w=1667&amp;ssl=1 1667w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/wendy.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Guitarist, vocalist, and other-instruments-ist <strong>Wendy Eisenberg</strong> has released a wealth of music in recent years, each album in a distinct soundworld from every other. In this interview, Eisenberg talks about projects including <a href="http://wendyeisenberg.bandcamp.com/album/dehiscence-2020"><em>Dehiscence</em></a>, <a href="https://wendyeisenberg.bandcamp.com/album/its-shape-is-your-touch"><em>Its Shape Is Your Touch</em></a>, <a href="https://wendyeisenberg.bandcamp.com/album/time-machine-2"><em>Time Machine</em></a>, <a href="https://editrix.bandcamp.com/album/talk-to-me"><em>Talk To Me</em></a> (by their collaborative band Editrix), and more. We also learn why western Massachusetts is a magical gateway to the universe.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://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>
  13. The Jazz Session #521: Brian Landrus

    2020-05-13 08:00:50 UTC

    Woodwind player Brian Landrus‘s new album, For Now, comes out on May 15, 2020. In this interview, Landrus talks about making an album with strings; how upheaval in his personal life led to the music on For Now; the influence of Bob Brookmeyer on his writing; a future big band project; and more. / / …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6513" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/05/13/the-jazz-session-521-brian-landrus/landrus/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/landrus.jpg?fit=562%2C505&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="562,505" 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="landrus" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/landrus.jpg?fit=250%2C225&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/landrus.jpg?fit=400%2C359&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/landrus.jpg?resize=250%2C225&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="225" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6513" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/landrus.jpg?resize=250%2C225&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/landrus.jpg?resize=400%2C359&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/landrus.jpg?w=562&amp;ssl=1 562w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Woodwind player <strong>Brian Landrus</strong>&#8216;s new album, <em>For Now</em>, comes out on May 15, 2020. In this interview, Landrus talks about making an album with strings; how upheaval in his personal life led to the music on <em>For Now</em>; the influence of Bob Brookmeyer on his writing; a future big band project; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://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>
  14. The Jazz Session #520: Andy Milne

    2020-05-06 08:00:18 UTC

    Pianist Andy Milne has just released his first trio album, The ReMission (Sunnyside Records, 2020), featuring bassist John Hébert and drummer Clarence Penn. In this interview, Milne talks about finally deciding to make a trio record; how the album coincided with both his fight against cancer and a new job at the University of Michigan; …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6505" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/05/06/the-jazz-session-520-andy-milne/a0878794510_10/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/a0878794510_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="a0878794510_10" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/a0878794510_10.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/a0878794510_10.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/a0878794510_10.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6505" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/a0878794510_10.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/a0878794510_10.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/a0878794510_10.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/a0878794510_10.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/a0878794510_10.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/a0878794510_10.jpg?w=1200&amp;ssl=1 1200w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/a0878794510_10.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Pianist <strong>Andy Milne</strong> has just released his first trio album, <em>The ReMission</em> (Sunnyside Records, 2020), featuring bassist John Hébert and drummer Clarence Penn. In this interview, Milne talks about finally deciding to make a trio record; how the album coincided with both his fight against cancer and a new job at the University of Michigan; life during the pandemic; his thoughts on McCoy Tyner; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://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>
  15. The Jazz Session #519: Eric Hofbauer

    2020-04-29 08:00:01 UTC

    Guitarist Eric Hofbauer recently released Book of Fire (Creative Nation Music, 2020), the second in what will be a five-album series centered on the five aspects of the Chinese philosophy wu xing. In this interview, Hofbauer talks about the first two albums in the series; how he and bassist Tony Leva broadened their instrumental palettes …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6487" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/04/29/the-jazz-session-519-eric-hofbauer/book-of-fire-front-cover-300dpi-1/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Book-of-Fire-front-cover-300dpi-1.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="Book-of-Fire-front-cover-300dpi-1" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Book-of-Fire-front-cover-300dpi-1.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Book-of-Fire-front-cover-300dpi-1.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Book-of-Fire-front-cover-300dpi-1.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6487" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Book-of-Fire-front-cover-300dpi-1.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Book-of-Fire-front-cover-300dpi-1.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Book-of-Fire-front-cover-300dpi-1.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Book-of-Fire-front-cover-300dpi-1.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Book-of-Fire-front-cover-300dpi-1.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Book-of-Fire-front-cover-300dpi-1.jpg?w=1500&amp;ssl=1 1500w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Book-of-Fire-front-cover-300dpi-1.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Guitarist <strong><a href="https://www.erichofbauer.com/">Eric Hofbauer</a></strong> recently released <em>Book of Fire</em> (Creative Nation Music, 2020), the second in what will be a five-album series centered on the five aspects of the Chinese philosophy <em>wu xing</em>. In this interview, Hofbauer talks about the first two albums in the series; how he and bassist Tony Leva broadened their instrumental palettes for this latest record; why he chose to include recordings of James Baldwin; the pandemic in Boston; and much more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://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>
  16. The Jazz Session #518: Remembering Henry Grimes

    2020-04-22 08:00:27 UTC

    Bassist and poet Henry Grimes died on April 15, 2020 from complications due to Covid-19. In this episode, I read one of Henry’s poems and a poem I wrote for Henry. After that, pianist Carmen Staaf recalls her relationship with Grimes. The final section is a previously unaired 2008 interview with Henry Grimes recorded at …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6482" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/04/22/the-jazz-session-518-remembering-henry-grimes/grimescover/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/grimescover.png?fit=466%2C354&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="466,354" 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="grimescover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/grimescover.png?fit=250%2C190&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/grimescover.png?fit=400%2C304&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/grimescover.png?resize=250%2C190&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="190" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6482" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/grimescover.png?resize=250%2C190&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/grimescover.png?resize=400%2C304&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/grimescover.png?w=466&amp;ssl=1 466w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Bassist and poet <strong>Henry Grimes</strong> died on April 15, 2020 from complications due to Covid-19. In this episode, I read one of Henry&#8217;s poems and a poem I wrote for Henry. After that, pianist <strong>Carmen Staaf</strong> recalls her relationship with Grimes. The final section is a previously unaired 2008 interview with Henry Grimes recorded at the Jazz At The Lake festival in Lake George, NY.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://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>
  17. The Jazz Session #517: Angela Davis

    2020-04-15 08:00:06 UTC

    Saxophonist Angela Davis‘s latest recording is Little Did They Know (ABC Jazz, 2019). In this interview, Davis talks about moving home to Australia and becoming part of the Melbourne jazz scene; how she came to make this record with Tony Gould and Sam Anning; the stories behind the tunes on the album; life in Australia …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6476" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/04/15/the-jazz-session-517-angela-davis/cover-4/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/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="cover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6476" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover.jpg?w=1400&amp;ssl=1 1400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Saxophonist <strong>Angela Davis</strong>&#8216;s latest recording is <em>Little Did They Know</em> (ABC Jazz, 2019). In this interview, Davis talks about moving home to Australia and becoming part of the Melbourne jazz scene; how she came to make this record with Tony Gould and Sam Anning; the stories behind the tunes on the album; life in Australia during the pandemic; and much more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://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>
  18. The Jazz Session #516: Brenda Earle Stokes

    2020-04-08 08:00:24 UTC

    The new album by Brenda Earle Stokes is Solo Sessions, Vol. 1. In this interview, Stokes talks about this unexpected album; learning 700 songs in 11 weeks on a cruise ship; life in NYC during the pandemic; the idea of the depressed artist; the opportunity for optimism; and more. / / / I’ve been recording …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6473" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/04/08/the-jazz-session-516-brenda-earle-stokes/cover-3/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover.png?fit=1033%2C970&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="1033,970" 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://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover.png?fit=250%2C235&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover.png?fit=400%2C376&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover.png?resize=250%2C235&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="235" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6473" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover.png?resize=250%2C235&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover.png?resize=400%2C376&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover.png?resize=768%2C721&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/cover.png?w=1033&amp;ssl=1 1033w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>The new album by <strong>Brenda Earle Stokes</strong> is <em>Solo Sessions, Vol. 1</em>. In this interview, Stokes talks about this unexpected album; learning 700 songs in 11 weeks on a cruise ship; life in NYC during the pandemic; the idea of the depressed artist; the opportunity for optimism; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://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. <strong>Thank you to the latest members: Arthur Kahwa, David Smith, Ron, Peter De Backer, and Rich Nichols.</strong></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>
  19. The Jazz Session #515: Remembering Ellis Marsalis (2009 Interview)

    2020-04-02 04:37:18 UTC

    We just lost Ellis Marsalis. Earlier this week we lost Wallace Roney. I think we’ll be adding more names to the list before all this is over. I’m sharing this 2009 interview with Ellis as a way to honor his memory. Take care of each other, OK? Ellis Marsalis is more than the father of …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6468" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/04/02/the-jazz-session-515-remembering-ellis-marsalis-2009-interview/ows_146611529148859/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ows_146611529148859.jpg?fit=2000%2C1328&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="2000,1328" 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="ows_146611529148859" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ows_146611529148859.jpg?fit=250%2C166&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ows_146611529148859.jpg?fit=400%2C266&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ows_146611529148859.jpg?resize=250%2C166&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="166" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6468" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ows_146611529148859.jpg?resize=250%2C166&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ows_146611529148859.jpg?resize=400%2C266&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ows_146611529148859.jpg?resize=768%2C510&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ows_146611529148859.jpg?resize=1536%2C1020&amp;ssl=1 1536w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ows_146611529148859.jpg?w=2000&amp;ssl=1 2000w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/ows_146611529148859.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p><em>We just lost Ellis Marsalis. Earlier this week we lost Wallace Roney. I think we&#8217;ll be adding more names to the list before all this is over. I&#8217;m sharing this 2009 interview with Ellis as a way to honor his memory. Take care of each other, OK?</em></p> <p><strong>Ellis Marsalis</strong> is more than the father of four famous sons. He’s an acclaimed pianist and educator in his own right, and his musical history has covered a lot of ground. <em>Homecoming</em> (ELM Records, 2009), his new CD, is a mix of old and new, combining a reissue of 1985 duet session with saxophonist Eddie Harris, and new music recorded in 2009 with fellow New Orleanian pianist Jonathan Batiste. In this interview, Marsalis talks about how his time in the Marines helped build his piano chops; how he got his gig with trumpeter Al Hirt; and what makes New Orleans “fertile ground” for a jazz musician.</p>
  20. The Jazz Session #514: Yoko Miwa

    2020-03-18 08:00:12 UTC

    Pianist Yoko Miwa‘s most recent album is Keep Talkin’. In this interview, Miwa talks about the difficulties facing all musicians during the coronavirus outbreak; surviving the 1995 Kobe earthquake; gigging with Sheila Jordan; why she often includes Beatles songs on her albums; and more. / / / I’ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6460" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/03/18/the-jazz-session-514-yoko-miwa/miwa-keep-talkin-cover/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Miwa-Keep-Talkin-Cover.jpg?fit=835%2C753&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="835,753" 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="Miwa Keep Talkin&#8217; Cover" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Miwa-Keep-Talkin-Cover.jpg?fit=250%2C225&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Miwa-Keep-Talkin-Cover.jpg?fit=400%2C361&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Miwa-Keep-Talkin-Cover.jpg?resize=250%2C225&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="225" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6460" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Miwa-Keep-Talkin-Cover.jpg?resize=250%2C225&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Miwa-Keep-Talkin-Cover.jpg?resize=400%2C361&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Miwa-Keep-Talkin-Cover.jpg?resize=768%2C693&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Miwa-Keep-Talkin-Cover.jpg?w=835&amp;ssl=1 835w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Pianist <strong>Yoko Miwa</strong>&#8216;s most recent album is <em>Keep Talkin&#8217;</em>. In this interview, Miwa talks about the difficulties facing all musicians during the coronavirus outbreak; surviving the 1995 Kobe earthquake; gigging with Sheila Jordan; why she often includes Beatles songs on her albums; and more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://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>
  21. The Jazz Session #513: Nick Finzer

    2020-03-11 08:00:13 UTC

    Cast Of Characters (Outside in Music, 2020) is the latest album from trombonist, composer and record label owner Nick Finzer. In this interview, Finzer talks about writing this ambitious suite of music; about how we incorporate and transcend our influences; his long-running band; and his decision to start a record label. / / / I’ve …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6456" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/03/11/the-jazz-session-513-nick-finzer/cast-of-characters-digital-cover3000/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cast-of-Characters-Digital-Cover3000-scaled.jpg?fit=2560%2C2560&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="2560,2560" 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="Cast of Characters Digital Cover3000" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cast-of-Characters-Digital-Cover3000-scaled.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cast-of-Characters-Digital-Cover3000-scaled.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cast-of-Characters-Digital-Cover3000.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6456" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cast-of-Characters-Digital-Cover3000-scaled.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cast-of-Characters-Digital-Cover3000-scaled.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cast-of-Characters-Digital-Cover3000-scaled.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cast-of-Characters-Digital-Cover3000-scaled.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cast-of-Characters-Digital-Cover3000-scaled.jpg?resize=1536%2C1536&amp;ssl=1 1536w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cast-of-Characters-Digital-Cover3000-scaled.jpg?resize=2048%2C2048&amp;ssl=1 2048w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cast-of-Characters-Digital-Cover3000-scaled.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Cast-of-Characters-Digital-Cover3000-scaled.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p><em>Cast Of Characters</em> (Outside in Music, 2020) is the latest album from trombonist, composer and record label owner <strong>Nick Finzer</strong>. In this interview, Finzer talks about writing this ambitious suite of music; about how we incorporate and transcend our influences; his long-running band; and his decision to start a record label.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://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. <strong>Thanks to Arthur Kahwa for joining since the previous episode.</strong></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>
  22. TJS Bonus: Richard Scheinin on McCoy Tyner

    2020-03-07 01:52:40 UTC

    To honor the passing of McCoy Tyner, I’m making this members-only episode from December into a public episode. Music writer Richard Scheinin talks about McCoy Tyner’s album Sahara. During the conversation, Richard also reads from interviews he did with Sonny Fortune and Bobby Hutcherson about McCoy. [Photo: McCoy Tyner at the 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival, …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6451" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/03/06/tjs-bonus-richard-scheinin-on-mccoy-tyner/mccoy/" data-orig-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mccoy.jpg?fit=2048%2C1536&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="2048,1536" 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="mccoy" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mccoy.jpg?fit=250%2C188&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mccoy.jpg?fit=400%2C300&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mccoy.jpg?resize=250%2C188&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="188" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6451" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mccoy.jpg?resize=250%2C188&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mccoy.jpg?resize=400%2C300&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mccoy.jpg?resize=768%2C576&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mccoy.jpg?resize=1536%2C1152&amp;ssl=1 1536w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mccoy.jpg?w=2048&amp;ssl=1 2048w, https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/mccoy.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>To honor the passing of <strong>McCoy Tyner</strong>, I&#8217;m making this members-only episode from December into a public episode.</p> <p>Music writer Richard Scheinin talks about McCoy Tyner&#8217;s album <em>Sahara</em>. During the conversation, Richard also reads from interviews he did with Sonny Fortune and Bobby Hutcherson about McCoy.</p> <p>[Photo: McCoy Tyner at the 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival, by Jason Crane.]</p>
  23. The Jazz Session #512: Lynne Arriale

    2020-03-04 19:35:34 UTC

    Pianist Lynne Arriale‘s new album is Chimes of Freedom (Challenge Records, 2020). The record is a direct reply to our current American sociopolitical environment. In this interview, Arriale talks about speaking truth to power; mortality and the artistic process; her work as an educator; and a lot more. / / / I’ve been recording conversations …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6448" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/03/04/the-jazz-session-512-lynne-arriale/cover-shervin-lainez/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVER-Shervin-Lainez-scaled.jpg?fit=2560%2C2539&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="2560,2539" 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 Shervin Lainez" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVER-Shervin-Lainez-scaled.jpg?fit=250%2C248&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVER-Shervin-Lainez-scaled.jpg?fit=400%2C397&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVER-Shervin-Lainez.jpg?resize=250%2C248&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="248" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6448" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVER-Shervin-Lainez-scaled.jpg?resize=250%2C248&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVER-Shervin-Lainez-scaled.jpg?resize=400%2C397&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVER-Shervin-Lainez-scaled.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVER-Shervin-Lainez-scaled.jpg?resize=768%2C762&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVER-Shervin-Lainez-scaled.jpg?resize=1536%2C1523&amp;ssl=1 1536w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVER-Shervin-Lainez-scaled.jpg?resize=2048%2C2031&amp;ssl=1 2048w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVER-Shervin-Lainez-scaled.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/COVER-Shervin-Lainez-scaled.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>Pianist <strong>Lynne Arriale</strong>&#8216;s new album is <em>Chimes of Freedom</em> (Challenge Records, 2020). The record is a direct reply to our current American sociopolitical environment. In this interview, Arriale talks about speaking truth to power; mortality and the artistic process; her work as an educator; and a lot more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://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>
  24. The Jazz Session #511: Terry Teachout on Duke Ellington

    2020-02-26 09:00:20 UTC

    Terry Teachout is the author of Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington (Penguin, 2013). In this interview, Teachout talks about Ellington’s complex character; his genius as a composer; Ellington’s sometimes fraught collaborations with his fellow musicians; and a lot more. / / / I’ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it’s …
    <p><img data-attachment-id="6440" data-permalink="https://www.thejazzsession.com/2020/02/26/the-jazz-session-511-terry-teachout-on-duke-ellington/terryduke/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/terryduke-scaled.jpg?fit=2560%2C2560&amp;ssl=1" data-orig-size="2560,2560" 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="terryduke" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/terryduke-scaled.jpg?fit=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/terryduke-scaled.jpg?fit=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1" loading="lazy" src="https://i1.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/terryduke.jpg?resize=250%2C250&#038;ssl=1" alt="" width="250" height="250" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-6440" srcset="https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/terryduke-scaled.jpg?resize=250%2C250&amp;ssl=1 250w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/terryduke-scaled.jpg?resize=400%2C400&amp;ssl=1 400w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/terryduke-scaled.jpg?resize=150%2C150&amp;ssl=1 150w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/terryduke-scaled.jpg?resize=768%2C768&amp;ssl=1 768w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/terryduke-scaled.jpg?resize=1536%2C1536&amp;ssl=1 1536w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/terryduke-scaled.jpg?resize=2048%2C2048&amp;ssl=1 2048w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/terryduke-scaled.jpg?resize=100%2C100&amp;ssl=1 100w, https://i0.wp.com/www.thejazzsession.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/terryduke-scaled.jpg?w=1050&amp;ssl=1 1050w" sizes="(max-width: 250px) 100vw, 250px" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p><strong>Terry Teachout</strong> is the author of <em>Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington</em> (Penguin, 2013). In this interview, Teachout talks about Ellington&#8217;s complex character; his genius as a composer; Ellington&#8217;s sometimes fraught collaborations with his fellow musicians; and a lot more.</p> <p>/ / /</p> <p>I&#8217;ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it&#8217;s important work that deserves public support. I&#8217;d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that <em>The Jazz Session</em> is worth supporting, <strong>become a member today</strong> at <a href="https://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>
  25. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  26. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  27. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  28. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  29. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  30. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  31. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  32. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  33. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  34. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  35. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  36. TOMORROW…

    2019-12-03 16:27:42 UTC

  37. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  38. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  39. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  40. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  41. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  42. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  43. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  44. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  45. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  46. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  47. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  48. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  49. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  50. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  51. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  52. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  53. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  54. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  55. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  56. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  57. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  58. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  59. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  60. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  61. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  62. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  63. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  64. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  65. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  66. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  67. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  68. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  69. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  70. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  71. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  72. 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" loading="lazy" 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  73. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  74. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  75. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  76. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  77. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  78. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  79. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  80. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  81. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  82. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  83. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  84. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  85. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  86. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  87. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  88. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  89. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  90. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  91. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  92. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  93. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  94. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  95. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  96. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  97. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  98. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  99. 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" loading="lazy" 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>
  100. 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" loading="lazy" 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>