For the fourth year in a row, I talked to my dad, musician/producer/journalist/philosopher Ben Sidran in honor of his birthday. This time he's turning 79 and we consider the sociological implications of mowing the lawn, Donald Fagen's solo recordings, the significance of the 1960s in popular culture today, Pharoah Sanders album Pharoah's First (ESP), interviews he conducted in the 1980s with Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins, the myth of Sisyphus, his most recent album Swing State (Nardis), and his idea that "simplicity will get you in the end."
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