Trombonist, composer, educator and political activist Chris Washburne discusses his new album The Land of Nod; a smart, direct and danceable instrumental statement about today's political climate. Chris and his SYOTOS latin jazz band play every Sunday at Smoke in New York City.
I love jazz because next to my kids, it's the love of my life.
I was first exposed to jazz by Joe Rico from a tiny station in Niagara Falls in 1954 when I was 13.
The best show I ever attended was Maynard Ferguson who blew the roof off Massey Hall in the late 50s.
My advice to new listeners is to listen to everything you can and then listen again.