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Dizzy & Lead Belly: Interviews with Dave Douglas and Adam Nussbaum

Ludovico Granvassu By

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When interpreting music from the past, should contemporary musicians focus on its form or its spirit? We examine this question by interviewing Dave Douglas about his "Dizzy's Atmosphere" project and Adam Nussbaum about The Lead Belly Project album.

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  • Manu Codjia, Geraldine Laurent, Christophe Marguet "Shaw' Nuff" from The Lounge Lizards (Bee Jazz) 0:00
  • Host talk 4:27
  • Interview to Dave Douglas—Part 1 8:05
  • Dave Douglas "Rock of Billy" from Strange Liberation (RCA) 10:17
  • Host talk 16:08
  • Interview to Dave Douglas—Part 2 18:30
  • Dave Douglas "Waltz Boogie" from Soul on Soul (RCA) 21:24
  • Host talk 26:24
  • Interview to Dave Douglas—Part 3 27:14
  • Dizzy Gillespie "Manteca" from At Newport (Verve) 28:52
  • Host talk 35:53
  • Interview to by Dave Douglas—Part 4 36:31
  • Dizzy Gillespie "Picking the Cabbage" 37:29
  • Host talk 40:14
  • Interview to Dave Douglas—Part 5 41:21
  • Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas "Dream State" from Sound Prints (Greenleaf) 42:15
  • Host talk 47:41
  • Interview to Adam Nussbaum -Part 1 49:06
  • Adam Nussbaum "Black Girl (Where Did You Sleep Last Night)" from The Lead Belly Project (Sunnyside) 50:36
  • Host talk 54:10
  • Interview to Adam Nussbaum—Part 2 55:37
  • Adam Nussbaum "Grey Goose" 58:44
  • Host talk 1:00:34
  • Interview to Adam Nussbaum -Part 1:01:29
  • Leadbelly "Black Betty" from The Smithsonian Folkways Collection (Smithsonian Folkways) 1:01:47
  • Interview to Adam Nussbaum -Part 4 1:03:40
  • Adam Nussbaum "Black Betty" from The Lead Belly Project (Sunnyside) 1:03:55
  • Interview to Adam Nussbaum -Part 5 1:09:14
  • Adam Nussbaum "Bottle Up and Go" from The Lead Belly Project (Sunnyside) 1:11:04
  • Leadbelly "Bottle Up and Go" from Selected Sides 1934-1948 The JSP Series (Jsp Records) 1:16:08
  • Host talk 1:19:30
  • Paolo Botti "Take This Hammer" from The Lomax Tapes (Musica Jazz) 1:20:47
  • Gil Evans "Ella Speed" from Gil Evans—Ten (Prestige) 1:25:37
  • Leadbelly "Ella Speed" 1:31:26
  • Bill Frisell "Goodnight Irene" from East/West (Nonesuch) 1:34:10
  • Host talk 1:42:56
  • Interview to Adam Nussbaum—Part 6 1:46:11
  • Dino Rubino "Joyful" from Where is the Happyness? (Tuk) 1:47:50
  • Dino Rubino "Etna" from Where is the Happyness? (Tuk) 1:54:15


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