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On the new episode of The Jazz Session, Jason Crane interviews saxophonist Donny McCaslin about his new record, Recommended Tools (Greenleaf Music, 2008). The new album is McCaslin's statement in the saxophone trio format, joined by two of New York's finestbassist Hans Glawischnig and drummer Johnathan Blake. McCaslin shines on this album of original compositions, plus Billy Strayhorn's "Isfahan."
I love jazz because I enjoy the freedom.
I was first exposed to jazz when I was 17.
I met Cedar Walton at a concert in San Paulo.
The best show I ever attended was Helio Jambao trio.
The first jazz record I bought was Witchcraft by George Benson.
My advice to new listeners is listen to the old school first.