More Blast from our Past: Jazz Backstage

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All About Jazz collaborated with Joe Vella at Jazz Online to produce Jazz Backstage, a series of brief audio stories. Short lived, these six episodes ran from August to October 2011.

Jack DeJohnette
Musicians and drummers, in particular, across all genres have been blown away by the work of Jack DeJohnette. Whether Jack is leading his own groups or playing behind a cast of world class artists, his drumming is always fresh, inspired and most of all, musical. One of Jack's trademarks is his unique cymbal sound. On this Jazz Backstage episode, listen as Jack talks about his famous cymbals and creating his signature sound. Listen (2:48)

Roy Haynes
Legendary drummer and bandleader Roy Haynes talks about his brush work on the track "Stolen Moments." Listen (1:34)

Charlie Haden
Bassist Charlie Haden talks about working with collaborator Ruth Cameron and recording one of his all-time favorite songs on the most recent Quartet West album, Sophisticated Ladies. Listen (4:15)

Harvey Mason
Harvey revisits his role on the CTI classic recording Carnegie Hall Concert featuring Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker. Listen (3:26)

Elvis Costello
Is Elvis Costello a ballad singer who can sing rock & roll or a rock & roll singer who can sing ballads? On this backstage episode, hear what conclusion Elvis himself makes on his own vocal artistry. Listen (2:47)

Al Jarreau
Vocalist Al Jarreau walks us through his historic version of Paul Desmond's "Take Five." Listen (7:30)
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