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Chris Comer Trio With Eddie Brookshire Rocks

This Memorial Day weekend offered a peak experience for those who faithfully follow classical jazz anywhere in the country, and certainly for fans in Southwest Ohio. Jazz icon Eddie Brookshire was seen performing his magic on bass with the Chris Comer Trio at View 162, the elegant rooftop restaurant at the Crown Plaza Hotel in downtown Dayton, OH. The Chris ...

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John Zorn: Radio Interview

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This rare interview with one of the most innovative of American composers, John Zorn, is from 1999. Right off the bat the pair discussed the Masada jazz quartet and book of compositions, then the conversation led to other performers Zorn has collaborated and performed with, including Derek Bailey. Comer & Zorn engage in ...

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Bobo Stenson Radio Interview "Goodbye"

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Acclaimed Swedish jazz pianist and ECM recording artist Bobo Stenson discussed his trio CD Goodbye, featuring the legendary Paul Motian on drums and Anders Jormin on bass. Bobo describes the evolution of his playing style over the years and the artistic direction of ECM Records. Bobo also describes playing with Paul Motian for ...

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Bootsy Collins: Couldn't Get The Spaceship Outta The Driveway!

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Chris Comer and co-host Rob Ervin spoke with funk pioneer Bootsy Collins in an outrageous interview from January, 1999. The release of his newest CD “Fresh Outta P University" was scheduled that week and Bootsy was supposed to come by The Chris & Rob Show's studio that night in person. However, ...

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Bill Bruford Radio Interview

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Chris Comer has a candid conversation with jazz-rock drummer Bill Bruford in the spring of 2001. Bill Bruford played in progressive rock juggernauts Yes and King Crimson and fronts his own British jazz group Earthworks. Chris and Bill discuss the continuing progression of the Earthworks group and the British jazz scene, ...

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Peter Brotzmann : Another Step in the Large-Form Jazz Ensemble Tradition

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Iconoclastic European free jazz saxophonist Peter Brotzmann discusses his intensely revolutionary Chicago Tentet with Chris Comer in this 2005 radio interview. The Chicago Tentet features ten of the world's finest free jazz musicians in an all-out jazz assault. Brotzmann describes how the Chicago Tentet got together in the first place, the ...

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Anat Fort: Survival of the Artist

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Artist Anat Fort has recently released her first ECM Recording “A Long Story" featuring Paul Motian, Perry Robinson and Ed Schuller. In this revealing and intimate interview with Chris Comer from ChrisComerRadio.com, Anat talks about breaking in to the New York jazz scene, working with these legendary artists such as Paul ...

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Paul Bley: Stopping Time

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Chris Comer talked to the influential and iconic free-jazz pianist Paul Bley upon the release of his first trio recording with Gary Peacock and Paul Motian in over 35 years, Not Two, Not One on ECM in April 2000. Since the 1950's Paul Bley's career has spanned many stylistic changes in ...

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David Torn, Experimental or Theoretical Guitarist?

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In April, 2007 David Torn released his first CD for ECM in twenty years, and talks about it on The Chris & Rob Show.

Prezens features Torn on guitar, Craig Taborn on keyboards, Tim Berne on alto sax and Tom Rainey on drums, all notable jazz artists and already a working group of Berne's. Torn ...

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Greg Norton, What's Up with The Gang Font Feat. Interloper

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Chris Comer and Rob Ervin have been fans of 1980's hard rock band Hüsker Dü since their days in college radio. Therefore they were quite thrilled to talk to seminal post-punk rock icon Greg Norton, former Hüsker Dü bassist. After fifteen years out of the music scene working as a restaurant chef, Greg Norton is ...