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NEWS: RADIO

Talk Mode with Eamonn Lenihan—New Podcast Series Offers Three Jazz Interviews A Week

Talk Mode with Eamonn Lenihan—New Podcast Series Offers Three Jazz Interviews A Week

“Duke Ellington reckoned ‘Too much talk stinks up the place’. And of course it must be about the music. But sincere, intelligent conversation can lead to enlightenment. My role, as podcast host, is to steer guests away from bland, chat show patter into areas of genuine interest…” —Eamonn Lenihan Talk Mode, the very first podcast by broadcaster ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Audioguide: New Protest Music

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Jazz has a rich history as protest music, but it seems that, over the past year or so, this message in the music has come to the fore again. This month's mix captures the current wave of protest in jazz, where every tune has a story to tell.

First up is an atmospheric track ...

ARTICLE: JAZZ BASTARD

October 2017: Grover Washington Jr, Bud Powell and Ferit Odman

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Welcome to our monthly look at what's happening on the Jazz Bastard podcast! Since December 2012, Mike Caldwell and I have gotten together every fortnight to discuss jazz albums in an irreverent, irascible, and engaged manner. Some shows focus on a theme or an individual artist, while others just discuss what's been on the boys' playlists ...

ARTICLE: PODCAST

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 ...

ARTICLE: PODCAST

Donny McCaslin: Trio Toolbox

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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 finest--bassist Hans Glawischnig and drummer Johnathan Blake. McCaslin shines on this album of original compositions, plus ...

ARTICLE: PODCAST

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 ...

ARTICLE: PODCAST

Aaron Parks: Structured Freedom

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On the new episode of The Jazz Session, Jason Crane interviews pianist/composer Aaron Parks about his new album, Invisible Cinema (Blue Note, 2008). Parks is 24 years old--and he started college 11 years ago. A child prodigy who entered the University of Washington at age 13 as a triple major in math, computer ...

ARTICLE: PODCAST

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, ...

ARTICLE: PODCAST

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, ...

ARTICLE: PODCAST

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 ...