The Jazz Session

by jason@thejazzsession.com (Jason Crane) · · · · 6 subscribers

Since 2007, the original jazz interview podcast.

In this episode, Dwight from Eat The Rich joins me to talk about Joni Mitchell's 1980 live album Shadows And Light. The album features Pat Metheny, Lyle Mays, Michael Brecker, Jaco Pastorius, Don Alias, and The Persuasions. We talk about some of the highlights of the record and play excerpts. Then we talk about the … Continue reading "TJS Summer Hiatus 2020: Shadows And Light with Dwight"

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Since the beginning of quarantine, clarinetist Ben Goldberg has been recording a new piece of music each day in a project called Plague Diary. In this interview, Goldberg talks about why he started this project; how Steve Lacy helped him articulate an ...
Trombonist Jeff Albert‘s new live record is called Unanimous Sources. In this interview, we talk about the various musical buttons pushed by this band; making music fun; the many other projects Jeff is involved with; the forward- thinking music program ...
Drummer Chad Taylor‘s latest record is a collaboration with saxophonist Brian Settles and pianist Neil Podgurski called The Daily Biological (Cuneiform Records, 2020). In this interview, Taylor talks about his early days with Brian Settles and comedian...
Keyboardist Erik Deutsch has a new album called Live At Lunatico. In this interview, he talks about making music fun; the overlap of jazz and jam bands; his work with Leftover Salmon; his move to Mexico; and his new gig with Dixie Chicks.
Henry Hey and his band Forq have a new album called Four. In this interview, Hey talks about the history of Forq; big stacks of keyboards; his work with David Bowie and George Michael; and a lot more. / / / I’ve been recording conversations with jazz m...
Back in 1996 I was lucky to have dinner with Jimmy Cobb in a small town in northern Japan. Today, as we mourn Jimmy’s passing and celebrate his life, I’d like to share that story.
Guitarist, vocalist, and other-instruments-ist Wendy Eisenberg has released a wealth of music in recent years, each album in a distinct soundworld from every other. In this interview, Eisenberg talks about projects including Dehiscence,
Woodwind player Brian Landrus‘s new album, For Now, comes out on May 15, 2020. In this interview, Landrus talks about making an album with strings; how upheaval in his personal life led to the music on For Now; the influence of Bob Brookmeyer on his wr...
Pianist Andy Milne has just released his first trio album, The ReMission (Sunnyside Records, 2020), featuring bassist John Hébert and drummer Clarence Penn. In this interview, Milne talks about finally deciding to make a trio record; how the album coin...
Guitarist Eric Hofbauer recently released Book of Fire (Creative Nation Music, 2020), the second in what will be a five-album series centered on the five aspects of the Chinese philosophy wu xing. In this interview,
Bassist and poet Henry Grimes died on April 15, 2020 from complications due to Covid-19. In this episode, I read one of Henry’s poems and a poem I wrote for Henry. After that, pianist Carmen Staaf recalls her relationship with Grimes.
Saxophonist Angela Davis‘s latest recording is Little Did They Know (ABC Jazz, 2019). In this interview, Davis talks about moving home to Australia and becoming part of the Melbourne jazz scene; how she came to make this record with Tony Gould and Sam ...
The new album by Brenda Earle Stokes is Solo Sessions, Vol. 1. In this interview, Stokes talks about this unexpected album; learning 700 songs in 11 weeks on a cruise ship; life in NYC during the pandemic; the idea of the depressed artist; the opportun...
We just lost Ellis Marsalis. Earlier this week we lost Wallace Roney. I think we’ll be adding more names to the list before all this is over. I’m sharing this 2009 interview with Ellis as a way to honor his memory. Take care of each other, OK?
Pianist Yoko Miwa‘s most recent album is Keep Talkin’. In this interview, Miwa talks about the difficulties facing all musicians during the coronavirus outbreak; surviving the 1995 Kobe earthquake; gigging with Sheila Jordan; why she often includes Bea...
Cast Of Characters (Outside in Music, 2020) is the latest album from trombonist, composer and record label owner Nick Finzer. In this interview, Finzer talks about writing this ambitious suite of music; about how we incorporate and transcend our influe...
To honor the passing of McCoy Tyner, I’m making this members-only episode from December into a public episode. Music writer Richard Scheinin talks about McCoy Tyner’s album Sahara. During the conversation, Richard also reads from interviews he did with...
Pianist Lynne Arriale‘s new album is Chimes of Freedom (Challenge Records, 2020). The record is a direct reply to our current American sociopolitical environment. In this interview, Arriale talks about speaking truth to power; mortality and the artisti...
Terry Teachout is the author of Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington (Penguin, 2013). In this interview, Teachout talks about Ellington’s complex character; his genius as a composer; Ellington’s sometimes fraught collaborations with his fellow musicians; and...