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Posts from the ‘Podcasts’ Category

28
Apr
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Celebrating Time Out with Dave Brubeck

In 2009, Dave Brubeck’s musical masterpiece Time Out turned 50 and on behalf of Legacy Recordings, I produced a podcast series celebrating this timeless work. Read moreRead more

27
Apr
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Charlie Haden’s Quartet West Turns 25

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Charlie Haden’s band Quartet West. What started out as a simple gig in Santa Monica has developed into one of the greatest jazz groups in the past quarter century. Read moreRead more

21
Apr
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Celebrating Time Out: Mike Richmond on Eugene Wright

In 2009, Dave Brubeck’s musical masterpiece Time Out turned 50 and on behalf of Legacy Recordings, I produced a podcast series celebrating this timeless work. Read moreRead more

13
Apr
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The Traneumentary: Ashley Kahn

Writer Ashley Kahn is one of the most profound authorities when it comes to John Coltrane. He has written three well researched and enjoyable books that feature John Coltrane among others: The House That Trane Built: The Story of Impulse! Records, Kind of Blue-The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece and A Love Supreme-The Story of John Coltrane’s Signature Album. On the first of two Traneumentary episodes, Ashley puts Coltrane’s musical force and legacy into perspective. Read moreRead more

6
Apr
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Jazz Backstage: Harvey Mason (Mulligan/Baker)

Drummer Harvey Mason has contributed to a good number of major jazz recordings with Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, George Benson, Lee Ritenour, Donald Byrd, Bob James and many more. Read moreRead more

6
Apr
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The Traneumentary: Jason Moran (commentary)

Pianist Jason Moran is one of the most exciting musicians in jazz today. Over the years, he has successfully balanced the great jazz tradition with contemporary musical influences creating his own mark and signature on a certain brand of jazz. Read moreRead more

31
Mar
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The Traneumentary: Lenny Pickett

One of the most recognizable tenor saxophonists over the last 20 years, Lenny Pickett turned heads working in the original Tower of Power horn section. In 1985, he joined the Saturday Night Live band and since 1995, he has been the band’s musical director. Read moreRead more

28
Mar
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Dinner Jazz, Anyone?

For nearly 20 years, radio programmer Bob Parlocha was the music director of the Bay Area’s venerable KJAZ, as well as the host of the station’s crown jewel program, Dinner Jazz. What started as a one hour pick up shift on saturday evenings in 1978, soon blossomed into the station’s most popular and profitable show. Read moreRead more

23
Mar
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Celebrating Time Out: David Sanborn on Paul Desmond

In 2009, Dave Brubeck’s musical masterpiece Time Out turned 50 and on behalf of Legacy Recordings, I produced a podcast series celebrating this timeless work. Read moreRead more

17
Mar
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The Traneumentary: Karrin Allyson

Grammy-nominated artist Karrin Allyson has been churning out one great recording after another great recording for many years. With each album comes a new musical theme in which she performs both as a vocalist and pianist. A few years back she paid homage to John Coltrane with the release of Ballads-Remembering John Coltrane – a set of the repertoire from the classic Ballads album along with a few added Trane inspired pieces. Read moreRead more

14
Mar
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Celebrating Time Out: Bill Bruford on Joe Morello

In 2009, Dave Brubeck’s musical masterpiece Time Out turned 50 and on behalf of Legacy Recordings, I produced a podcast series celebrating this timeless work. Read moreRead more

11
Mar
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Jazz Backstage: 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. Read moreRead more