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Posts from the ‘Podcasts’ Category

10
Aug

Charlie Haden’s Quartet West Turns 25 (Part 2)

In the 25 years Charlie Haden has been recording with his stellar group Quartet West, the band has skillfully used vocals as an adjective to each thematic album comprised of a uniquely hand picked repertoire of instrumental tracks by Haden himself. Read moreRead more

19
Jul

The Traneumentary: Dave Liebman (commentary)

As we heard on saxophonist Dave Liebman’s first Traneumentary podcast episode, his passion for John Coltrane is intense, inspiring and endless. Here, Dave not only comments on one of his all-time favorite John Coltrane Quartet tracks “Crescent” (from 1964) but also provides a wealth of other information about Trane and the members of his famous quartet – McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones. Read moreRead more

11
Jul

Eliane Elias Still Lighting Fires

Eliane Elias has been recording one great album after another going back to 1986. I remember first hearing about her when she was a member of Steps Ahead and was featured on their self titled classic from 1983. But it wasn’t until her first solo recording titled Illusions where I really took notice of her artistry and became an instant fan. Read moreRead more

6
Jul

The Traneumentary: Robert Glasper

Pianist Robert Glasper is regarded as one of the most exciting players in jazz today. Robert’s approach to melodic playing, unpredictable improvisations, vast chord textures, use of space and varying rhythms are at the core of his style. Read moreRead more