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Posts from the ‘Podcasts’ Category

21
Sep
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The Traneumentary: The story behind… (rewind)

In the summer of 2006, I was contacted by Concord Records to create a podcast episode on a John Coltrane box set entitled “Fearless Leader.” After reviewing the material, it dawned on me that it would be nearly impossible, and somewhat a disservice, to create a single podcast episode on such an intense and profound artist. Having spent countless hours listening to Coltrane myself, I knew first hand his essence transcended the very music he left us and penetrated deeper areas within those who embraced it. Read moreRead more

13
Sep
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Miles Davis Podcast: Erin Davis

I had the pleasure of interviewing Miles’ youngest son during the production of this series. Erin Davis not only offered his memories of the musician’s artistry but he also generously shared personal stories of life with his father. Read moreRead more

26
Aug
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David Darling: The Art of Eight String Religion

[ Originally posted on The Huffington Post ]

For many music enthusiasts, there are those unique artists that touch a special place in our mind, body and soul. We discover these artists at various points in our lives and they become permanently etched on our personal soundtrack as we evolve on our life’s journey. The Grammy-Award winning cellist David Darling is one of those artists for me. Read moreRead more

25
Aug
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Miles Davis Podcast: Ethan Iverson

Versatile pianist and jazz blogger Ethan Iverson weighs in on the impact that Miles had on his growth as an artist and jazz at large. Read moreRead more

12
Aug
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Miles Davis Podcast: Fly

One of the most amazing improvisational trios in jazz today is Fly featuring saxophonist Mark Turner, bassist Larry Grenadier and drummer Jeff Ballard. The trio has been together since 2004 and their music is based on collective improvisation, creative compositions and virtuosic jazz playing. Read moreRead more

2
Aug
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Miles Davis Podcast: Henry Rollins

One of the most exciting aspects of producing the Miles Davis podcast series is that his influence extended well beyond jazz and touched such a wide variety of creative people. Imagine my enthusiasm when we reached out to musician/author/radio host Henry Rollins to participate in this series and he immediately opted in. I interviewed Henry at his office in Los Angeles and he could not have been a bigger Miles fan…or a nicer guy. Read moreRead more

28
Jul
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Miles Davis Podcast: Maria Schneider

Composer and arranger Maria Schneider learned a lot of her craft directly from the master Gil Evans. Maria was deeply influenced by Gil’s work with Miles and on this podcast, she discusses the famous collaborations between Miles and her brilliant mentor Gil Evans. Read moreRead more

14
Jul
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Miles Davis Podcast: Mike Metheny

Trumpeter and music educator Mike Metheny shares his first memories of Miles and provides deep insight into the jazz legend’s improvisational genius. Read moreRead more

22
Jun
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Miles Davis Podcast: Bill Laswell

Musician and remix extraordinaire Bill Laswell shares his thoughts on Miles and his experience reconstructing the legendary music of the master on the innovative recording Panthalassa-The Music of Miles Davis 1969-1974. Read moreRead more

11
Jun
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Miles Davis Podcast: Randy Brecker

Acclaimed trumpeter Randy Brecker has been shaping the sound of jazz, r&b and rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament-Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, Horace Silver and Frank Zappa. Read moreRead more

3
Jun
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Miles Davis Podcast: Steve Kuhn

I first met and interviewed the great pianist Steve Kuhn when I was producing The Traneumentary podcast series in 2007. And while we were talking about John Coltrane, Steve kept referencing the first great Miles Davis Quintet that featured Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones. Read moreRead more

26
May
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Miles Davis Podcast: Nels Cline

Guitarist Nels Cline is just electrifying to hear and watch when he is performing with Wilco. I had the pleasure of seeing him with the band at Coney Island last summer and it was nothing short of brilliant. Nels has the package: the chops, the sound, the cool guitars and the look. Read moreRead more