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17
May

NYU Jazz Interview Series: Stefon Harris

“I’m gonna get a t-shirt that says, I HEAR DEAD PEOPLE,” proclaimed Stefon Harris just prior to our interview when I asked him what he thought about the state of jazz radio. While his passion and drive are spawn from the traditions of jazz music, Stefon is definitely a trailblazer who lives in the present and is committed to creating new music for new audiences. Read moreRead more

12
May

Brilliant Sketches: Herb Alpert

The brilliant Miles Davis recording Sketches of Spain turned 50 in 2009 and on behalf of Legacy Recordings, who reissued a special collector’s edition CD that same year, I produced a podcast series celebrating this masterpiece. Read moreRead more

10
May

That Motown Swing

The great Motown sound not only influenced music in the pop arena but it also left its indelible mark on jazz. A few years ago I produced a podcast series celebrating the 50th anniversary of Motown and I included a number of jazz stars to round out the story. Read moreRead more

6
May

Brilliant Sketches: Nicholas Payton

The brilliant Miles Davis recording Sketches of Spain turned 50 in 2009 and on behalf of Legacy Recordings, who reissued a special collector’s edition CD that same year, I produced a podcast series celebrating this masterpiece. Read moreRead more