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26
Jul
bennygolson

NYU Jazz Interview Series: Benny Golson

Talk about jazz royalty! Every time I meet Mr. Golson, his level of sophistication and calm repose continues to awe me. Wearing his heart on his sleeve, Benny always appears to be invincible. Never in my wildest dreams had I consider meeting, or even befriend such musicians as I have through opportunities in NYC like hosting the B&H Jazz Series. Read moreRead more

19
Jul
andysummers

Q&A: Andy Summers

Andy Summers has largely charted his own course as one of the most popular and successful musicians of the past 30 years. Best known as the innovative guitarist behind The Police, Andy has since produced a body of work that stands on its own. Read moreRead more

14
Jul
mikemetheny

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

13
Jul
julianlage

NYU Jazz Interview Series: Julian Lage

My first impression of Julian at the interview was that he was proactive in introducing himself to me. With a winning smile and firm handshake, someone has clued Julian in on the all so important rules of engagement. And, thank goodness for that, since there is so much competition in the music world, every musician needs to make friends and allies on and off the bandstand. Read moreRead more

12
Jul
russellmalone

Q&A: Russell Malone

The great guitarist answers a handful of our questions in the Q&A. Read moreRead more

22
Jun
billlaswell

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

18
Jun
Chico-Hamilton-5

NYU Jazz Interview Series: Chico Hamilton

I first came in contact with Chico about 15 years ago while teaching at the New School but never spoke to him for years since I didn’t know how to make a connection. Well, it turns out that Chico made the connection with me. One day while I was sitting in an office typing away at my laptop, out of the blue, Chico popped his head in the door asking, “Do you know how to work one of those things?” Read moreRead more

11
Jun
randybrecker

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
stevekuhnmiles

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
nelscline

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

26
May
bitches40

Celebrating Miles & Bitches Brew @ 40

Today, May 26th, would have been Miles Davis’ 84th birthday. And in celebration I wanted to take this time to make a shameless plug for Legacy Recordings’ Bitches Brew collector reissues sets. They are totally cool and if you love that Bitches era Miles vibe, you may want to check them out. (Note to self: email Legacy contact and have them send Jazz Online a copy of each asap!) Check out the video below. It is a segment taken from the Bitches Brew: Legacy Edition. Read moreRead more

24
May
lylepiano

It’s A Small World After All: Lyle Mays and Spectrasonics

Last week, my old high school music buddy Jon Shapiro sent me a video clip of Lyle Mays and Alex Acuna playing together live in the studio using new synth technology from a Los Angeles based company called Spectrasonics. This session was not news to me because Lyle had told me about it when I interviewed him for a podcast series a while back. Read moreRead more