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19
May
chrisbotti

Miles Davis Podcast: Chris Botti

Versatile trumpeter Chris Botti might be the biggest Miles Davis fan that I have ever met. There is nothing that Chris does not know about Miles, his trumpet artistry, recordings and legacy. His energy on the subject is boundless and on this podcast episode, you will hear that passion for yourself. Read moreRead more

17
May
hankjones

Conversations with Christian McBride: Hank Jones

Over the past year I have had the great pleasure of producing an ongoing series of audio and video podcasts for Christian McBride’s project titled Conversations with Christian. The series was the inspiration for Christian’s new and popular Sirius XM radio show called The Lowdown: Conversations with Christian where he talks to a great artist and then performs a duet. Read moreRead more

13
May
christianscott

Miles Davis Podcast: Christian Scott

Sensational trumpeter Christian Scott grew up listening to Miles Davis. And as the young musician has matured, he has never forgotten those early impressions from the classic Miles recordings during the Prestige years. Read moreRead more

10
May
patmetheny2009

Pat Metheny: Orchestrion

For those of you who haven’t had a chance to see what Pat Metheny has been up to with his new project Orchestrion, you must check out the video below. It is quite an amazing feat on many levels. Read moreRead more

7
May
marcus+miller

Miles Davis Podcast: Marcus Miller

Marcus Miller produced, composed, recorded and performed with Miles during the 1980‘s and 1990‘s resulting in some of Miles’ greatest modern day classics including Tutu, Amandla and the soundtrack to the film Siesta. Read moreRead more

5
May
mikemetheny

Mike Metheny: A Tapestry of Sonic Delight

There are a few aspects of Mike Metheny’s artistry that I have always enjoyed hearing. The first is the beautiful sound he gets out of his horns – especially the flugelhorn. The second is his ability to play and improvise on the EVI (Electronic Valve Instrument) – he is one of only a few artists in the world who can really make that instrument sing and work perfectly within the context of improvised music. Read moreRead more

30
Apr
francesdavis

Miles Davis Podcast: Frances Davis

Miles’ first wife Frances Davis has graced the covers of three of Miles’ greatest albums (In Person At The Blackhawk, Someday My Prince Will Come, E.S.P.) and was by the legend’s side during the period from the late 1950′s through the mid 1960′s. Read moreRead more

28
Apr
herbhand

Herb Bushler: An Amazing Career in Music

Bassist Herb Bushler may not be a household name in jazz but you most likely have heard his impressive work whether it be with Gil Evans, David Sanborn, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Blossom Dearie, Joe Farrell and others. Herb is a jazz bassist who found his way into the studio system in New York starting in the 1970′s and lasting into the early 21st century. Read moreRead more

25
Apr
rk

Randall Kennedy: How about some new music?

I want to hear new music. Am I alone? Yes, what goes around comes around and given that in all of music the basic notes are the same, it all comes down to the actual implementation. Do we rip off Horace Silver or Funkadelic or Bob James? Read moreRead more

22
Apr
sonnyrollins

Miles Davis Podcast: Sonny Rollins

Jazz legend and Saxophone Colossus, Sonny Rollins, shares his remembrances of his friend and musical colleague Miles Davis. Special thanks to Bret Primack for conducting the interview and providing the content for this podcast. Read moreRead more

20
Apr
jabercrombie2004

NYU Jazz Interview Series: John Abercrombie

Like many of the artists interviewed at B&N, John was filled with amazing stories, a lifetime of experiences that seem inconceivable today. For me, his somewhat “matter of fact” demeanor and inquisitiveness shines through in his musical voice. Read moreRead more

15
Apr
ronblake

Q&A: Ron Blake

The versatile saxophonist Ron Blake has been an impressive and steady fixture in jazz over the past decade. He has worked with notables Art Farmer, Christian McBride and Roy Hargrove and for the past few years has been a member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live Band. Read moreRead more