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15
Mar

Q&A: Kenny Garrett

I had the pleasure of working with saxophonist Kenny Garrett during the early years of Jazz Online which included interviewing him several times as well as producing two exciting live video sessions with his quartet at Oakland’s famed jazz club and Japanese restaurant Yoshi’s. Read moreRead more

14
Mar

Celebrating Time Out: Bill Bruford on Joe Morello

In 2009, Dave Brubeck’s musical masterpiece Time Out turned 50 and on behalf of Legacy Recordings, I produced a podcast series celebrating this timeless work. Read moreRead more

11
Mar

Jazz Backstage: Jack DeJohnette

Musicians and drummers, in particular, across all genres have been blown away by the work of Jack DeJohnette. Whether Jack is leading his own groups or playing behind a cast of world class artists, his drumming is always fresh, inspired and most of all, musical. Read moreRead more

10
Mar

My Midlife Jazz Crisis – Stage 3: Jazz Radio RIP

The other day my 10 year daughter walked into my office as I was listening to one of the prominent jazz radio stations on the east coast. She listened for a bit and then bluntly asked me why jazz sounds like an old fashioned movie. When I realized the station was actually playing a new jazz release, it struct a nerve and got me thinking just how out of touch many jazz radio stations are in their programming of the music. Read moreRead more