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The Traneumentary: Anton Fig

When I first went to see McCoy Tyner at the Blue Note in the summer of 2006, I ran into Paul Schaffer and Anton Fig who were also attending the show. Both Anton and Paul respectfully greeted McCoy backstage and talked with him right before I met and recorded the McCoy “special greeting” Traneumentary episode. Read moreRead more


Q&A: Cuong Vu

Cuong Vu has been one of the most creative musicians in jazz since the late 1990’s. I remember first hearing his album Bound in 2000 and being blown away by the sheer scale of the music featured on that recording. His later album called Come Play With Me was even better. In 2003, I remember seeing him perform brilliantly with Pat Metheny Group – a stint that lasted for many years. Read moreRead more


Jazz Backstage: Roy Haynes & Chick Corea

Legendary drummer Roy Haynes continues to blow people away when they hear his performance on the 1968 classic trio album by Chick Corea, Now He Sing Now He Sobs. Even after 40 years, Roy’s ride cymbal sound, as perfectly captured on the tracks “Steps/What Was” and “The Matrix,” is still the stuff worthy of lengthly discussions among drummers of all sorts, jazz and beyond. Read moreRead more


The Traneumentary: Dave Liebman

The great saxophonist Dave Liebman reveals his personal story witnessing John Coltrane performing live and how that experience changed his life. Dave also shares deep and thoughtful perspectives on John Coltrane’s artistic place in the music world. Read moreRead more