I have started a new daily routine in my office by blindly selecting a CD from the over filled shelves to listen to throughout the day. Yesterday, I selected a 2-CD set from violinist Jean-Luc Ponty titled Le Voyage-The Jean-Luc Ponty Anthology
One of the most exciting aspects of producing the Miles Davis podcast series is that his influence extended well beyond jazz and touched such a wide variety of creative people. Imagine my enthusiasm when we reached out to musician/author/radio host Henry Rollins to participate in this series and he immediately opted in. I interviewed Henry…
Composer and arranger Maria Schneider learned a lot of her craft directly from the master Gil Evans. Maria was deeply influenced by Gil’s work with Miles and on this podcast, she discusses the famous collaborations between Miles and her brilliant mentor Gil Evans.
Long before there was Bobby McFerrin, some may remember there was Al Jarreau. Taking the next step forward from masters like King Pleasure and Jon Hendricks, Al innovated his own brand of vocalese singing.