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.

By The Jazz Messenger April 15, 2010 Off

Miles Davis Podcast: Prelude

Since producing the ground-breaking and popular podcast series The Traneumentary-Celebrating the Music of John Coltrane in 2007, I switched gears for a bit and spent some time in the worlds of pop, classical and broadway. My podcast productions include Elvis Costello, Yo-Yo Ma, Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim, Motown, Michael Jackson and others.

By The Jazz Messenger April 7, 2010 Off

Jack DeJohnette Expands His Musical Universe

The multitalented drummer/pianist/composer Jack DeJohnette has recorded and performed with nearly every jazz icon over the past 40 years including Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Jackie McLean, Freddie Hubbard, Charles Lloyd, Keith Jarrett, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny and many others. In addition, he has led several innovative groups including the popular Jack…

By The Jazz Messenger April 2, 2010 Off