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7
Apr

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. Read moreRead more

2
Apr

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 DeJohnette Special Edition and has penned a few standards along the way including the beautiful tune Silver Hollow. Read moreRead more

5
Mar

That was then, this is now

When I was kid, one of my earliest recollections of being turned onto jazz was through the radio. My father listened to KJAZ, the San Francisco Bay Area’s jazz station and I thought it was the greatest station of all time (and in looking back, it probably was). I am proud to say it was at the heart of my jazz education. Read moreRead more

21
Jan

NYU Jazz Interview Series: Steve Kuhn

As I was waiting for Steve to escort him to the green room, I was preparing for his deadpan humor that I’ve experienced in the past. About 10 years ago, I invited Steve to perform a master class at NYU. During my introduction I had announced that he was born in 1938, without missing a step, Steve corrected me by stating, “I was actually born in 1838.” Read moreRead more