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18
Jun

NYU Jazz Interview Series: Chico Hamilton

I first came in contact with Chico about 15 years ago while teaching at the New School but never spoke to him for years since I didn’t know how to make a connection. Well, it turns out that Chico made the connection with me. One day while I was sitting in an office typing away at my laptop, out of the blue, Chico popped his head in the door asking, “Do you know how to work one of those things?” Read moreRead more

11
Jun

Miles Davis Podcast: Randy Brecker

Acclaimed trumpeter Randy Brecker has been shaping the sound of jazz, r&b and rock for more than four decades. His trumpet and flugelhorn performances have graced hundreds of albums by a wide range of artists from James Taylor, Bruce Springsteen and Parliament-Funkadelic to Frank Sinatra, Steely Dan, David Sanborn, Jaco Pastorius, Horace Silver and Frank Zappa. Read moreRead more

3
Jun

Miles Davis Podcast: Steve Kuhn

I first met and interviewed the great pianist Steve Kuhn when I was producing The Traneumentary podcast series in 2007. And while we were talking about John Coltrane, Steve kept referencing the first great Miles Davis Quintet that featured Coltrane, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones. Read moreRead more

26
May

Miles Davis Podcast: Nels Cline

Guitarist Nels Cline is just electrifying to hear and watch when he is performing with Wilco. I had the pleasure of seeing him with the band at Coney Island last summer and it was nothing short of brilliant. Nels has the package: the chops, the sound, the cool guitars and the look. Read moreRead more