The Art of the Music Producer
Lost in the fast pace and confused shuffle of the digital age of music creation is the role of the once in-demand and necessary music producer. Norman Granz, Alfred Lion, Bob Thiele, Teo Macero, Rudy Van Gelder, Orrin Keepnews, Ahmet Ertegun, Quincy Jones, Creed Taylor, Manfred Eicher are some of the names that helped define…
That Motown Swing
The great Motown sound not only influenced music in the pop arena but it also left its indelible mark on jazz. A few years ago I produced a podcast series celebrating the 50th anniversary of Motown and I included a number of jazz stars to round out the story.