27th 2007
The Jazz Session #27: Joel Frahm

Posted under Podcast & Saxophonists

Joel Frahm

Jason Crane interviews saxophonist Joel Frahm. Frahm is one of the busiest saxophonists on the scene today. You’ll find him on recordings with pianist Brad Mehldau, vocalist Jane Monheit, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, drummers Matt Wilson and Pete Zimmer, and the Waverly 7. His fourth record as a leader, We Used To Dance (Anzic Records, 2007), brings together a classic rhythm section that played with Stan Getz on some of his final recordings: pianist Kenny Barron, bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Victor Lewis. Frahm wrote many of the tunes on the record and also paid homage to those Getz recordings with tunes such as “Joanne Julia.” Frahm calls himself a musical chameleon, but his own personal tone and approach shines through on We Used To Dance.


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  1. Anzic Records » Blog Archive » Joel Frahm Interview on 01 Nov 2007 at 3:38 pm #

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  3. Find Out Where He Comes Frahm | Lament For A Straight Line on 01 Mar 2011 at 11:43 pm #

    […] I don’t think I’ve ever seen saxophonist Joel Frahm lag in the “shooting off sparks” department. He’s always turned in some deep lyricism and obvious ardor. He’s making a record at Small’s – last night and tonight’s gigs are being recorded for the club’s Live label. Go get yourself in the house. Here’s my Voice recommendation. Here’s Nate Chinen singing JF’s praises awhile ago. Here’s JF chatting with Jason Crane. […]

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