The Jazz Session #58: Hugh Masekela


Jason Crane interviews trumpeter Hugh Masekela about his 2009 album Phola (Times Square Records). The album finds Masekela in a quieter, more reflective mood — a decision he credits to producer Erik Paliani. Despite the more reserved surroundings, Masekela’s flugelhorn playing is as intense as ever. In the interview, Masekela discusses Miriam Makeba, music as a political force, and why he doesn’t play for fun.

2 Replies to “The Jazz Session #58: Hugh Masekela”

  1. Finally able to listen to Masekela. Soooo beautiful! Vocals equally delicious. Thank you Jason.

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