18th 2009
The Jazz Session #58: Hugh Masekela

Posted under Podcast & Trumpeters


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 Responses to “The Jazz Session #58: Hugh Masekela”

  1. s.powers on 24 May 2009 at 2:40 pm #

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

  2. Paul Simon, Graceland, and the boycott against apartheid | Jason Crane (dot org) on 04 Jul 2015 at 4:44 pm #

    […] who recorded and toured with him. You know their names — Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela (my interview with Hugh), and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. To some degree, particularly in the case of Ladysmith, you know […]

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