25th 2009
The Jazz Session #127: James Shipp

Posted under Drummers & Podcast

Drummer and percussionist James Shipp is making music without borders. With his band Nos Novo, Shipp has just released Strange Sweethearts In America (Shippwrite Music, 2009), a fascinating and fun mix of traditional Irish melodies and rhythms with Brazilian music and collective improvisation. In this interview, Shipp talks about the genesis of the band; provides a guide to the varying ingredients on the album; and talks about what makes each of these styles so special to him. Learn more at

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4 Responses to “The Jazz Session #127: James Shipp”

  1. Michael Anderson on 29 Dec 2009 at 10:40 am #

    Some very nice music … and loved the ‘tough parent moment’ with Bernard at the beginning … esp. in light of your Christmas Facebook mentions :D

  2. Jason Crane on 29 Dec 2009 at 12:02 pm #

    I debated leaving that moment in the show. Ultimately, it seemed funny enough to keep it.

  3. Michael Anderson on 29 Dec 2009 at 12:30 pm #

    And it isn’t like you sound harsh – you just transition quickly from ‘jazz interviewer dud’ to ‘stern daddy voice’ instantly :)

  4. The Jazz Session » Photos & Recap: James Shipp’s Dirty Vibraphone Trio at Bar Next Door on 22 Jul 2011 at 11:02 am #

    […] James has been a guest on The Jazz Session. And, full disclosure, he’s also a member and a personal friend. […]

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