27th 2010
The Jazz Session #203: Howard Wiley

Posted under Podcast & Saxophonists

Saxophonist Howard Wiley explores the music and conditions at Angola prison in Louisiana on 12 Gates to the City. This CD is the follow up to The Angola Project, which was based on Wiley’s research on the prison. The new album was inspired by Wiley’s visit to Angola. In this interview, Wiley talks about conditions at the prison; modern-day slavery; and why he felt compelled to document his experiences musically. Learn more at

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