13th 2011
The Jazz Session #308: Rhys Chatham

Posted under Guitarists & Podcast & Trumpeters

After putting his trumpet in the closet for several years, guitarist and trumpeter Rhys Chatham returns to the instrument in a new way on Outdoor Spell (Northern Spy Records, 2011). In this interview, Chatham talks about going back to the trumpet but playing it with fewer effects; how his attendance at a 1976 Ramones show altered the course of his musical life; and how his music has evolved over time while retaining a distinctive compositional identity. Learn more at

NOTE: Chatham has a series of European shows over the coming weeks. His tour schedule is available on his web site.

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  1. The Jazz Session Returns! | Northern Spy Records | on 02 Aug 2013 at 11:48 am #

    […] in their interviews, not focusing on hype or labels but raw improvisational talent. Our very own Rhys Chatham and Jooklo Duo have graced the program in the past, along with a slew of names like Sonny Rollins, […]

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