Archive for July, 2013

July 28th 2013
The Jazz Session #421: Cuneiform Records (and a Kickstarter message)

Posted under Podcast & Podcast New Season & Record Labels


Steve Feigenbaum is the founder of Cuneiform Records. In this interview, he talks about the origin of the label; what it’s like to run a record label in the age of digital downloads; and the varied roster he’s put together over the years. Learn more at and follow the label on Twitter at @cuneiformrecord.

NOTE: The Jazz Session’s Kickstarter runs until July 31, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Please support the show.

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July 22nd 2013
Jazz folks write about The Jazz Session

Posted under TJS In The News

I’m so grateful to the writers who’ve mentioned The Jazz Session Kickstarter campaign. Here’s a roundup of the stories of which I’m aware.

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July 22nd 2013
The Jazz Session #420: Jeff Albert

Posted under New Orleans & Podcast & Trombonists


Trombonist Jeff Albert’s new album is The Tree On The Mound (RogueArt, 2013). In this interview, recorded in 2011 in New York City, Albert talks about teaching improvisation to kids; the intersection of computer technology and improvisation; and why you’ll always hear a groove at some point during a Jeff Albert show. Learn more at and follow him on Twitter at @jeffalbert.

Please donate to the Kickstarter campaign to bring back The Jazz Session. Click here to donate.


July 10th 2013
The Jazz Session #419: Maria Christina

Posted under Podcast & Vocalists


Vocalist and composer Maria Christina’s debut album is The Timeless In You (Cracked AnEgg Records, 2013). In this interview, Maria Christina talks about taking risks; the Berlin jazz scene; allowing space in her writing for improvisation; and her time studying with Theo Bleckmann in New York. Learn more at

You can support The Jazz Session by purchasing this album in the TJS Store.

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July 1st 2013
The Jazz Session #418: Geoffrey Keezer

Posted under Pianists & Podcast


Pianist Geoffrey Keezer’s new solo piano album is Heart of the Piano (Motema Music, 2013). In this interview, Keezer talks about his time with Art Blakey; why he didn’t join Miles Davis’s band; the diversity of the projects he works on; and the art of playing solo. Learn more at and follow him on Twitter at @88keezer.

You can support The Jazz Session by purchasing this album in the TJS Store.

Note #1: This interview was recorded in December 2011, but the album just came out, so the interview never aired.

Note #2: This interview is being released on the same day as the launch of a Kickstarter campaign to bring back The Jazz Session for one year. Please contribute if you can. Thank you!