Archive for September, 2013

September 23rd 2013
A 2004 interview with Les McCann about Swiss Movement

Posted under Pianists & Podcast

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Today is Les McCann’s birthday. Back in 2004, I interviewed Les about his classic soul-jazz album Swiss Movement, featuring Eddie Harris, Benny Bailey, Leroy Vinnegar and Donald Dean. Enjoy!

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September 10th 2013
The Jazz Session #422: Vijay Iyer, Mary Halvorson, Stephan Crump, Nicky Schrire & the Atlas preview

Posted under Bassists & Guitarists & Jazz News & Pianists & Podcast & Podcast New Season & Vocalists

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I’m celebrating my 40th birthday with four new mini-interviews. Vijay Iyer talks about Holding It Down, his new album with Mike Ladd; Mary Halvorson introduces her septet recording Illusionary Sea; Stephan Crump‘s Rosetta Trio is back with Thwirl; and Nicky Schrire discusses her duo album Space and Time. Plus, Brad Linde returns with a preview of the upcoming season of jazz at the Atlas in Washington, D.C.

NOTE: You can support The Jazz Session by buying these albums in the TJS Store. Thanks!

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September 2nd 2013
PHOTOS: 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival – Monday

Posted under Detroit Jazz Fest

With Lee Konitz, Dave Liebman, Billy Hart and more. Click the image or the title below to see the album.

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Dave Liebman performs with the reunited Quest.

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