Archive for September, 2013

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

Posted under Pianists & Podcast


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.

Dave Liebman performs with the reunited Quest.

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