Archive for November, 2013

November 15th 2013
The Jazz Session #426: Michael Weiss and Sean H. Doyle

Posted under Pianists & Podcast & Writers


Michael Weiss is a pianist and composer. His most recent album is Soul Journey. In this interview, Weiss talks about his often challenging music and how he revisits compositions for each performance; his years with jazz masters such as Jon Hendricks, Junior Cook and Johnny Griffin; and how listening to Wayne Shorter gave him the green light to try more adventurous writing. Learn more at


Sean H. Doyle is a writer and recovering musician from Brooklyn. Following up on a conversation on Twitter, Sean and I talk about attitude in music and why it attracts him. Sean also gives listeners several suggestions on bands from the punk and noise worlds, and talks about the similarities they share with improvised music. Learn more at and follow him on Twitter at @seanhdoyle.

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November 8th 2013
My thoughts: Miles Davis – Live At The Fillmore East

Posted under Record Reviews

I listened to — and tweeted about — this incredible electric Miles album. The results:

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November 1st 2013
The Jazz Session #425: Angela Davis

Posted under Podcast & Saxophonists


Saxophonist Angela Davis’s debut album is The Art of The Melody (2013). In this interview, Davis talks about her Australian roots; why she’s most interested in the lineage of players such as Lee Konitz, with whom she’s studied; melodic improvisation; and how to approach songs from outside the jazz canon. Learn more at and follow her on Twitter at @musicaldavis.

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