The Jazz Session #472: Tim Lefebvre

Bassist Tim Lefebvre was a longtime member of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, and played on David Bowie’s final album. Along with other members of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, he formed Whose Hat Is This?, an improvising collective. Their new album with MC and vocalist Kokayi is Everything’s OK. In this interview, Lefebvre talks about his many musical projects as both a bassist and a producer; working with David Bowie; adapting to musical situations; and more. Learn more at timlefebvremusic.com.

The Jazz Session #471: Bobby Broom

Guitarist Bobby Broom’s latest album is Soul Fingers (MRi, 2018). In this interview, Broom talks about his most recent tour with Steely Dan; the genesis of his new band; how he ended up working with producer Steve Jordan; and why he continues to find musical inspiration from the pop and rock songs of his youth. Learn more at bobbybroom.com.

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The Jazz Session #470: Jean Rohe

Singer-songwriter Jean Rohe’s new album is called Sisterly. In this interview, Rohe talks about art and the patriarchy; our role in standing up for what’s right; songwriting and performance as tools of social change; and the very different sonic landscape of this new recording. Learn more at https://www.jeanrohe.com/.

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The Jazz Session #469: Wayne Horvitz

Pianist and composer Wayne Horvitz has two new albums out: a trio recording called The Snowghost Sessions (Songlines), and an orchestral album called Those Who Remain (National Sawdust Tracks). In this interview Horvitz talks about the unusual circumstances that led to the trio album; composing versus performing; working with Bill Frisell; and much more. Learn more at http://www.waynehorvitz.com/.

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The Jazz Session #468: Walter Smith III

Saxophonist Walter Smith III’s new album is called Twio. It features a program of standards played by Smith with bassist Harish Raghavan and drummer Eric Harland. Smith is on a half-dozen albums coming out in the latter half of 2018, several of which are discussed in the interview. He also talks about his time at Berklee and how that influenced his career; the impact of working with masters such as Roy Haynes and Terence Blanchard; and how an ice cream social led to a major change in his life. Learn more at waltersmith3.com.

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