The Jazz Session #417: Geoffrey Keezer & Donny McCaslin

This is the final episode of The Jazz Session. It’s a conversation with pianist Geoffrey Keezer and saxophonist Donny McCaslin, recorded at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival. In this interview, Keezer and McCaslin talk about duo playing; their new recordings; Wayne Shorter and Art Blakey; adjusting for different kinds of live performances; and, improbably, Rush. Learn more at and and follow them on Twitter at @88keezer and @dmccee.

Thank you to everyone who made the last five years possible.

The Jazz Session #403: Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins’ most recent album is Road Shows Vol. 2 (Doxy Records, 2011). In this interview, recorded at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival, Rollins talks about his love for Fats Waller; the world of politics and his place in it; and his feeling that a life in music was always his destiny. Learn more at and follow him on Twitter at @SonnyRollins.

NOTE: This is Sonny’s third time on The Jazz Session. He was previously on the show in 2008 and 2010.