The Jazz Session #454: Mimi Jones

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Bassist and vocalist Mimi Jones has a new album called Balance on her own Hot Tone Music label. In this interview, Jones talks about building community and why she started her own label; the life challenges that led to this album; the power of names; and her extensive upcoming touring schedule. Learn more at mimijonesmusic.com. Also, be sure to check out the other new Hot Tone releases by Camille Thurman and Shirazette Tinnin.

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The Jazz Session #421: Cuneiform Records (and a Kickstarter message)

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Steve Feigenbaum is the founder of Cuneiform Records. In this interview, he talks about the origin of the label; what it’s like to run a record label in the age of digital downloads; and the varied roster he’s put together over the years. Learn more at cuneiformrecords.com and follow the label on Twitter at @cuneiformrecord.

NOTE: The Jazz Session’s Kickstarter runs until July 31, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Please support the show.