The Jazz Session #157: Fred Ho

Baritone saxophonist and composer Fred Ho made Celestial Green Monster (Mutable Music, 2010) because he thought he’d be dead soon. Ho’s amazing fight against multiple instances of cancer, and his lifelong pursuit of social justice and musical adventure, informs much of the music on his new album. In this interview, Ho talks about making music while fighting cancer; his passion for large ensembles; and how he chooses to make a political statement through instrumental music. Learn more at

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Author: Jason Crane

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