The Jazz Session #617: Bill Lowe

Trombonist and tuba player and educator Bill Lowe has a long and fascinating history in the world of improvised music. In this interview, we talk about his new album, Sweet Cane: Suites And Other Pedagogical Prompts (Mandorla Music Records, 2023); his Signifyin’ Natives Ensemble; the mentorship of Bill Barron and Frank Foster; setting texts to music; working across musical divisions; and more.


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