Category Archives: Podcast

“Jazz Or Bust” Bonus Track: Scott Schmied

Scott Schmied started out as a composer, writing minimalist music and playing piano and vibraphone. Now he’s a tree surgeon who builds washtub basses and lives in a wigwam in Shepherdstown, WV. I sat down with Scott to talk about … Continue reading

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Here are some podcasts I like

A friend recently asked for podcast recommendations. I used to listen to many, many more, but the list below is what’s currently in my media player: The Field Negro Guide To Arts & Culture (Musician Vernon Reid and comedian W. … Continue reading

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Evangelism (the open source kind)

Software journalist Bruce Byfield has an interesting post today about free software evangelism and why he keeps his mouth shut at parties. I tend to feel — and act — this way regarding most evangelism. It’s usually not fun to … Continue reading

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Lincoln jailed my cousins

Today is Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, which seems like a good time to mention that back during the Civil War, two of my cousins were jailed by Abraham Lincoln for sedition. You can read the entire story in the March 2006 … Continue reading

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The Jazz Session: One Year And 50,000 Downloads!

On Feb. 25, The Jazz Session celebrates its first anniversary. One year ago, I sat down with saxophonist Grant Stewart to record show #1. It’s been a great ride since then. As a matter of fact, TJS hit its 50,000th … Continue reading

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New episode of The Jazz Session

On the new episode of The Jazz Session, Jason Crane interviews Laurie Pepper, wife of the late alto saxophonist Art Pepper (1925-1982). Laurie has recently put out two sets of previously unreleased live recordings by Art Pepper — Unreleased Art, … Continue reading

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