Category Archives: The Jazz Session

This is what interviewers have nightmares about

I sleep very deeply and rarely experience my dreams, but I had a dream just before I awoke today that I went to a music festival in England to do interviews for my show. I met the guest in a … Continue reading

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I just recorded my first interview since last summer

Tonight I interviewed saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa about his forthcoming album Bird Calls. The album comes out on Feb. 10. It features Matt Mitchell on piano, Francois Moutin on bass, Rudy Royston on drums and Adam O’Farrill on trumpet. You’ll hear … Continue reading

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The Jazz Session is back!

We did it! Thank you all so much! In particular, I’d like to thank Josh Rutner and Patrick McCurry for their help with the planning and execution of this Kickstarter campaign. It would not have happened without them. The Jazz … Continue reading

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My interviews with Miles Davis alumni

Today is Miles Davis’s birthday. I was in a record store in Furukawa, Miyagi, Japan, when I learned that he’d died. Since then, I’ve been lucky enough to interview several people who played with Miles. Ron Carter: Interview Jack DeJohnette: … Continue reading

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David Adler’s jazz picks and my interviews

Jazz writer (and my online pal) David Adler picked his top 10 jazz shows for May. You can read his piece here. Here are the interviews I’ve done with the people David suggested: Wadada Leo Smith Tim Berne Ben Wendel … Continue reading

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2013 Grammy Nominees On The Jazz Session

Here’s a list of interviews I’ve conducted with people who’ve been nominated for Grammy awards this year. Click on the artist’s name to hear their appearance on The Jazz Session. Chris Brubeck (Best Instrumental Composition – with Dave Brubeck) Gary … Continue reading

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