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Podcast – The Jazz Session

Jason Crane

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Podcast – The Jazz Session

Podcast – The Jazz Session

Jason Crane

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Since 2007. The ORIGINAL jazz interview podcast.

Latest Episodes

The Jazz Session #514: Yoko Miwa

Pianist Yoko Miwa‘s most recent album is Keep Talkin’. In this interview, Miwa talks about the difficulties facing all musicians during the coronavirus outbreak; surviving the 1995 Kobe earthquake; gigging with Sheila Jordan; why she often includes Beatles songs on her albums; and more. / / / I’ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since … Continue reading "The Jazz Session #514: Yoko Miwa"

34 MIN2 w ago
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The Jazz Session #514: Yoko Miwa

The Jazz Session #513: Nick Finzer

Cast Of Characters (Outside in Music, 2020) is the latest album from trombonist, composer and record label owner Nick Finzer. In this interview, Finzer talks about writing this ambitious suite of music; about how we incorporate and transcend our influences; his long-running band; and his decision to start a record label. / / / I’ve … Continue reading "The Jazz Session #513: Nick Finzer"

39 MIN3 w ago
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The Jazz Session #513: Nick Finzer

TJS Bonus: Richard Scheinin on McCoy Tyner

To honor the passing of McCoy Tyner, I’m making this members-only episode from December into a public episode. Music writer Richard Scheinin talks about McCoy Tyner’s album Sahara. During the conversation, Richard also reads from interviews he did with Sonny Fortune and Bobby Hutcherson about McCoy. [Photo: McCoy Tyner at the 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival, … Continue reading "TJS Bonus: Richard Scheinin on McCoy Tyner"

21 MIN3 w ago
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TJS Bonus: Richard Scheinin on McCoy Tyner

The Jazz Session #512: Lynne Arriale

Pianist Lynne Arriale‘s new album is Chimes of Freedom (Challenge Records, 2020). The record is a direct reply to our current American sociopolitical environment. In this interview, Arriale talks about speaking truth to power; mortality and the artistic process; her work as an educator; and a lot more. / / / I’ve been recording conversations … Continue reading "The Jazz Session #512: Lynne Arriale"

42 MINMAR 5
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The Jazz Session #512: Lynne Arriale

The Jazz Session #511: Terry Teachout on Duke Ellington

Terry Teachout is the author of Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington (Penguin, 2013). In this interview, Teachout talks about Ellington’s complex character; his genius as a composer; Ellington’s sometimes fraught collaborations with his fellow musicians; and a lot more. / / / I’ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it’s … Continue reading "The Jazz Session #511: Terry Teachout on Duke Ellington"

43 MINFEB 26
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The Jazz Session #511: Terry Teachout on Duke Ellington

The Jazz Session #510: Kim Nazarian (New York Voices)

New York Voices are celebrating more than three decades together with their new album Reminiscing In Tempo. In this interview, group member Kim Nazarian talks about their origins; the way new music makes it into their repertoire; how the group has stayed together for so long; their upcoming tour of Asia; and more. / / … Continue reading "The Jazz Session #510: Kim Nazarian (New York Voices)"

39 MINFEB 19
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The Jazz Session #510: Kim Nazarian (New York Voices)

The Jazz Session #509: Chris Dingman

Vibraphonist Chris Dingman‘s new album, Embrace, comes out on March 6, 2020. In this interview, which includes previews of some of the music from the album, Dingman talks about his decision to record in a trio format with Linda May Han Oh and Tim Keiper; how he uses meditation to help navigate his musical and … Continue reading "The Jazz Session #509: Chris Dingman"

39 MINFEB 12
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The Jazz Session #509: Chris Dingman

The Jazz Session #508: Jerome Jennings

On Solidarity, drummer Jerome Jennings pays tribute to the courage of African-American women activists. In this wide-ranging conversation, Jennings talks about the work he did to educate himself on the history of African-American women in struggle; trans activist Marsha P. Johnson; his fascinating approach to the drums on “Bebop,” the album’s opening track; and a … Continue reading "The Jazz Session #508: Jerome Jennings"

43 MINFEB 5
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The Jazz Session #508: Jerome Jennings

The Jazz Session #507: Dayna Stephens

Saxophonist Dayna Stephens has three new records coming out in the first half of 2020, the first of which is a trio session with Ben Street and Eric Harland called Liberty (Contagious Music, 2020). In this interview, Stephens talks about why he likes playing in a trio setting; recording at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio and … Continue reading "The Jazz Session #507: Dayna Stephens"

43 MINJAN 29
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The Jazz Session #507: Dayna Stephens

The Jazz Session #506: David Torn

Tranceportation Vol. 1 (RareNoiseRecords, 2019) is the first of two new albums from guitarist David Torn and Swiss quartet Sonar. In this interview, Torn talks about how he went unexpectedly from producer to band member; his recording partnership with D. James Goodwin; the nature of playing with tritone tunings; and a lot more. / / … Continue reading "The Jazz Session #506: David Torn"

39 MINJAN 22
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The Jazz Session #506: David Torn

Latest Episodes

The Jazz Session #514: Yoko Miwa

Pianist Yoko Miwa‘s most recent album is Keep Talkin’. In this interview, Miwa talks about the difficulties facing all musicians during the coronavirus outbreak; surviving the 1995 Kobe earthquake; gigging with Sheila Jordan; why she often includes Beatles songs on her albums; and more. / / / I’ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since … Continue reading "The Jazz Session #514: Yoko Miwa"

34 MIN2 w ago
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The Jazz Session #514: Yoko Miwa

The Jazz Session #513: Nick Finzer

Cast Of Characters (Outside in Music, 2020) is the latest album from trombonist, composer and record label owner Nick Finzer. In this interview, Finzer talks about writing this ambitious suite of music; about how we incorporate and transcend our influences; his long-running band; and his decision to start a record label. / / / I’ve … Continue reading "The Jazz Session #513: Nick Finzer"

39 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Jazz Session #513: Nick Finzer

TJS Bonus: Richard Scheinin on McCoy Tyner

To honor the passing of McCoy Tyner, I’m making this members-only episode from December into a public episode. Music writer Richard Scheinin talks about McCoy Tyner’s album Sahara. During the conversation, Richard also reads from interviews he did with Sonny Fortune and Bobby Hutcherson about McCoy. [Photo: McCoy Tyner at the 2013 Detroit Jazz Festival, … Continue reading "TJS Bonus: Richard Scheinin on McCoy Tyner"

21 MIN3 w ago
Comments
TJS Bonus: Richard Scheinin on McCoy Tyner

The Jazz Session #512: Lynne Arriale

Pianist Lynne Arriale‘s new album is Chimes of Freedom (Challenge Records, 2020). The record is a direct reply to our current American sociopolitical environment. In this interview, Arriale talks about speaking truth to power; mortality and the artistic process; her work as an educator; and a lot more. / / / I’ve been recording conversations … Continue reading "The Jazz Session #512: Lynne Arriale"

42 MINMAR 5
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The Jazz Session #512: Lynne Arriale

The Jazz Session #511: Terry Teachout on Duke Ellington

Terry Teachout is the author of Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington (Penguin, 2013). In this interview, Teachout talks about Ellington’s complex character; his genius as a composer; Ellington’s sometimes fraught collaborations with his fellow musicians; and a lot more. / / / I’ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it’s … Continue reading "The Jazz Session #511: Terry Teachout on Duke Ellington"

43 MINFEB 26
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The Jazz Session #511: Terry Teachout on Duke Ellington

The Jazz Session #510: Kim Nazarian (New York Voices)

New York Voices are celebrating more than three decades together with their new album Reminiscing In Tempo. In this interview, group member Kim Nazarian talks about their origins; the way new music makes it into their repertoire; how the group has stayed together for so long; their upcoming tour of Asia; and more. / / … Continue reading "The Jazz Session #510: Kim Nazarian (New York Voices)"

39 MINFEB 19
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The Jazz Session #510: Kim Nazarian (New York Voices)

The Jazz Session #509: Chris Dingman

Vibraphonist Chris Dingman‘s new album, Embrace, comes out on March 6, 2020. In this interview, which includes previews of some of the music from the album, Dingman talks about his decision to record in a trio format with Linda May Han Oh and Tim Keiper; how he uses meditation to help navigate his musical and … Continue reading "The Jazz Session #509: Chris Dingman"

39 MINFEB 12
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The Jazz Session #509: Chris Dingman

The Jazz Session #508: Jerome Jennings

On Solidarity, drummer Jerome Jennings pays tribute to the courage of African-American women activists. In this wide-ranging conversation, Jennings talks about the work he did to educate himself on the history of African-American women in struggle; trans activist Marsha P. Johnson; his fascinating approach to the drums on “Bebop,” the album’s opening track; and a … Continue reading "The Jazz Session #508: Jerome Jennings"

43 MINFEB 5
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The Jazz Session #508: Jerome Jennings

The Jazz Session #507: Dayna Stephens

Saxophonist Dayna Stephens has three new records coming out in the first half of 2020, the first of which is a trio session with Ben Street and Eric Harland called Liberty (Contagious Music, 2020). In this interview, Stephens talks about why he likes playing in a trio setting; recording at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio and … Continue reading "The Jazz Session #507: Dayna Stephens"

43 MINJAN 29
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The Jazz Session #507: Dayna Stephens

The Jazz Session #506: David Torn

Tranceportation Vol. 1 (RareNoiseRecords, 2019) is the first of two new albums from guitarist David Torn and Swiss quartet Sonar. In this interview, Torn talks about how he went unexpectedly from producer to band member; his recording partnership with D. James Goodwin; the nature of playing with tritone tunings; and a lot more. / / … Continue reading "The Jazz Session #506: David Torn"

39 MINJAN 22
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The Jazz Session #506: David Torn
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