Michael Weiss is a pianist and composer. His most recent album is Soul Journey. In this interview, Weiss talks about his often challenging music and how he revisits compositions for each performance; his years with jazz masters such as Jon Hendricks, Junior Cook and Johnny Griffin; and how listening to Wayne Shorter gave him the green light to try more adventurous writing. Learn more at michaelweiss.info.
Sean H. Doyle is a writer and recovering musician from Brooklyn. Following up on a conversation on Twitter, Sean and I talk about attitude in music and why it attracts him. Sean also gives listeners several suggestions on bands from the punk and noise worlds, and talks about the similarities they share with improvised music. Learn more at seanhdoyle.com and follow him on Twitter at @seanhdoyle.