The Jazz Session #571: Maria Schneider

Maria Schneider is a multiple Grammy Award winner and a recent Pulitzer Prize finalist in Music for her 2020 double album “Data Lords.” She was last a guest on The Jazz Session a decade ago and to think that she hadn’t yet released her 2013 collaborative album with soprano Dawn Upshaw and the Australian Chamber Orchestra, “Winter Morning Walks”, OR her shimmering, somewhat biographical record  2015’s “The Thompson Fields”. Anyone who is lucky to work with or know Maria, knows that her attention to detail is meticulous, her musicianship second to none, and her warmth and generosity immense. We talked about her towering new double album, her collaboration with David Bowie, and what award recognition means to her. Here is our conversation-a privilege and delight for a fangirl like me.

Show Notes:
Tracks played:

– Braided Together
– Walking By Flashlight
– Sue
– A World Lost
– Sanzenin
– Look Up

Maria talks about streaming services with JazzTimes at the Newport Jazz Festival, 2017
Data Lords is available now on ArtistShare

Theme music by The Respect Sextet
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Author: Nicky Schrire