The Jazz Session #518: Remembering Henry Grimes

http://media.blubrry.com/thejazzsession/p/thejazzsession.com/podcast/tjs-2020-04-22.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Bassist and poet Henry Grimes died on April 15, 2020 from complications due to Covid-19. In this episode, I read one of Henry’s poems and a poem I wrote for Henry. After that, pianist Carmen Staaf recalls her relationship with Grimes. The final section is a previouslyContinue reading “The Jazz Session #518: Remembering Henry Grimes”

The Jazz Session #482: Mark Dresser

https://media.blubrry.com/thejazzsession/p/www.thejazzsession.com/podcast/tjs-2019-05-22.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Bassist Mark Dresser‘s new septet album is Ain’t Nothing But A Cyber Coup & You. It’s an album that speaks truth to power while also displaying master improvisers at their best. In this interview, Dresser discusses the sonic properties he looks for in his musicians; the wayContinue reading “The Jazz Session #482: Mark Dresser”

The Jazz Session #477: Moppa Elliott

https://media.blubrry.com/thejazzsession/p/www.thejazzsession.com/podcast/tjs-2019-04-01.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Bassist Moppa Elliott is the founder of the band Mostly Other People Do The Killing. He’s just released a new triple-album under his own name called Jazz Band/Rock Band/Dance Band. It features three very different bands playing his music. In this interview Elliott talks about the genesisContinue reading “The Jazz Session #477: Moppa Elliott”

The Jazz Session #472: Tim Lefebvre

https://media.blubrry.com/thejazzsession/p/www.thejazzsession.com/podcast/tjs-2019-01-15.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Bassist Tim Lefebvre was a longtime member of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, and played on David Bowie’s final album. Along with other members of the Tedeschi Trucks Band, he formed Whose Hat Is This?, an improvising collective. Their new album with MC and vocalist Kokayi is Everything’sContinue reading “The Jazz Session #472: Tim Lefebvre”

The Jazz Session #465: Adi Meyerson

https://media.blubrry.com/thejazzsession/p/www.thejazzsession.com/podcast/tjs-2018-10-01.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Bassist Adi Meyerson grew up in Israel, discovered jazz in her late teens, got into a conservatory for upright bass a few months after picking up the instrument, and then made her way to the New School in New York. Six years after moving to the US,Continue reading “The Jazz Session #465: Adi Meyerson”