The Jazz Session #537: Dr. Colleen Clark Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Drummer and educator Dr. Colleen Clark is the first woman to receive a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Jazz Performance at the University of North Texas. In this interview, she talks about her educational background; why she loves Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus; her sports-adjacent philosophyContinue reading “The Jazz Session #537: Dr. Colleen Clark”

The Jazz Session #525: Chad Taylor Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Drummer Chad Taylor‘s latest record is a collaboration with saxophonist Brian Settles and pianist Neil Podgurski called The Daily Biological (Cuneiform Records, 2020). In this interview, Taylor talks about his early days with Brian Settles and comedian Dave Chappelle; the origin of this trio; his work withContinue reading “The Jazz Session #525: Chad Taylor”

TJS Extra: Dinner With Jimmy Cobb Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Back in 1996 I was lucky to have dinner with Jimmy Cobb in a small town in northern Japan. Today, as we mourn Jimmy’s passing and celebrate his life, I’d like to share that story.

The Jazz Session #508: Jerome Jennings Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS 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 drumsContinue reading “The Jazz Session #508: Jerome Jennings”

The Jazz Session #493: Dor Herskovits Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Drummer Dor Herskovits is on two new albums: Flying Elephants (with his own quintet) and Easy Listening (with the collective band Earprint). In this interview, Herskovits talks about the genesis of both bands; the use of humor in music; how his son’s impending birth inspired a songContinue reading “The Jazz Session #493: Dor Herskovits”