The Jazz Session #68: E.J. Strickland

https://media.blubrry.com/thejazzsession/p/www.thejazzsession.com/podcast/tjs-2009-07-27.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Jason Crane interviews drummer and composer E.J. Strickland. Strickland’s new album is called In This Day (Strick Muzik, 2009). E.J. and his twin brother Marcus grew up in Miami, sons of a musical father. They knew early on that they wanted to be musicians, and they’ve pursuedContinue reading “The Jazz Session #68: E.J. Strickland”

The Jazz Session #60: Mike Melito

https://media.blubrry.com/thejazzsession/p/www.thejazzsession.com/podcast/tjs-2009-06-01.oggPodcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Jason Crane interviews drummer Mike Melito. While not a household name among jazz fans, Melito is well known to many jazz musicians, having played with everyone from James Moody and Benny Golson to Joe Locke and Rachel Z. Melito is based in Rochester, NY, and he madeContinue reading “The Jazz Session #60: Mike Melito”

The Jazz Session #36: Chico Hamilton

https://media.blubrry.com/thejazzsession/p/www.thejazzsession.com/podcast/tjs-2008-04-20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Jason Crane interviews drummer, composer, arranger, educator and NEA Jazz Master Chico Hamilton. The 86-year-old Hamilton released four albums (!) in 2006, and then collected tracks from the four albums on 2007’s Hamiltonia (Joyous Shout, 2007). This year will see the release of two more recordings —Continue reading “The Jazz Session #36: Chico Hamilton”

The Jazz Session #25: Kendrick Scott

https://media.blubrry.com/thejazzsession/p/www.thejazzsession.com/podcast/tjs-2007-08-14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Jason Crane interviews drummer and composer Kendrick Scott. Scott’s new album with his band Oracle is The Source (World Culture Music, 2007). Scott grew up in Houston, surrounded by a musical family and the Baptist church. He knew from an early age that he wanted to beContinue reading “The Jazz Session #25: Kendrick Scott”

Show #17: Matt Wilson

https://media.blubrry.com/thejazzsession/p/www.thejazzsession.com/podcast/tjs-2007-06-14.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Jason Crane interviews drummer Matt Wilson between his sets at the 2007 Rochester International Jazz Festival. Wilson played two shows with his Arts & Crafts band featuring Dennis Irwin on bass, Gary Versace on organ and piano, and Michael Rodriquez on trumpet (sitting in for Terrell Stafford).Continue reading “Show #17: Matt Wilson”