The Jazz Session #541: Lara Driscoll of the Firm Roots Duo

http://media.blubrry.com/thejazzsession/p/thejazzsession.com/podcast/tjs-2020-12-16.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Lara Driscoll is half of the Firm Roots Duo, a two-piano ensemble also featuring her husband Chris White. In this interview, Lara talks about the challenges of performing and recording with two pianos; how she and Chris work together as composers; fun times in an RV; theContinue reading “The Jazz Session #541: Lara Driscoll of the Firm Roots Duo”

The Jazz Session #540: Yelena Eckemoff

http://media.blubrry.com/thejazzsession/p/thejazzsession.com/podcast/tjs-2020-12-09.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Pianist Yelena Eckemoff is a prolific composer. In this interview, she talks about Nocturnal Animals, which came out earlier this year, and Adventures Of The Wildflower, which comes out in March 2021. Eckemoff also talks about incorporating poetry and prose and art into her musical presentations; theContinue reading “The Jazz Session #540: Yelena Eckemoff”

The Jazz Session #538: Miki Yamanaka

http://media.blubrry.com/thejazzsession/p/thejazzsession.com/podcast/tjs-2020-11-25.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Pianist Miki Yamanaka‘s new album is Human Dust Suite. In this interview, Yamanaka talks about the artwork that inspired the suite; how she left a graduate program in seismology in Japan to become a jazz pianist in New York; why she chose the specific players who accompanyContinue reading “The Jazz Session #538: Miki Yamanaka”

The Jazz Session #536: Champian Fulton

http://media.blubrry.com/thejazzsession/p/thejazzsession.com/podcast/tjs-2020-11-04.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Champian Fulton’s new album, Birdsong, is a tribute to Charlie Parker’s 100th birthday. The album features Fulton’s working band plus saxophonist Scott Hamilton. In this interview, Fulton talks about meeting Hamilton in Europe; why she feels such a special connection to Bird; how she’s kept in touchContinue reading “The Jazz Session #536: Champian Fulton”

The Jazz Session #532: Angelica Sanchez

http://media.blubrry.com/thejazzsession/p/thejazzsession.com/podcast/tjs-2020-10-07.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Pianist Angelica Sanchez has a new duet album with pianist Marilyn Crispell (interview) called How To Turn The Moon. In this interview, Sanchez talks about her lifelong admiration of Crispell’s playing; the intricacies of the piano duet; her interest in neuroscience and the work of artist SantiagoContinue reading “The Jazz Session #532: Angelica Sanchez”