The Jazz Session #510: Kim Nazarian (New York Voices)

New York Voices are celebrating more than three decades together with their new album Reminiscing In Tempo. In this interview, group member Kim Nazarian talks about their origins; the way new music makes it into their repertoire; how the group has stayed together for so long; their upcoming tour of Asia; and more.

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Intro voice: Chuck Ingersoll

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The Jazz Session #509: Chris Dingman

Vibraphonist Chris Dingman‘s new album, Embrace, comes out on March 6, 2020. In this interview, which includes previews of some of the music from the album, Dingman talks about his decision to record in a trio format with Linda May Han Oh and Tim Keiper; how he uses meditation to help navigate his musical and personal paths; confronting the loss of his father during the making of the album; and his future projects.

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I’ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it’s important work that deserves public support. I’d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that The Jazz Session is worth supporting, become a member today at thejazzsession.com/join. For $5 a month you’ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.

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Intro voice: Chuck Ingersoll

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The Jazz Session #508: Jerome Jennings

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 drums on “Bebop,” the album’s opening track; and a whole lot more. Members will get bonus audio. Also, despite what I say at the top of the show, this is indeed episode #508.

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I’ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it’s important work that deserves public support. I’d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that The Jazz Session is worth supporting, become a member today at thejazzsession.com/join. For $5 a month you’ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album. Thanks to Richard Scheinin for joining since the last episode!

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Intro voice: Chuck Ingersoll

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The Jazz Session #507: Dayna Stephens

Saxophonist Dayna Stephens has three new records coming out in the first half of 2020, the first of which is a trio session with Ben Street and Eric Harland called Liberty (Contagious Music, 2020). In this interview, Stephens talks about why he likes playing in a trio setting; recording at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio and the Village Vanguard; his newfound health and how it’s affected his playing; and more.

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I’ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it’s important work that deserves public support. I’d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that The Jazz Session is worth supporting, become a member today at thejazzsession.com/join. For $5 a month you’ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.

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Intro voice: Chuck Ingersoll

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The Jazz Session #506: David Torn

Tranceportation Vol. 1 (RareNoiseRecords, 2019) is the first of two new albums from guitarist David Torn and Swiss quartet Sonar. In this interview, Torn talks about how he went unexpectedly from producer to band member; his recording partnership with D. James Goodwin; the nature of playing with tritone tunings; and a lot more.

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I’ve been recording conversations with jazz musicians since 2007. I think it’s important work that deserves public support. I’d also like to be able to do it for my living. If you agree that The Jazz Session is worth supporting, become a member today at thejazzsession.com/join. For $5 a month you’ll get a monthly bonus episode, early access to every show, and a yearly gift. For $10 a month you get all that plus an extra bonus show exploring a classic jazz album.

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Intro voice: Chuck Ingersoll

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