The Jazz Session #459: Josh Rutner Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Saxophonist Josh Rutner’s debut album is Rockabye Battleship (2016). In this interview, Josh takes us on a track-by-track tour of the album. He talks about George Carlin, Ligeti, Randy Newman, and other influences; and also gives us a peek behind the curtain at the making of theContinue reading “The Jazz Session #459: Josh Rutner”

The Jazz Session #458: Allison Au Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Allison Au’s Juno-nominated second album is Forest Grove (2016). In this interview, the Toronto-based saxophonist talks about the memories that inspired the album; her long-standing quartet and why working with the same band matters; the Toronto jazz scene; and her upcoming tour of the Western U.S. andContinue reading “The Jazz Session #458: Allison Au”

The Jazz Session #452: Ras Moshe Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Ras Moshe is a saxophonist who also creates spaces for other musicians to flourish. In this interview, he talks about the intersection of political activism and music; his father and grandfather, both of whom were saxophonists; his early exposure to the loft scene in New York City;Continue reading “The Jazz Session #452: Ras Moshe”

The Jazz Session #451: Natalie Cressman, Emily Asher & Angela Davis Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS On this episode, three musicians who’ve recently been on the show, and even more recently recorded new albums: Natalie Cressman talks about Turn The Sea; Emily Asher introduces Meet Me In The Morning; and Angela Davis tells the story behind Lady Luck.

The Jazz Session #449: Jasmine Lovell-Smith Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Soprano saxophonist Jasmine Lovell-Smith’s debut album is Fortune Songs. In this interview, Lovell-Smith talks about the long road from her native New Zealand to Brooklyn to Connecticut to her current home in Mexico; why she stopped playing music, and how she found the inspiration to start again;Continue reading “The Jazz Session #449: Jasmine Lovell-Smith”