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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The Jazz Session #466: Stefon Harris

Vibraphonist, educator and app developer Stefon Harris’s new album is Sonic Creed. In this interview, Harris discusses the responsibilities of his generation of musicians; how his album is an expression of the current state of African-American life in the U.S.; and why empathy is the focus of his life. Learn more at stefonharris.com.

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The Jazz Session #348: The Wee Trio

The Wee Trio is James Westfall (vibes), Dan Loomis (bass) and Jared Schonig (drums). Their new album is Ashes To Ashes: A David Bowie Intraspective. In this interview, the trio talks about why they chose David Bowie — and why they were initially reluctant to do so; how they managed an 8,000-mile tour across the United States; and what makes the trio work as a unit. Learn more at theweetrio.com and follow them on Twitter at @weetrois.

The Jazz Session #156: Joe Locke

Vibraphonist Joe Locke’s For The Love Of You (E1 Music, 2010) combines film music, pop music and Locke’s original compositions into an organic whole stamped with Locke’s unmistakable ear for melody and feel for rhythm. In this interview, Locke talks about finding vocalist Kenny Washington; his distinctive approach to arranging for his bands; and one possible explanation for the physicality of his live performances. Learn more at www.joelocke.com.

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The Jazz Session #86: Jason Marsalis

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Drummer Jason Marsalis turns to the vibraphone on his new record, Music Update (ELM Records, 2009). In this interview, Marsalis talks about the reason he chose to focus on the vibes; the process by which he recorded the drum ensemble tracks on the CD; and his view of the current state of recovery in New Orleans. Find out more at JasonMarsalis.com.

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