The Jazz Session #536: Champian Fulton 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 #535: Allegra Levy Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Vocalist Allegra Levy‘s new album is Lose My Number: Levy Sings McNeil (SteepleChase, 2020). On it, she sings lyrics she wrote for the songs of her longtime collaborator, trumpeter John McNeil. In this interview, Levy talks about writing lyrics for someone else’s tunes; the story behind herContinue reading “The Jazz Session #535: Allegra Levy”

The Jazz Session #534: Natalie Cressman Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Trombonist and vocalist Natalie Cressman has released an album and a single with Brazilian guitarist Ian Faquini, and a second album is nearly complete. In this interview, Cressman talks about immersing herself in the Portuguese language; the subtlety of her duo playing with Faquini; virtual music duringContinue reading “The Jazz Session #534: Natalie Cressman”

The Jazz Session #533: Sara Serpa Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Vocalist Sara Serpa confronts the history of Portuguese colonialism in Angola on her new album Recognition. In this interview, she talks about her family’s experiences as both colonizers and resistance fighters; the formation of the unique ensemble that plays the music on the album; how she createdContinue reading “The Jazz Session #533: Sara Serpa”

The Jazz Session #531: Christine Correa Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: RSS Vocalist Christine Correa‘s new album with pianist Ran Blake is When Soft Rains Fall. It’s a tribute to Billie Holiday’s seminal recording Lady In Satin. In this interview, Correa talks about her longtime relationship with Blake and how that informed the recording process; why she encourages herContinue reading “The Jazz Session #531: Christine Correa”