The Jazz Session

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The Jazz Session #636: 17th Anniversary Episode with Les McCann
February 24, 2024

The Jazz Session turns 17 today! I'm celebrating with an archival episode from back in my jazz radio days. I interviewed Les McCann in 2004 about his classic album Swiss Movement. Les passed away on D

The Jazz Session #635: Allison Au
February 15, 2024

Saxophonist Allison Au's new album is called Migrations. On it, she explores her family's history of migration, and by extension the plight of migrants everywhere. In this interview, Allison talks abo

The Jazz Session #634: Benjamin Koppel
January 03, 2024

Danish saxophonist Benjamin Koppel's new trio recording with Scott Colley and Brian Blade is called Perspective. In this interview, Benjamin talks about the special relationship between the band membe

The Jazz Session #633: Allison Miller
December 14, 2023

Allison Miller's latest album is called Rivers In Our Veins. In this interview, Allison talks about the inspiration for the project and the research into American waterways that went into it; the care

The Jazz Session #632: Benjamin Boone
November 08, 2023

Saxophonist Benjamin Boone's new album is Caught In The Rhythm (Origin Records, 2023). In this interview, Ben talks about his ongoing project to combine poetry with improvised music; how he approaches

The Jazz Session #631: Marc Copland
October 25, 2023

Marc Copland's latest album is Someday (InnerVoiceJazz, 2023). In this interview, Marc talks about his bandmates; why he seeks out opportunities to play with younger musicians; his years with John Abe

The Jazz Session #630: 2023 TD James Moody Jazz Fest Preview
October 18, 2023

This episode ofThe Jazz Session is sponsored by the TD James Moody Jazz Festival at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. The festival runs from November 3 through 19 and features a whos who of tal

The Jazz Session #629: Aline Homzy
October 11, 2023

Violinist Aline Homzy's new album with her band Etoile Magique is called Eclipse (Elastic Recordings, 2023). In this interview, Aline talks about imagining a world for the album to inhabit; how that w

The Jazz Session #628: Todd Sickafoose
October 04, 2023

Bassist Todd Sickafoose's new album is called Bear Proof (Secret Hatch Records, 2023). On this episode, Todd talks about assembling a cast of strong musical personalities; the challenges of recording

The Jazz Session #627: Kait Dunton
September 27, 2023

Kait Dunton's new album is called Keyboards(Real & Imagined Music, 2023). In this interview, Kait talks about her love for 70s synth music; the challenge of using vintage keyboards; how she was "push