The Jazz Session

The Jazz Session

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The Jazz Session #626: Kris Davis
September 20, 2023

Pianist Kris Davis's new album is called Live At The Village Vanguard (Pyroclastic Records, 2023). In this interview, Kris talks about what it feels like to record at the Village Vanguard; how she put

The Jazz Session #625: Christine Jensen
September 06, 2023

Saxophonist Christine Jensen's latest album is called Day Moon. In this interview, Christine talks about creating musical sketches; writing during the pandemic; turning visual and other ideas into mus

The Jazz Session #624: Moreira Chonguiça
August 16, 2023

Moreira Chonguia is a saxophonist and producer from Mozambique. His latest album is called Songs of Peace. In this interview, Moreira talks about surviving the pandemic and evaluating life; his educa

The Jazz Session #623: Michael Blake
August 02, 2023

Saxophonist Michael Blake's new album is Dance of the Mystic Bliss (P&M Records, 2023). Michael talks about his mom, to whom the album is dedicated; the recording process, especially the percussion; h

The Jazz Session #622: Laila Biali
July 19, 2023

Laila Biali's latest album is called Your Requests. In this interview, she talks about the fan-generated song list; balancing her dual roles as vocalist and pianist; her adventurous collaboration with

The Jazz Session #621: Steven Bernstein
July 12, 2023

Steven Bernstein's new album with his band Sexmob is called The Hard Way (Corbett vs. Dempsey, 2023). In this interview, Bernstein talks about working with producer Scotty Hard; his "first take" philo

The Jazz Session #620: Mark Dresser
July 05, 2023

Mark Dresser's new solo bass album is Tines Of Change (Pyroclastic Records, 2023). In this interview, Mark talks about the sonic experimentation that led to the modified bass he plays on this recordin

The Jazz Session #619: Alex Weiss
June 21, 2023

Saxophonist Alex Weiss's new album is Most Don't Have Enough. In this interview he talks about the legacy and influence of his grandfather; the selection of his bandmates; the evolution of the music;

The Jazz Session #618: Ingrid Laubrock
June 14, 2023

Saxophonist Ingrid Laubrock's new album is called The Last Quiet Place. In this interview, she explores the idea of the title; talks about her band and how she chose them; describes her methods of com

The Jazz Session #617: Bill Lowe
June 07, 2023

Trombonist and tuba player and educator Bill Lowe has a long and fascinating history in the world of improvised music. In this interview, we talk about his new album, Sweet Cane: Suites And Other Peda