#8 T.S. Monk Let you in close. At Bird's Basement from 20 - 25 June
#7. What Frank Zappa, David Bowie and King Crimson have in common? Answer: Adrian Belew
#6 The Cookers Cook
The Cookers Cook, this Albare interviewed from LA, 3 prominent members of the Cookers. Billy Harper, Billy Hart and David Weiss are big names in the Jazz world. They have given a close up into their history, revealed stories about Wes Montgomery, Art Blackie, Freddie Hubbard, Herbie Hancock and many others. They provide insight in their way of improvising. The music this week was selected from albums from the Cookers, The Jazz Messengers, Mwandishi band, Wes Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard
# 5 - The extraordinary Musical Career of Bill Evans, the Singer/Sax player
Bill Evans the Sax player is the namesake of the late Bill Evans the piano player. Bill also plays piano but he is most known for his Sax playing and lately for his singing. Like his name sake, he too played with Miles Davis and is on an incredible musical journey, playing with legends at the highest level. Bill Evans is playing at Bird’s at the end of May 2017, coming with his band featuring guitarist Dean Brown. In this podcast Bill shares many stories about his work with Miles Davis, John Mclaughlin. Mike Stern and many others. Tracks played on this podcast are "Forbidden Faffodils " featuring Steve Lukaht, a track that was recorded live in Triest Italy with the Bill Evans band and Jean Pierre, The Mile Davies Quintet in Berlin playing "Milestones"
#4 - Joe Chindamo insights
This episode with Joe Chindamo, pianist composer extraordinaire, took place in Joe’s own house. Perhaps I will avoid Joe’s house next time making a podcast as his dog Louis, was hyperactive that day… we managed to rescue the most important parts of the interview. In this podcast Joe provides insights about composition, his views on both classical music and jazz, on what made him leap frog towards becoming an accomplished classical musician. You won’t be surprised to hear that a woman is front and centre of his transformation. Music track on this podcast: from the New Goldbergs, variation #13. Variation #20, But not for me (Joe at Umbria Jazz), Swinging Scaturday (with Olivia Chindamo), Moon River from the Dream Time album.