Updated Jan 2010
New Year brings new energies and some changes. After two and a half years, WSHA
cancelled my show, so I now have the time back to invest in other parts of life
and music. This weekend I finalized the interview I did with Gretchen Parlato
in December and posted it below. And I have actually finished the fabulous
book from Alex Ross, The
Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, and am continuing now
to research the composers and their repertoire. Arvo Pärt, Lou Harrison,
and Conlon Nancarrow are a few from today's listening. SO much to learn about!
Let me know your favorites...
Thanks to all who tuned in the Monday night
show - I had a blast getting to share some great creative artists with you that
you won't hear on the local dial now.... Drop me a line if you're interested in
any playlists or listening ideas.
May 2010 bring you unexpected joys and
can find me at twitter.com/SusanJazz,
with thoughts on music and other random topics. Join me?
Parlato (Interview live on WSHA 12-14-09)
One? Gretchen shares stories about her journeys in music, bandmates, and
the role of yoga in her life. Her new cd is "In a Dream".
INTERVIEW) (12 mgs)
Markley (Interview live on WSHA 6-15-09)
the secrets of songwriting from Lisa, as we hear about her new One Word
cd, along with her stories of adding instruments into her repertoire.
INTERVIEW) (10.5 mgs)
Kimbrough (Interview live on WSHA 4-13-09)
from the fundraiser-night chat with Frank reveal some wonderful insights into
his cd Air, his NC connections, his tenure with Maria Schneider, and the
Herbie Nichols Project. (DOWNLOAD
INTERVIEW) (6.9 mgs)
Jordan (Interview live on WSHA 1-26-09)
about Sheila's first bass-voice experiences, the Winter Sunshine cd, and
much more in this chat between tours.
INTERVIEW (8.4 mgs)
Cunliffe (Interview live on WSHA 12-8-08)
talks about his influences from Mary Lou Williams and others, and demonstrates
at the piano some elements of his new cd The Blues and the Abstract Truth,
INTERVIEW (8.2 mgs)
Carlon (Interview live on WSHA 11-17-08)
tells about the origin of tap dance in his music and
other stories, including
the Roots Propaganda cd.
INTERVIEW Excerpts (5.6 mgs)
Shaw (Interview live on WSHA 4-28-08)
shares his thoughts about his early training and the players on his cd Optimism,
as well as experiences with Roy Haynes and the Mingus Big Band.
INTERVIEW (31 mgs)
preceding his Following Monk Performance, taped 8-2007) Andy
talks about his musical influences and training, Carmen McRae, Monk, and more.
INTERVIEW (31 mgs)