Dave talks to Sam Newsome about being a solo soprano saxophonist, how he creates his recordings, and the basic underlying decisions that guide his work. Sam also talks about smooth jazz, as well as about his more recent interest in balloon sculpting and the new areas that is taking his music. Sam’s new record, Chaos Theory: Song Cycles For Soprano Saxophone, was released on June 3, 2019 on the Some New music imprint. In the podcast EXTRA, they talk about Wayne Shorter and his development of the soprano saxophone as a solo instrument.
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Edited by Geoffrey Countryman