PODCAST: Cecil Taylor’s ‘The Complete, Legendary, Live Return Concert’ Featured Episode on Jazz United Podcast – WBGO

February 11, 2022Features, Press Reel, Radio/Podcasts

by Greg Bryant, Nate Chinen, WBGO “Cecil Taylor’s intensity at the piano conjured a musical sorcery stretching far beyond himself or his collaborators. In a 1975 interview with Boston Public Television, he said: ‘The purpose of the music is to achieve a levitation or a trance which is the existence beyond the normal existence.’” Listen to … Read More

PODCAST: Flutist Alex Hamburger Discusses New Album ‘And She Spoke’ – Bite-Size Jazz

November 30, 2021Press Reel, Radio/Podcasts

by Stephanie Steele, Bite-Size Jazz “Alex Hamburger’s latest album And She Spoke was inspired by many powerhouse women in history. But first and foremost, And She Spoke is inspired by Alex’s grandmother: a stalwart educator, and activist during the military dictatorship in Paraguay. Listen to the full interview with flutist, composer, and vocalist Alex Hamburger to learn more … Read More

PODCAST: Puerto Rican Drummer Henry Cole Discusses Heritage, New Record – Jazziz

November 17, 2021Features, Press Reel, Radio/Podcasts

By Matt Micucci, Jazziz “Puerto Rican master drummer/composer/arranger Henry Cole is known for his versatility and groove. Over the years, he has performed with many of the greats, from Miguel Zenón to Gary Burton and beyond. During this time of intense activity, he also developed his own idiosyncratic “mestizo sound,” which synthesizes African, Indigeound and … Read More