Episodes

Jan. 26, 2022

Episode 44 - A Conversation With Legendary Vibraphonist Terry Gibbs

Terry discusses the many facets of his 80 year career in the music business.

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Jan. 19, 2022

Episode 43 - A Conversation With Tenor Saxophonist And Flutist Lew Ta…

Lew reveals some of his earliest influences in his formative years and describes the challenge of playing both tenor saxophone an…

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Jan. 12, 2022

Episode 42 - A Conversation With Classical Pianist,Instructor, And Fe…

Yukimi has expressed a sincere interest in learning to play jazz. Todd and Yukimi discuss the challenges, as well as the similari…

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Jan. 5, 2022

Episode 41 - A Conversation With, "THE JAZZ MANAIC," Fantastic Drumme…

Kenny and Todd compare notes and experiences over their 40 plus years as jazz musicians.

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Dec. 29, 2021

Episode 40 - A Conversation With Multi-Genre Trumpet Player And Educa…

Todd and Ray get caught up on their past and present jazz activities.

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Dec. 22, 2021

Episode 39 - A Conversation With Pianist, Composer, Grammy-Winning Ar…

Bill and Todd discuss jazz matters that they have both experienced.

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Dec. 15, 2021

Episode 38 - A Conversation With John Goldsby, Fantastic Bassist With…

Todd and John have been friends and colleagues for decades and get all caught up with each other's activities.

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Dec. 8, 2021

Episode 37 - A Revealing Conversation With Masterful Trombonist Micha…

Michael Dease discusses his history in music and what music means to him.

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Dec. 1, 2021

Episode 36 - Todd Gets The Inside Story From Pianist And New York Cit…

Todd and Spike discuss his decision to buy into two jazz clubs in New York, his commitment to artistic integrity, and how things …

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Nov. 17, 2021

Episode 35 - A Conversation With Outstanding Guitarist Dave Stryker

Dave and Todd discuss aspects of Dave's career as a performer and educator and how Dave became the outstanding player he is today.

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Nov. 10, 2021

Episode 34 - A Conversation With Highly Regarded Tenor Saxophonist Ji…

Jimmy and Todd discuss the importance of instrumental music in the schools, the idea and benefits of mentoring, and various aspec…

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Nov. 3, 2021

Episode 33 - A Conversation With The Great Drummer Lewis Nash

Lewis Nash, one of the most in-demand drummers of our time, checks in up with his friend and colleague, bassist Todd Coolman, as …

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Oct. 27, 2021

Episode 32 - The Unusual Path Of A Highly Respected Nonagenarian Jazz…

Bassist Bill Crow discusses his background and life as a professional jazz musician spanning seventy plus years!

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Oct. 21, 2021

Episode 31 - My Time With Benny Goodman

Todd recounts his early years when he was a member of Benny Goodman's quintet and the valuable lessons he learned from the proces…

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Oct. 16, 2021

Episode 30 - A Conversation With Master Musician Christian McBride

Christian and Todd cover a lot of ground in an energized discussion between two guys in the trenches!

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Oct. 6, 2021

My Life With James Moody

Bassist Todd Coolman recounts some of his fondest memories of being a member of the James Moody Quartet for 25 years.

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Sept. 29, 2021

Episode 28 - More Listeners Questions Answered

Todd receives several emails from listeners with all kinds of interesting questions about jazz. In this episode, he has taken som…

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Sept. 29, 2021

Episode 28.1 - Addendum

This addendum is offered to shore up an omission in Episode 28. If you listened to Episode 28, please be sure to listen to this a…

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Sept. 22, 2021

Episode 27 - A Conversation With Bassist And Composer Extraordinaire …

John and I go way back to college days and catch up on all things musical, life-wise, and recreational. A free-wheeling discussio…

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Sept. 15, 2021

Episode 26 - A Conversation With Tenor Saxophonist Ralph Moore

Ralph and I have been cohorts and friends for many years, but our paths have not crossed in several years. We get caught up by di…

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Sept. 8, 2021

Episode 25 - Meeting Miles Davis

I discuss a chance and most memorable meeting I had with jazz icon Miles Davis in front of his home in New York City around 1980.

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Sept. 1, 2021

Episode 24 - A Conversation With Guitarist Peter Bernstein

Peter and I discuss various aspects of our combine experience in jazz music, and Peter provides valuable insights into how musici…

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Aug. 25, 2021

And You Thought Being On The Road Was Fun...

Jazz bassist Todd Coolman recounts one of hundreds of stories he has experienced firsthand, having traveled the world several tim…

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Aug. 18, 2021

Episode 22: A Conversation With Drummer Joe Farnsworth

Joe and I discuss his early interest in playing the drums, and his myriad experiences and wisdom bestowed upon him by the acknowl…

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