Episodes

April 6, 2022

Episode 54 - Randy Brecker Discusses Various Aspects Of His Illustrio…

Randy touches on several subjects that illuminate what it takes to become a first call musician on today's New York scene.

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March 30, 2022

Episode 53 - Getting To Know Composer And Bandleader Jihye Lee

Jihye reveals her unusual journey in becoming a composer and forming a jazz orchestra to perform her original music.

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March 23, 2022

Episode 52 - Rare Insights From First Call New York City Bassist Pete…

Peter and Todd reveal mutual concerns, experiences, and observations about what being a jazz musician entails.

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March 16, 2022

Episode 51 - A Conversation With Pianist Vladimir Shafranov.

Vlad and Todd go way back and get caught up on current and past events.

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March 9, 2022

Episode 50 - A Get Together With Esteemed Pianist and Composer Kenny …

Kenny discusses various aspects of his outstanding career.

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March 2, 2022

Episode 49 - A Conversation With Saxophonist Eric Person

Eric discusses his background and the arrival of a long awaited project that has just been released.

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Feb. 23, 2022

Episode 48 - A Get Together With Singing Sensation Samara Joy

Samara Joy discusses her background and her sudden rise as a jazz vocalist of note.

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Feb. 16, 2022

Episode 47 - A Conversation With Paquito D'Rivera

Two old friends discuss their experiences in jazz music.

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Feb. 9, 2022

Episode 46 - A Conversation With Esteemed Pianist George Cables

George discusses his background and history and shares his views on his approach to playing music with others.

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Feb. 2, 2022

Episode 45 - A Conversation With Esteemed Guitarist, Composer, And Ba…

Pat and Todd discuss various aspects of playing and thinking about music.

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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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