George discusses his background and history and shares his views on his approach to playing music with others.
Pat and Todd discuss various aspects of playing and thinking about music.
Terry discusses the many facets of his 80 year career in the music business.
Lew reveals some of his earliest influences in his formative years and describes the challenge of playing both tenor saxophone and flute.
Yukimi has expressed a sincere interest in learning to play jazz. Todd and Yukimi discuss the challenges, as well as the similarities and differences of the classical and jazz art forms.
Kenny and Todd compare notes and experiences over their 40 plus years as jazz musicians.
Todd and Ray get caught up on their past and present jazz activities.
Bill and Todd discuss jazz matters that they have both experienced.
Todd and John have been friends and colleagues for decades and get all caught up with each other's activities.
Michael Dease discusses his history in music and what music means to him.
Todd and Spike discuss his decision to buy into two jazz clubs in New York, his commitment to artistic integrity, and how things have been during the covid shutdown and since the reopening.
Dave and Todd discuss aspects of Dave's career as a performer and educator and how Dave became the outstanding player he is today.
Jimmy and Todd discuss the importance of instrumental music in the schools, the idea and benefits of mentoring, and various aspects of Jimmy's illustrious and still evolving career.
Lewis Nash, one of the most in-demand drummers of our time, checks in up with his friend and colleague, bassist Todd Coolman, as they compare notes over the last 40 years on the jazz scene.
Bassist Bill Crow discusses his background and life as a professional jazz musician spanning seventy plus years!
Todd recounts his early years when he was a member of Benny Goodman's quintet and the valuable lessons he learned from the process.
Christian and Todd cover a lot of ground in an energized discussion between two guys in the trenches!
Bassist Todd Coolman recounts some of his fondest memories of being a member of the James Moody Quartet for 25 years.
Todd receives several emails from listeners with all kinds of interesting questions about jazz. In this episode, he has taken some of the more interesting questions and provides his answers and insights on a variety of subjec...
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 addendum in order to clear up a previous omission.
John and I go way back to college days and catch up on all things musical, life-wise, and recreational. A free-wheeling discussion between good friends and colleagues.
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 discussing our activities since the, "Old days." We discuss how we have navigated the changing …
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.
Peter and I discuss various aspects of our combine experience in jazz music, and Peter provides valuable insights into how musicians personalities merge and combine to create great music. He also has some great observations r...