Season 2

Aug. 3, 2022

Episode 70 - A Get Together With Saxophonist And Educator Tom Walsh

Tom discusses his early years and how they led to his being appointed Director of the jazz studies program at the Indiana univers…

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July 27, 2022

Episode 69 - A Conversation With Prolific Drummer Bill Stewart

Bill and Todd delve into Bill's history and his activities as a jazz drummer.

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July 20, 2022

Episode 68 - A Great Hang With Chicago-Based Guitarist And Longtime F…

Henry and Todd go way back and were essentially cut from the same cloth. We share our many experiences in jazz music.

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July 13, 2022

Episode 67 - A Great Hang With Friend And Colleague, Trombonist Steve…

Steve and Todd exchange stories and experiences that reveal very similar paths in music.

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July 6, 2022

Episode 66 - Getting To Know Trombonist Becca Patterson

Todd gets to know a valued colleague, trombonist Becca Patterson.

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June 29, 2022

Episode 65 - A Conversation With Rising Star, Tenor Saxophonist Sam D…

Sam discusses his path from its beginning to the present and reveals many lessons he has learned from his mentors along the way.

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June 22, 2022

Episode 64 - A Discussion With Saxophonist, Bandleader, And Educator …

Todd & David discuss aspects of the music, of education, and how to survive in the music business today.

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June 8, 2022

Episode 63 - A Conversation With Youthful Drummer Jimmy Macbride

Todd and Jimmy discuss Jimmy's path into music and a perception of a possible generation gap among jazz musicians.

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June 1, 2022

Episode 62- A Wide Ranging Conversation With Master Trumpet Player Te…

Todd and Terell free associate and reveal many aspects of their histopry that come as surprises to one another.

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May 25, 2022

Episode 61 - Ed Soph. A Musician Who Plays The Drums, A Leading Teach…

Ed and I discuss aspects of mentorship, the younger players coming into the field, and observations about teaching.

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May 18, 2022

Episode 60 - A Lively Conversation With Charles Ellison: Musician, Me…

Charles and Todd Free Associate On Several Topics Spanning Music, Education, Society, Community, And The Universe!

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May 11, 2022

Episode 59 - A Hang With Veteran New York Saxophonist Dick Oatts

Todd and Dick discuss their paths in music and the multitude of lessons they have learned from their peers.

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May 4, 2022

Episode 58 - A Get Together With A Fine Drummer, Teacher, And Friend,…

John and Todd discuss their beginnings upon arriving in New York, and what has transpired since.

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April 27, 2022

Episode 57 - Great Insights From Esteemed Saxophonist Steve Wilson

Steve and Todd cover a lot of ground discussing various aspects of life as a jazz musician.

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April 20, 2022

Episode 56 - A Conversation With Dutch Bassist Joris Teepe

Todd and Joris get into a wide ranging discussion about their experiences in the music business.

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April 13, 2022

Episode 55 - A Conversation With Saxophonist And Educator Walter Smit…

Walter and Todd touch on a variety of subjects pertaining to Walter's background and recent activities.

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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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