Nate Wooley’s “Sound American”

Nate Wooley

(Nate Wooley. Photo: Peter Gannushkin)

Nate Wooley
is one of my favorite musicians and people.  Every time I’ve had the chance to hear him play it’s always been a treat.  (his records are pretty amazing as well).  For 8 issues now Nate has been writing about, and interviewing, an amazing array of musicians on varying topics related to music for a series called Sound American.  (http://soundamerican.org).  Each issue provides some great insight into some of the voices of many of the great musicians of our time.  The latest issue is entitled “What is Jazz?” and features interviews with Joe Morris and Ken Vandermark, Tim Berne, Gerald Cleaver, Chris Corsano, Mary Halvorson, Jeff Parker, Matana Roberts and so many more great modern voices in this music called “Jazz”.  It’s a great read and there are some really great insights into how so many musicians view not only the word Jazz, but also the music that the word is intended to describe.

I look forward to these issues and I love sharing them with others when they get posted.

I hope you enjoy and while you’re at it, check out all of the music that these musicians are making and help keep the music alive…..

http://natewooley.com
http://soundamerican.org

more soon…..

The Jazz Session Archives

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I know that Jason Crane stopped doing the Jazz Session Podcast in October of 2012, but he has been so kind to all of us and has left the archive available for all of us to enjoy.  There are so many great interviews in the archives (Jack DeJohnette, David Liebman, William Parker, Nate Wooley, Matana Roberts, John D’earth….and on and on and on and on!!) (also a few RVA musicians).  It’s such a great resource for all of us musicians, and for the public at large, interested in learning more about so many great musicians of today.  I find myself continuing to go back to Jason’s site to listen to interviews that I’ve already listened to or to see if there are interviews with musicians that I’d love to hear talk about their music and their art. (and also to discover new musicians that I might not have heard of).

I just want to share this site again for anyone interested….and I hope that this great resource stays available for a long time.

You can learn more about Jason Crane here http://jasoncrane.org
And here is a direct link to the Jazz Session http://thejazzsession.com

more soon……