Bassist Gary Peacock (pictured) and pianist Marc Copland talk with Simon Rentner about their new ECM album, Now This. They spoke at the 2015 Montreal International Jazz Festival.
Bassist Stanley Clarke talks with Simon Rentner about his seminal 1974 recording "Vulcan Princess," and some of his favorite younger musicians, including the bassist Thundercat.
We knew Amy Winehouse, the soul singer and superstar, but what about the jazz musician? Filmmaker Asif Kapadia joins former Amy Winehouse manager Nick Shymansky to talk about "Amy," the misunderstood musical genius, in theaters now.
Arts for Art Patricia Nicholson Parker and her husband bassist William Parker celebrate 20 years of New York's Vision Festival. They speak to Simon Rentner about the triumphs and obstacles of producing one of top avantjazz music festivals.
Tenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter talks with Simon Rentner about his early career and a concert homage to him at Jazz At Lincoln Center.
Producer Zev Feldman talks with the Institute for Jazz Studies' Vincent Pelote about Resonance Records' release of Wes Montgomery's In The Beginning, which features 26 newly discovered tracks from the guitarist's early career.
South African singer Melanie Scholtz talks with Simon Rentner about her album "Our Time," which features the Afrikaans rapper Jitsvinger, and their performance together at the 2015 Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
Tenor saxophonist George Coleman talks with Simon Rentner about growing up in Memphis, his long career with Miles Davis, Max Roach and others, and being named a 2015 NEA Jazz Master.
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2015 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Joe Segal talks with Simon Rentner about The Jazz Showcase, the club he founded in Chicago in 1947.
Bassist and composer Reid Anderson talks with Simon Rentner about his approach to composition with the band The Bad Plus and other projects.
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