Steven Van Zandt on His 'Lilyhammer' Score, His Desert Island Disc & More, on Morning Jazz
Steven Van Zandt hasn’t just toured the world as guitar-slinging Little Steven in Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
He also organized Artists Against Apartheid in the mid 1980s; assisted South Side Johnny, Ben E. King and Darlene Love with noted recordings; sidled onto television with eight seasons of The Sopranos on HBO; created and toured with his 15-piece, horn-drenched Disciples of Soul; been program director for two popular Sirius/XM channels that bear his personal stamp, Underground Garage and Outlaw Country; and wrote, directed and starred in Lilyhammer, a Norwegian black comedy for Netflix.
While creating the music for Lilyhammer, Van Zandt expanded the music into three volumes of complete tunes. Working with Lee Musiker on Lilyhammer The Score - Vol. 1 Jazz (Wicked Cool), he created a diverse palette of jazzy tunes, featuring some of New York’s top players.
Stopping into Morning Jazz, he shared his passion and purpose with animated discussion, music from the release, and a “Desert Island” choice that might surprise you. It was an hour we both agreed flew by much too fast.
Lillyhammer the Score, Volume 1: Jazz is available now on UMe.