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Funk pioneer George Clinton, who founded the groups Parliament, Funkadelic & P-Funk, talks with guest host Soul Sister from WWOZ about his memoir, “Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?”
photo credit: William Thorem
Producer Quincy Jones & film director Alan Hicks talk with Gary Walker about “Keep On Keepin’ On,” a documentary about the teaching methods of trumpeter Clark Terry, Jones’s musical mentor.
Bill Frisell talks with Josh Jackson about the album GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE!” which pays homage to the surf and rockabilly guitar styles of the 1950s and 1960s.
Tenor saxophonists Odean Pope (pictured) & Pharoah Sanders talk with Rhonda Hamilton about math in music, saxophone choirs and other collaborations.
Tenor saxophonist Mark Turner talks with Josh Jackson about Lathe Of Heaven, his new ECM album, after a thirteen-year hiatus as a leader.
Simon Rentner visits OutBeat, Philadelphia’s first LGBT jazz festival, and talks with saxophonist Andrew D’Angelo and bassist Jennifer Leitham, who also perform.
Steve Lehman talks to WBGO’s Simon Rentner about “Mise en Abime,” featuring his octet from Pi Records. The alto saxophonist reveals his spectral-inspired compositions.
Horace Silver talks with Gary Walker about his musical inspirations, collaborations and career. The pianist, composer and NEA Jazz Master died June 18, 2014.
Charlie Haden talks with Rhonda Hamilton about his musical inspirations, collaborations and career. The bassist and NEA Jazz Master died July 11, 2014.
Trumpeter Tom Harrell shares a song he wrote in his dreams, talks Debussy, praises cellist Rubin Kodheli, and remembers Horace Silver with WBGO’s Simon Rentner at FIJM 2014.