5049 Records Podcast: Michaël Attias


From 5049 Records.

Michaël Attias is a tremendously talented saxophonist who was born in Israel, raised in Paris and has been living and working in New York City since 1994. He’s a thinker, a traveler and a questioner. To me, the New York that he moved to was the one to which I had hoped to move. He’s done and experienced a lot and this conversation is one of those rare ones where a lot gets exposed.

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Nate Wooley Interview


From The Rumpus.net:

In Episode 15 of Make/Work, host Scott Pinkmountain speaks with trumpet player/composer Nate Wooley. Wooley’s playing has been widely praised by everyone from the New York Times and DownBeat to trumpet icon Dave Douglas who called him “one of the most interesting and unusual trumpet players living today.” He’s constantly performing and recording internationally with such folks as John Zorn, Thurston Moore, and pretty much everyone playing contemporary free jazz and improvised music.

Keir Neuringer Interview


KEIR NEURINGER

KEIR NEURINGER (Photo credit: IntangibleArts)

From Search & Restore:

A few months ago, I came across Keir Neuringer’s solo saxophone record Ceremonies Out of The Air a truly striking and beautiful disc, and one that I find myself revisiting now, months later. At the time of its release, Neuringer and I corresponded briefly in the hopes of finding some time to conduct an interview. The timing wasn’t right, especially given the extensive tour Neuringer was about to embark upon in support of ‘Ceremonies’. But months later, we were able to find the time and the result is below.

Interview with Nate Wooley, Part III: The Making of the Quintet


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130415 Bureau of Atomic Tourism, Nate Wooley (Photo credit: axesjazzpower)

From Jazz Right Now:

CB: How did you first go about forming the Nate Wooley Quartet. Were Matt Moran, Reuben Radding, and Take Toriyama the original members? I found concert listings as early as June 2004. Did the band form shortly before that or earlier? Did the group ever record?

NW: I’m not precisely sure where it came from initially. I remember doing sessions with Matt and Reuben. I met Matt when I was suggested to him by Andrew D’Angelo to play in an early version of Slavic Soul Party. Reuben and I met at the Right Bank, which was a short-lived club in Williamsburg. Initially we played with Randy Peterson and were just trying free ideas out and a couple of my tunes, but that didn’t work out for whatever reason. I had played with Take once or twice and knew him through Tony Malaby who was (and still is) my neighbor. Somehow he came into the conversation and it seemed to work as a group, so we worked for about a year like that. It developed a sound and had a certain feeling that I liked. I then took a break because I was working on some other stuff and during that time Take passed away. We did do one show after that with Jeff Davis but, great as Jeff is, it just wasn’t right, so we sort of stopped. The quintet didn’t come about until well after that.

5049 Records Podcast: Jamie Saft


Jamie Saft

Cover of Jamie Saft

From 5049 Records:

Jamie Saft is a remarkable musician who has been making a major impact on the New York scene since his return to his hometown in 1993. As a pianist he has played on the records of Dave Douglas, Laurie Anderson, Bad Brain and John Zorn, for whom he has not only held down the keyboards in many bands, but also engineered several important records. For this talk Jamie tells a lot of interesting and hilarious tales from the life of a musician who seen and done a whole hell of a lot.

Tony Malaby Discusses His New Album, Somos Agua


Tony Malaby

Tony Malaby (Photo credit: Bob Doran)

From Jazz Right Now:

Saxophonist Tony Malaby is one of the standouts of a generation of jazz musicians who got going in New York in the mid-1990s. A bold and fiery player, Malaby has made an impact on the New York scene over the past twenty years. Malaby and I had the opportunity to discuss his new record, Somos Agua, released this month on Clean Feed Records. He warmly invited me to his home so that we could talk about his origins as an artist, the emergence of the band Tamarindo (with William Parker and Nasheet Waits), and some of the ideas that are present in the new album.

Interview with Nate Wooley, Part II: Early Years in New York City


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120908 Nate Wooley (Photo credit: axesjazzpower)

From Jazz Right Now:

This interview is the second in a three-part series with one of New York’s most exciting trumpet players, Nate Wooley. In this portion, he talks about how he got established in New York, his involvement in lowercase (EAI) music, and how he developed a number of bands that came to have a big impact on the New York scene. See part one of the interview here.

5049 Records Podcast: Peter Evans


Trumpeter Peter Evans

Trumpeter Peter Evans (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

From 5049 Records:

Trumpeter Peter Evans is without a doubt one of the most talented musicians of his generation. He is equally adept at interpreting complex contemporary music as he is at free improvisation. He has toured the world many times over working with some of the greatest musicians alive. Peter is a virtuoso and this conversation goes to a lot of interesting places.

Dave Rempis Interview


Dave Rempis

Cover of Dave Rempis

From Jazz Right Now:

The innovative and exciting Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet celebrates its 10th anniversary with two concerts this weekend in Chicago at Constellation. From his beginnings on the Chicago scene playing in Ken Vandermark’s band to his leadership of a number of groundbreaking ensembles, Dave Rempis has emerged as a singular voice on alto saxophone in the new millennium. I had the pleasure to interview Mr. Rempis this Spring in order to highlight the leader and the Percussion Quartet’s accomplishments over the past decade.

Jason Lescalleet Interview


Jason Lescalleet

Jason Lescalleet (Photo credit: Seth Tisue)

From BOMB Magazine:

For twenty years, Jason Lescalleet has been making electro-acoustic sound work, using all manner of source material to engage listeners in both site and narrative by providing a rich and physical sense of place. In addition to recently completing a trilogy of collaborations with the artist, composer, and performer Graham Lambkin, Lescalleet has been touring his project Trophy Tape, in which each of the thirteen pieces from his 2012 solo release, Songs About Nothing, is paired with videos made by a different artist.