5049 Records Podcast Episode 145 – Chris Cochrane

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Chris Cochrane has been living and working in New York City since 1980. As a guitarist he has worked with artists like John Zorn, Zeena Parkins, Marc Ribot and virtually every other improviser to come through the Downtown scene in the last three decades. In addition to his musical output, Chris is active as a social worker, helping people from NYC’s impoverished neighborhoods navigate the ever confusing insurance system. He’s a great guy and has led a most singular path as a creative individual in the modern world. This conversation was a long time coming and is definitely one of my favorites in this whole series.


Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 02/2018

English: Joe McPhee, moers festival 2010

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saxophone anatomy: sax solos by lao dan, as/ rick countryman, as/ colin webster, bari sax

tomo jacobson
birthday: tomo jacobson, b/ emanuele maniscalco, p/ oliver laumann, dr

neither nor
while we still have bodies: Ben Gerstein, tbn/ Michael Foster,ts, ss/ Flin van Hemmen, perc/ Sean Ali, bass

leo records
oriental orbit: John Wolf Brennan/ Tony Majdelani/ Marco Jencarelli

elements: Pat Battstone – piano, perc, Marialuisa Capurso – vocals, ocarina, electronics, Adolfo La Volpe – live electronics, guitar, Mariasole De Pascali – flutes, Francesco Massaro – sax, Giacomo Mongelli – drums, perc

imaginary numbers: Joe McPhee pocket trumpet & tenor saxophone | Pascal Niggenkemper double bass | Ståle Liavik Solberg drums and percussion

ran do: Kjetil Møster tenor saxophone | Jeff Parker guitar | Joshua Abrams double bass | John Herndon drums

eli wallace
the angel and hte brute sing songs of wrath: eli wallace, p/ rob pumpelli, dr

slow learner: josh sinton, bari sax/ jason ajemian, b/ chad taylor, dr, perc

sebastiano dessanay
live at the lamp tavern: paul dunmall, ts, as/ sebastiano dessanay, b/ james bashford, dr

francois carrier
out of silence: françois carrier, as, chinese obeoe/ michel lambert, dr

eric plaks
sun and shadow: eric plaks, p/ john murchison, b/ leonid galaganov, dr

5049 Records Podcast Episode 144 – Pete Simonelli 

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Pete Simonelli is a Brooklyn based poet and voice artist who has been performing with his band Enablers since the early 2000s. Originally from Stockton CA, Pete started out in San Francisco in the early 90s, engaging with all aspects of the city’s rich culture of history, poetry, music and art. His work with Enablers is singular and utterly addictive, a combination of complex, technical, imaginative rock and evocative spoken word that transports the listener to landscapes not commonly found on popular music. This conversation with Pete was a god damned joy and I am delighted to share it with you.

BA Podcast 7: Tomeka Reid 

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The seventh episode of the Burning Ambulance podcast features an interview with cellist Tomeka Reid. She’s been on the avant-garde/free jazz scene since 2002, but has really begun to make her mark in the last few years. She’s got long-standing artistic relationships with flautist Nicole Mitchell, drummer Mike Reed, saxophonists Roscoe Mitchell and Anthony Braxton, and the AACM. She leads her own quartet with guitarist Mary Halvorson, bassist Jason Ajemian and drummer Tomas Fujiwara; is a member of the string trio Hear In Now with violinist Mazz Swift and bassist Silvia Bolognesi; and recorded a duo album, Signaling, with saxophonist Nick Mazzarella in 2017. She also performed on trumpeter Jaimie Branch‘s Fly Or Die, two Nicole Mitchell albums, and Hear In Now‘s Not Living In Fear, and became a member of the Art Ensemble of Chicago. In our interview, Reid discusses her creative relationships, her recent recordings, and much more. It’s a really interesting conversation I’ve been wanting to have for quite a while—she was one of the first artists I approached about appearing on the podcast—and I hope you’ll enjoy it.

Brandon Seabrook Interview

Andrew McKaysmith conducts a wide-ranging interview with Brandon Seabrook.


Brandon produces music that music that must be heard to be believed. One of the most accomplished guitarists you are ever likely to hear, Brandons music can be described as avant-jazz. I get to know Brandon through the chat and so I hope the listener gains a lot from our conversation.

Taran’s Free Jazz Hour Podcast 01/2018

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saxophone anatomy: sax solos by lao dan, as/ rick countryman, as/ colin webster, bari sax

leo | jet lemon band
Led Zeppelin II in the Key of Jazz: jet lemon band

moscow files: Luca Sisera Roofer Featuring Alexey Kruglov

lina allemano
squish it: lina allemano, tp/ ryan driver, an synth/ rob clutton, b/ nick fraser, dr

tomo jacobson
hopes and fears: aram shelton, as/ grzegorz tarwid, p/ tomo jacobson, b/ hakon berre, dr

wrecks: third coast ensemble

whirlwind records
life of sensitive creatures: tony tixier, p/ tommy crane, dr/ karl mccomas-reichl, b

THE SEA, THE STORM AND THE FULL MOON: Ada Rave tenor sax / clarinet and flutes on 4 | Nicola L. Hein prepared guitar | Wilbert De Joode contrabass

FROM SUN RA TO DONALD TRUMP: Carlo Atti tenor sax | Simone Graziano piano | Gabriele Evangelista bass | Francesco Cusa drums

IS LIFE LONG?: Nick Fraser drums | Tony Malaby saxophones | Andrew Downing cello | Rob Clutton bass

the great nostalgist: danny fox, p/ chris van voorst van beest, b: max goldman, dr

muriel grossmann
momentum: muriel grossman, ts, as, ss/ radomir milojkovic, g/ gina schwarz, b/ uros stamenkovic, dr

reflections and meditations on monk: leo smith, solo tpt

5049 Records Podcast Episode 143 – M Lamar

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For episode 142, we check in with a true original, M Lamar. Born and raised in Mobile, AL and based in Brooklyn, his work is personal, dramatic, confrontational and utterly unique. With an operatic vocal style and deeply personal lyrics, M Lamar has electrified audiences all over the world with his concert length pieces. For this talk, things get a little weird as we discuss growing up in the south, lynching & castration, art school, porn and a whole lot more.