~ Musings ~
Updated July 2009


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RADIO SHOW and Interviews

Large numbers of hours are spent with my radio show, and I am going to post the interviews that I do for you to be able to download in case you missed them during the original on-air broadcast. I have removed the full-length compositions (they are faded in/out for a flavor of the artist's sound) and encourage you to purchase their cds, especially directly from the artists' suggested spot, as even purchased music doesn't necessarily benefit the artist. (read Jessica Williams on that topic.)      (Interviews POSTED BELOW)


Don't forget to tune in each Monday night from 8- midnight (Eastern) to the show, Straight No Chaser, on WSHA 88.9 fm. If you are curious about a song you've heard, drop me an email for the playlist info.

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'Til next time ~


Gretchen Parlato  (Interview live on WSHA 12-14-09)
Where's One? Gretchen shares stories about her journeys in music, bandmates, and the role of yoga in her life. Her new cd is "In a Dream".

Lisa Markley
 (Interview live on WSHA 6-15-09)
Learn the secrets of songwriting from Lisa, as we hear about her new One Word cd, along with her stories of adding instruments into her repertoire.

Frank Kimbrough
 (Interview live on WSHA 4-13-09)
Excerpts from the fundraiser-night chat with Frank reveal some wonderful insights into his cd Air, his NC connections, his tenure with Maria Schneider, and the Herbie Nichols Project. (DOWNLOAD INTERVIEW) (6.9 mgs)

Sheila Jordan     (Interview live on WSHA 1-26-09)
Hear about Sheila's first bass-voice experiences, the Winter Sunshine cd, and much more in this chat between tours.

Bill Cunliffe    (Interview live on WSHA 12-8-08)
Bill talks about his influences from Mary Lou Williams and others, and demonstrates at the piano some elements of his new cd The Blues and the Abstract Truth, Take 2.

Paul Carlon     (Interview live on WSHA 11-17-08)
Paul tells about the origin of tap dance in his music and
other stories, including the Roots Propaganda cd.
Excerpts (5.6 mgs)

Jaleel Shaw    (Interview live on WSHA 4-28-08)
Jaleel shares his thoughts about his early training and the players on his cd Optimism, as well as experiences with Roy Haynes and the Mingus Big Band.
(31 mgs)

Andy Bey      (Interview preceding his Following Monk Performance, taped 8-2007)   Andy talks about his musical influences and training, Carmen McRae, Monk, and more. DOWNLOAD INTERVIEW (31 mgs)


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