Category Archives: Music

Folk musician and activist Peter Yarrow

Some of the big names of American contemporary folk music are Woody Guthrie, Burl Ives, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan … and three musicians whose last names are not as well known. Mary Travers, Noel ‘Paul’ Stookey, and Peter … Continue reading

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Interview, Burning Man ambassador Bear Kittay, part 1

In 1986, a California man named Larry Harvey gathered a handful of friends on a beach northwest of San Francisco and burned a larger-than-life wooden man and a less-large wooden dog. Harvey called the act “radical self-expression”, and held the event again … Continue reading

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The clips I played during the Gregory Porter interview

  The clips I played during my interview with Gregory Porter. Part 1: 1. “Painted on Canvas” (from “Be Good”) 2. “Be Good” (from “Be Good”) 3. “No Love Dying” (from “Liquid Spirit”) Part 2: 1. “Liquid Spirit” (from “Liquid Spirit”) 2. “Water … Continue reading

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Interview: Gregory Porter, Part 1

Jazz singer Gregory Porter released his debut album, Water, in 2010, at the ripe old age of 38, and was rewarded with a Grammy nomination for Best Jazz Vocal Album. His follow-up album, Be Good, released in 2012, earned another … Continue reading

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The clips I played during the Jack DeJohnette interview

Jack DeJohnette has had a long and eclectic career not only as a drummer and percussionist, but also as a pianist, composer and bandleader. He was in Tokyo earlier this summer with pianist Keith Jarrett and bassist Gary Peacock on … Continue reading

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Interview: drummer, percussionist, pianist and composer Jack DeJohnette, Part 2

Here’s the second part of the interview with Jack DeJohnette (pictured here with yours truly). In addition to the options below, you can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes (the link is here).

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Interview: drummer, percussionist, pianist and composer Jack DeJohnette, Part 1

Jack DeJohnette is an American drummer, percussionist, pianist and composer who has worked with Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Betty Carter and Stan Getz, among many, many others. In fact, the list of jazz greats DeJohnette hasn’t played with … Continue reading

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Drummer, percussionist, pianist and composer Jack DeJohnette

Our next guest will be Jack DeJohnette, an American drummer, percussionist, pianist and composer who has worked with Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Betty Carter and Stan Getz, among many, many others. In fact, the list of jazz greats … Continue reading

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