[JPL] The Jazz Session launches new partnership with All About Jazz / Plus, TJS #58: Hugh Masekela

Jason Crane|The Jazz Session jason at thejazzsession.com
Mon May 18 00:25:11 EDT 2009

Hi folks,

Today, I’m thrilled to announce the launch of a new partnership with All 
About Jazz, the world’s most visited jazz Web site. AAJ founder Michael 
Ricci and I have been working together for several years now, with AAJ 
hosting transcriptions of the interviews that appear on The Jazz Session.

Now we’ve decided to combine forces. That means The Jazz Session will be 
featured on the home page at allaboutjazz.com. We’ll also be working 
together to visit festivals on behalf the new TJS/AAJ partnership, 
starting this summer with the Tanglewood Jazz Festival and others. The 
idea is to conduct interviews right in front of the crowds who come to 
see the artists. Then we’ll bring these interviews to you after the 

We’re also launching a widget for The Jazz Session that will allow you 
to display the latest episode right on your blog or Web site. I’ll be 
mentioning the blogs and sites that do this on episodes of the show, and 
also linking to them from this site. So if you decide to link to The 
Jazz Session, please let me know at jason at thejazzsession.com.

For more information on the new partnership, and for instructions on 
adding the widget to your site, please read the press release:


But that's not all...


On the very same day that The Jazz Session announced its new partnership 
with All About Jazz, the show hit 200,000 downloads. I’m so proud of the 
show and grateful to all of you for supporting it. This is a true labor 
of love for me, and I hope it shows in the interviews.

And trust me — this is just the beginning. TJS and AAJ have big plans 
for the future, so stay tuned and tell a friend.

Thanks again for making The Jazz Session a success!

Oh yeah -- there's a new episode this week, too, with trumpeter Hugh 
Masekela. And here's who you'll be hearing on upcoming shows. Please 
note that I sometimes have to shuffle the schedule around a bit.

5/25: Gary Burton
6/1: Mike Melito
6/8: Lisa Sokolov
6/15: Jeff Albert
6/22: Rudder
6/29: The Respect Sextet
7/6: Kate Schutt
7/13: Miles Okazaki
7/20: Arturo O'Farrill
7/27: E.J. Strickland
8/3: Redwood Jazz Alliance

And now, on to the update...


*** NEW EPISODE! ***

THE JAZZ SESSION #58: HUGH MASEKELA. Jason Crane interviews trumpeter 
Hugh Masekela about his 2009 album Phola (Times Square Records). The 
album finds Masekela in a quieter, more reflective mood — a decision he 
credits to producer Erik Paliani. Despite the more reserved 
surroundings, Masekela’s flugelhorn playing is as intense as ever. In 
the interview, Masekela discusses Miriam Makeba, music as a political 
force, and why he doesn’t play for fun.


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All the best,


Jason Crane
The Jazz Session

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