[JPL] This week on The Jazz Session: Fred Ho & Erik Telford!

Jason Crane | The Jazz Session jason at thejazzsession.com
Mon Apr 5 00:15:44 EDT 2010

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(APRIL 5, 2010) -- A quick programming note: I'd planned to bring you an 
interview with drummer Tyshawn Sorey this week, but a technical 
difficulty prevented it. I hope to have that interview for you soon.

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I saw a wonderful concert by Matthew Shipp on April 1 in Troy, NY. 
Matthew was on TJS #137, which you can listen to online. I wrote a poem 
based on Matthew's performance:


I mentioned last week that my first published poem is now available in 
Blue Collar Review. To order your copy, visit http://partisanpress.org/ 
and pick up the Winter 2009-2010 issue.

TheThe is a popular new poetry site. Their inaugural book review is a 
review of John Gallaher's Map of the Folded World by yours truly:


If you'd like to see me read my work, you've got several chances: On 
April 16, I'll be doing a short set around 8:45 p.m. as part of the 
Albany WordFest (www.albanywordfest.com). The next day, I'll be at 
Dante's Books in Geneseo, NY, as part of the 25th anniversary 
celebration of FootHills Publishing. On April 26, I'll be the featured 
reader at Poets Speak Loud at the Lark Tavern in Albany. The evening 
starts around 8 p.m. Come on out!

This week on the show: Fred Ho (TJS #157, Monday) and Erik Telford (TJS 
#158, Thursday).

Next week: Stanton Moore (TJS #159, Monday) and Matt Lavelle (TJS #160, 
This week on The Jazz Session:

TJS #157: Fred Ho. Baritone saxophonist and composer Fred Ho made 
Celestial Green Monster (Mutable Music, 2010) because he thought he’d be 
dead soon. Ho’s amazing fight against multiple instances of cancer, and 
his lifelong pursuit of social justice and musical adventure, informs 
much of the music on his new album. In this interview, Ho talks about 
making music while fighting cancer; his passion for large ensembles; and 
how he chooses to make a political statement through instrumental music. 

TJS #158: Erik Telford. Trumpeter Erik Telford is building quite a 
reputation in Austin, TX, on the strength of albums like 2010's Kinetic. 
In this interview, Telford talks about the recording of the new record; 
his own musical evolution; and the Austin scene.  SHOW AVAILABLE 
STARTING 4/8/10.


Peace, love and jazz,


Jason Crane
The Jazz Session
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“Music is what we need when language fails us,
but we cannot remain silent.”
-- Dr. Cornel West

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