[JPL] This week on The Jazz Session: Stanton Moore & Matt Lavelle

Jason Crane|The Jazz Session jason at thejazzsession.com
Mon Apr 12 06:33:11 EDT 2010

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(APRIL 12, 2010) --  My first guest this week, Stanton Moore, is 
involved with two organizations I'd like you to know about. At the end 
of the interview, Moore talks about the important work of Defend The 
Coast and Gulf Restoration Network, two groups dedicated to repairing 
the man-made damage to the wetlands along the Gulf Coast. Please visit 
these organizations online and support them if you can. Thanks.

This is both Jazz Appreciation Month and National Poetry Month. It's 
also NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month), and many poets 
(including me) are writing a poem a day during April. You'll find new 
work daily at http://jasoncrane.org. Today's poem is for a good friend 
of mine.

According to FootHills Publishing, my book may be available as early as 
next weekend! Crazy, right? I'm doing a series of readings in upstate 
New York in the weeks ahead. If you're anywhere near the area, please 
come and see me. You'll find my schedule here:


My thanks to the folks who have donated to The Jazz Session via the 
secure PayPal link at http://thejazzsession.com. If you feel like the 
show has added something to your life, please give a little back. Thank 
you very much.

This week on the show: Stanton Moore (TJS #159, Monday) and Matt Lavelle 
(TJS #160, Thursday).

Next week: Samuel Blaser (TJS #161, Monday) and Charles Evans (TJS #162, 

This week on The Jazz Session:

TJS #159: Stanton Moore. Drummer and New Orleans native Stanton Moore is 
a busy man, whether with his bands Galactic and Garage a Trois or as a 
solo artist. He’s just released a trio CD called Groove Alchemy (Telarc, 
2010), which is also the name of the companion instructional DVD and 
book, all of which explore funk drumming. In this interview, Moore talks 
about the legacy of drummers Jabo Starks, Clyde Stubblefield and Zigaboo 
Modeliste; why he decided to explore funk drumming in depth with this 
new project; and the experience of recording the album at Levon Helm’s 
studio in Woodstock, NY. SHOW AVAILABLE NOW. LISTEN

TJS #160: Matt Lavelle. One of the things that makes Matt Lavelle 
uncommon is that he doubles on trumpet and bass clarinet, as you’ll hear 
on his album The Manifestation Drama (KMB, 2009). In this interview, 
Lavelle talks about his own growth as a musician; why he started playing 
bass clarinet; and his fascinating friendships with swing-era veteran 
Hildred Humphries, jazz icon Ornette Coleman, and long-lost jazzman 
Giuseppi Logan. SHOW AVAILABLE STARTING 4/15/10.


Peace, love and jazz,


Jason Crane
The Jazz Session
Twitter: jasondcrane
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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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