[JPL] This week on The Jazz Session: Jimmy Amadie & Kneebody's Shane Endsley!

Jason Crane | The Jazz Session jason at thejazzsession.com
Mon Aug 23 09:47:52 EDT 2010

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(AUGUST 23, 2010) -- This coming Sunday, August 29, is the fifth 
anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the man-made engineering disaster 
that flooded the city of New Orleans. Next Monday, the day after that 
anniversary, my guest will be Andrew Lamb, whose album New Orleans Suite 
(Engine, 2006) was recorded two weeks after Katrina and has just been 
remastered and re-released. In the meantime, you can listen to my 
interviews with several New Orleans musicians, including Terence 
Blanchard, Jeff Albert, Jason and Ellis Marsalis, the Dirty Dozen Brass 
Band and others. You'll find all my New Orleans interviews here:


Of course, at the same time as Gulf residents are dealing with the 
aftermath of Katrina, they're facing another crisis – the BP oil 
disaster. Two of my poems were featured this week at Poets For Living 
Waters, a poetic response to the crisis. You'll find my poems here:


It was pointed out to me earlier this week that I need to mention my 
book more often. As many of you know, I published my first book of 
poetry earlier this year. It's called Unexpected Sunlight (FootHills 
Publishing, 2010) and you'll find it here:


This week on the show: Jimmy Amadie (TJS #193, Monday) and Shane Endsley 
of Kneebody (TJS #194, Thursday).

Next week: Andrew Lamb (TJS #195, Monday) and John Escreet (TJS #196, 

This week on The Jazz Session:

TJS #193: Jimmy Amadie. Pianist Jimmy Amadie has recorded seven albums, 
despite being able to play for just a couple hours every few months as a 
result of severe problems with his hands. On his most recent record, 
Kindred Spirits (TP Recordings, 2010), Amadie is joined by Lee Konitz, 
Joe Lovano and Lew Tabackin, among others. In this interview, Amadie 
talks about the long road back to playing; his subsequent battle with 
cancer; and his desire to have his music judged against the master 
musicians of the genre. SHOW AVAILABLE NOW. LISTEN

TJS #194: Shane Endsley of Kneebody. For more than a decade, Kneebody 
has been making music that’s hard to classify and harder to resist. 
Their new album is You Can Have Your Moment (Winter & Winter, 2010). In 
this interview, trumpeter Shane Endsley talks about the band’s different 
approach to recording the new album; the complex series of musical cues 
the band uses to arrange music live on stage; and how the combination of 
Theo Bleckmann and Charles Ives led to a recording relationship with the 
Winter & Winter label. SHOW AVAILABLE STARTING 8/26/10.


Peace, love and jazz,


Jason Crane
The Jazz Session

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