[JPL] This week on The Jazz Session: Robert Hurst & David Binney

Jason Crane | The Jazz Session jason at thejazzsession.com
Mon Jan 24 00:13:51 EST 2011

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(JANUARY 24, 2011) -- I spent the last week on the road between central 
Pennsylvania, New York City and my home in Albany. Along the way I had a 
chance to see some wonderful music, including performances by Fay Victor 
and Jeff "Tain" Watts. Fay's show was great. She and the band (Ken 
Filiano on bass and Anders Nilsson on guitar) were trying out new music 
for a forthcoming album. Highlights included a great song about big bags 
and another song about revenge by castration.

The Watts show featured Steve Coleman and Robert Hurst. I sat at a table 
with John Szwed, author of the definitive book on Sun Ra. During the 
gig, I wrote a poem, which you'll find here:


I'm still taking part in the month-long poetry project called "a river 
of stones." On Sunday, I wrote my first poem in Japanese, which you can 
hear and read at my blog:


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This week on the show: Robert Hurst (TJS #234, Monday) & David Binney 
(TJS #235, Thursday.)

Next week:  Ray Anderson (TJS #236, Monday) & Rodrigo Amado (TJS #237, 

Peace, love and jazz,


This week on The Jazz Session:

TJS #234: Robert Hurst. Bassist Robert Hurst has been a first-call 
musician since his early days with Wynton and Branford Marsalis. He’s 
just released two new albums, Bob Ya Head (Bebob Records, 2011) and 
Unrehurst, Vol. 2 (Bebob Records, 2011). In this interview, recorded at 
Jazz Standard in New York, Hurst talks about the politics and rhythms 
underlying Bob Ya Head; how his Detroit upbringing impacted his musical 
life; and why school is great but it’s no substitute for putting in time 
on the bandstand. SHOW AVAILABLE NOW.

TJS #235: David Binney. Saxophonist David Binney is one of the most 
prolific composers on the jazz scene today. His most recent album is 
Graylen Epicenter (Mythology, 2011). In this interview, Binney talks 
about the origin of the band on this record; the interesting story 
behind the CD's unusual title; and his opinion on the grant process for 
jazz composers. SHOW AVAILABLE STARTING 1/27/11.

Jason Crane
The Jazz Session

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"Jazz is love. Poetry is peace."
-- Hayden Carruth

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