[JPL] This week on The Jazz Session: Billy Harper, Anthony Wilson & Slumgum's Jon Armstrong!

Jason Crane | The Jazz Session jason at thejazzsession.com
Mon May 9 10:45:10 EDT 2011

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Goal: 100 members by the 300th show
Current members: 32
Members needed: 68
Shows left until TJS #300: 35

Thanks to new member Bob Sharkey.

I've seen a ton of good music recently. At the Village Vanguard, I saw 
Guillermo Klein and Los Guachos. I overheard someone say, "Guillermo can 
really write his ass off, can't he?" The answer is an emphatic "yes!"

I went twice last week to see Gretchen Parlato in her three-night run at 
Jazz Standard. She was there for the release of her new CD, The Lost And 
Found, which is brilliant. Gretchen will be on an upcoming episode of 
the show.

I also heard one of my faves, Fay Victor, as she unveiled a new trio 
with Oscar Noriega and Satoshi Takeshi, and it was great. Later that 
same night, I saw (finally!) the very thoughtful singer Andrea Wolper. 
Photos are here:

The next night I went to Littlefield in Brooklyn to see a double bill 
with the Dan Weiss Trio and Endangered Blood. Both bands blew me away. 
Look for them on future episodes. In the meantime, here are the photos:

Finally, I've started taking a series of photos in various locations of 
a small Buddha statue.

Please note that during the month of May I'll be posting three shows 
each week.

Next week on the show: George Cables (TJS #268, Monday), TK Blue (TJS 
#269, Wednesday) and Victor Prieto (TJS #270, Friday).

Peace, love and jazz,


This week on The Jazz Session:

TJS #265: Billy Harper. Saxophonist Billy Harper appears on Cast The 
First Stone, the latest CD from The Cookers. In this interview, part of 
The Jazz Session’s “Cookers Mondays” series, Harper talks about his 
involvement with the band; recounts the story of his first night in NYC 
in the late 1960s; and tells about how persistence paid off when it came 
to sitting in with one of the most famous drummers of all time. SHOW 

TJS #266: Anthony Wilson. Guitarist Anthony Wilson's new CD is Campo 
Bello. In this interview, Wilson talks about his travels to Brazil and a 
new piece he was commissioned to write to be played on four custom 

TJS #267: Slumgum's Jon Armstrong. Slumgum's new CD is Quardboard 
Flavored Fiber. In this interview, Armstrong talks about the origin of 
the band and its diverse influences, and we both survive getting kicked 
out of our interview space. SHOW AVAILABLE STARTING 5/13/11.

Jason Crane
The Jazz Session

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