[JPL] This week on The Jazz Session: Mike Baggetta and Amir ElSaffar

Jason Crane | The Jazz Session jason at thejazzsession.com
Wed Nov 23 23:17:46 EST 2011

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TJS #326: Mike Baggetta. Guitarist Mike Baggetta’s new CD is Source 
Materials. In this interview, Baggetta talks about his compositional 
process and how he writes for specific ensembles; his experiments with 
prepared guitar in both solo and duet formats; and how he approaches 
playing standards. SHOW AVAILABLE NOW.

TJS #327: Tim Hagans. Trumpeter Amir ElSaffar’s new CD is Inana (Pi 
Recordings, 2011). In this interview, ElSaffar explains maqam music and 
his decision to spend five years studying it in depth; how he plays 
microtonal music on a standard Bb trumpet; and his particular 
combination of traditional Arabic music with jazz. SHOW AVAILABLE 11/24/11.


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