[JPL] This week on The Jazz Session: Billy Hart & Raya Brass Band

Jason Crane | The Jazz Session jason at thejazzsession.com
Thu Mar 29 09:40:32 EDT 2012

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March 29, 2012

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Concert Note: Raya Brass Band (see show #359) is performing at a 
fundraiser in NYC on 3/31/12 called the Balkan Shout Out. The event 
starts at 8 p.m. at the Ukrainian National Home, 140 2nd Ave in 
Manhattan. They're also on tour in April. Visit 
http://www.rayabrassband.com/calendar/ for more information.

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Peace, love and jazz,



TJS #358: Billy Hart. Drummer Billy Hart’s new CD is All Our Reasons 
(ECM, 2012). In this interview, Hart talks about the “European sound” of 
this band; what he looks for in bandmates and why this band fits his 
needs so well; and what he believes powered Coltrane’s musical 
explorations. LISTEN: http://bit.ly/GMEMe9

TJS #359: Raya Brass Band. Raya Brass Band's new CD is Dancing On Roses, 
Dancing On Cinders (2012). In this interview, four of the five members 
of the band discuss its origins; the rhythmic underpinnings of Balkan 
music; the uses of improvisation in their performances; and how a movie 
caused one of the members of the band to quit his job and take up the 
accordion. LISTEN: http://bit.ly/GZiSYY


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