May 2018

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Joshua Ramo’s Seventh Sense

Joshua Ramo

Had the latest book by Joshua Ramo: The Seventh Sense: Power, Fortune, and Survival in the Age of Networks, been published before the launch of Napster, the recording industry might have been prepared for the seismic shift in power that was about to take place.
Intro music: “Kickin’ It” by Jeff Lorber

March 2017

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February 2017

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January 2017

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Winter 2016

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November 2016

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Peter Erskine

From Weather Report to Steely Dan to classic recordings on ECM, enjoy a conversation with one of the most prolific drummers in history: Peter Erskine
Intro music: “Kickin’ It” by Jeff Lorber

October 2016

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September 2016

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Lyle Mays

From his legendary status and strong voice in the Pat Metheny Group to his sparsity of solo recordings and trepidations about the music business (“The music business left us.”), enjoy a conversation with the self-proclaimed non-jazz keyboardist, Lyle Mays. A man of many talents, Mays also talks about his avocation as an architect and current day-gig as a software manager, his first love being classical music and his abhorrence of fundamentalism.
Intro music: “Kickin’ It” by Jeff Lorber

August 2016

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July 2016

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Summer 2016

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Tommy LiPuma

From his earliest days as a music promoter in the ‘60s to his tenure at Warner Bros in the ‘70s, hit first jazz smash hit (George Benson’s Breezin’), Natalie Cole’s multiplatinum Unforgettable, legendary concerts in Montreux, his role in the rise to fame of Al Jarreau, Yellowjackets and so many others to his days at Verve, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole and Paul McCartney, commentary on topics from President Obama to his only movie soundtrack (a work he’s most proud of) to a train ride home with the precocious Joey Alexander to his commentary on how jazz took a dive when everyone started to sound like everyone else … enjoy a conversation with legendary producer Tommy LiPuma.
Intro: Kickin’ it – Jeff Lorber

May 2016

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Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding has won four Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist at the 53rd Grammy Awards, making her the first jazz artist to win the award. At that time, she turned some heads beating out Justin Bieber and affecting the Grammys to change their voting rules.
Intro music: “Kickin’ It” by Jeff Lorber

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