Jimmy Cobb Interview

A couple of months ago in New York at Smoke I got to see Jimmy Cobb play a set with Harold Mabern, John Webber and Eric Alexander.

He sounded great and after the show I got meet him, which was a huge thrill.

This morning I saw that Jon McCaslin shared a new interview with Jimmy Cobb over on his fantastic Four On The Floor blog and I want to help spread the word. Enjoy!

Like the Jack DeJohnette interview, this one comes from Dom Famularo’s Artist Series interviews that you can check out on The Sessions website.

Jack DeJohnette Interview

I’ve been listening to a lot of Jack DeJohnette lately and stumbled across this recent interview with him.

There are some great stories here, including the time that Jack covered for Elvin Jones on a John Coltrane gig when Elvin didn’t make it back for the second set.

He also talks applying the rudiments in a liquid way, playing with Miles Davis and Jackie McLean, and hanging out with Roy Haynes.

This video is part of Dom Famularo’s Artist Series interviews that you can check out on The Sessions website.


Ron Carter Interview

Here’s another favorite of mine from the site that is full of wisdom.

An Interview with Marvin Bugalu Smith

I’ve posted about Marvin Bugalu Smith before. Last week he did a gig at Small’s in NYC with saxophonist Teodross Avery. If you haven’t heard their duo album, check it out: Post Modern Trap Music.

Today I was thrilled to find a new interview video that is full of his wisdom and amazing playing. It’s a short film called Through Time by Matteo Sandrini and Mimmo Impiombato, created in 2017 when Marvin was touring Italy.

Bonus! Here’s a bit of raw footage from the gig at Small’s:

Philly Joe Jones Interview

There are a couple of new videos up on Youtube that I discovered last week that lead me to an amazing resource: The Howard University Jazz Oral History Project. Some great stuff there.

A couple days ago I posted the Max Roach interview. The next video I want to share is a one hour interview with Philly Joe Jones. It’s full of great stuff and like Max, he also plays some piano during the interview.

The video abruptly flips over to a Sphere concert with Charlie Rouse, Kenny Barron, Buster Williams and Ben Riley around the one hour six minute mark, cutting off the interview. There are audio clips of the interview here, which seem to extend beyond the length of the video, though I haven’t listened in full yet.

Enjoy!

Max Roach Interview

There are a couple of new videos up on Youtube that I discovered last week that lead me to an amazing resource: The Howard University Jazz Oral History Project. Some great stuff there.

The first video I want to share is a one hour interview with Max Roach. It’s full of gold. He not only plays drums and piano, he also shares stories dating back to his days playing in parades as part of his church band.

Enjoy!

When you’re done, don’t miss the Philly Joe Jones interview.