Interview: Jon Irabagon on his new label, new albums, and humor in jazz

Jon Irabagon is quickly becoming one of the most in demand, busiest, and versatile saxophonists today.  To give you an idea as to Irabagon's output, in the past year he's played and/or recorded with Dave Douglas, Mary Halvorson, Jon Lundbom's Big Five Chord, Bryan and the Haggards, Barry Altschul, Mostly Other People Do the Killing, …

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An Interview With Pianist Bill Anschell Regarding His New Solo Album Figments

Pianist Bill Anschell's latest CD, Figments, is his first solo recording, and I've included it on my Best of 2011 list.  It's a wonderfully introspective, beautiful, and at times haunting album that he recorded late at night in his home studio.  Below is a lengthy conversation we had recently over email in which we talked …

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