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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Um, It’s Because It’s Fun, aka Why Bryan and the Haggards are my new Favorite Band

Last year I was at a performance/master class that the Hal Galper Trio stay tuned for my upcoming review of their latest CD in a forthcoming issue of Downbeat and one of the questions one of the members asked to the audience - maybe it was bassist Jeff Johnson - was "do you all remember …

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