Hardbop Jazz Journal Podcasts
THE SCENE: EPISODE 1
The music of Chord Four is explored through the words of Brandon Sherman (trumpet) and Hardbop’s Alexander Ariff. The group, hailing from LA, takes free improvisation and inserts traditional european/american folk idioms with jazz sensibility. All 8 of the acute ears of Chord Four are in touch with their place in the unpredictable world of free improvisation.
THE SCENE: EPISODE 2
I spoke with Mike DiRubbo about his time at Hart studying under Jackie McLean and also about his latest record “Chronos” now out on Positone Records. He’s a humble guy who views jazz music as fraction of the picture. He feels that when you start to separate music from your life, thats when things become sterile and academic. I couldn’t agree more. Check out his album online and please visit http://www.mikedirubbo.com
FROM THE BOOTLEG VAULT:
Marcus Roberts & Chick Corea share a piano at Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club on 1/21/11 and perform “Country Blues”