Featuring extraordinary music from Brooklyn amigos Frank LoCrasto, The Four Bags, and Erin McKeown + a brand new release from the vault of the John Coltrane Quartet, Lovage, Floratone, a deep live-cut from Erik’s 2012 Demonio Teclado tour, the amazing Freddie King, the mind-melting Flaming Lips, and two doctors: Hook and John.
Erik sat down with NYC bassist/composers Ben Allison and Alexis Cuadrado in 2017 to talk about all things music related.
Featuring unreleased music from the Catalan-Belgian band Bad Currency, an instrumental anthem from saxophone genius Michael Blake and Slowpoke, a killer track from SF/NYC pianist/multi-instrumentalist Dred Scott, the modern mastery of Seattle-based composer Wayne Horvitz; + Bill Evans, Otis Redding, Janelle Monae, The Pharcyde, and Bauhaus.
Featuring fresh jams from drummer/composer extraordinaire Allison Miller, more music from Alwyn Robinson’s “Bluebonnet”, a brand new ECM release from pianist Ethan Iverson (w/trumpet legend Tom Harrell), the short-lived Brooklyn group EMMA (Allison miller, Erin McKeown, Todd Sickafoose, and Erik Deutsch), trumpeter/vocalist and jam-band staple Jennifer Hartswick, superpower-diva Alice Smith, Keith Jarrett, Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker, Tower of Power, and the Bayou Maharajah himself… Mr. James Booker.
Episode #215 featuring brand new music from Brooklyn vibraphonist Tyler Blanton, Israeli-born maestros Avishai Cohen and Yonathan Avishai’s new ECM release, a vibe new live ECM release from Joe Lovano and Enrico Rava, + Feist, Federico Aubele, Extra Golden, The Fleets, and the great Freddie King. Arriba!!!
Episode #214 featuring brand new music from teen keyboard prodigy Maxwell Friedman + denver soul musician Brian Bourgalt, other worldly psychedelic jams from Frank Locrasto’s Dispatch, Bay Area drumming legend Scott Amendola, and classic cuts from Milton Nascimento w/Lo Borges, Nina Simone, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Cassandra Wilson, Prince, and Pink Floyd.
Featuring American music legends Otis Redding, John Coltrane & Thelonious Monk, Booker T and the MGs, and Stevie Wonder; + Bjork, Tom Hagerman, and Victoria Reed featuring brilliant guitar work by the late great Neal Casal.
Episode #212 featuring Brooklyn’s stars of gypsy jazz The Showdown Kids + brand new music from Camila Meza + Jon Batiste (feat. Rachel Price); a little tase of the legends Horace Silver, Jimmy Reed, Tom Waits, and Stan Getz; and finally J Boogie and Gang Starr.
Episode #211 featuring a deep-dive into truly classic jams from Monk, Herbie, James Booker, Joe Henderson and Jerry Lee Lewis + killer contemporary original music from mis amigos y bassist/composers extraordinaire Todd Sickafoose and Garth Stevenson.
#210 featuring brilliant, brand new hot-off-the-press jams from Luca Benedetti (with Tony Mason and Tony Scherr), epic melodies from Visitors (Jonathan Goldberger, Jp Schlegelmilch, Jim Black), + new a Stan Getz live recording, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, Morcheeba, Miles Davis, and Keith Jarrett plays Bach from a new ECM release