JazzCorner.com Innerviews are vignettes with insightful commentary, interesting sound bites and lots of great music with great jazz masters and up and coming musicians. Each podcast ranges in time from 4 minutes to an hour.
Jimmy Cobb - Keeping Time
The great drummer Jimmy Cobb died on May 24, 2020 at 91 years old. He was best known for his brilliant playing with the Miles Davis band (1957-63), which produced the Kind of Blue album, the best album in jazz history. NEA Jazz Master Cobb had a distinguished career as both sideman and group leader. Producer Reese Erlich originally interviewed Cobb in 2011 for this special 30 minute JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspective.
Joshua Redman - Duos and Choices
Saxophonist Joshua Redman says performing as a duo with pianist Brad Mehldau creates a special level of artistry, as can be heard on their CD "Nearness." JazzCorner.com’s Jazz Perspective producer Reese Erlich talked with Redman about his background in Berkeley, California, why he chooses to play tenor or soprano sax, and his partnership with Mehldau. Erlich interviewed Redman at the Montreal Jazz Festival 2017.
Roy Hargrove - 1969-2018
The great and innovative jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove passed away Nov 2 at the age of 49. Jazz Perspective producer Reese Erlich interviewed him several times. Here is his JazzCorner.com Jazz InnerViews Perspective produced in 2006 at the Barbados Jazz Festival.
Danilo Perez - Comprovization
Pianist Danilo Perez can pound out a mean montuno or tickle the ivories with a silky ballad. In his most recent CD, "Children of the Light," he emphasizes the jazz side of his multi-faceted career. In this JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspective, producer Reese Erlich discusses how Perez creates new music through what he calls "comprovization" - a combination of composition and improvisation.
Kenny Barron - Book of Intuition
Pianist Kenny Barron has excited jazz audiences since the early 1960s. As both performer and educator, Barron has popularized a melodic and straight ahead style. JazzCorner.com producer Reese Erlich caught up with Barron at the Montreal Jazz Festival, and they discussed Barron's 2016 CD "Book of Intuition."
Chico Freeman Returns to the United States
One the busiest musicians on the New York scene, saxophonist and composer Chico Freeman decided to move to Europe more than 10 years ago. While there, he explored the musical traditions of Eastern Europe and Africa. With a new record, Freeman returned to the United States this year. In this special 30 minute JazzCorner.com Jazz Perspective, producer Reese Erlich talks to Freeman about his experiences and his return.