13 episodes

Interviews by Jazziz Founder and Published Michael Fagien

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Interviews by Jazziz Founder and Published Michael Fagien

    MIKE MILLER | The JAZZIZ Podcast #8

    MIKE MILLER | The JAZZIZ Podcast #8

    Mike Miller was born into a musical family and learned to play bass before switching to the guitar as his primary instrument of choice. Since then, variety has been a keyword of his acclaimed career, whether collaborating with such greats as Chick Corea, Gino Vannelli and Boz Scaggs or leading his own fascinating projects. The latest of these is Trust, which marked his first album as a leader in many years. Featuring rich original compositions, stellar improvisations and prowess of interplay and technique, Trust also finds Miller alongside many talented artists and showcases many aspects of his creative personality.

    • 29 min
    YOSEF GUTMAN | The JAZZIZ Podcast #7

    YOSEF GUTMAN | The JAZZIZ Podcast #7

    From his upbringing on a South African farm an hour away outside of Johannesburg to his present-day life in Jerusalem, the life of Yosef Gutman Levitt (also simply known as Yosef Gutman) has been quite a journey. After attending the Berklee College of Music in the late 1990s and playing on the New York scene in the early 2000s, the bassist/composer put his career on hiatus. He taught himself to code and started a thriving business that he sold in 2018 to return to music full-time. Since then, he has been developing and exploring a unique sound, which is showcased on a set of new recordings, including his latest album, Upside Down Mountain, his first trio album as a leader.

    • 43 min
    JAVON JACKSON | The JAZZIZ Podcast #6

    JAVON JACKSON | The JAZZIZ Podcast #6

    Saxophonist Javon Jackson first gained international prominence working with legendary drummer Art Blakey as part of the latter's Jazz Messengers ensemble. In later years, he continued to collaborate with some of the greatest artists in jazz artists and established his own reputation as a trailblazing composer, performer and bandleader, as well as a renowned jazz education.

    His latest album is a historic collaboration with poet/activist Nikki Giovanni, who curated a program of hymns, spirituals and gospel songs for The Gospel According to Nikki Giovanni. The album was released today, and is one of the topics of our latest JAZZIZ Podcast conversation with Jackson, along with stories from his own artistic journey, the current state of jazz education and more.

    • 35 min
    Carlos Santana & Michael Shrieve on 50 years of 'Caravanserai'

    Carlos Santana & Michael Shrieve on 50 years of 'Caravanserai'

     In today's episode Carlos Santana & Michael Shrieve discuss 'Caravanserai' on its 50th anniversary.

    • 25 min
    JAZZIZ Travel: YALE EVELEV, co-owner of Luaka Bop Records

    JAZZIZ Travel: YALE EVELEV, co-owner of Luaka Bop Records

    Our latest JAZZIZ Travel podcast is a conversation with Yale Evelev, record producer and co-owner of Luaka Bop with David Byrne. The conversation covers the identity and history of the label, particularly in the context of its World Spirituality Classics series, a series of spiritual music from around the globe. The recently-released third volume in this series is a compilation of recordings by Alhaji Waziri Oshomah.

    A devout Muslim and a pillar in his local community, Alhaji Waziri Oshomah makes a unique form of dance music that's fused with local folk styles, pan-Nigerian highlife and Western pop, creating a singular sound that epitomizes Afenmailand's ethos of togetherness. The seven-track featured on The Muslim Highlife of Alhaji Waziri Oshomah were recorded between the mid-1970s and the mid-1980s.

    • 26 min
    Jean-Luc Ponty: French virtuoso violinist and jazz composer | JAZZIZ Not What You Think

    Jean-Luc Ponty: French virtuoso violinist and jazz composer | JAZZIZ Not What You Think

    From Frank Zappa to Elton John, jazz-rock violin pioneer Jean-Luc Ponty remains the master of his domain.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Kauai ,


Just listened to Rit and Lyle interviews, very in depth, illustrative of the formative jazz fusion era, and revealing. No holes barred, gloves are off, and artists talking openly about their actions individual challenges to achieve jazz fluency on their terms.

GeoffFitch ,

Great conversations, spotty production quality

Great podcast but if you are going to do these interviews with important artists. Do them the honor of a good production. Poor audio quality, constant background music... amateurish.

Bruks ,

Very nice interview with Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson

Very interesting to listen to a wildly successful and long-lasting eclectic progressive rocker Ian Anderson talking about his jazz influences.

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