37 episodes

All things jazz. Produced by acclaimed Grammy Award winning jazz bassist Todd Coolman, a variety of subjects related to jazz will be discussed. With over 45 years experience as a jazz musician and educator, Todd will share insider perspectives pertaining to jazz performance, road life, stories about jazz musicians and notable events, jazz improvisation, jazz education, jazz history, jazz criticism and just about anything. Questions provided by listeners will be addressed by Todd and he will also conduct interviews of today's leading jazz artists.

The Cool Toddcast - All about jazz‪.‬ Todd Coolman

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    • 5.0 • 39 Ratings

All things jazz. Produced by acclaimed Grammy Award winning jazz bassist Todd Coolman, a variety of subjects related to jazz will be discussed. With over 45 years experience as a jazz musician and educator, Todd will share insider perspectives pertaining to jazz performance, road life, stories about jazz musicians and notable events, jazz improvisation, jazz education, jazz history, jazz criticism and just about anything. Questions provided by listeners will be addressed by Todd and he will also conduct interviews of today's leading jazz artists.

    Episode 36 - Todd Gets The Inside Story From Pianist And New York City Jazz Club Owner Spike Wilner Of Small's And Mezzrow.

    Episode 36 - Todd Gets The Inside Story From Pianist And New York City Jazz Club Owner Spike Wilner Of Small's And Mezzrow.

    Todd and Spike discuss his decision to buy into two jazz clubs in New York, his commitment to artistic integrity, and how things have been during the covid shutdown and since the reopening.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Episode 35 - A Conversation With Outstanding Guitarist Dave Stryker

    Episode 35 - A Conversation With Outstanding Guitarist Dave Stryker

    Dave and Todd discuss aspects of Dave's career as a performer and educator and how Dave became the outstanding player he is today.

    • 51 min
    Episode 34 - A Conversation With Highly Regarded Tenor Saxophonist Jimmy Greene

    Episode 34 - A Conversation With Highly Regarded Tenor Saxophonist Jimmy Greene

    Jimmy and Todd discuss the importance of instrumental music in the schools, the idea and benefits of mentoring, and various aspects of Jimmy's illustrious and still evolving career.

    • 59 min
    Episode 33 - A Conversation With The Great Drummer Lewis Nash

    Episode 33 - A Conversation With The Great Drummer Lewis Nash

    Lewis Nash, one of the most in-demand drummers of our time, checks in up with his friend and colleague, bassist Todd Coolman, as they compare notes over the last 40 years on the jazz scene.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Episode 32 - The Unusual Path Of A Highly Respected Nonagenarian Jazz Musician.

    Episode 32 - The Unusual Path Of A Highly Respected Nonagenarian Jazz Musician.

    Bassist Bill Crow discusses his background and life as a professional jazz musician spanning seventy plus years!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 31 - My Time With Benny Goodman

    Episode 31 - My Time With Benny Goodman

    Todd recounts his early years when he was a member of Benny Goodman's quintet and the valuable lessons he learned from the process.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

sholsbergmyth ,

So interesting

This is a great podcast! Dr. Coolman brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to a fascinating subject- whether it is teaching, playing, or listening to jazz. An excellent story teller, you can’t go wrong with this podcast.

CKG69 ,

Great jazz Podcast

One can tell Todd is a great educator and player based on these podcasts. He also has a nice storytelling touch.

milesographacationist ,

Inside baseball for the musician or enthusiast

Todd is an engaging host, a fantastic raconteur and a world class bassist to boot. His guest are a who’s who of jazz greats and their conversations are fascinating and insightful. What’s not to like?

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