The Spirit of Jazz

Improvising Is My Lifeline

June 16, 2023 Presbybop Music Season 1 Episode 22
The Spirit of Jazz
Improvising Is My Lifeline
Show Notes

We conclude Season 1 of the Spirit of Jazz with a conversation with Donny McCaslin. Twice nominated for a Grammy for "Best Improvised Solo," Donny speaks about three musicians with whom he has performed and recorded: trumpeter Dave Douglas, composer Maria Schneider, and music icon David Bowie. Along the way he talks about the healing power of jazz in his own life. "Improvising has been my lifeline," he says.

Find out more about Donny at his website: https://www.donnymccaslin.com/

Check out his new album, "I Want More," available here on Edition Records.

Music: " Christmas Carol in G Minor," Bill Carter and the Presbybop Quartet with guest soloist Donny McCaslin, recorded at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, NYC

"Body Blow," Donny McCaslin, from "I Want More". Available  above and used by permission.

Theme music: "All Thumbs" from Faith in a New Key, Bill Carter and the Presbybop Quartet
Music used by permission from Presbybop Music (BMI)
Announcer: Chris Norton
(c) Presbybop Music

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