Dave Douglas

A Noise From The Deep: Greenleaf Music Podcast

A Noise From The Deep: Greenleaf Music Podcast
A Noise From The Deep: Greenleaf Music Podcast


*Trumpeter Dave Douglas leads conversations with significant jazz artists on music, composition, improvisation, and events. Presented by Douglas’ record label Greenleaf Music




ANFTD #73: Ted Gioia

Dec 13, 2019 1:03:28


Ted Gioia, the author of Music: A Subversive History (Basic Books), joins Dave to talk about …

ANFTD #72: Steve Lehman

Nov 15, 2019 1:12:33


Steve Lehman talks about his composing, and his various approaches to ensemble writing and playing.

ANFTD #71: Darius Jones

Oct 17, 2019 1:00:58


Dave's conversation with saxophonist, composer, educator Darius Jones about his work organizing large groups and improvising with players like Matthew Shipp and Matt Mitchell.

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Sep 19, 2019


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ANFTD #70: Mareike Wiening

Sep 13, 2019 57:13


Dave talks to Mareike Wiening about her new recording for Greenleaf Music. Producing the session, creating the music, leading the musicians through her music.

ANFTD #69: Jimmy Owens

Aug 29, 2019 54:20


Dave talks with trumpeter, composer and NEA Jazz Master 2012 Jimmy Owens.

ANFTD #68: Andrew Cyrille

Aug 9, 2019 1:07:54


Dave visits legendary drummer and composer Andrew Cyrille to talk about how he organizes his music, why he calls Dave “David,” and his recent record Lebroba with Wadada Leo Smith and Bill Frisell.

ANFTD #67: Alexis Cuadrado

Jul 24, 2019 1:01:25


Bassist and composer Alexis Cuadrado joins Dave to talk about his background in Barcelona and his influences from Flamenco, jazz, poetry and more.

ANFTD #66: Sam Newsome

Jun 17, 2019 58:51


Dave talks to Sam Newsome about being a solo soprano saxophonist, how he creates his recordings, and the basic underlying decisions that guide his work.

ANFTD #65: Ryan Keberle

May 31, 2019 31:18


Special edition: This is a recording made by NY trombonist Ryan Keberle about his new record The Hope I Hold, which we're releasing on June 28.

ANFTD #64: Fay Victor

May 15, 2019 1:06:24


Fay Victor comes to visit the podcast with music in many collaborations.

ANFTD #63: Roxy Coss

Apr 18, 2019 57:40


This month's episode visits Roxy Coss, composer, saxophonist, and activist.

ANFTD #62: Tomeka Reid

Mar 14, 2019 51:08


Delighted to speak with Tomeka Reid about her work as a cellist and improviser/composer.

ANFTD #61: Anna Webber

Feb 14, 2019 48:42


Dave and Anna talk about how she develops her elaborately wrought compositions and her surprising sources and inspirations. Her path as a player of flutes and saxophones.

ANFTD #60: Kate Gentile

Jan 18, 2019 52:06


Extraordinary drummer, composer, percussionist Kate Gentile talks with Dave about her compositions, her album, Mannequins, and her wide ranging collaborations.

ANFTD #59: Nabaté Isles

Dec 13, 2018 53:36


NSI Universal recording artist Nabaté Isles joins Dave to discuss his new album Eclectic Excursions.

ANFTD #58: Melvin Gibbs

Nov 22, 2018 1:06:04


Dave talks to legendary bassist, composer, producer Melvin Gibbs.

ANFTD #57: Marilyn Crispell

Oct 18, 2018 1:00:58


Pianist and composer Marilyn Crispell joins Dave Douglas to discuss her music, collaborations, composition and her life as a self-described “traveling bum.”

ANFTD #56: Rudy Royston introduces Flatbed Buggy

Oct 2, 2018 27:50


Special edition: Recording made and edited by Rudy Royston about his new record Flatbed Buggy on Greenleaf Music - release date October 26, 2018. Thrilled to post this on the Greenleaf podcast feed.

ANFTD #55: Linda Briceño

Sep 5, 2018 56:15


Dave talks to Linda Briceño - also known as Ella Bric - trumpeter, songwriter, singer and producer. In 2014, Linda’s first album, Tiempo, was nominated for two Latin Grammys, including Best New Artist and Best Pop Traditional Album.

ANFTD #54: Jaimie Branch

Aug 18, 2018 50:14


Dave joins Jaimie Branch at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn to get the real story behind this brilliant and visionary trumpeter and composer.

ANFTD #53: Sara Serpa

Jul 14, 2018 1:00:49


Dave sits down with Sara Serpa to listen to some her new album on Clean Feed as well as talk about her varied and diverse musical interests and practices.

ANFTD #52: Rory Stuart

Jun 23, 2018 59:57


Guitarist, composer, educator, author Rory Stuart talks to Dave about arrival in New York, composing and rhythmic devices, and his new series of books, The Rhythm Book, volumes one through six.

ANFTD #51: Marcus Strickland

May 23, 2018 59:57


Dave talks to multi-reed player, composer, Blue Note recording artist Marcus Strickland. Aside from leading his own bands, Marcus has had a long stints with both Roy Haynes and Jeff ’Tain’ Watts.

ANFTD #50: Ted Daniel

May 1, 2018 59:41


Ted Daniel, trumpeter and composer from New York state, pioneer of using various kinds of trumpets, early exponent of improvised structures, colleague of musicians Archie Shepp, Dewey Redman, Sam Rivers, David S. Ware, Billy Bang, and Henry Threadgill. Dave and Ted talk about New York in the 1970s, studying the trumpet, the meaning of influences, listening to 78s, being a side musician, and more.

ANFTD #49: Evan Parker

Mar 14, 2018 59:47


A Noise From The Deep, the Greenleaf Music Podcast, is proud to present this conversation with Evan Parker, one of the most important saxophonists, composers, and musical thinkers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Evan talks about his early musical experiences in, and out of, botany school, as well as his development of solo performance and more »

ANFTD #48: Ingrid Jensen

Jan 26, 2018 56:51


The great trumpeter and composer Ingrid Jensen joined Dave Douglas for an afternoon chat. Check out her site for lots of great information and details. Here is the music that plays during this episode: Steve Treseler Group featuring Ingrid Jensen Center Song, CMA records, 2013 Ingrid Jensen, trumpet Steve Treseler, saxophones Dawn Clement, piano Jon more »

ANFTD #47: Charles Tolliver, Keyon Harrold, Meghan Stabile

Nov 21, 2017 1:00:17


Panel discussion led by Dave Douglas with Charles Tolliver (FONT Award Winner), Keyon Harrold (The Mugician), and Meghan Stabile (Revive Music). Held during the 15th Festival of New Trumpet Music. Topics include Charles’s founding and maintaining of the record label Strata East in the early 1970s, his interactions with Blue Note, as well as new more »

ANFTD #46: Carla Bley and Steve Swallow

Sep 30, 2017 1:33:26


Dave travels north to visit Carla Bley and Steve Swallow in their home, where countless gigantic recordings were made. Carla is joining Riverside this season for new music and actual tour dates. Check your local listings. Topics discussed include: Hiring weirdos for the band, Jail time for Steve, Mutinous bandmates, Finding your own sound by more »

ANFTD #45: Dave Douglas on WKCR 3 of 3

Sep 2, 2017 53:28


May 24, 2017 Dave was invited as a guest on the WKCR Musician Show with host Matt Landes. It was a three hour broadcast, which A Noise From The Deep is splitting into three episodes of approximately one hour each. Dave’s approach for the show was to play music by trumpeters he admires that you more »

ANFTD #44: Dave Douglas on WKCR 2 of 3

Aug 23, 2017 49:49


May 24, 2017 Dave was invited as a guest on the WKCR Musician Show with host Matt Landes. It was a three hour broadcast, which A Noise From The Deep is splitting into three episodes of approximately one hour each. Dave’s approach for the show was to play music by trumpeters he admires that you more »

ANFTD #43: Dave Douglas on WKCR 1 of 3

Aug 4, 2017 1:18:09


May 24, 2017 Dave was invited as a guest on the WKCR Musician Show with host Matt Landes. It was a three hour broadcast, which A Noise From The Deep is splitting into three episodes of approximately one hour each. Dave’s approach for the show was to play music by trumpeters he admires that you more »

ANFTD #42: James Brandon Lewis

May 6, 2017 52:06


Dave sat down with tenor saxophonist and composer James Brandon Lewis in April of 2017 in Bergamo, Italy. James has received accolades from cultural tastemakers such as Ebony Magazine, who hailed him as one of the “7 Young Players to Watch” in 2013. Lewis has shared stages with icons such as Benny Golson, Geri Allen, more »

ANFTD #41: Joe Lovano

Mar 22, 2017 1:01:17


Joe Lovano talks about his long-time home and session pad in the loft at 23rd Street and 6th Avenue in New York. He also talks about Hank Jones, Paul Motian, and improvisation, and about the spiritual aspect and the spirits in his music. Great thoughts from a great musician. Music heard in this episode: Bird’s Eye more »

We’ve launched our 40th podcast!

Feb 18, 2017


With the launch of our latest A Noise From The Deep podcast featuring trombonist Roswell Rudd, we’re celebrating our 40th podcast! Since it’s debut in 2013 with Henry Threadgill, the series has included a broad range of musicians and personalities discussing their creative process with Dave Douglas. All of the podcasts are available on our more »

ANFTD #40: Roswell Rudd

Feb 11, 2017 44:57


Trombonist and composer Roswell Rudd has been a force in American music for over 60 years. Emerging from the brass and Dixieland bands of New England colleges in the mid-1950s, Rudd went on to New York to join fellow-seekers Steve Lacy, Herbie Nichols, Archie Shepp, Milford Graves, Cecil Taylor, Carla Bley, Charlie Haden and many more »

ANFTD #39: Kris Davis

Jan 7, 2017 51:01


Pianist-composer Kris Davis has blossomed as one of the singular talents on the New York jazz scene, a deeply thoughtful, resolutely individual artist who offers “uncommon creative adventure,” according to JazzTimes. The Vancouver-born, Brooklyn-residing Davis was dubbed one of the music’s top up-and-comers in a 2012 New York Times article titled “New Pilots at the more »

ANFTD #38: Laurie Frink

Dec 1, 2016 1:29:37


In this episode four great trumpeters: Nadje Noordhuis, Michael Rodriguez, Dave Ballou and Keyon Harrold, along with myself, discuss their experiences and practices of studying with Laurie Frink! The discussion was recorded at the Festival of New Trumpet Music in NYC on September 25 in front of a live audience. It also includes recordings of more »

ANFTD #37: Marietta Drummond

Oct 1, 2016 58:41


Dreams, Old, New and Otherwise Edition. In this episode of A Noise From the Deep we talk about the musical scene in New York in the 1980s with Marietta Drummond. Marietta is a pianist and longtime listener and lover of music. She booked and managed Old and New Dreams, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Don Cherry, more »

ANFTD #36: Soweto Kinch

Aug 25, 2016 48:26


Award winning alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in both the British jazz and hip hop scenes. Undoubtedly, one of the few artists in either genre with a degree in Modern History from Oxford University he has amassed an impressive list of accolades and awards on more »

ANFTD #35: Jonathan Finlayson

Mar 26, 2016 38:02


Jonathan Finlayson has been recognized by the New York Times as “…an incisive and often surprising trumpeter,” who is “…fascinated with composition.” Born in 1982 in Berkeley, CA, Finlayson began playing the trumpet at the age of ten in the Oakland public school system. He came under the tutelage of Bay Area legend Robert Porter, a more »

ANFTD #34: Becca Stevens

Oct 29, 2015 39:49


With music from “Perfect Animal” (Universal Music Classics) featuring The Becca Stevens Band with Liam Robinson, Chris Tordini, and Jordan Perlson. I Asked (Becca Stevens) Be Still (Becca Stevens) Tillery (Becca Stevens) The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint Ambrose Akinmusire (Blue Note) Our Basement (Ed) (Becca Stevens) While You Were Sleeping Jose James (Blue more »

ANFTD #33: Amir El Saffar

Sep 16, 2015 35:03


Amir El Saffar is playing with Two Rivers at Symphony Space on September 17. Other dates in the current tour can be found at AmirElSaffar.com Festival of New Trumpet Music, from September 24 to 29 in New York, can be found at fontmusic.org All music excerpts are from Amir’s new recording on Pi Recordings, Crisis. Amir more »

ANFTD #32: Marc Ribot

Sep 1, 2015 45:41


Episode 32 features topics found here: Franz Casseus, Content Creators Coalition, Fair Play for Fair Pay, Ad Sponsored Piracy. Music Played In This Episode: ‘Black Rock Park’ from Dave Douglas, Freak In Marc Ribot, Dave Douglas, Seamus Blake, Jamie Saft, Brad Jones, Joey Baron ‘Stella By Starlight’ from Miles Davis Quintet, My Funny Valentine Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, more »

ANFTD #31: I Suoni Delle Dolomiti, Mario Brunello, Cello4Ever, & Edmar Castaneda

Jul 31, 2015 24:32


Special Edition of the podcast features Dave’s journey to Trentino to play a sunrise concert with cello soloist Mario Brunello and the four cellists of Cello4Ever. Thanks to festival I Suoni Delle Dolomiti for producing and hosting these events! Includes selections from ‘Mountain Passages’ with Dave Douglas, trumpet; Michael Moore, reeds; Peggy Lee, cello; Marcus more »

ANFTD #30: The Care and Feeding of a Music Company. Greenleaf Music Celebrates Ten Years!

May 23, 2015 1:45:24


Join us May 27, 2015 at Subculture in Manhattan for a special celebration. Donny McCaslin, Linda Oh, and Ryan Keberle groups perform Live! Get your tickets here! In our special 10 anniversary edition of ANFTD, Dave Douglas talks with Michael Bates about the history and the music of Greenleaf Music. Ryan Keberle – Into the Zone (Greenleaf Music) more »

ANFTD #29: Donny McCaslin

Mar 25, 2015 33:52


It’s always a big event when virtuoso saxophonist Donny McCaslin releases a new recording. His new, David Binney produced CD, Fast Future, is out on Greenleaf Music (release on 3/31! Pre-order here) and Donny joins co-hosts Dave Douglas and Michael Bates to talk details. They cover the thought process that went into making Fast Future, more »

ANFTD #28: Michael Bates

Jan 31, 2015 23:21


We’re back! ANFTD’s first episode of 2015!  Dave interviews Michael Bates about his new trio recording, Northern Spy.  They cover topics including playing very slow, the influence of the blues and Michael’s work with Quinsin Nachoff.  Dave reflects on 2014 and talks about George Clinton’s autobiography. Music featured on this episode: Northern Spy-Michael Bates “Northern more »

ANFTD #27: Joey Baron

Dec 19, 2014 35:36


This episode of ANFTD features legendary drummer Joey Baron and was recorded while on tour with Dave Douglas and Sound Prints. His long and varied career features performances and recordings with some of the most notable musicians of our time. See from Wikipedia below: Joey Baron (born June 26, 1955 in Richmond, Virginia)[1] is an American avant-garde jazz drummer probably best known more »

ANFTD #26: Kirk Knuffke

Nov 11, 2014 45:07


The ANFTD team often gets nerdy about music but here they go truly deep into the world of brass geekdom with cornetist/composer Kirk Knuffke.  Funny stories of Louis Armstrong, Bill Goodwin, Jim McNeely and Enrico Rava as Dave and Michael ask Kirk about his approach to playing and composing music.     Music featured on more »

ANFTD #25: Festival of New Trumpet Music 2014

Sep 20, 2014 46:15


Festival of New Trumpet Music 2014 September 17 to 28. www.fontmusic.org Dave Douglas talks with Brandon Peckman of WNYU about upcoming events in the trumpet festival. Meet Dave Douglas at any of the events found on above web site. Dedicated to Raymond Mase. American Brass Quintet gave its premiere in 1960. Before that there really more »

ANFTD #24: Mary Halvorson

Sep 2, 2014 39:33


Intrepid award-winning and somewhat professional podcasters Dave Douglas and Michael Bates interview Mary Halvorson to see how she comes up with her astoundingly original music for various ensembles. Spoiler alert, Mary doesn’t have a plan. As usual, Jon Irabagon takes it on the chin. Michael quizzes Dave on a tune from Stargazer. Eric Dolphy makes more »

ANFTD #23: Mark Turner

Jul 30, 2014 34:00


Saxophonist, Composer, and ECM recording artist Mark Turner joins Dave Douglas, Michael Bates, and Levi, for a wide ranging discussion interspersed with musical examples of Mark’s solo work as well as pieces with the trio, Fly. Topics include Harold Land, James Clay, Horace Silver, Billy Hart, Paul Motian, and Kurt Rosenwinkle. The solo saxophone music more »

ANFTD #22: Ingrid Laubrock

Jul 1, 2014 39:06


Ingrid’s latest CD on Intakt is “The Zürich Concert” with Ted Reichman (accordion), Ben Davis (cello), Tom Arthurs (trumpet), Liam Noble (piano), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor + soprano saxophones), Drew Gress (bass) and Tom Rainey (drums + xylophone). She will also be performing July 25, 2014 at The Jazz Gallery, NYC. See her website for more »

ANFTD #21: Lenny Pickett

Jun 7, 2014 37:28


Saxophonist Lenny Pickett joins ANFTD to talk about his very extraordinary career in music.  He and Dave talk about how he developed his language on the saxophone and thoughts on composition, electronics, life on the road with Tower of Power and some behind the scenes stories at Saturday Night Live. Drummond hips Dave and Michael to the more »

ANFTD #20: Steph Richards

May 1, 2014 39:02


Trumpeter and composer Steph Richards gets deep with the ANTD team and talks composition, improvisation, music w/ theatrical elements. There’s certainly some trumpet nerd out stuff too. Dave talks about a Laurie Frink scholarship and plays Michael some music from Henry Cow and Ornette Coleman. Tracks: River Euphrates-Steph Richards arr. Francis Black of the Pixies more »

ANFTD #19: Geoff Countryman

Apr 12, 2014 29:05


A man of many extraordinary talents, Geoff Countryman joins Dave and Michael to play his music and talk about touring with Dave’s Keystone band, working at SNL, composing for his own groups and sundry projects, and the current state of the notation software, Sibelius. Plus a little Dave on Bach action. Tracks in this episode: more »

ANFTD #18: Mark Dresser

Mar 13, 2014 37:11


Mark Dresser, a singular double bassist and composer, joins the ANFTD team to talk about his many projects: Telematics, his solo CD/DVD GUTS, playing with Anthony Braxton and Gerry Hemingway, and many other topics. Michael plays Dave a bunch of blues 45s from a vinyl box set. Tracks in this episode: Not Withstanding-Mark Dresser Quintet more »

ANFTD #17: Apurva Narechania

Feb 20, 2014 35:27


Invertabrate Zoologist, Apurva Narechania joins Dave and Michael to play science related music and talk about some really smart stuff: emergence properties, dinosaurs, DNA as mass storage, exoplanets and the possibility of life on other planets. Michael interviews Dave about one of his tunes from the album “Leap of Faith”…..and they don’t call Drummond.

ANFTD #16: Rudy Royston

Jan 30, 2014 30:01


In this episode Dave and Michael talk with drummer Rudy Royston about his 2014 recording “303” on Greenleaf Music. They also talk about composing, playing in different groups and many other topics. Drummond appears for a call about metal and Periphery. And more. Tracks in this episode: Bounze-Rudy Royston “303” (Greenleaf Music) Good Night Kinyah-Rudy more »

ANFTD #15: Greg Osby

Jan 16, 2014 29:27


Hosts Dave Douglas and Michael Bates continue the podcast with episode 15 in which they chat with saxophonist composer Greg Osby about generating creative ideas, finding new musicians, and more. Announcing a composition workshop on February 8 & 9, 2014, questions for Drummond, and music. Send us your questions and suggestions at podcast@greenleafmusic.com.

ANFTD #14: John Zorn (part 2)

Dec 17, 2013 46:08


Part 2 of Dave Douglas' sit down with John Zorn recorded on September 12th, 2013 at WNYU Studios. John talks about finding the language of the alto saxophone in the 70's through an obsessive practice method, his approach to writing for recent pieces that pair through-composed elements with improvisers, and the leadership strategies of Gen. George S. Patton.

ANFTD #13: John Zorn (part 1)

Nov 22, 2013 27:52


On September 12th Dave Douglas sat down with John Zorn for a conversation at the WNYU studios. As they only scratched the surface, we've split the interview into two parts. Part 1 covers Game Pieces, Band Leading, Composing, and hints at leadership strategies of Gen. George S. Patton. Various musical selections are interspersed. Stay tuned for Part 2 with talk about Patton, improvisation, John's practice techniques, his approach to writing for recent pieces that combine through-composed parts with improvisers.

ANFTD #12: Miguel Zenon

Oct 25, 2013 41:54


Miguel Zenon and Dave Douglas talk about Miguel's music including his latest self-released album "Oye!!! Live In Puerto Rico," as well as his recent travels. Also, Dave talks about the DD|50 project and box set, and co-host Michael Bates revisits more Jackie Mclean.

ANFTD #11: John McNeil and the Official Super Nerdfest Trumpet Geek Freakout

Sep 12, 2013 49:35


As the Festival of New Trumpet Music begins this week in NYC, the ANFTD team welcomes trumpeter/composer and former Dave Douglas teacher John McNeil for a trumpet geekfest.

ANFTD #10: John O’Gallagher

Aug 22, 2013 44:48


Saxophonist and composer John O'Gallagher joins the ANFTD team to discuss his Anton Webern Project, and a new book he authored on Twelve-Tone Improvisation. Dave discusses playing "out" and his recent Downbeat cover feature. Michael shines a spotlight on the metal band Meshuggah, and our new correspondent Drummond gives us an on-the-ground report from a Meshuggah concert.

ANFTD #9: Steve Byram

Aug 2, 2013 37:48


Artist Steve Bryam joins Dave and Michael for a talk about his process and his works including album art for Tim Berne's Screwgun Records, the Beastie Boys, Slayer, Dave Douglas, and many more. Also included is a brief Paul Motian tribute with audio from Dave's latest release "Time Travel" and another entry in the future inventions series.

ANFTD #8: Myra Melford

Jul 11, 2013 34:43


Myra Melford joins the ANFTD team for a discussion of her music including a new solo piano album, being inspired by nonmusical art forms, and collaborations in improvisational music and food. Dave discusses his early days of street performing, Michael talks future inventions we've all been waiting for, and the two sing the theme to Hockey Night in Canada (ouch!).

ANFTD #7: JD Allen

Jun 27, 2013 36:47


Episode 7 of the Greenleaf Music Podcast features JD Allen, a profound saxophonist and composer whose work touches on free jazz and improvisation with a deep sense of spirituality and grace. JD joined Dave and Michael for a phone conversation recently and sent some tracks from his new album. Plus Dave and Michael listen to some J.S. Bach and Woody Shaw.

ANFTD #6: Revenge of the Nerds

May 29, 2013 30:59


This ANFTD episode sets aside the interview format as Dave delves into the music on "Time Travel" and Michael talks about spinning Shostakovich into his latest album "Acrobat."

ANFTD #5: Jon Irabagon

May 22, 2013 36:05


A lively conversation with saxophonist & composer Jon Irabagon about his latest recording released on his own label, Irabbagast Records, winng the Monk Competition, and drawing equal inspiration from Wayne Shorter and Parker Posey. Also, Michael talks vinyl, and Dave shines a light on the music of Booker Little.

ANFTD #4: Miles Okazaki

May 14, 2013 33:20


Dave Douglas and Michael Bates host a conversation with American guitarist Miles Okazaki about how nature informs structure in his music, Dave talks about his Greenleaf Music record label, and the music of Herbie Nichols is spotlighted.

ANFTD #3: Dezron Douglas

Apr 23, 2013 35:29


Dave & Michael talk with bassist Dezron Douglas about his music and the Hartford jazz scene. And Dave answers a letter from one of our listeners.

ANFTD #2: Matt Mitchell

Apr 4, 2013 36:39


Michael and Dave talk to composer and pianist Matt Mitchell about his etudes, about Ches Smith, about his work with Tim Berne, and about playing on Dave's most recent records. We talk about Herb Robertson and listen to some of Tim Berne's earlier work. Dave gets nerdy about firewood, Michael gets nerdy about practicing scales. All in a day's podcast.

ANFTD #1: Henry Threadgill

Mar 19, 2013 36:43


A talk with Henry Threadgill about composition and touring; Interesting concert venues; and, The Lagond School of Music.