The San Jose Jazz Summerfest is bringing in Monty Alexander and The Harlem Kingston Express. This prompted Steve Milne to dig out this 1999 interview he did with Alexander about his musical beginnings.
Gary Vercelli exchanges ideas with legendary percussionist Harvey Mason. Mason is one of the most recorded jazz drummers in history and shares memories of his soul/jazz recordings from the 70's, then comments on his new album Chameleon.
Jazz violinists are a rare breed. Stephane Grappelli and Jean-Luc Ponty are among the few who achieved star status. Almost as rare in the male-dominated world of jazz are female instrumentalists. But Regina Carter has broken through on both fronts.
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