Khyber Pass Podcast
By Paul Metzger
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We are interested in musical improvisers in all genres, from free jazz players to Hindustani vocalists to noise artists to drone musicians. What makes them do what they do? How did they get their start? What inspires them? We delve into the minutia of their art form and where it is heading. Host, Paul Metzger, explored this terrain once a week in a unique interview focused format specializing on the pursuits of improvisers.
||CleanCrystal Myslajek, Keyboard, Voice||Crystal Myslajek is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and sound artist who blends looping, ethereal vocals, and effects with minimalism, classical piano, and pop. She collaborates across disciplines including experimental film, performance art, theater||3/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPhil Hey, drums||Born in New York City, he grew up in Philadelphia and the St. Paul suburb of Roseville, Minnesota. He started his music study with mentor and legendary jazz drummer Ed Blackwell at the Creative Music Studio in New York in 1975. His relationship with Bla||3/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJay Afrisando, saxophone||Jay Afrisando uses music and sound-based art to share awareness of human-nature-technology relationships; this includes building a better relationship between people and technology, promoting a healthier symbiosis between human & nature, and inducing||3/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMatt Rahaim, Hindustani vocalist||Matt Rahaim – Hindustani vocalist accompanied by, Abhinav Sharma – tabla and Abhijit Kshirsagar – harmonium Matt has been performing Hindustani vocal music both in India and North America since 2000. His other performance experience inc||3/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichelle Kinney, cello||Michelle’s career began in Minneapolis, MN when she returned after undergraduate school in Evanston, IL, after receiving a BA in music from Northwestern University. During this early phase in her career, she was recognized and frequently funded as a c||2/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSteve Kenny, trumpet||Steve Kenny, trumpeter, composer and bandleader is a founding member of ‘the illicit sextet’, “Group 47”, “What Would Monk Do?” and his own Quartets, and he is the creative force behind the production company “il||2/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCole Pulice, saxophone||Cole Pulice is a saxophonist and improvisor based in the Twin Cities. He’s been fortunate to work, collaborate, and learn from a beautiful and diverse array of musicians and artists from across disciplinary boundaries. Cole co-runs the brass and woodw||2/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDave King, drums||David King (born June 8, 1970) is an American drummer and composer from Minneapolis. He is known for being a founding member of the jazz groups The Bad Plus (with Reid Anderson and Ethan Iverson) and Happy Apple (with Michael Lewis and Erik Fratzke) alt||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMilo Fine||2019 marks Milo’s 50th year working exclusively in the field of free jazz/improvised music. More to the point (and co-opting bassist/composer Kent Carter’s autobiographical liner note to the 1966 LP ‘Jazz Realities’), he states: &||2/1/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJamal Moore, saxophone||Jamal Moore, founder of Organix Trio, has self-released a new collection of music, Psalms Of Baltimore, which explores the migration and historic experience of African Americans, specifically people who called Baltimore home.||1/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Vital Improvisers Speak!
World-class improvising musicians speaking about music. An essential podcast for anyone in the world of experimental/spontaneous music. Excellent snapshot of the vibrant Twin Cities scene as it relates to the wider world of creative musics and musicking.