Play It Like It's Music
By Trevor Exter
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Purists may whine that the best days of music are behind us, that capital “M” music has seen its peak and is no longer relevant. But here at Play It Like It's Music we believe the opposite: not only is the act of musicmaking an essential life skill with a lineage stretching back to the beginnings of human history, but the vocation of the professional musician is more vital today than it ever has been. Once a month, join musician, songwriter and producer Trevor Exter as he drops in on working musicians from every genre. If you love to play, yearn to play or just want to experience what a musical life feels like from the inside, this is the show for you.
||Clean017 Chris Morrissey||"It was this explosion of rare creativity, at the moment when I was most susceptible to it."||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016 Damon DueWhite||"I was on the 8 0'clock bus to come to New York City, but the drum machine was on the 7:45"||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015 Gregg August||"Never Stop Experimenting"||10/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014 Kiku Collins||"The audience doesn't care, they just want to see a gig!"||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 Daniel Sadownick||“Never feel like you’re better than the music.”||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 Trevor P. Allen||From the trenches of the New York club scene to bandstands all over the world, Trevor Allen delivers on the bass.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 Jim Caruso||A candid and hilarious interview with the host of NYC's Cast Party at Birdland||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 Pablo Mahave-Veglia||A visit to the studio of the Chilean cello professor and raconteur.||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 Tony Hume||Today we have Tony Hume, who's not just everybody's best friend backstage, but also a veteran bandleader and performer himself.||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008 James McBride||"Joy is a kind of self-illumination"||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 Todd Reynolds||Today we got Todd Reynolds, who in full disclosure is one of my best friends. He's a violin player and also champion of all things digital music.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit006 Hallie Bulleit||Today, I am a guest of Hallie Bulleit. Bassist, lead vocalist of Hiccup, The Unlovables; songwriter and keyboardist on the Chris Gethard Show. All around complete badass of music and many, many other things.||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit005 Richard Julian||"I play my show and then I'm off to two other shows. I can never get enough of feeling enveloped by improvisation."||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit004 Mazz Swift||"You have to do it, like you have to do it all the time. That's the only way your thing is gonna take off."||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit003 Tony Mason||"I don't know what I would do if I didn't play. It'd be very strange existence."||1/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit002 Luqman Brown||"I saw a church band, and then I saw Funkadelic. That was it."||12/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit001 Emily Hope Price||"If you never do it, you can never say you've failed at it."||12/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Trevor Exter has taken an important step here to peek behind the curtain at the heart it takes to invest in being a musician . It's not about the technicalities, though they are no less there, it's about the intent . Wonderful insights from colleagues, evoked and curated by a musician who knows what it takes. Professionals and amateurs alike will reap benefits from the wisdom inside.
Trevor is so good at this. I don't know how much he is editing out, but what he keeps is concise, and on point. He has a whole life in music, so he knows what the interesting questions are. And he really gets out of the way - maybe that's part of being a musician - he knows how to make the whole band sound better.
I'm biased, but this is an incredible show.
One of the most amazing shows I've ever heard, the flow, the sound, the editing. Really draws you in. I almost feel as if the host has known me my whole life.