Friday, June 28, 2013
Congratulations, Richard Davis
In honor of today's big news—Richard Davis has been named a 2014 NEA Jazz Master!—I'm posting a 2010 episode of WKCR's Jazz Profiles program that I curated/hosted with my friend Russell Baker. (Context here.) You'll hear a career-spanning selection of Richard Davis music, as well as excerpts from an interview I conducted with Mr. Davis a few weeks before the show originally aired. The running time is roughly three hours. To listen, please use the Streampad player at the bottom of the page; parts I, II and III of the Richard Davis show are the first three files in the playlist.
P.S. Please pardon the poor audio quality of the interview segments—the phone connection was iffy. I'm pretty sure I've decoded all of what Richard said, so e-mail me if you have any specific questions.
P.P.S. If you'd rather listen podcast-style, you can download the three parts of the show here:
Richard Davis - WKCR - I
Richard Davis - WKCR - II
Richard Davis - WKCR - III