Archive for: July, 2015

028: Bernard Purdie, Part Two (Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Steely Dan, etc.)

In Part Two of his Trap Set Interview, Bernard Purdie tells Joe about how his legacy has been broadened by sampling, his solo career, and the sessions and artists that who took the music over the top. Also, he briefly addresses his controversial claim of playing on some Beatles recordings.

027: Bernard Purdie, Part One (Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Steely Dan, etc.)

In part one of a two part interview, Joe speaks to a true original, the legendary Bernard Purdie. They discuss Purdie’s early fascination with drumming, the tragic loss of his parents, overcoming alcoholism at a very early age, and his arrival in New York. Part two airs next Wednesday.

026: Steven Schick (UCSD, Bang on a Can All-Stars, red fish blue fish)

Steven Schick first heard music as a child on a farm in Iowa. Over the course of his 40 year career, he has become a renowned performer, educator, conductor, and author. He talks to Joe about cultivating financial stability as an artist, learning to be in the moment, and the symbiosis between teaching and performance.

025: Sheila E. (Solo Artist, Prince, E. Family)

Sheila E. talks to Joe about her legendary musical family, joining a gang, working with Prince, overcoming abuse, and helping youth through her Elevate Hope foundation.

024: Sam Fogarino (Interpol, Magnetic Morning)

Sam Fogarino was a productive, adult member of society before he gained notoriety as the drummer of Interpol. He talks to Joe about his creative role in the band, parenthood, the nature of ambition in the Indie scene, and drinking Vodka from the bottle with Josh Homme.

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