Episode 16 · 1 month ago
George Shelby- Never Sight Read...Ever (Phil Collins, The Voice)
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George Shelby plays saxophone, clarinets, flutes, penny whistle, vocoder and many other random wind instruments. He explains that this is the plight of the modern day saxophonist. He also shares his insight into the Los Angeles session player world and talks about the modern horn section studio experience. He talks about being on the road with pop legend, Phil Collins. He reveals his secret to being a great reader and tells his story of meeting Barack and Michelle Obama.
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Episode 24 · 1 day ago
Drummer, Joe Travers, reflects on his years as the “Vaultmeister” for the Zappa Family Trust and explains his duties there. He talks about his first gig in Los Angeles with Dweezil and Ahmet Zappa which was attended by Frank Zappa himself. He gives an inside look into his time touring with Duran Duran and how he got the gig. Joe remembers his journey from Berklee College of Music to California where his career took off and talks about the upcoming documentary, “Zappa”.
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Episode 23 · 1 week ago
This episode reveals parts of past conversations that were cut from previous episodes. Eugene Edwards discusses Eddie Van Halen, Billie Eilish and Bing Crosby. Bernie Dresel talks about what it’s like to play with Keiko Matsui and the power of singers in an instrumental world. Bill Cinque speaks to the current state of pop music and musicianship. “Why Corona?”, a song by Michael Bluestein, is also featured in it’s entirety. This episode is dedicated to musicians and music industry professionals who are out of work due to the pandemic.
Episode 22 · 2 weeks ago
One of the most recorded bass players ever, Leland Sklar, reminisces about his experience growing up in Los Angeles in the 60s and 70s. He tells the story of meeting James Taylor which changed the direction of his life and career. He talks about the first time playing with drummer and pop icon, Phil Collins. He reveals his preference between studio playing and playing live. Lee also explains what he likes in a bass tone and what he likes to hear on stage.
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Episode 21 · 3 weeks ago
Keyboard player, producer, composer, Peter Fish, takes us through the process of scoring a film. He tells the story of his first film project and how he knew he was meant to write music. He explains why he recently decided to move to Los Angeles and what previously brought him to New York City as a young musician. Peter reveals where he gets his inspiration when putting music to picture and when writing for his band, Peter Fish Group.
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