Cass Faulconer is an electric bassist who has toured with Cirque du Soleil and Cowboy Mouth, and played with many of the great musicians in New Orleans. We discuss life in the circus, rock and roll touring, auditioning for famous people, fostering a dog, and things you learn moving to a new country.
Brad Walker is a New Orleans based saxophonist who has toured with Sturgill Simpson, makes records with his own bands, and plays with just about everyone in New Orleans. Brad and Jeff discuss recording sessions that we didn’t think produced anything good (but they really did), records that are results of stay at home time, playing solo music, and effects as instruments that need to be learned.
The podcast is in the system for most platforms now, so if you would like to subscribe in your podcast program of choice, this page has links to many of them. NB: the Spotify link seems to be a little janky, and I can’t seem to fix it, but if you just search “Scratch My Brain” it should get you there…actually, the search thing works everywhere.
A conversation with singer, producer and electronic musician Sasha Masakowski. She talks about managing multiple creative pursuits, her recent work with Nicholas Payton, and coming from a family of musicians. https://www.sashamasakowski.com/
Elizabeth Joan Kelly is a New Orleans-based electronic composer. She uses found sounds and MIDI to create lush soundscapes at the epicenter of synthpop, industrial, ambient, darkwave, and classical music. Her new album, Farewell, Doomed Planet!, released October 25, is about the apocalypse. And Chernobyl wolves. Pollution. And space travel. Existential dread. And whales.
I am calling this one Episode 10. It will make sense when you listen.
Links mentioned in the show: jeffalbert.com, https://store.b4d-records.com/album/unanimous-sources, https://www.deezer.com/ucps
I was interviewed by Jason Crane for his podcast “The Jazz Session.” Follow the link below to hear it.
The Jeff Albert Quartet will have a new CD available soon. Here is a little video to stoke your curiosity.
While this post isn’t a podcast in the sense of me talking with theme music, etc., it does contain some mp3 links.
I just got back from Chicago, where I spend a week rehearsing/performing/recording/performing some more with the Lucky 7s. I feel really good about the new material, and expect that we’ll have a new CD out in a few months (now that I’ve said that, I am sure it will be a year).
For those of you that missed the shows (you know who you are), here are some live mp3s.
These were recorded at The Hungry Brain in Chicago on July 22, 2007. Keefe Jackson was unable to attend this performance, so Dave Rempis is playing tenor sax on these recordings.
#6 (mp3) written by Jeb Bishop
Ash (mp3) written by Jeff Albert
Jaki’s Walk (mp3) written by Jeb Bishop
Future Dog (for Jaki) (mp3) written by Jeff Albert
These are two improvised pieces from our performance on July 22, 2007 at The Hungry Brain in Chicago. This was Lucky 7s plus guests. The musicians are listed by each recording.
Improvisation (mp3) by Jeff Albert (trombone), Josh Berman (cornet), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Dave Rempis (tenor sax), and Jason Stein (bass clarinet).
Improvisation (mp3) by Jason Adasiewicz (vibes), Jeff Albert (trombone), Tim Daisy, (drums), and Dave Rempis (tenor sax).
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