Interviews with Chicago musicians about music, life, art, and everything in between.
Too Much Perspective: Episode 20 (Erick Deshaun Dorris & C. Ezra Lange)15/01/2015 Duración: 52min
Producer/musician C. Ezra Lange stops by with my first return guest, musician/educator Erick Deshaun Dorris to discuss their new collaboration, The Digital Divide as well as their working relationship, songwriting, producing, and more!
Too Much Perspective: Episode 19 (Donna Polydoros)23/12/2014 Duración: 57min
Singer/guitarist/frontwoman of Beat Drun Juel stops by to talk about her journey from electric to acoustic and back to electric guitar, the importance of tone, stepping out to the front of the stage to be a rock star, and various observations about the Chicago music scene. We also discuss The Big T.N.T. Show!
Too Much Perspective: Episode 18 (William Kurk)20/11/2014 Duración: 01h22min
Singer/songwriter/composer/bandleader William Kurk (of The William Kurk Enterprise) stops by to talk about his journey growing up in a musical family, learning to write and sing his own material, and his evolution as a leader of one of Chicago's most exciting bands. We also discuss "Songs In The Key Of Life" by Stevie Wonder
Too Much Perspective: Episode 17 (Vivian Garcia)13/11/2014 Duración: 58min
Singer/songwriter Vivian Garcia (also of ¡Esso Afrojam Funkbeat) stops by to discuss her journey playing and singing flamenco, boleros, and other Latin American rhythms to writing an album of her own songs. We also discuss "Y." by Bebe
Too Much Perspective: Episode 16 (Liz Ele)30/10/2014 Duración: 53min
Drummer and vocalist Liz Ele from Arsenal Road, The Sentinels, and Skirt Steak stops by to discuss being one of the most in demand drummers in Chicago as well as being the frontwoman of her own project. We also discuss "Fever To Tell" by The Yeah Yeah Yeahs!
Too Much Perspective: Episode 15 (Don Hall)22/10/2014 Duración: 01h54s
Trumpeter, former music teacher, storyteller, cultural organizer, and provocateur Don Hall stops by to discuss his many adventures playing music, going on tour, teaching kids, and more! We also discuss the self titled album by Clifford Brown & Max Roach
Too Much Perspective: Episode 14 (Colin D. Campbell)16/10/2014 Duración: 01h01min
Percussionist Colin D. Campbell, talks about hosting The Throne: A Drumming Podcast, drumming for Le Tour, fixing harps, playing rudiments, and more! We also discuss "Dry" by PJ Harvey
Too Much Perspective: Episode 13 (Sarah Marie Young)09/10/2014 Duración: 57min
Singer/songwriter Sarah Marie Young stops by to talk about her career winning international jazz awards, writing r&b songs, recording albums, and more! We also discuss "Talking Book" by Stevie Wonder
Too Much Perspective: Episode 12 (Erick Deshaun Dorris)02/10/2014 Duración: 01h46s
Musician and educator Erick Deshaun Dorris stops by to talk about his brand new recordings, his work as an educator in the city of Chicago, and we pull off the band-aids on what it's like to be in a band. We also discuss "Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots" by The Flaming Lips
Too Much Perspective: Episode 11 (The Black Tape)25/09/2014 Duración: 01h03min
Power pop band The Black Tape stop by to talk about writing catchy songs, the trials and tribulations of being in a band, and more!
Too Much Perspective: Episode 10 (Victor Garcia)18/09/2014 Duración: 51min
Trumpeter/composer/bandleader Victor Garcia stops by to discuss his journey to becoming one of the most in demand trumpet players, the art and science of practicing, and more! We also discuss "Study In Brown" by Clifford Brown and Max Roach
Too Much Perspective: Episode 09 (Sarah J. Ritch)11/09/2014 Duración: 59min
Composer/cellist/technologist Sarah J. Ritch stops by to discuss her career as a composer, the evolving use of technology, drawing diagrams, and more! We also discuss Knee Play 5 by Philip Glass!
Too Much Perspective: Episode 08 (William Henry)04/09/2014 Duración: 40min
William Henry (my former high school band teacher!) who is now director of bands at Rickover Naval Academy stops by to talk about music education, and his journey inspiring young people to learn to play an instrument. We also discuss the album "Hard Wired" by Dave Weckl
Too Much Perspective: Episode 07 (Jason Knox)28/08/2014 Duración: 57min
Composer Jason Knox stops by to talk about his work writing music for Jellyvision, various theatre productions, the evolution of loops and recording technology, and more. Plus you get to hear real world leaf blowers and other outdoor noises! We also discuss Oranges & Lemons by XTC!
Too Much Perspective: Episode 06 (DVS Jackson Esq.)21/08/2014 Duración: 57min
Hip hop lyricist/rapper/emcee/genius DVS Jackson, Esq. stops by to talk about his new release, C.O.N.A.N. as well as his evolution from Chicago Deep House to hip hop, the balance being a writer and performer, and lots of other things from Miles Davis to Chief Keef!We also discuss the album "Emergency On Planet Earth" by Jamiroquai
Too Much Perspective: Episode 05 (John Szymanski)14/08/2014 Duración: 55min
Composer and multi-instrumentlst John Szymanski who is an artistic associate with The Neo-Futurists and also plays with My My My and Bethany & The Two Johns stops by to talk about composing for theatre, producing and engineering albums, and playing many roles in many bands. We also discuss the self-titled album by Emitt Rhodes
Too Much Perspective: Episode 04 (John Dorhauer)07/08/2014 Duración: 53min
Composer, bandleader, and trumpeter John Dorhauer of Heisenberg Uncertainty Players talks about writing music for his big band, exploring form and styles in his composing, and balancing the life of a composer and performer. We also discuss "Brooklyn Babylon" by Darcy James Argue's Secret Society
Too Much Perspective: Episode 02 (Chris Greene)23/07/2014 Duración: 01h06min
Saxophonist and Future Emperor Of Evanston, Chris Greene (http://chrisgreenejazz.com) of the Chris Green Quartet (http://chrisgreenequartet.com) stops by to talk about leading his own band and being one of the busiest working musicians in the Chicagoland area. We also discuss "Roots Revisited" by the one and only Maceo Parker
Too Much Perspective: Episode 01 (David Keller)16/07/2014 Duración: 01h11min
Cellist/guitarist David Keller stops by to talk about playing with Diana & The Dishes (http://dianalawrence.com/music/diana-and-the-dishes/), A Light Sleeper (http://alightsleeper.com), Origin Of Animal (http://www.originofanimal.bandcamp.com), and The Devilish Winks (http://www.reverbnation.com/thedevilishwinks) We also discuss Shostakovich's 4th Symphony (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBOdZIx00uo)