Monday, October 11, 2010

Don Sebesky interviewed by Jason Crane

(Don Sebesky & Ron Carter in 1973, during the heyday of their CTI years)

Don Sebesky is Jason Crane's guest today on "The Jazz Session" show, talking about the 4-CD box set "CTI Records: The Cool Revolution," recently released by Sony Masterworks.
Listen here:

TJS #207: Don Sebesky (CTI Records). Grammy and Tony award winner Don Sebesky wrote and arranged music for many of the classic CTI recordings. You can hear his work on a new boxed set, CTI: The Cool Revolution (Sony Masterworks, 2010). In this interview, Sebesky talks about how CTI got started and how it developed its signature sound; his experience working with Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Paul Desmond, Grover Washington, Jr. and many others; and why he still considers his time at CTI one of the best periods of his musical career.

Jason Crane's first book of poems, "Unexepected Sunlight" (FootHills Publishing, 2010), is now available at


at this time of year
the sun can't make up its mind
holding off the night like a spurned lover

confused bees circle the petals
of flowers that reach for the dusky sky
pining for light

this is the season when all lovers tremble
when every park bench is an altar
and hearts are laid bare for the taking
This week on the show: Don Sebesky (TJS #207, Monday) and Blue Cranes (TJS #208, Thursday).
Next week: Danilo Perez (TJS #209, Monday) and Mario Pavone (TJS #210, Thursday).

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