Feature articles from Jazz Inside Magazine
Guitarist and long-time band leader on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Kevin Eubanks is featured in the January 2011 issue of Jazz Inside Magazine, in an interview conducted by Ken Weiss. This is the first of a detailed and comprehensive two-part, two-issue series in which Kevin discusses his new Mack Avenue recording, Zen Food, the importance of marketing one's music, how jazz artists get in the way of their own success by maintaining the belief that marketing, publicity, dressing up, and other image-bolstering activities are somehow selling out and negative influences in attracting fans to the music.
Sonny Rollins - The Infinite, Tenacious & Humble Pursuit Along The Path of Spiritual & Musical Mastery
Sonny Rollins - The Infinite, Tenacious & Humble Pursuit Along The Path of Spiritual & Musical Mastery. Legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins, also known as the "saxophone colossus" [which was the title of one of his albums on Prestige Records in the 1950s] discusses his life and music, the wisdom of his years.
John Patitucci: I remember when I first got the gig and his comping was so fierce. I felt like I was getting blown off the stage by the comping and it was like, “Well, if the comping is better than my solo, I guess I got a lot of work to do on my improvising,” to be strong enough to assert my ideas, to make them sound like they should be there—that was a huge thing. For a bass, it’s like you really have to have power behind your stuff to play with these guys. When they comp, it’s so beautiful and so heavy.