103 minutes | Nov 20, 2015

Episode 001: Premier Episode with bassist Chris Lightcap

I am delighted to have as my first guest, bassist, composer, recording artist Chris Lightcap. Chris has played and collaborated with an amazing array of musicians: he is a regular in Regina Carter’s band, and over the years has played with Marc Ribot, Craig Taborn, Glen Hansard, Mark Turner, John Medeski, Jason Moran, Chris Potter and many more. His playing is featured on over 60 albums and as a bandleader/composer he has produced four critically acclaimed albums of original music–in 2000 he released his first solo album, Lay-up, followed that up with “Bigmouth” in 2002, Deluxe in 2010 and his 2015 release, the spectacular Epicenter, was featured as an “A” list jazz pick by Apple Music back in July and has received glowing critical reviews. It took us a few weeks to get our schedules in sync to do the interview, and I learned from Chris that syncing schedules with other musicians is actually one of the more significant challenges when making a collaborative record. We wasted no time getting down to our conversation, in fact we dove right in talking about his recent trip to Bogota, Columbia, more on that in a moment. Please note, all music heard in this podcast is by and/or features Chris Lightcap. Links to the music and other things we discussed can be found below. For more information about Chris Lightcap checkout his website. For more information about Alloy checkout the show’s site. Musicians mentioned in this episode: John Zorn Jamie Saft Matt Wilson Quartet Chad Taylor Craig Taborn Regina Carter Ed Blackwell Chris Lightcap music featured: Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth: Epicenter (2015) Nine South | amazon | itunes White Horse | amazon | itunes Epicenter | amazon | itunes Down East | amazon | itunes All Tomorrow’s Parties | amazon | itunes Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort (2014) Honky Tonkin’ | amazon | itunes Regina Carter’s Reverse Thread (2014) Mwana Talitambula | amazon | itunes Matt Wilson Quartet + John Medeski: Gathering Call (2014) Dancing Waters | amazon | itunes Chris Lightcap’s Bigmouth: Deluxe (2010) Platform | amazon | itunes Chris Lightcap Quartet: Bigmouth (2002) Neptune 66 | amazon | itunes Dig A Pony | amazon | itunes Chris Lightcap Quartet: Lay-Up (2000) Lay-Up | amazon | itunes Guinbre | amazon | itunes Record labels: Clean Feed Records & Fresh Sound Records Show sponsor: Whistlestop Bookshop Send feedback about this podcast to: alloypm@gmail.com Follow the show on Twitter: @alloypm Subscribe to this episode through iTunes
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