Jazz meets trip hop by way of classical and drum n’ bass with San Diego outfit OrchidxMantis. We talk it all out with drummer and composer Isaac Crow, singer and keyboardist Nina Dering, and cellist and vocalist Caitlin Fahey Crow as we play some fire off their sophomore album Rated X.
Saxophonist and composer Jesse Audelo came by with some of his new large-ensemble recordings. We discuss his his approach to composition, and the many projects he's involved with in San Diego and Los Angeles.
Bassist and composer Kyle Motl came by to discuss his solo performing, his trio with pianist Tobin Chodos and drummer Kjell Nordeson, a second trio with drummer Abbey Rader and woodwindist Drew Ceccato, and his concepts for improvising musicians.
Saxophonist and Professor of Music at UCSD David Borgo comes by to discuss his multitude of works and collaborations, including his electro-acoustic duo KaiBorg, his polymeric group Kronomorfic, and his saxophone trio Initial Conditions
Guitarist and luthier Victor Baker stops by to discuss his craft, his music, and his move out to San Diego. His guitars are garnering him accolades across the jazz world, and he's built instruments for the likes of Kurt Rosenwinkel and Gilad Hekselman