Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Props for 'Q'

I don't often praise my native country's public broadcaster for its jazz coverage, which has shrivelled considerably over the years, but one program — the midday entertainment program Q — is doing some cool stuff.

A couple of weeks ago, host Jian Ghomeshi featured a well-produced interview with Ornette Coleman, and today Chick Corea talked and played in the studio. His interview section ranged from Miles Davis to Stevie Wonder to how Scientology informs his approach to collaboration, and his four-minute improvisation on what he called "this old dog" of a piano was a sublime little encapsulation of his various styles.

Q podcasts all of its shows, so check it out.

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