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The Cool Toddcast - All about jazz.

Author: Todd Coolman

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All things jazz. Produced by acclaimed Grammy Award winning jazz bassist Todd Coolman, a variety of subjects related to jazz will be discussed. With over 45 years experience as a jazz musician and educator, Todd will share insider perspectives pertaining to jazz performance, road life, stories about jazz musicians and notable events, jazz improvisation, jazz education, jazz history, jazz criticism and just about anything. Questions provided by listeners will be addressed by Todd and he will also conduct interviews of today's leading jazz artists.
26 Episodes
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Ralph and I have been cohorts and friends for many years, but our paths have not crossed in several years. We get caught up by discussing our activities since the, "Old days." We discuss how we have navigated the changing landscapes that have occurred in the music business in the recent past and what our hopes are for the future.
I discuss a chance and most memorable meeting I had with jazz icon Miles Davis in front of his home in New York City around 1980.
Peter and I discuss various aspects of our combine experience in jazz music, and Peter provides valuable insights into how musicians personalities merge and combine to create great music. He also has some great observations relating to students of the music.
Jazz bassist Todd Coolman recounts one of hundreds of stories he has experienced firsthand, having traveled the world several times over for the past 45 years as a free lance musician. 
Joe and I discuss his early interest in playing the drums, and his myriad experiences and wisdom bestowed upon him by the acknowledged masters of jazz music.
Doug and I discuss an awareness we have of the ways we sometimes influence our students beyond the study of music.
Rufus and I discuss the breadth of his multi-faceted career.
Using a model I have incorporated for practicing playing a musical instrument, parallels are drawn to illustrate how this method can apply to almost any human endeavor.
Dave reveals things he learned working in the bands of Elvin Jones and Miles Davis, as well as discussing his involvement in jazz education. He also articulates the reasons for why he chose the path he has been on and continues to forge.
Renee describes her activities during the recent 15 month shutdown, and what she is now doing now that things are beginning to open up. She is a very busy and active individual in today's jazz scene!
Tammy reveals the many facets of what music therapy entails and relates a variety of her experiences in the field. Additionally she discusses her podcast, "The Creative Peacemeal Podcast" that deals with arts and creativity advocacy.
Jim discusses his evolution as a Grammy nominated composer and delves into aspects of his creative process.
Todd Coolman recounts an incident that occurred during a performance he participated in. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned.
Dena and I discuss her decision to move out of New York and over to Austria back in 2006 and what has transpired for her since that time. She has an interesting story!
Listeners email me questions about anything pertaining to jazz at: cooltoddcast@gmail.com Occasionally, I select questions from all that are submitted and answer them on my show. Have a listen and see what is on the minds of my listeners.
Mike talks about his performing experiences, his Disability Pride Parade, and his soon to be released recording.
A Conversation with trumpet player Jon Faddis.
A conversation with three-time Grammy Award winner, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington.
A conversation with pianist Hal Galper.
The Jazz Dance Suites. A collaboration between saxophonist and composer Charles McPherson and the San Diego Ballet. A discussion with Charles McPherson, Lynn Sundfor-McPherson and Camille McPherson about the process of putting this production together.
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