René Marie is back in the spotlight. This time it's a leisurely 10-minute interview, studded with plenty of song samples, on NPR's All Things Considered. The link just now will take you to the full transcript of the story (which is beguilingly entitled "On Singing, Sex, and the Importance of Being Eartha"), but you can also listen to it below:
Meanwhile, saxophonist Matt Bauder (Harris Eisenstadt's Canada Day) has a new album that's garnering justifiably strong reviews. It's called Nightshades, and you can stream it on Spotify at the website of Matt's record label, the forward-thinking Clean Feed.
Finally, on The Jazz Breakfast, Peter Bacon interviews Phronesis bassist Jasper Høiby.