Don't Call it Jazz welcomes Dan Atkinson
Host Jon Armstrong welcomes Dan Atkinson, a brilliant jazz historian, musician, and ethnomusicologist to Don't Call it Jazz. Armstrong and Atkinson had such a great time conversing, that there's enough material for two episodes! Frankly, there was enough material for three episodes!
Armstrong asked Atkinson to create a list of his favorite jazz tunes that cover a wide history of the music. Between all the great music, the two of them have an invigorating conversation, delving into the history, philosophy, aesthetics, and joy of this incredible art form. Atkinson also shares several first-hand accounts of learning from some of the masters of jazz, as he spent time as a saxophonist in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and Seattle.