Walter Becker, co-founder of Steely Dan, passed away this week. Today, I went digging through my archives and found a 2010 interview we recorded upon the release of Roger Rosenberg’s Baritonality, an album Becker produced. I found it and wanted to share it immediately. Walter’s open spirit, humility, and excitement about the big and small things around music all come through. We’ll listen to some excerpts from that album and share the complete free wheeling conversation with jazz critic, John Coltelli, myself and the great Walter Becker.
Max ZT Ensemble played a late night set at the Ragas Live Festival 2016 at Pioneer Works.
1am-2am Max ZT (hammered dulcimer), Sameer Gupta (tabla), Priya Darshini (vocal),
This year’s festival is October 21st 2017 at the Rubin Museum of Art. At 4pm Max ZT and Jay Gandhi give a tribute to their world-renowned teachers, Shivkumar Sharma and Hariprasad Chaurasia. The duo will perform a set inspired by their gurus’ beloved album, “Call of the Valley.” Max will join the Epichorus at 2 am : with Priya Darshini (vocals), Zach Fredman (oud), Max ZT (hammered dulcimer),
Rich Stein (percussion), Uri Sharlin (accordion)
Adam Maalouf feat. Josh Geisler (bansuri) and Shiva Ghoshal
Adam Maalouf (hand pans) , Joshua Geisler (bansuri, guitar, electronics), Shivalik Ghoshal (tabla)
Adam is pictured here during their 4AM performance from the Ragas Live Festival 2016 at Pioneer Works
Ragas Live is coming to the Rubin on October 21, 2017