The Jazz Imposters have finally made it to letter “Z!” If this episode is any indication, we continued to challenge ourselves all the way through to the end of this grand experiment. Tune in as we try and wrap our brains around Woody Shaw’s 1965 composition, Zoltan, and then walk the tightrope of attempting to perform it.
Nov 10, 2021
In this bonus episode before our finale, Andres explains how he’s been using practice apps to improve his vocabulary as a player.
Oct 27, 2021
As we near the end of this long journey through the alphabet of jazz standards, the Jazz Imposters are feeling nostalgic for the excitement we felt at the outset of this experiment. Join us as we dream of Yesterdays.
Oct 13, 2021
This is the first recorded episode since our production was halted in 2020. The Imposters attempt to find our footing again with Exactly Like You (1930). Join the OG trio as we reconvene and ease back into the swing of things.
Sep 29, 2021
We’ve unearthed a time capsule from March 2020 and inside was a massive Jazz Imposters episode. That’s right, the lost episode has finally been published in all its glory. The crew invite local Albuquerque bassist extraordinaire, Donny Tesso, to help tackle the tune Watermelon Man by the legend, Herbie Hancock. What a way to kick this podcast back into gear!
Sep 15, 2021
After a long hiatus due in large part to the pandemic, we have finally returned to our irregularly scheduled programming. We will spend this time catching you up on what we’ve been doing for the last year, and what we have planned for the future.
Sep 1, 2021
Join us this week on a “voyage” captained by you, the listeners. We asked and you all answered; so in this episode, we dial up the metronome in an attempt to do justice to a tune by the great Kenny Barron.
Mar 11, 2020
The Imposters explore another unique voice chronicled through jazz history in trumpeter, Freddie Hubbard. We also try our hand at his original tune, Up Jumped Spring, a jazz waltz just in time for the changing seasons. Thankfully, we’re only attempting to play the music and not stepping out on the dance-floor.
Feb 26, 2020
Take Five by Paul Desmond was released in 1959 on Dave Brubeck’s revolutionary album, Time Out. We’ll tell you about the odd story behind this odd-time song. Plus a special guest drummer takes the throne for this one!
Feb 12, 2020
The Jazz Imposters honor the “father of the blues,” W.C. Handy, and his song, St. Louis Blues. A song so old, no one can sue us for playing the melody! Or singing the lyrics for that matter . . .
Jan 29, 2020