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Ridgeway Radio Presents: On The Scene SFO

“On The Scene SF/O”, presented by Ridgeway Radio, is a FREE Bi-Monthly (audio) interview formatted podcast with artists, musicians and individuals of prominence who have been instrumental in creating interesting and meaningful recordings, performances or other contributions locally in the SF Bay Area, regionally, nationally, and/or internationally. Executive Producer – Jeff Denson Produced by Andrew Lion and Matt Boudreau Hosted by Andrew Lion
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About On The Scene SF/O

“On The Scene SF/O”, presented by Ridgeway Radio, is a FREE Bi-Monthly (audio) interview formatted podcast with artists, musicians and individuals of prominence who have been instrumental in creating interesting and meaningful recordings, performances or other contributions locally in the SF Bay Area, regionally, nationally, and/or internationally.
 
Executive Producer – Jeff Denson
Produced by Andrew Lion and Matt Boudreau
Hosted by Andrew Lion
 
We are pleased to present this opportunity to promote great musicians and music personalities through the podcast medium, while creating an archive that will provide insight to those interested in what the artists are about on a more essential level.
 
About Andrew Lion

Andrew Lion (California Jazz Conservatory alumnus) is a composer, bandleader and bass player.  He has performed and recorded in a variety of settings ranging from pop, rock, jazz, R&B, blues, and singer-songwriters.  Performances include venues from Yoshi’s to The Fillmore and a set on ABC’s Late Night Television, Jimmy Kimmel Show! with Jeff Campbell’s band (www.jeffcampbellmusic.com).  Andrew recently released a full-length studio recording with his jazz and indie rock inspired 7-Piece music collective, Negative Press Project.  www.negativepressproject.com

Ridgeway Arts is dedicated to developing the Bay Area educational and performance scene. Your support enables us to sustain a variety of programs and meet administrative and operational objectives. Basically, your contributions keep us moving forward in our mission to further the preservation and growth of jazz and related styles of music.

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Jun 27, 2017

We continue with Part two of our discussion with New York Based, Bassist, Composer, Recording Artist, and Educator, Ben Allison.

In Part one we discussed the process leading up to the recording of the new album, stylistic choices made, curators of taste, the Salsa scene of Newhaven Connecticut, Production techniques, the visceral experience of music and physical product, becoming an entrepreneur, cultural diplomacy through music, and finally,
turning audiences on to jazz through dialog and live performance.

We resume our discussion with Part two to further unbox Ben’s viewpoint on the intrinsic value of music, the importance of copyrights, the benefits of an extended career in jazz, touring life, advocacy and engaging with politicians, and how that is channeled into his creative process.

We also reference a conversation surrounding Ben’s personal approach to composing, and how it yielded some of the tunes on his new recording, ‘Layers of the City’.

 

Tracks featured throughout Episode #012 Part 2 of 3*:

  • Ghost Ship - Layers of the City
  • Layers of the City - Layers of the City
  • Tricky Dick - Cowboy Justice
  • Enter the Dragon - Layers of the City
  • Blood Count - Duke Ellington Orchestra Feat. Johnny Hodges
  • Andrew - Ben Allison and Medicine Wheel, Third Eye
  • Broke - Think Free
  • Broken - Action-Refraction
  • Follow Your Heart - John McLaughlin, My Goal’s Beyond
  • Magic Number - Layers of the City
  • Love Chant Remix - Riding the Nuclear Tiger
  • Swiss Cheese D - The Stars Look Very Different Today
  • Riding the Nuclear Tiger - Riding the Nuclear Tiger
  • Roll Credits - Little Things Run the World

*All from Ben Allison recordings except where otherwise noted