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B.J. Jansen interviewed saxophonist Donald Harrison on the Jazz Life.
This interview is Part 12 of Jansen's Jazz Industry Talks, exploring the future of the Jazz Industry behind the music.
Jansen created his show, “The Jazz Life," to bring audiences to the next generation of jazz artists who struggle to receive airplay in the United States. The programming format of “The Jazz Life" features brand new content from artists who actively perform and would appeal to younger listeners.
I love jazz because it mixes intellect and emotion in a very spontaneous way.
I was first exposed to jazz by liberating a Coltrane and a Pharoah Sanders record from a friend in NYC and listening to them over and over until I got it.
My advice to new listeners is you have to take the time to listen to some jazz tunes a number of times until it starts to make sense.