New Cindy Blackman Interview with Charles Blass (audio) On the Wedding Day of Cindy and Carlos Santana


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The following interview with drummer-composer-bandleader-producer Cindy Blackman was conducted on August 28, 2010 in Zürich, Switzerland at the home of her friend, event producer Michaela Fritz. Less than two months' prior, Carlos Santana had proposed to her onstage following a drum solo in Illinois, and she accepted. Today, December 19th is Cindy and Carlos' wedding day, in Maui, and we celebrate the union of two great artists with this previously unheard discussion.

Among the topics are: Sonny Sharrock and Alice Coltrane, who share the birthday of August 27th; Cindy's vocal rock project in collaboration with Italian producer Rosario; her co-production of Portuguese artist Paulo Gonzo; Another Lifetime, a tribute to Tony Williams; the Bitches Brew Revisited project celebrating the landmark Miles Davis album; Cindy's message to young artists; and her candid thoughts on Carlos Santana.

Cindy Blackman Interview with Charles Blass, August 2010 (audio)

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