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The Jazz Session #197: Steve Cardenas

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Steve Cardenas has worked as a sideman on too many records to count, and now he's put out a solo album that shows why he's in such demand—West Of Middle (Sunnyside, 2010). In this interview, Cardenas talks about his approach to composition and his appreciation of instrumental “songs"; his work with Don Sickler transcribing all of Thelonious Monk's compositions; and his ideas about jazz education and its role in the continuation of the music.

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