Above The Basement

Above The Basement

 

B O S T O N   M U S I C   A N D   C O N V E R S A T I O N
 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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C H U C K   C L O U G H     &     R O N N I E   H I R S C H B E R G

Boston music, like its history, is unique


Episode 080 -  - Jay Keyser

A conversation with Jay Keyser

A conversation with Jay Keyser

recorded February 05, 2017 

Dr. Jay Keyser is known to many as MIT Professor Emeritus of Linguistics. He’s written several books and countless essays and poems throughout his prolific career centering in his love for language. Jay is a jazz trombonist in the highly regarded Aardvark Jazz Orchestra, which happens to be the oldest continuous jazz ensemble in the country.

Whether you know Jay as a writer, poet, musician, philosopher or teacher, it’s clear when you talk with him there is a thirst for knowledge and true love of life. 

Jay talked to us about his experience with a life changing event in 2014, when an accident left him without any movement of his extremities at the age of 79. Defining resilience, Jay candidly reports on his incredible recovery, his difficult yet exciting new chapter in music and writing and also his relationship with his wonderful wife.


Episode 079 - Mark Erelli

A conversation with Mark Erelli

A conversation with Mark Erelli

recorded January 28, 2017 

Singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer, Massachusetts native Mark Erelli has been in the Boston music scene as a professional for almost 20 years and just released Mixtape – a compilation of covers from musicians who inspire him.

We had a great conversation covering his high school bands, the link between science and music, his move from entomology to full time musician, the importance of collaboration and also reading instructions on smoke machine use.


Coming soon...
Episode 081 - Mary Gauthier

A conversation with Mary Gauthier

A conversation with Mary Gauthier