Welcome to the JazzWatch blog and podcast. My name is Greg Bryant. A couple of times a month, I’ll be bringing you premium content about one of my favorite subjects — improvisational music. I’ve spent the better part of the last 2 decades amassing a pretty extensive CD and vinyl collection, while working as a DJ in the Nashville area. During that time, I’ve had the chance to interview some giants in the jazz community, as well as some promising up-and-comers.
As a musician, I’m always looking for stimulating content on the subject of jazz and improvisational music. Some of the more forward-looking and unexpected elements of this expansive genre are often overlooked by the mainstream press. It’s my endeavor to bring those sounds to the fore, and provide a forum where experienced listeners and jazz newbies alike can find a meeting place to listen, be stimulated, discuss and spread the good word about this music we love.
I hope you’ll join me. I plan to put out a couple of shows a month that will include everything from ‘first listens,’ to news about rare re-issues, to hot-topic discussions, to interviews with movers, shakers & melody-makers in the world of jazz and improvisation.
If you like what you hear, feel free to let me know. It’s good to know there’s a community of people that love the music like I do. I want to hear your voices. Join me for post-show discussions here on the blog, send me show ideas, interview suggestions & news from the ‘Improvisphere’. I want to know what’s going down in your world. If you like what you’re experiencing, do me a favor and let the folks at iTunes know about it. Any boost in visibility is never a bad thing.
We’re working to expand to more outlets such as ‘Stitcher’ really soon. Again, thanks for being here. Make this your musical home, and ‘watch what happens’.