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Interview: Talking Jazz Is PHSH with Drummer Adam Chase

Jazz Is PHSH is a tribute band that takes the music of Phish and re-imagines it in the form of horn-driven instrumentals.  In the words of drummer Adam Chase, “Jazz Is PHSH is where Sun Ra meets Herbie Hancock.  It's funky and experimental with a variety of styles that blend in a world of fusion.” Jazz Is PHSH will be at The Broadberry on December 18.

Read on for more of my interview with Adam.

Doug Richards Releases Long Awaited Recording "It's All in the GAME"

It’s taken fifteen years for the 2001 recording “It’s All in the GAME” featuring Doug Richards and The Great American Music Ensemble (aka GAME) to finally see the light of day. Doug Richards founded VCU’s Jazz department. He’s a world renowned Ellington scholar, he’s an accomplished educato,r and his arrangements for big band are unique and masterful. Legendary critic Martin Williams called him “the most original writer for big band since Gil Evans.”

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