Possessed by Coltrane, the Beatles, Ceil Taylor and his own muse, Words On New Music interviews the transcendent Joseph Benzola

Hear Ye, Hear Ye and You, the March 2017 episode of the Words On New Music podcast is out in living aural color!  The Skype embodied tag-team of Jim Goodin and Paul Muller virtually sat down recently with multi-instrumentalist musician and composer Joseph (Joe) Benzola and had a grand conversation with Mr B talking about his musical art, inspirations, opinions, happiness and anger, all right here on the March 2017 Words On New Music!

Listen Words On New Music – the Joseph Benzola interview – 81:37 length

Musical works featured by the composer in this episode include…

Kurt and Jaco Are Dancing In Heaven (from the album, Portraits Of The Dead Complete: 1995-2014)

Improv In Memory Of Larry Coryell

Charles Ives – For Dan Stearns (from the album, Portraits Of The Dead Complete: 1995-2014)

Tuareg (from the album, Tuareg)

Three Short Pieces (from the album, Tuareg)

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Inspired by Nyman, the words and music of Shane W. Cadman

In this episode of Words On New Music Paul and I sat down in a Whittier, CA, neighborhood coffee shop for a chat with composer, musician, educator, promoter, manager of theater Shane W. Cadman about his musical work before and during his current tenure at the Ruth B. Shannon Center of the Performing Arts at Whittier College in Los Angeles.  This episode was our second interview for Words On New Music on my southern California ‘road trip’ this past October to officially meet Paul and our WONM guests.   Listen now!

An ImprovFriday Listen

A new episode of Words On New Music.  This time Paul and I present the music of 10 composers from a recent ImprovFriday recording event as part of the Sound-In new music online community.

Listen… WONM – An ImprovFriday Listen

1 Benjamin Smith – Ben.improv.Jan.26.2017 (piano)

2 Paul H. Muller – New Hope 3 (synth/computer)

3 Paul Mimlitsch – 012717bc 1 (bass clarinet)

4 Jim Goodin – No Ban, No Wall (midi fretless guitar)

5 Steve Layton – Wittier Sunset (feat. Shane W. Cadman, remix Steve Layton) (electric bass layerings)

6 Bill Newbold – I Think Now Sorta 2 (synth, electronics)

7 Kavin Allensen – Conundrum for Guitar and Cholestrol (guitar, electronics)

8 Chris Vaisvil – Two Bohlen-Pierce Diatonic Improvisations (clarinet orchestrations, electronics)

9 James Bailey – Don’t Wake the Neighbors (tenor sax)

10 Shane W. Cadman – Piece012717 (electric bass)