Author Archives: Richard Kessler

Dave Liebman: Unabashed Eclectic

Saxophonist, composer, band leader, and one-time Miles Davis sideman Dave Liebman talks about the changing directions in jazz during his four decades involved in the scene.

Steve Reich in Conversation with Richard Kessler

In this 1998 interview, which was the blueprint for “In The First Person” (and subsequently “Cover”) on NewMusicBox, Steve Reich reflects on the changes in the music scene that had occurred over the past thirty years. “Thirty years ago I had just returned to New York City from San Francisco. […] At that time, everybody was under the influence of music that was not ‘pulsitile,’ [not with a regular beat]. You can’t tap your foot to either Boulez or John Cage.”