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Burning Ambulance launches podcast series with Roscoe Mitchell and more

Wire contributor Phil Freeman will be covering artists working within jazz, modern composition, metal and noise

Regular Wire contributor Phil Freeman has launched a podcast series via his Burning Ambulance website, projected to run twice a month (although Phil notes this is flexible).

So far interviewees have included saxophonist and composer Roscoe Mitchell, who talks about the reunion of the Art Ensemble of Chicago and their upcoming 50th anniversary, his composition Nonaah, and much more. This was followed by the prolific avant garde pianist Matthew Shipp talking about his early career, political activism and Donald Trump. The third edition, with pianist and band leader Myra Melford, discussed her path to becoming a professional musician and her exploration of Indian music.

All episodes are available to stream and download over at the Burning Ambulance website.