Dr. Todd Coolman joins the show to talk about his humble, hardworking beginnings in the Midwest, to his first jazz concert, his beloved LP collection, and dispenses some wise words and interesting insights. This is a don't miss for jazz fans, and fans of the Todd's podcast.
Grammy award-winning bassist Todd Coolman is among the most sought-after musicians on the New York music scene today. Since moving to New York in 1978, he has performed and/or recorded with a virtual, “Who’s who” of jazz artists including Horace Silver, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Benny Golson, Ahmad Jamal, Art Farmer, Jay Jay Johnson, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and numerous others. Coolman enjoyed a 25-year stint with the James Moody Quartet and continues to perform with Jon Faddis, Charles McPherson, Renee Rosnes, as well as leading his own small groups. Collectables on Sunnyside Records is Todd’s fourth and most recent CD as a leader. Todd has also authored two books, The Bass Tradition and The Bottom Line.
ding his own small groups. Collectables on Sunnyside Records is Todd’s fourth and most recent CD as a leader. Todd has also authored two books, The Bass Tradition and The Bottom Line.
Dr. Coolman’s faculty positions include posts in the jazz studies programs at SUNY Purchase and the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. After joining the faculty of the Skidmore Jazz Institute in 1998, he also directed the Institute from 2011-2018 and subsequently has returned to the faculty.
In whatever spare time he can carve out of his busy schedule, Todd enjoys fly fishing, bird watching, hiking, and generally communing with the Natural World.
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Podcast Website https://www.cooltoddcast.com/
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