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INTERVIEW: Bad Ass Brass!

June 8th, 2009
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I sit here with my tender young hands wrapped around a mug of joe so big that ‘Venti’ cups look away in shame and I pronounce the legendary GetJazzical interview with Bad Ass Brass is, finally, complete!  It may have taken weeks to do but by gosh…it’s beautiful. Well actually Olly sounds like a posh snake with a lisp and Alasdair sounds a little frightened child when you can hear him at all.  It was, in our defense, recorded on an iPhone which kept going flat.  Thanks Steve Jobs.

This interview was recorded at the Blagclub in Ladbrokes Grove during a bold, brash and brassy performance by the band and the interview features Gemma Moore who plays the Baritone saxaphone and Jon Stokes who supplies Trombone and sultry vocals.

It was our first live recording and we’d like to thank the band for having us.  Please don’t forget to check out the rest of Bad Ass Brass on their MySpace.

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Interview: Starr Parodi

March 27th, 2009
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There aren’t many pianists who have scored scores of films (The Last Samurai, X-Men 3, The Last Holiday, War of the Worlds, Mission Impossible, Failure to Launch, Everyone’s Hero, Akeelah & The Bee, A Good Year, Flight 93, etc…), released solo albums and won countless industry awards.  But then again most pianists aren’t like Starr Parodi.

GetJazzical was fortunate enough to have a chat with Starr recently and ask her about how she got into film scoring, future projects and what it’s like to have a five year old totter about your recording studio!  We’re sure you’ll enjoy this dynamic, hard-working and talented artist and encourage you to check out her excellent new CD ‘Common Places‘ which you can preview (and buy from) amazon, CD Baby, iTunes or from Starr’s own website.

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