Prestige 70 Podcast Series


Subscribe:

Prestige 70 Podcast features intimate conversations between acclaimed musicians, composers, and producers, and Scott Goldman—who, as the longtime moderator of the GRAMMY® Museum Public Programs Series, has interviewed hundreds of iconic figures in music.  Through the lens of contemporary artists including Poncho Sanchez, Miles Mosley, Azar Lawrence and Chick Corea, Prestige 70 not only looks back at the musicians and recordings that made the label so important but also looks to the future, as a new generation continues the tradition of redefining and pushing the boundaries of jazz.

November 19th, 2019Episode 3 - Azar Lawrence

One of the only remaining Prestige artists to still be actively touring and recording, the acclaimed saxophonist has performed as a sideman to many of jazz’s greats, including Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw and McCoy Tyner. The artist also recorded several albums as a leader, including three groundbreaking titles on Prestige: Bridge Into the New Age (1974), Summer Solstice (1975) and People Moving (1976). Craft’s Jazz Dispensary imprint will be reissuing Summer Solstice on vinyl for the first time on November 15th as part of the Jazz Dispensary Top Shelf Series.

listen
watch
November 12th, 2019Episode 2 - Miles Mosley

An upright bassist, vocalist, producer, composer and arranger, Mosley has recorded, toured and collaborated with an impressive lineup of artists, including Andra Day, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Lauryn Hill, Mos Def and Avenged Sevenfold. A founding member of the West Coast Get-Down—known as the Wu-Tang Clan of Jazz—Mosley is also a solo artist, whose critically acclaimed album UPRISING was released in 2017 on Verve Records. In addition to performing and producing, Mosley is also an accomplished composer, scoring film, TV and video games for such esteemed companies as Disney, DreamWorks, Warner Brothers and Activision. Miles recently released a new single titled “BROTHER,” the first single from his upcoming new album, set to be released in early 2020.

listen
watch
November 5th, 2019Episode 1 - Poncho Sanchez

Highly influenced by the Afro-Cuban sounds of artists like Tito Puente, the GRAMMY® Award–winning Latin jazz bandleader, salsa singer and conga player began his career as a teen in the 1960s, getting his big break in the mid-’70s as a percussionist in Cal Tjader’s band. By the end of the decade, the first-generation Mexican-American artist had formed his own group and would become a prolific recording artist—releasing nearly an album a year for the next three decades. In addition to Tjader, Sanchez has collaborated with an impressive lineup of talent, including Benny Golson, Hugh Masekela, Art Pepper and Tower of Power. Sanchez is currently celebrating the release of his new album, Trane’s Delight, which pays tribute to the music of John Coltrane and is available now on Craft’s sister label, Concord Picante.

listen
watch

Upcoming Episodes Featuring

Nate Mercereau

Nate Mercereau is a multi-instrumental virtuoso, songwriter and producer whose acclaimed debut album, Joy Techniques, was released earlier this year on his own How So Records. Based in Los Angeles, Mercereau’s performance, songwriting and production credits are wide-ranging and ever growing. His talent as a multi-instrumentalist can be heard on multiple tracks on JAY-Z’s platinum-certified chart-topper 4:44, including “Bam”,  “Mercy Me” and “Blue’s Freestyle/We Family.” In addition to songwriting credits for “Sinful” and “Blood Knows” from Rhye’s Blood, Mercereau played guitar, bass, and French horn throughout the album. He also joined forces with longtime friend and collaborator Ricky Reed to produce “Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand,” “Bad Bad News,” “Beyond,” “Forgive You” and “If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be)” on Leon Bridges’ Good Thing, which bowed at #3 on the Billboard Top 200. Mercereau has also recently contributed to albums from Lizzo and Shawn Mendes.

 

Chick Corea

Keyboardist, composer and bandleader Chick Corea has attained iconic status in music. He is a DownBeat Hall of Famer and NEA Jazz Master, as well as the fourth most nominated artist in GRAMMY® Awards history with 64 nods and 22 wins, in addition to four Latin GRAMMYS®. From straight-ahead to avant-garde, bebop to jazz-rock fusion, children’s songs to chamber and symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his career since playing with Miles Davis in the late ’60s and early ’70s. A venturesome collaborator, Chick’s partnerships with Gary Burton and Herbie Hancock have endured decades, while he has also teamed with such diverse artists as jazz legend Lionel Hampton, pianist Stefano Bollani, banjoist Béla Fleck and vocal superstar Bobby McFerrin. Most recently, Corea released a new album, Antidote, on Concord Jazz, which delves deeply into the Spanish, Latin and Flamenco traditions that have indelibly shaped his unmistakable sound.

Shop Prestige Records Merch at the Craft Store

SHOP NOW