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Expandable Sound

Expandable Sound is a series of musical portraits exploring how knowledge is created and shared in jazz and improvised music. Radio producers and musicians Alex Lewis and Jake Nussbaum weave intimate interviews of visionary musicians together with their music as well as the music of their peers. A rare chance to listen to iconic musicians tackle their deepest questions head-on, and discover new music in the process. 

Questions to consider: What is the blues? Why does improvisation matter? What is the role of spirituality in music? What happens when politics and musical experimentation collide? How does a community shape music, and music shape its community?


Tim Berne, Blue Collar Composer
Bill Frisell, The Infinite Forest
James “Blood” Ulmer, Guitar Activist
Amina Claudine Myers, Evolving Song
Pheeroan akLaff, Meditation with Quest
Oliver Lake, The Long Blues