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Nate Wooley

One of the most interesting young trumpet players performing today, Nate Wooley sits down with host Elliot Stapleton and plays a selection of recent recordings and discusses his evolving approach to playing his instrument. Wooley has developed a signature style of playing that includes a variety of extended techniques as well as experimenting with microphone placement in both live and studio settings. He is now a staple of an international new music scene, performing with a variety of musicians that include John Zorn, Paul Lytton, Joe Morris, Wolf Eyes, David Grubbs, C. Spencer Yeh, Harris Eisenstadt, Taylor Ho Bynum and Peter Evans. Hear what a day in the life of Nate Wooley might look like, and listen to a collection of recordings that highlight Wooley's drone compositions, pieces for jazz ensembles, and an improvised duet with Joe Morris. (54 minutes)


Sound the Alarm


Elliot Stapleton lives deep in the dirty trenches of sound, occasionally emerging to talk about it.