An Interview with Ted Brown

Thurs. 1/20: There are not very many saxophonists who can claim that they've played with both Warne Marsh or Lee Konitz and fewer yet who have played in that rarified atmosphere with Warne and Lee together at the same time. The only others being Hal McKusick and Jimmy Guiffre. Today we talk with tenor saxophonist Ted Brown live over the telephone from his home in New York City.

Host Mark Weber

Possessor of a deep rich languorous tenor sound who set his sights upon pure liquid lyric improvisation so many years ago and has never wavered (nor signed any waivers) in his quest of this Lestorian Ideal. Looping, leaping, skipping a step and pirouetting he has teamed with other saxophonists Gary Foster, Art Pepper, Warne Marsh, and has played with Lee Konitz since 1948 -- contrapuntal music at its best. Ted has performed all over New York and the eastern seaboard, Los Angeles, Holland, South Africa, Carnegie Hall, and recently with Lee at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola. I look forward to talking to him about all of these things and of course Lennie Tristano, his mentor and teacher.

AND if you find yourself on Manhattan around January 12th or 13th you can catch his current quartet:

Michael Kanan -- piano
Murray Wall -- bass
Taro Okamoto -- drums
Ted Brown -- tenor saxophone

January 12 at Kitano's on 38th Street and Park Avenue

January 13 at Sofia's restaurant on West 46th Street