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The Major Scale

Oct 31, 2018

It was a proud moment for the Major Scale to have the chance to speak with Karl Berger. Active since the 1960s, Berger has forged a career as a composer and vibist with an ear for talent, arranging, and bringing a sense of melody and groove to the avant-garde. Taking a cue from his first encounter with Don Cherry,...


Oct 24, 2018

The Major Scale pays homage to the one of the most innovative artists America has ever produced, Cecil Taylor. As a bedrock of the avant-garde, Taylor's output never looked back, progressing ever forward with originality and tenacity. Educator Matt Gorney joins us to discuss this idiosyncratic composer and share...


Oct 17, 2018

The Major Scale welcomes one of the finest artists in the nu-skool of Jazz and the latest in a long tradition of Texas tenors, Sly 5th Ave. The Austin native has taken the work of Dr. Dre and re-imagined it as an orchestral tribute. Sound heavy and stuffy? It's not, it's a treasure trove of joyful noise.

The new...


Oct 10, 2018

We have the Chuck Stewart Songbook – a collection of standards from an artist whose instrument was his camera. If you've ever scanned through iTunes, dug through the crates at a record store, or watched a documentary or movie, chances are you know Chuck Stewart's work. His creative eye and sense for the "defining"...


Oct 3, 2018

Josef Leimberg & the Spiritual Jazz of the Rascals with Felix Cavaliere

The meaning of jazz is taking on new dimensions in the 21st century, and Josef Leimberg is helping to lead the charge. His debut album, Astral Progressions, is rich in psychedelic soul and spacey grooves that evokes the musical memories of Prog-rock...