Recently I had the chance to sit down with saxophonist and composer Myron Walden before his performance in Los Angeles with the Brian Blade Fellowship (one of my favorite bands of all time) and talk, one saxophonist to another, about playing, composing, band-leading, and life as a jazz musician in 2011.
I’ve admired Myron’s music for a long time. My fellow Berklee-ites and I gave his album Like a Flower Seeking the Sun a lot of play.
In college I remember seeing him play at Wally’s (a famous jazz haunt in Boston) and being blown away. A) because he was awesome, but B) because he was at Wally’s!!
But I became a true fan after hearing his contribution to Perceptual, the second album by the Brian Blade Fellowship, and one of my desert island top 5.
Why this video interview? Because I love to talk process with people who are passionate about what they do. Myron is one of those people. He’s an incredible musician and composer (as well as a super nice guy) and if this is the first you’re hearing of him, I hope it’s not the last.
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