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Hardball with Chris Dimino is a podcast almost 20 years in the making. Conversations. Not "interviews”... I promise not interviews. Conversations that I have had with some of the greatest players and others who have been a part of some of the biggest moments in baseball history. Ted Williams. Hank Aaron. Stan Musial. Whitey ford. Duke snider. Vin Scully...
 
A scrappy podcast about movies with your host, author-illustrator and actress Annie Mok (Rookie Mag, Swim Thru Fire with Sophia Foster-Dimino, Phaesporia). Annie discusses older, classic and less-classic films with special guests, and sometimes brings on people involved with the making of films to talk about their works. | http://heyanniemok.com/ | @HeyAnnieMok on twitter | write at heyanniemok (at) gmail (dot) com. Our soundcloud banner image is of the actress of Madhabi Mukherjee in Satyaj ...
 
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Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with German-based Jazz Drummer, Composer, Arranger & Educator Diego Pinera .. He opened up about his latest 2021 CD called Odd Wisdom, being born in Uruguay and his life in Germany since 2003. He studied at the Berklee College of Music, the University of Music in Havana in Cuba and the Univ…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran New York Jazz Trumpeter Glenn Drewes .. We caught up on April 1, 2021 to talk about his life in music .. Over his storied and rich career, he was a member of the Sesame Street house band for several seasons, he played with big band leaders Lionel Hampton and Woody Herman in the…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Toronto Jazz Guitarist, Composer & Educator Dan Pitt .. He opened up about his 3rd Release coming out on April 9, 2021 called Wrongs - He is an active member of Toronto’s jazz and creative music scene playing with the likes of Dave Young, Terry Clarke, Terry Promane, Tim Berne, and and…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Chicago-based Jazz Singer Alyssa Allgood .. We covered quite a bit in our interview .. Like her latest 2021 CD What Tomorrow Brings and her life in jazz .. She has been described as an “impressive bop-oriented singer” by DownBeat and was named “Best Jazz Entertainer” in the 2019 Chicag…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with NYC Jazz Pianist, Composer & Educator Ray Gallon .. We had a lively discussion about his debut album .. His 2021 CD Make Your Move with Bassist David Wong and Drummer Kenny Washington on Cellar Live .. This New York native is a longtime professor that has finally leaped into the fray a…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Jazz Saxophonist Greg Abate on the 2021 CD Magic Dance .. This new project out on Whaling City Sound is a wonderful recording laid down during COVID with NEA Jazz Master, pianist and composer Kenny Barron, bassist Dezron Douglas, and drummer Johnathan Blake .. It was all done a…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Brooklhyn-based Jazz Guitarist Perry Smith .. We caught up with him about his newest CD – 2021’s Peace .. Standards are an integral part of his life as a musician, accompanying him on the ups and downs of life, providing a landscape for him to explore, and improvise on, from his heart.…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with South Korean-born, NYC Jazz Pianist & Composer Jihee Heo .. We talked to her about her life in music and her latest 2020 CD Are You Ready? This South Korean native has a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music and has gone on to perform at acclaimed festivals and venues .…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with NYC-based Jazz Pianist & Bandleader Steven Feifke .. He talked about his latest 2021 CD – Kinetic and it happens to be his long-awaied big band debut coming out on April 9, 2021 via Outside in Music .. He has appeared on 30 albums all before turning 30 years old. He is an international…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Detroit-based Jazz Drummer Gayelynn McKinney .. We caught up with her about her latest 2021 CD Zoot Suit Funk .. These days she reigns as one of the most accomplished drummers in Detroit. Her father was the legendary Jazz pianist and composer, Harold McKinney, who once played with Bill…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran NYC Jazz Pianist Art Hirahara .. It’s been some time, but we finally caught up with this busy and talented musician about quite a bit .. Like his latest 2021 CD Balance Point that is his fifth release for Posi-Tone. The CD features collaborators tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Israeli-born Jazz Artist Yaala Ballin .. She opened up about her latest 2021 CD Sings Irving Berlin, growing up in Isreal and her life in music .. Along with recordings, she has been quite busy over time and was a Vocal Jazz Instructor for the U.S. State Department program “Jazz Future…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Israeli Jazz Pianist Shai Maestro .. We caught up with him to talk about his latest 2021 CD called Human, COVID, his life in jazz and much more .. He began playing classical piano at age five and went on to win the National Jazz Ensembles Competition Jazz Signs in 2002 and 2003 .. That…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Philadelphia-born, Italy –based Jazz Woodwind Player, Composer, Arranger, Conductor & Poet Sabir Mateen .. We caught up with him in his home of Bologna, Italy to talk about a life well lived as an avant-garde jazz musician. . Originally from Philadelphia, he would move to Los Angeles a…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Miami-based, NYC Tenor Saxophonist Jack Branfield .. He opened up about his new 2021 CD I'll Never Be The Same and his life in music. He’s a passionate musician who brings his own style in carrying the torch for interpreters of the Great American Songbook. He has a B.M in Jazz Studies …
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Grammy Award-Winning Jazz Trombonist Doug Beavers .. We had a wide ranging talk about his latest 2020 CD Sol and a long, fruitful life in jazz .. He is a musician who fearlessly pushes the boundaries of the genre and it all started with Eddie Palmieri's legendary "La Perfecta" band and…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Wichita-born, Santa Fe-based Jazz Guitarist & Composer David Lord .. He opened up about his latest 2020 CD Forst Standards Volume 2 and his life in music .. He has been described as “a six-string anomaly, a genuine diamond in the rough” .. After 15 releases under the name Francis Moss,…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Pittsburg-born, Bangkok-based Jazz Bassist & Composer Matt Dickun .. He reached out to the show with an impressive electronica/jazz fusion audio sound on his new 2021 CD CHAPO: Breaking Out with the band Dikon.. The collective is a metaphor of his life .. an international collective br…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Berlin-based, Sapporo-born Marimbist, Vibraphonist & Composer Taiko Saito .. She reached out to the program about her new CD and we are so glad she did .. Born in Sapporo, it was in 1997 that she began to improvise and to write music and that led her to move to Berlin .. Her journey in…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Legendary Canadian Jazz Guitarist Lorne Lofsky .. We talked to him about his newest 2021 CD This Song Is New .. He is well known as a former member of the Oscar Peterson Quartet giving the world his first studio album in nearly 25 years .. Born, raised and based in Toronto, he has perf…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Jazz Saxophonist, Composer & Educator Rahsaan Barber.. We talked to him about his latest latest 2021 Double CD Mosaic and his life in music .. Since earning a Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance from the Manhattan School of Music in 2005, he has set out on a singular path of musical ex…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Chicago-based Jazz Trumpeter, Composer, Arranger & Educator Emily Kuhn ..We talked about quite a few things during our interview .. We covered her latest 2021 CD Sky Stories, her move from Virginia to Chicago and her life in music .. This new album is a celebration of Chicago’s natural…
 
David Allen "Davey" Johnson To give you an idea of what 50+ years in Major League Baseball can include if you're lucky..Davey will talk about his relationships with some of the best to ever play & manage The Game. Ted. Hank. Sandy. Earl. The Robinsons. World Series wins and losses and a Bear Bryant story as well. See omnystudio.com/listener for pri…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with New York & Oregon-based Jazz Performer, Composer and Educator Rob Scheps .. We caught up to talk about a variety of topics .. Namely his latest 2021 CD with the TBA Band called Live at the Churchill School on Powder Rhythm Records .. It was in the summer of 2020 that he felt was an opp…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Chicago-based Veteran Jazz Singer and Composer Joanie Pallatto .. We talked to her about her latest 2021 CD My Original Plan .. and she opened up about a long life in music .. She’s originally from Xenia, Ohio and by the age of 4 she began to learn violin, then moved to clarinet. In sc…
 
Welcome to a new edition of the Neon Jazz interview series with Veteran Alto Saxophonist & Flautist Steve Slagle on the 2021 CD Nascentia .. This is a triumphant release constructed during the pandemic lockdown and it’s tone is hopeful and the release is relished by Steve and a wonderful cast of cats that include Jeremy Pelt - Clark Gayton - Bruce …
 
Two conversations..20 years apart..make up this Episode of HARDBALL. Frank Howard is beloved in the Baseball world..not just for his abilities on the field..but for who he was and continues to be off of it. 84 years young..and he offers insight to some of the best he played with and against... Dare you not to smile after this one is done. See omnys…
 
HARDBALL PODCAST EPISODE #28 Willie Horton A sandlot star in the shadow of Tiger Stadium..Willie Horton became not only the player the Tigers wanted.but the man the city of Detroit needed. Beloved World Champion..you'll hear Willie talk about the 1967 riots and '68 World Series Title..and so much more. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inform…
 
Lawrence Eugene "Larry" Doby Episode 28 Being "2nd" was for too long what Larry Doby was known for. I think you will hear today as Larry recounts his life on and off the field that he's been shortchanged by that narrative. The HOFer lived an incredible one. Baseball AND Social History lesson in 3...2... See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy infor…
 
A Special Episode this week as we will hear from 3 men involved in some of The Games most Historic HR Moments. The Firsthand Accounts of Roger Maris' 61, Bill Mazeroski's Game 7 WS Walk-off, and Ted Williams Last AB ever home run by the men who gave them up. Wait until you hear the stories. There's a LOT in here, but you won't want to stop listenin…
 
This Episode of HARDBALL is different. And timely. The "fight" between players and owners..based on "distrust" and now decades of acrimony..had a beginning. My conversation from 2001 with MLBPA's first Executive Director..and how baseball and sports..all of sports..were never the same after his election. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy info…
 
You can't burst onto the scene any bigger than Fred Lynn did. The spotlight of a big market team..the hope of perhaps breaking the 57 year World Series drought in Boston..and the 1975 Rookie of the Year AND MVP leading his team into a Game 7 to cap off what would have been called one of the Greatest seasons ever for a young player in the Games hist…
 
When you are as good as anyone in the game for a decade plus..3 Cy Young Awards and more wins than any pitcher of the 1970's..186..good..you will have your Sunday in Cooperstown. Jim will tell the story of before all of that here. How life changing moments..starting at his adoption at 2 days old through a car accident at 17 that could have derailed…
 
Ron Santo was a better All-Around player than you know. Some thought he was in the Hall of Fame before he actually was. Others don't even know he is enshrined. That's a strange combination in this game. And he is here to tell his story..one that could have ended before it even got started because of a medical examine.... See omnystudio.com/listener…
 
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