What’s the first album you remember loving as a kid?
it was a Wynton Marsalis CD, standard time volume something, the one with like two versions of â€œCherokee.â€ I had just started playing trumpet and I think my mom or my aunt bought it for me and I listened to it all the time
What as the first album you bought with your own money?
I have no idea honestly. I remember getting one of those BMG membership things when I was like 13 or 15 and loading up on count Basie and Duke Ellington though.
What was the first local band that caught your ear?
Bobby Lewis. He is a flugelhorn player in Chicago. I would see him with my parents sometimes. Really nice player, like very subtle. I hope he isnâ€™t dead.
What’s the most recent album you bought or have been listening to lately?
uhhhÂ I’ve been listening to a lot of lilÂ Peep and Arca, â€œcome over when youâ€™re sober part 1â€ and â€œArca,â€ respectively. I like lilÂ Peep for the same reason I like outlaw country, like all the songs are about feeling bad and fucking up rather than some bullshit aspirational material. I love the production on â€œArcaâ€ and that itâ€™s like undanceable dance music. Also I saw him in a restaurant once in Mexico City and he is like, really hot.
Any new projects on the horizon?
Iâ€™m excited for the eventual release of a solo LP, â€œFeel,â€ on Thin Wrist out of LA. And looking forward to a spring tour with Ben Bennett and Michael Foster…