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TMT 185: Leo Manzari

Talk Music Talk with boice

Release Date: 07/03/2019

TMT 203: Pravin Thompson show art TMT 203: Pravin Thompson

Talk Music Talk with boice

A Thoughtful Collapse, the new album from guitarist/bandleader Pravin Thompson, is a whirlwind collide of genres and time signatures. A signature blend of jazz, metal, rock and…????? The Brooklyn-based artist’s full-length debut bristles with his well-honed chops and the perfect musicians to execute his composition skills. [This episode features “Devil at Your Heels” from A Thoughtful Collapse in its entirety.] Visit Pravin Thompson online: https://www.instagram.com/pravinthompson A Thoughtful Collapse will be released March 27 on CD, Bandcamp and all streaming services. A Thoughtful...

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TMT 202: Clara Joy show art TMT 202: Clara Joy

Talk Music Talk with boice

Whether you call it an EP or an album, singer-songwriter Clara Joy’s Far From Here is overflowing with hooks. Far From Here is self-performed and produced and independently released. The New York-based artist was inspired by the DIY culture of the city along with the Bandcamp ethos that anyone can distribute their own music. [This episode features “Drop Out” from Far From Here in its entirety.] Visit Clara Joy online: boice is the host/producer of a brand new podcast. The StrandCast, The Official Podcast of Strand Bookstore in NYC at 12th and Broadway. Every other week listen to...

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TMT 201: Nick Pope (Again) show art TMT 201: Nick Pope (Again)

Talk Music Talk with boice

It hardly seems fair to have to wait more than two years between a Nick Pope release. But here we are…and the wait was well worth it. The singer-songwriter is not only back with a new album, Wowed Me Out, he's returning to Talk Music Talk for his second visit. Overflowing with melodies, Wowed Me Out was partly inspired by childhood nostalgia and features interludes from Nick’s family home videos from the 90s. [This episode features “Turned Ten” and “Holyoke” from Wowed Me Out in their entirety.] Purchase Nick Pope’s Wowed Me Out plus his other music on Bandcamp: Nick Pope on...

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TMT 200: Leo Sidran Interviews boice-Terrel Allen show art TMT 200: Leo Sidran Interviews boice-Terrel Allen

Talk Music Talk with boice

On this very special episode of Talk Music Talk, the interviewer gets interviewed for his 200th podcast!!! boice hands over the reins to fellow podcaster and musician Leo Sidran. Leo is the host of The Third Story podcast which features longform conversations with “creative people of all types.” Leo pulls out both the personal and the professional from boice in this 80-minute conversation. boice has never talked so much! They discuss creativity, spirituality, Buddhism, depression, perseverance and of course, Tina Turner! Also, boice talks about his music, books and the genesis of Talk...

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TMT 199: A Few of My Favorite Shows featuring Mel D. Cole, Half Waif and Rue Snider show art TMT 199: A Few of My Favorite Shows featuring Mel D. Cole, Half Waif and Rue Snider

Talk Music Talk with boice

On this prelude to a very special 200th episode, boice collects three of his favorite past episodes with music photographer Mel D. Cole and musicians Half Waif and Rue Snider. Episode 026: To label Mel D. Cole a music photographer seems too thin a description. Yes, he was dubbed as one of Complex magazine's 50 Greatest Music Photographers. Yes, he's the "house photographer" of The Roots crew and Questlove hailed him as his favorite contemporary photographer. And of course, his exquisite black and white photos perfectly capture the performances of artists like Lauryn Hill, Nas and Common....

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TMT 198: glen E. friedman show art TMT 198: glen E. friedman

Talk Music Talk with boice

There’s no such thing as too much glen E. friedman. The legendary photographer released three books in 2019. Expanded reissues of two classics: Keep Your Eyes Open featuring the Fugazi photographs and DogTown: The Legend of the Z-Boys (with C.R. Stecyk III) about the West Los Angeles skateboard scene from 1975-1985. Both titles are available from Akashic Books. The third, Together Forever (Rizzoli Books), features photos of Beastie Boys and Run-DMC.  glen also shot the iconic album covers of Public Enemy’s It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and Beastie Boys’ Check...

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TMT 197: Benny Benack III show art TMT 197: Benny Benack III

Talk Music Talk with boice

When Benny Benack III decided to pursue both singing and playing the trumpet, it meant jazz fans got the best of both worlds. Equally exciting at both, Benny hails from a musical Pittsburgh family. He's currently based in Harlem and is prepping the release of his sophomore album, A Lot of Livin’ to Do, coming January 2020. Livin’ is a mix of standards and Benny- originals that gets a seal of approval from Isaac Mizrahi, who scribed the CD liner notes. [This episode features “Later On” in its entirety from A Lot of Livin’ to Do.] Visit a Benny Benack III online: boice is the...

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TMT 196: 0 (Zero) Stars show art TMT 196: 0 (Zero) Stars

Talk Music Talk with boice

With all due respect, Mikey Buishas’ solo project, 0 Stars, feels ill-named. That's actually a zero! The Brooklyn-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist has released one of the best of albums of 2019 with Blowing on a Marshmallow in Perpetuity. While its not-quite, half-hour playtime may feel slight, it more than makes up for the length with Mikey’s fluid combination of endless melodies and complex musicality supporting his gently-bruised vocals. [This episode features “Round 2” from Blowing on a Marshmallow in Perpetuity in its entirety.] Buy Blowing on a Marshmallow in...

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TMT 195: Michael Mwenso show art TMT 195: Michael Mwenso

Talk Music Talk with boice

Emergence (The Process of Coming Into Being), the debut album from Mwenso and the Shakes is a live set, which makes sense considering the Harlem-based group has earned its reputation as a powerhouse stage act. Led by the London-raised, Sierra Leonean Michael Mwenso, the Shakes' Emergence is a collection of well-chosen covers and original tracks that serve as the souvenir to one of their thrilling shows you can’t stop raving about or the sneak peek to whet the appetites of the uninitiated. [This episode features “No Regrets” from Emergence in its entirety.] Visit Mwenso and the Shakes...

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TMT 194: Reese Higgins (Gentle Reminder Records) show art TMT 194: Reese Higgins (Gentle Reminder Records)

Talk Music Talk with boice

Listening the music of Brooklyn indie label, Gentle Reminder, is like tuning into the best college radio station. This might not be a coincidence since label head Reese Higgins first cut his teeth in great music curation at his alma mater’s radio station, WMUC (University of Maryland, College Park). Originally from the D.C./Maryland area, Reese’s label has been responsible for releasing the work of two past Talk Music Talk guests, James Tillman and Will Moloney. [This episode features a 7-song Gentle Reminder playlist handpicked by Reese Higgins.] Visit Gentle Reminder online: Listen to...

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Forget triple-threat, anyone can do that, Leo Manzari is some kind of multi-threat. Tap dancer. Rapper. Singer. Actor. And who knows what else he has up his sleeve. Since he was two-years- old and started dance lessons, the D.C.-native has carved out a fantastic path filled with highlights that include performing (alongside his brother, John) under the tutelage of mentor Maurice Hines in the Lincoln Theater D.C. production of Sophisticated Ladies, an acting stint on Homeland and the featured tap dancer in Hozier’s new music video, “Almost (Sweet Music)”. Based in Brooklyn, last year Leo released his debut album, Clockwork, and has been seasoning 2019 with a series of singles. When Leo becomes a household-name, the only obvious response will be “of course!” [This episode features “On Your Mind” from Clockwork in its entirety.]

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Liz (The Talk Music Talk Theme)-FULL VERSION

Written and Composed on an iPad by boice.

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