The Spacebomb Sound with Matthew E. White

The Doors of Perception with Steven Bernstein

120 minsRecorded 11 Oct 2016This episode is unavailable. Why?

Matthew E. White revisit his roots in free jazz with Spacebomb’s favorite bassist, featuring far-out cuts by Sex Mob, Carla Bley and more.

This month on the Spacebomb Sound, the Richmond, VA studio and collective invites you to enter the Doors of Perception: Join Matthew E. White as he reminisces about his freewheeling journey from middle and high school Phish fandom to discovering groovy jazz masters Medeski Martin & Wood in college to eventually getting in touch with this episode’s guest, Steven Bernstein. He tells his story with old favorites including Agents of Good Roots’ “Sultans of Swing” – with the smoky, saxophone-led interpolation of Miles Davis’ “Bitches Brew” that blew Matthew’s mind – horn heavyweights Fight the Big Bull’s “The Sacred Harp” and Medeski Martin & Woods’ lounge classic “Where’s Sly?” Stick around for his illuminating discussion with Steven about why getting into free jazz is such a difficult, worthwhile endeavor.