Episode 37, Bach, Jazz, Prison Reform and even Red Accordions. Guest: Al Baggs

The mathematical mind of Bach shares similarities with the mindset of great jazz composers and improvisers.   Peterborough Saxophonist Al Baggs talks about this—and also talks about music as ‘sonic energy’.   He then speculates (tongue in cheek I assume) how this could relate to prison reform and a potential research grant that could explore that possibility.

You’ll also hear music by The Swingle Singers, Modern Jazz Quartet, Oscar Peterson, Glenn Gould, Jethro Tull, Dimitri Naiditch, Italian Saxophone Quartet (playing some Piazzolla), and Tiempo Libre.

As for the red accordion?  It’s in there somewhere.



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