Interviews

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Q&A: The Legendary Booker T Discusses Returning to London, Who He Works with, and New Music

Legendary organist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and arranger Booker T. Jones comes to Brooklyn Bowl London on 7-8 July, and he spoke to Knockdown Alley about the musicians he’s worked with, coming back to London, and what to expect at his shows next week. When did you first start performing in London? And how has international touring […]

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Q&A: The Greyboy Allstars’ Robert Walter Talks About New Music, Improvising, and Fried Chicken

Jazz-funk-soul-fusion outfit Greyboy Allstars return to Brooklyn Bowl this weekend on Friday and Saturday night. And before their arrival, keyboardist Robert Walter discussed falling into a groove, returning to New York City, and appreciating his heroes with Knockdown Alley. How does preparing to go on the road with Greyboy Allstars compare to preparation to tour […]

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Q&A: Everyone Orchestra’s Matt Butler Discusses Being Present, Group Songwriting, and Musical Medicine

Matt Butler has been conducting a rotating cast of musicians through full-length, entirely improvised Everyone Orchestra shows for more than a decade. And when the band — rounded out by Aron Magner of the Disco Biscuits, Shmeeans of Lettuce, Rob Mercurio of Galactic, Jen Hartswick and Natalie Cressman of Trey Anastasio Band, Chris Jacobs of […]

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Q&A: Kung Fu’s Tim Palmeiri Discusses Improvisation, the Band’s Mission, and Returning to Brooklyn Bowl

Beloved New Haven, Conn., fusion rockers Kung Fu return to Brooklyn Bowl this weekend for a pair of shows on Friday and Saturday. And guitarist Tim Palmeiri connected with Knockdown Alley to talk about the band’s origin, improvising, and seeing friends. You guys were all originally in different bands. How did the Kung Fu lineup […]

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