98. Brian Blaker

"It's been an approach to band driecting that's bit me in the butt a few times, but also, I think, has born some amazing fruit. [...] I like to let the musicians I work with be [themselves]."

- Brian Blaker on his approach to Bison's Big Bang

On the eve of his departure for Portugal, Brian and Dan talk about Brian's jazz training, love of the saxophone, his time with Swift Technique, and his album under the name 'Bison’s Big Bang’. Brian recounts his early days as a music student in Philly, and how studying the dynamic of different kinds of jazz groups helped inform his own record, 'Pure Imagination’.

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