2016 was a banner year for interviews on the podcast. These are the top 10 interviews (based on downloads) of last year. In this session I pull out nuggets of wisdom from each of these top 10 interviews so you can hear them from the masters themselves. I’ve also included links to each individual interview if you want to hear them in their entirety. Enjoy!

Thomas Lang

#10 – Session 185 – Thomas Lang: The insatiable drive to be great

Kenny Aronoff

#9 – Session 230 – Kenny Aronoff: The hardest hitting man in show business

Kenny Washington

#8 – Session 204 – Kenny Washington: Speaking the language of Jazz

Dave DiCenso

#7 – Session 167 – Dave DiCenso: Overcoming rhythmic, mental and physical roadblocks 

Thomas Pridgen

#6 – Session 148 – Thomas Pridgen: Keepin’ it real

Clarence Penn

#5 – Session 222 – Clarence Penn: Copying, creating and finding your own voice.

Mike Johnston #4 – Session 154 – Mike Johnston: A born educator[/caption]

David Garibaldi

#3 – Session 169 – David Garibaldi: Still funky after all these years 

Steve Gadd

#2 – Session 203 – Steve Gadd: The undisputed master of groove

Dennis Chambers

#1 – Session 228 – Dennis Chambers: Back and better than ever

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