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Gregory Porter

Rabbit Hole Soul is always looking for an “insider perspective,” and when it comes to the work of the marvelous baritone vocalist Porter, one does not come any closer than a conversation with long-time mentor/producer Kamau Kenyatta, who played with Donald Byrd and the Supremes. With radio personality Claudia Russell and trumpeter Curtis Taylor. Down the Rabbit Hole we go…


Miles Davis, Kind of Blue

This 1959 masterpiece by trumpeter Miles Davis remains the biggest-selling record in jazz history. Two musicians who were profoundly influenced by the album are featured here: pianist Mike Wofford (Ella Fitzgerald, John Lennon); and bassist Bob Magnusson (Sarah Vaughan, Art Pepper) talk up Kind of Blue. Let’s go down the Rabbit Hole…


George BensonBreezin’

1976 was a banner year for guitarist George Benson, whose Warner Brothers debut album made him an international superstar. Piano man Barnaby Finch spent almost a decade in the Benson touring band and the bustling L.A. studio scene, which he recalls in great detail with host Robert Bush. Down the Rabbit Hole we go…


Chick Corea, Light As A Feather

In 1973, Chick Corea bucked against the fusion trends of the day and released a mainly acoustic record with heavy Brazilian overtones that set new trends and won several awards. Robert Bush digs deep in conversation with Corea associate Peter Sprague.


Bob Marley & The Wailers, Natty Dread

On this episode, Rabbit Hole Soul explores the music of Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley through a discussion about his volcanic 1974 album Natty Dread with the current bassist for the Original Wailers, Omar Lopez. Let’s get into the Rabbit Hole…


Keith Jarrett, “My Song.”

Jarrett’s 1978 masterpiece is a triumph of beautiful melodies that doesn’t sacrifice one iota of creative development. RHS explores this ECM classic with the award-winning UC San Diego professor David Borgo, who isn’t shy about diving into this Rabbit Hole…

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Marvin Gaye, “What’s Going On?”

This 1973 album changed the course of soul music forever, “What’s Gong On?” was a visionary suite of music conceived by Marvin Gaye. Robert Bush and double-Grammy-Award winning producer Kamau Kenyatta discuss Marvin’s music at length before they are joined by vocalist Paulette McWilliams (who accompanied Marvin on his final tour.) Down the Rabbit Hole we go….


Stevie Wonder “Songs in the Key of Life” This 1976 masterpiece firmly established Wonder as a composer of the highest order. It spent months on the top of the Billboard album charts and remains a favorite of musicians and fans throughout the world. Rabbit Hole Soul speaks in depth with musician Greg Phillinganes (Michael Jackson, Eric Clapton) about working with Stevie. Let’s go down the Rabbit Hole…


Mahavishnu OrchestraInner Mounting Flame.”

This episode examines British guitarist John McLaughlin’s monumental 1971 album “Inner Mounting Flame,” featuring Billy Cobham, Jerry Goodman, Jan Hammer and Rick Laird. Robert Bush speaks with drummer Russell Bizzett and guitarist Bob Boss to discover what makes this album special. Down the Rabbit Hole we go…


Santana - “Santana”

The Santana group’s eponymous debut album was released in late August of 1969, right after their stunning performance at Woodstock. Rock music was never the same and Rabbit Hole Soul engages percussion master Tommy Aros to explain why. Get your groove on while we dive into this Rabbit Hole…


McCoy Tyner “Fly With the Wind.”

Tyner’s 8th album for the Milestone record label broke serious new ground in terms of collaboration between a small jazz group and a chamber orchestra. Tyner’s innovative charts are thrilling. This album set a new standard, one that has rarely been equaled. Piano virtuoso Mikan Zlatkovich knows this material and he’s ready to explore this Rabbit Hole….

Charles Mingus “Black Saint & The Sinner Lady”

This volcanic 1963 large-ensemble Mingus session for the Impulse record label has long been considered one of his best. Host Robert Bush speaks with award-winning composer Anthony Davis about Mingus. This is a deep dive down this Rabbit Hole…