Archival Dreams: Zev Feldman in Conversation with CJ Shearn

Welcome to the New York Jazz Workshop podcast I’m CJ Shearn. Usually on the podcast I’ve spoken with some of the finest players on the scene today, this podcast is special because it’s the first time I’ve invited a record producer to speak about their role in new releases. Zev Feldman is the executive vice president and general manager of Resonance Records and this year has produced three new archival releases by organist Larry Young, pianist Bill Evans and the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis orchestra. These two releases add immeasurably to the artist’s catalogs. I spoke with Feldman via phone from his home in Los Angeles before he embarked on a trip to New Orleans to promote “Some Other Time: The Legendary Session From the Black Forest” the marvelous 2 CD set from Bill Evans documenting a rarely recorded trio with Eddie Gomez on bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums. I spoke with him about this and Larry Young in Paris: The ORTF Recordings” the first newly heard recordings from Young in 38 years since his death in 1978.