The tenth episode of the Burning Ambulance podcast features John Raymond, who leads the intriguing flugelhorn-guitar-drums trio Real Feels. (Raymond and Real Feels have been featured on BA several times.) The group’s second studio album and third album overall, Joy Ride, is out now on Sunnyside. In this conversation, we discuss his time studying with Jon Faddis and John McNeil, the gradual evolution of Real Feels, the pluses and minuses of trumpet versus flugelhorn, his teaching career and what he tries to pass on to younger musicians, and much more.
Stream or download the podcast below.