Episode Summary

Phil Freeman talks to saxophonist Roxy Coss.

Episode Notes

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Roxy Coss is a saxophonist who's put out four albums as a leader and has also recorded with Jeremy Pelt (a guest on episode 21), and as a member of the Posi-Tone Records all-star band New Faces. Her most recent releases are The Future is Female and the New Faces album Straight Forward, both of which came out this year.

In addition to her music, Roxy Coss is the founder of WIJO, the Women In Jazz Organization, a collective that has a whole bunch of projects in the works in terms of education, expansion of opportunities for female musicians, and much more. We talked about that a lot in this interview, along with her various recordings, the evolution of her style on the horn, and much more. I’m sure you’re going to find it very interesting, as I did.

Here's a list of the songs you'll hear in this episode:

Roxy Coss, "Nevertheless, She Persisted" (The Future is Female)

Jeremy Pelt, "The Calm Before the Storm" (Face Forward, Jeremy)

Jeremy Pelt, "Boom Bishop" (Water and Earth)

Roxy Coss, "Waiting" (Restless Idealism)

Roxy Coss, "Chasing the Unicorn" (Chasing the Unicorn)

Roxy Coss, "Crazy" (Chasing the Unicorn)

Roxy Coss, "She Needed a Hero, So That's What She Became" (The Future is Female)

New Faces, "King Cobra" (Straight Forward)

About the Show

The Burning Ambulance Podcast features interviews with musicians from the worlds of jazz, metal, modern composition, noise, and whatever else piques host Phil Freeman's interest.