Robert Hurst

Talking to master bassist Robert Hurst was a big highlight for me. My earliest memory of listening to him goes back to my childhood where I often picked out the ‘Mo Better Blues‘ soundtrack from of my parent’s record collection. While listening to the record I stared at the pictures of the musicians in the booklet in awe. To finally get to talk to him was a dream come true for me.

I feel very grateful to Robert for his generosity and the inspiring conversation we had. Let’s all learn from him together now!

Isabel Hagen

About a year ago I saw Isabel Hagen‘s appearance on the Jimmy Fallon Show became an instant fan, quickly diving into as much of her work as I could find. I love her standup and her incredible web series „Is A Violist“. The way Isabel combines comedy & music is really something else.

I’ve been a fan of comedy for all my life. (I grew up watching Jerry Lewis movies) It’s so fascinating how connected these art forms (all art forms really) are. At this point I’m studying my favorite comedians with similar admiration like I have for my favorite musicians. I’m glad we all get to learn from Isabel Hagen together now.

Thank you to

  • Isabel for your time and giving us insights into your process
  • Caroline Shaw for kindly putting me in touch with Isabel
  • Till Kammertoens for your tireless work on the podcast
  • my Patreon community. With your help I’m able to pay for the running costs of the podcast and keep it going! I can’t thank you enough. Here’s a shoutout to my newest members: Jonas Lusti, Alexis Boone, Cédric Hanriot, Jude Lane, Ignacio Amil,Jake K., Nadiia Zhurba, Simão Bárcia & Parker Shper


Here’s my conversation with singer, bassist & composer Fuensanta – one of the most original artists that I know. We reflect on her life in music, her creative process, challenges and important lessons, band leading, composing methods, influences and also we relive our own musical encounter with Louis Cole and Shannon Barnett. 
This is episode has everything that I hope for in these conversations and much more! These days I find myself going back to many of the things that Fuensanta told me. Lots to learn here!