First let me start out by saying thank you to music historian Jay Quan for continuing to document Black music history and his efforts to dig deeper than what’s already known on the surface. I recently started revisiting a few great interviews for a little refresher course on certain artists and one of the first that I hit play on was one that was conducted a few years back by Jay Quan with the legendary Jazz musician Lonnie Liston Smith.  During the interview, Jay Quan and Lonnie discuss his early years in music, working with other music legends in the business, connecting Jazz and Hip Hop with late rapper Guru and of course, sampling.

This interview is highly recommended with plenty of jewels being dropped that will surely help musicians of today working in the business.