Download the mp3 here

You can order the book “Music, Math and Mind” from you local independent bookstore or online here.

You can learn more about Dave’s music here:


“Puerto Rico” – Eddie Palmieri

“Jeleo” – Steve Beck, composed by Dave Soldier

Bo Diddley on the Ed Sullivan Show (1955)

Stuff Smith’s Unfinished Concerto arranged by Dave Soldier, played by Miranda Cuckson

Work with children
Da Hiphop Raskalz

San Mateo Ixatan, Guatemala

“Osage Stomp” and “Get with It” – Bob Willis and the Texas Playboys (1935)

Hezekiah Leroy Gordon “Stuff” Smith (1909-1967) – Toured Texas extensively in the ’20s

Ramblin’ – Ornette Coleman (Texas) with Charlie Haden (Missouri) and Don Cherry (Oklahoma) (1959)


As I mentioned in the interview, we were only going to be able to scratch the surface of Dave’s work on this call. One areas he’s done work in is exploring the musicality of animals. If they can recognize and make music, we may need to recalibrate how we view and treat them.

“Rain” – Elephant Orchestra. Instruments built and directed by Richard Lair and Dave Soldier in Lampang, Thailand (2006)

Dave’s web site

You can order Dave’s book “Music, Math and Mind” from you local independent bookstore or online here.

– Ken McCarthy
Jazz on the Tube

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Music credit: The Jazz on the Tube podcast theme song is “Mambo Inferno” performed by The Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra conducted by Bobby Sanabria from the CD ¡Que Viva Harlem!

The making of a parade
In praise of teachers and students

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