There is a good chance that Matt Otto is one of the best saxophonists that you have never heard. He grew up in California but has since lived in Japan, Indiana, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, and now Kansas City. We talk about his aunt being a rodie for Don Cherry, performing acid jazz in Japan, playing free jazz with Rashid Bakr, and what it feels like to own a house. Matt’s story is strange and incredibly interesting and his music is incredible. Please check this episode out!
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I traveled back to Kansas City and did a few interviews while I was there. The first was with trumpeter Hermon Mehari of Diverse. They just released their sophomore album album titled Our Journey. We talk about the evolution of the band, collaborating with artists in varying musical styles, and his love of opera.