Tim Reinert - The Infidels Jazz [EP.19]

Tim Reinert talks about what it means to be a jazz fan, hosting a radio show in a local scene, and starting a label.

Tim Reinert - The Infidels Jazz [EP.19]
Tim Reinert contributed the original photo for this episode. Jennifer Johnston is the photographer.

On the Rhythm Changes Podcast, Tim Reinert talks about what it means to be a jazz fan, hosting a radio show in a local scene, and starting a label.

We talked about:

  • How many albums has Tim bought on Bandcamp?
  • Tim and Kevin McNeilly are the best Bandcamp fan account follows in Vancouver creative music
  • What kinds of jazz Tim likes most, from free jazz to Jen Hodge
  • How historical jazz musicians might react to hearing more modern ones who came after their time
  • Brad Turner and Hugh Fraser definitely stand up to jazz greats when you listen to it all
  • Tim’s and my reasons for each attending Capilano University for only one year
  • How the scene has changed in the last 25 years in broad strokes
  • Jamie Lee love-fest
  • What I’d have to look forward to when given the chance to visit NYC
  • The influence of jazz critics on Tim
  • How he started The Infidels with no radio hosting background
  • Discussing the right level of context to give the listener of a music program
  • Radio shows that feature one jazz tune performed by many different people, on different recordings
  • Our favourite recordings of “Nature Boy”: Laila Biali’s is my pick
  • What it means for Tim to play the music of younger Vancouver jazz artists like Ilhan Saferali
  • How jazz treats its young vs. other genres
  • Some other notable young local jazz players: Matt Franceschini, Todd Stewart
  • The creative and personal way that Tim raised $3,000+ for food banks with his show in 2020
  • Why against all odds, Tim believes there’s no better time to start a label than when he did it last year
  • Kenton Loewen’s special musical concept and how his album with JP got going
  • Tim’s role as producer, and how many times he had gone to see Kenton and JP previously
  • How David Sikula powered the whole project with his recording expertise
  • Tim reveals he already has the next Infidels label release in the can — submitted by another artist
  • His gratitude for living among talented friends, like Dave Sikula and Chris Gestrin