Brian Chase is one of the greatest musicians that I know and he is also one of my best friends. I love this sweet cat. He is perhaps best known for his work with the band the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and for the past several years, has been interacting deeply with many of New York's greatest improvisers, from Zeena Parkins to Anthony Coleman, Susie Ibarra to Alan Licht. For this talk, we go back to Long Island to Brian's first encounters with the drums, listening to his grandfather play the concertina and his very Long Island Bar Mitzvah. As a special treat, we preview a track from our upcoming duo record "Sutures" at the end of the episode. BRIAN CHASE!!!!