The Steinway & Sons Podcast

Tim Berne


Jazz alto saxophonist Tim Berne’s latest release — along with guitarist David Torn and percussionist Ches Smith — is Sun of Goldfinger on ECM records. Berne is also the frontman for the jazz quintet Tim Berne’s Snakeoil. Berne speaks on finding your groove in improvisation from his home in Brooklyn, New York, with with Ben Finane, our Editor in Chief and Editor in Chief at

“There’s always this moment of confusion or expression where it’s like: ‘Something’s happening here... I wonder what’s going to emerge?’”


Photos of Ches Smith, David Torn and Tim Berne by Robert Lewis / ECM Records

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