Big Ears founder Ashley Capps recently spoke with the great Echoes podcast—along with Harold Budd, Nik Bärtsch, and ECM label manager Sarah Humphries—about Big Ears 2019. They explore the various threads of Big Ears 2019, focusing on the classical and jazz strains and the year’s massive bloc of ECM programming. “I’m pretty sure it’s the largest focus of ECM musicians that’s ever happened in this country,” Humphries says. And we’re excited for it. Give the podcast a listen for a 12-minute Big Ears 2019 primer.