• Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield Talks With Michael Bourne

    November 22, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Trumpeter Irvin Mayfield talks with WBGO's Michael Bourne about his career and the tenth anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. Enjoy!


  • David Amram with Michael Bourne on Clearwater Award

    November 3, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    David Amram, one of the most open-eared and open-hearted musical artists in the world, came to WBGO for a talk with Michael Bourne.  He’s being honored with the “Power of Song” Award from the Clearwater Foundation at a stellar gathering Friday November 9 at Symphony Space in Manhattan.

    Pete Seeger, founder of Clearwater, will present the award and perform alongside other friends of David, including  Paquito D’Rivera, Henry Butler, Guy Davis, Josh White Jr, and young musicians premiering a new Amram composition.  Also premiering at the event will be the documentary film “David Amram: The First 80 Years."

    Amram (left) with Pete Seeger and Dizzy Gillespie in 1985, photo courtesy of the artist

  • Saxophonist Tia Fuller Talks About "Angelic Warrior"

    October 17, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

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    Saxophonist Tia Fuller talks with WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton about her new album, Angelic Warrior, experiences leading an all-women band and touring with pop star Beyoncé. Enjoy!


  • Guitarist Lionel Loueke On New CD "Heritage"

    September 6, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

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    Guitarist and singer Lionel Loueke talks with WBGO's Tim Wilkins about his new Blue Note CD, Heritage, and his new band for the disc with pianist Robert Glasper, bassist Derrick Hodge and drummer Mark Giuliana. The group appears tonight at New York's Blue Note jazz club.

    Loueke also performed one on the tracks he wrote for the disc, "Ife," live in our studios, and discusses his inspirations for the composition.

    More from Loueke's live performance, and more from the interview, will be featured on The Jazz Bee, WBGO's new HD2 channel for new and emerging artists, in coming weeks, so stay tuned.



  • John Abercrombie with WBGO's Michael Bourne

    August 9, 2012. Posted by Simon Rentner.

    John Abercrombie performs the music of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and others from the 1960s on his newest ECM release Within A Song. He shares selections from that recording, and talks about his about his upcoming performances at Birdland in his conversation with Michael Bourne.  Listen to the full interview.

    John Abercrombie