WBGO Blog
  • Vocalist Annie Ross

    October 11, 2014. Posted by Michael Bourne.

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    You can hear the life of Annie Ross in her singing.  She's … lived.  Just like her friend and inspiration Billie Holiday.  Lady In Satin was Billie's penultimate album and is one of the most deeply emotional albums ever made.  You also can hear in Billie's voice how much she's … lived.  I know some who can't listen to Lady in Satin — too painful.  Others have said it's Billie's greatest album.   Annie's new album, To Lady With Love, includes mostly songs from that album, and also Annie's poem for Lady Day.  Her "band" on the album: Pizzarelli pere et fils.  Bucky and John on the guitars.  We'll talk about Billie and singing and … life when Annie Ross joins me this Sunday (10/12) at noon on Singers Unlimited.

  • Trumpeter Hugh Masekela: Listen Now

    October 7, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Trumpeter Hugh Masekela talks with Gary Walker about South Africa, his homeland, and experiences with Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie. Masekela headlines Carnegie Hall's monthlong Ubuntu: Music And Arts Of South Africa festival on Oct. 10.

    This audio feature was guest-produced for WBGO by Jenna Ipcar and Kyle Eagle. Thanks to South African Tourism for their support of the festival and the station.

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  • Terence Blanchard & Fabian Almazan: Listen Now

    October 6, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Trumpeter Terence Blanchard & pianist Fabian Almazán perform live and talk with Bill Daughtry about their collaborations, which include Blanchard's 2013 quintet album Magnetic. Enjoy!

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