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  • Now vs. Now

    January 3, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

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    Here's a sampling of Now vs. Now, though it's mostly a hit for the drummer, Mark Guiliana.  It features multiple keyboards, electronic FX on trumpet, a beat boxer, electric bass, and drums.  Guaranteed to the unnerve the jazz purist tendencies in you.  Here they are rockin' it at the Zinc Bar.

    Now vs. Now.  Coming to WBGO later...Look for our studio session with the band on the WBGO blog and also at NPR Music next month.

    Josh

  • General Manager does the worm!

    January 2, 2008

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    You may have been one of the millions of people who have enjoyed those Jib Jab flash videos. This year, the folks at Jib Jab allowed you to make your own Jib Jab video and I, being of twisted mind sometimes, worked up what I thought was a pretty funny little Holiday video featuring some of the news team (Andrew Meyer, Doug Doyle, Terry Sheridan) and General Manager Cephas Bowles. Enjoy! - David Cruz

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  • Blogging during the staff meeting?

    January 2, 2008

    This is the most painful part of being a team player. The monthly "all-staff meeting." Most of us are chomping at the bit to get back to the tons of work we have to do but acknowledge that it's important for the right hand to know what the left hand is doing. There's useful information exchanged here, for the most part. Upcoming stuff includes our broadcasts of Rhonda Hamilton's Midday Jazz Show from the International Association for Jazz Education in Toronto (Jan. 9-12) and Eliane Elias plays the music of Bill Evans live from J&R Music, Park Row, on January 19. Our winter fund drive is scheduled to begin January 30.

    Other stuff upcoming: Our next Newark Today broadcast will feature a return visit from Police Director Garry McCarthy. That's on January 10, 8 p.m. A call-in show with Newark's departing schools superintendent, January 31, 8 p.m. This'll be a rare opportunity to hear from (and to talk to) Marion Bolden, a 40-year veteran of the Newark public school system. There was more stuff happening but I was posting these blog comments and I missed it, so ... David Cruz