• Great Live Moments - Dexter Gordon

    April 2, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

    Saxophonist Dexter Gordon is a favorite of many WBGO hosts. On any given day here, you will hear Dexter. WBGO recorded the Dexter Gordon Quartet at the Village Vanguard in 1983. We're featuring a song from that set, one that originally appeared on a 1962 release for Blue Note Records, A Swingin' Affair. It's called "Soy Califa." Sounds like a nutritious beverage, but the loose translation is "I am the Caliph," or "I am the King." Kinda like Louis XIV saying, "L'Etat C'est Moi," or "I am the state..."
    Dexter was definitely one of the kings, and his playing is sure to put you in a good state of mind.
    Introducing the quartet:
    Dexter Gordon, Tenor saxophone
    Kirk Lightsey, Piano
    David Eubanks, Bass
    Eddie Gladden, Drums

    Check out "Soy Califa," from the WBGO Archives.

  • Art on wbgo.org

    April 2, 2008

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    As Web Developer at WBGO, I post a lot of content given to me by the people who work here. I am always surprised by what I discover and learn at the radio station.

    I'd like to share with you the next WBGO Journal story "The Art of Sprawl" - a new art exhibit at the Jersey City Museum. I was asked to create an online photo gallery of pictures that were taken there.

    Check it out.

    This Friday, tune in to WBGO's Journal at 7:30.


  • Kids Jazz Series Page

    April 1, 2008

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    Kids Jazz Series PageIt's interesting how a quick little simple page with a bunch of images can morph into something that has become almost an entire section of WBGO's website. The Kids Jazz Series page is now six page series with some cool dynamic features. Now, you can find out about past shows, upcoming shows, and revolving, timely images on the main page.
    Anyway, it's all done now and looking great.

    Check it out.