November 14, 2011. Posted by Becca Pulliam.
We would love to see you Saturday, and capture your cheers and applause for a 2012 JazzSet!
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November 11, 2011. Posted by Becca Pulliam.
Photo by Boston Photographer Erik Jacobs for NPR.
This just in: JazzSet will be recording the Either/Orchestra on Saturday, November 19, at Tishman Auditorium, 66 W. 12th St. at Avenue of the Americas in New York .. 2pm .. FREE .. reservations recommended, here .. premiere of a new suite made possible through New Jazz Works grant from Chamber Music America. See you there!
Tune in to JazzSet Sunday, November 13, at 6pm and/or Wednesday, November 16, at 6:30, for Sangam, the confluence of Eric Harland on drums and piano, Zakir Hussain on tablas and vocals, and Charles Lloyd playing saxophone, piano, maracas, Hungarian tarogato, and flute (so lovely, Lloyd's flute). Here's a 30-second preview.
The show is available on demand any time this week, here.
Host Dee Dee Bridgewater tells us that her father Matthew Garrett was Charles's music teacher at Manassas High School in Memphis, and how much she loved Lloyd's million-selling LP Forest Flower Live at Monterey in the mid 1960s. Surround Sound mixer Duke Markos hears the music as changing textures. I hear it as meditation with momentum, and a cool-down at the end.
Oy, I am feeling bad about a lapse: last week's post about Roy Hargrove on JazzSet never made it to the blog. Operator error. But you can still enjoy the show at jazzset.npr.org. Here is the post that wasn't:
During a two-week run at the Village Vanguard, WBGO broadcast Roy's “early” show live. The video stream is archived on this blog, here. Now JazzSet brings you the late set in Surround Sound, hosted by Dee Dee Bridgewater.
Onstage Roy is all music (by Duke Pearson, McCoy Tyner, bassist Ameen Saleem, Roy himself), no talk, and he connects: at the end, the audience applauds the set for more than two minutes.
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October 21, 2011. Posted by Becca Pulliam.
Listen to JazzSet this Sunday, October 23, at 6 p.m. for the Danilo Perez Trio and dance to conguero Poncho Sanchez, in Surround Sound. Here's a 30-second taste from JazzSet host Dee Dee Bridgewater:
Pianist Perez comes from Panama. In 1989, Dizzy Gillespie brought him into the United Nation Orchestra, and a career was born. Danilo is a long-time member of the Wayne Shorter Quartet, records for Mack Avenue, and leads the fine trio we’ll hear on JazzSet.
Sanchez, the conguero from Southern California, came to jazz under the wing of Cal Tjader. The Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band has made an album a year for approximately 25 years for the Concord label; those albums get played often on WBGO.
If you miss JazzSet on Sunday, try again Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. And as always, you can hear the show any time on demand through the JazzSet page on wbgo.org.
Perez and Sanchez headlined the 2010 Encuentro! Latin Jazz Festival at NJPAC. JazzSet hopes to see you at the 2011 Encuentro! Latin Jazz Festival on October 28-29. Also, this Saturday, October 22, at Flushing Town Hall in Queens, there is a related celebration, the Encuentro! Family Day.
Here's one more picture: Roy Haynes and Phil Woods.
Last Friday, October 14, Haynes had finished two shows in the Terrace Theater (recorded for a later JazzSet), and Woods was accepting the BNY Mellon Jazz 2011 Living Legacy Award in neighboring hall at the Kennedy Center. The award honors living jazz masters from the mid-Atlantic region who have achieved distinction in performance and education. Congratulations, Phil Woods!
Watch wbgo.org for the air date for Roy Haynes on JazzSet.
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