October 29, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
Listen to the archived concert.
See some photos from the evening.
Read the live blog.
Hear an interview with Jenny Scheinman.
Check out her personal playlist.
Experience the Live at the Village Vanguard series on NPR.
© 2008 WBGO
October 27, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
WBGO was part of an extraordinary evening last night at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. After Saturday's Latin Jazz tour with Paquito D'Rivera at the Victoria Theater, we wrapped up our weekend coverage of NJPAC's Alternate Routes festival tonight at Prudential Hall. The muse of Minas Gerais, Brazil's Milton Nascimento, celebrated his 66th birthday onstage with the Jobim Trio, featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim's son and grandson, guitarist Paulo Jobim and pianist Daniel Jobim. Rodrigo Villa supported on bass, as did the steady rhythm of drummer Paolo Braga. They played new arrangements of bossa nova classics (largely from the Antonio Carlos Jobim/Vinicius De Moraes songbook), a Dorival Caymmi standard, and a few anthems from Nascimento's time in the clube da esquina movement in Brazil's popular music. All in all, it was a beautiful view into the modern identity of Brazilian song, with a willing audience of Portuguese speakers from Newark's Ironbound neighborhood. Here's the rundown of the show, and what you'll hear when you listen online:
1. Garota de Ipanema - AC Jobim (not available online)
2. Aguas de Marco - AC Jobim
3. So Tinha De Ser Com Voce - Elis Regina
4. O Vento - Dorival Caymmi
5. Brigas Nunca Mais - AC Jobim/Vinicius De Moraes
6. Inutil Paisagem - AC Jobim/Aloysio de Oliveira
7. Chega de Saudades - AC Jobim/De Moraes
8. Medo de Amar - Vinicius De Moraes
9. Velho Riacho (Pra Nao Sofrer) - AC Jobim
10. Esperanca Perdida - AC Jobim/Billy Blanco
11. Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar - AC Jobim/De Moraes
12. Dias Azuis - Daniel Jobim
13. Para Lennon e McCartney - Lo Borges-F.Brant/Nascimento
14. Cravo e Canela - Nascimento
15. Samba Do Aviao - AC Jobim
16. Maria, Maria [encore] - Nascimento
© 2008 WBGO
October 26, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
Paquito D'Rivera inaugurated a weekend of "Alternate Routes" at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and WBGO was there to broadcast the event. Part of the three day Encuentros! Latin Jazz festival, D'Rivera's two sets at the Victoria Theater were a pan-Latin, pan-Caribbean, and steelpan affair. Andy Narell joined core members of D'Rivera's group for "Paquito's Latin Side of Jazz," along with bandoneon player Hector del Curto. Taken together, the concert featured carnival-inspired jazz from Trinidad and Tobago, Argentina's tango and nuevo tango traditions, blues for both a fictitious journalist from Kazakhstan and a very real 26-inch "living doll" named Chiquita, a Venezuelan waltz, and jazz from a Puerto Rican. Here's the breakdown:
1. Kalinda - composed by Andy Narell
2. Bandoneon interlude featuring Hector del Curto
3. Oblivion - composed by Astor Piazzolla
4. Borat in Syracuse - composed by Paquito D'Rivera
5. Manha de Carnaval - composed by Luiz Bonfa
6. La Yumba/Caravan - composed by Osvaldo Pugliese/Juan Tizol
1. Valse Venezolano - composed by Paquito D'Rivera
2. Preludio #3 - composed by Roberto Pansera
3. Chiquita Blues - composed by Paquito D'Rivera
4. Libertango - composed by Astor Piazzolla
5. To Brenda With Love - composed by Paquito D'Rivera
Enjoy the concert, and check out more photos after the jump.
-Josh Read more
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October 13, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
Kenny Garrett visited Afternoon Jazz this weekend, as he celebrated his recent release, Sketches of MD, on Mack Avenue Records. Kenny brought a young group to the Iridium last week, and to J&R Music World on Saturday: Cory Henry on Hammond B-3 organ; electric bassist Kona Khashu, and drummer Justin Brown. Monifa Brown hosted the concert and interview. Click here to listen.
A bonus photo from WBGO's Thurston Briscoe after the jump.
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August 25, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
Pianist Aaron Parks opened the day of free music at City Hall Park on Friday. Parks played music from his newly minted Blue Note recording, Invisible Cinema, released earlier in the week. Perhaps you heard our studio session?
Or checked out the Song of the Day on NPR?
Anyway, as Darcy Argue points out, Parks and company (guitarist Mike Moreno, bassist Matt Penman, drummer Kendrick Scott) started promptly at 5pm. Sharp. You can thank or curse me for that (radio is a slave to the clock, folks). Or you can just listen to the full set now, and dig the shape of jazz to come.
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