January 7, 2009. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
WBGO is presenting Kurt Rosenwinkel live at the Village Vanguard tonight. If you listen to the NPR Music Player before the show, you would discover this interview and solo performance I did with Kurt last year. You can also hear some of the content separately. Here's a random access sample of Kurt Rosenwinkel's digital music. Kurt also talked On the Record about some important sessions that he did NOT lead.
After the show is over, we'll be offering Kurt's Live at the Village Vanguard performance as a podcast. A pretty revolutionary and completely experimental concept for jazz, right? Our idea caught the attention of Toronto blogger Peter Hum, who wrote about tonight's show in Thriving on a Riff.
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December 16, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
This Saturday at 4pm, WBGO will present a free concert and broadcast from J&R Music World, featuring the New Jazz Composers Octet. Last week, the band came to our studios to play a few songs. So here's a preview of what to expect. The NJCO plays the title song from their latest release, The Turning Gate.
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August 21, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
Singer Melody Gardot visited the WBGO studio yesterday, and she brought her entire band with her. Melody's debut release, Worrisome Heart, has generated a lot of attention for both her personal story and her intimate, original songwriting. She intended to play three songs - "Worrisome Heart," "Goodnight," and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." But she fell in love with our Steinway piano, and added "Love Me Like a River Does." Check out the session. If you like what you hear, and you want the accompanying visuals, be advised that Melody Gardot is playing tonight at the Blender Theater at Gramercy on East 23rd Street in New York.
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