October 21, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Watch a video webcast of trumpeter Wallace Roney and violinist Regina Carter at the 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 9 p.m.
In the late 1960s, saxophonist Wayne Shorter wrote a number of large ensemble works for Miles Davis his employer at the time. They were never recorded, and eventually forgotten.
Decades later, Shorter, now considered one of jazz's greatest composers, dug up the music and handed it over to trumpeter Wallace Roney, a Davis protégé, to breathe new life into the charts.
Roney presents that suite of music — or what he could before rain showers interceded — on this webcast of Jazz Night In America, live at the 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival.
Over Labor Day weekend, the Detroit Jazz Festival annually presents a free, three-day outdoor event regularly attended by some of the biggest names in the music. Detroit native Regina Carter was also among the guests this year, and she leads off the webcast with music from her newest recording, Southern Comfort.
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November 28, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
WBGO presented the Sound Prints Quintet live from New York's Village Vanguard on Wednesday, November 28 at 9 p.m., with The Sound Prints Quintet. Tenor saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas and saxophonist Joe Lovano were joined by Linda Oh on bass, Lawrence Fields on piano and Joey Baron on drums.
If you like what you hear, tune in to WBGO's streaming channel for new music, The Jazz Bee, to hear recordings by the members of this ensemble and other up-and-coming performers. Enjoy!
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November 17, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
WBGO presents trumpeter Christian Scott in a live video and audio broadcast from Boston, the first of our new series, The Checkout - Live from Berklee, from The Red Room at the Berklee College of Music's Café 939. Watch the live webcast below.
You can see all of our live concert webcasts, including our monthly broadcasts from the Village Vanguard and the 92Y Tribeca, here.
Each month we will present some of Berklee's best young talent, such as Scott, Berklee class of 2006, and saxophonist Seamus Blake, class of 1992, on December 7. The series is a partnership by WBGO with the college and NPRMusic.org.
Scott signed with Concord Records shortly after his graduation from Berklee and his first CD, Rewind That, was nominated for a Grammy Award. Originally from New Orleans, Scott is the nephew of saxophonist Donald Harrison Jr., with whom he toured as a teenager.
Seamus Blake has been called an "extraordinary, total saxophonist" by guitarist John Scofield, whose Quiet Band features Blake. Born in England and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Blake won first prize in the Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition in 2002 and can be heard every Monday night in New York with with the Mingus Big Band.
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December 23, 2010. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.
WBGO dedicates this week of programming to the memory of Newark native and jazz luminary James Moody, who passed away Thursday, December 9 at the age of 85.
UPDATE: The final segment of our James Moody tribute airs tonight at 8 p.m., 88.3 on your fm dial. Or, have a listen to it here:
Tonight at 6:00 p.m., we will air a special edition of JazzSet, recorded for Moody's 80th birthday at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC in 2005. It features some other heavy hitters, too, including Slide Hampton, Paquito D'Rivera, Roy Hargrove and Mulgrew Miller. The show will re-air on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Tomorrow at noon (right after the news) we will follow up with Piano Jazz, featuring an interview with Moody and the show's always-lovely host, Marian McPartland.
On Thursday, we close out our special coverage with a compilation of Moody interviews from our extensive archives, edited by Simon Rentner. The hour-long feature begins at 8:00 p.m.
Follow the links below for more WBGO coverage celebrating the life and music of James Moody:
Eulus Cathey interviews Moody in 2009:
Finally, a video produced by Josh Jackson and Dan Karcher:
WBGO has been truly blessed by Moody's presence for many years -- we're sad to see him go, yet so fortunate to be able to honor his legacy. Join us this week as we celebrate the life of one of one of New Jersey's greatest contributions to jazz history. Please, feel free to share your favorite Moody memories in the comment section below.
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