October 29, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
We're broadcasting violinist Jenny Scheinman tonight at the Village Vanguard. While you're waiting for the show, you can listen to this interview with Jenny, or check out some songs she included in her personal playlist.
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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
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October 21, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
Photo by Osnat Rom
You'll be hearing a lot about Anat Cohen on WBGO this week. Last year, she debuted at the Village Vanguard, the first female instrumental leader to do so. This week, her quartet takes the stage at the Vanguard to celebrate her recent release, Notes From the Village. We'll take you there. Later this week, you can also hear Anat Cohen's recent performance from the Kennedy Center on JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater. We hope you get a chance to discover an exciting new voice in music.
So while you're waiting for all this excitement, listen to this recent conversation with Anat Cohen. You can also listen to what's on her iPod, arranged by entropy.
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