June 2, 2016. Posted by Josh Landes.
Jazz legend Ron Carter sat down - in his beloved hand-carved chair - to talk with Gary Walker about playing with icons like Miles Davis and Eric Dolphy, the aura an artist can imbue in his craft, and the story of how he acquired the bass he's been playing since 1960, all in advance of "The Legends Honor McCoy" concert at Central Park.
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June 30, 2009. Posted by Brandy Wood.
On Sunday, June 28, WBGO's Josh Jackson hosted a great concert at Central Park SummerStage. The performance began with New Orleans pianist Jonathan Batiste, who paid homage to the late Michael Jackson in both song and attire. Bassist Esperanza Spalding followed with a set that ran the gamut of funk to soul to Ella inspired scat.
Closing the performance was rising star of soul and jazz, Ledisi (LED-ih-see as she pointed out several times from the stage and in cards handed out after the show). If the pronunciation of her name is a little confusing, there is no confusion what so ever about her voice or her command of the stage.
There are a great number of WBGO partner events this summer, many of them at no cost. Please visit the WBGO Events page for full details.
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