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  • Farewell To Guitarist Jim Hall: Concert & Interview

    December 10, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    We say goodbye to our friend Jim Hall, who passed away in his sleep Dec. 10, one week in to his 84th year in music.

    Jim was revered by fellow guitarists, and rightly so. He was a gentleman's gentleman, too.

    We were fortunate to enjoy many moments with Jim over the years, and would like to share some with you now.

    In 2004, Jim shared some wonderful stories with WBGO's Sheila Anderson on the occasion of his being honored as an NEA Jazz Master, the nation's highest honor for a jazz musician.

    We were with him at the Newport Jazz Festival this August, where we broadcast his heartbreakingly beautiful guitar duet with Julian Lage, as well as Steve Colley on bass and Lewis Nash on drums. This is one of Jim's last recorded performances.

    Farewell Jim, we will miss you!

    Photo by Adam Kissick for NPR
    Photo by Adam Kissick for NPR
  • Joshua Redman Quartet at Newport: Listen Now

    August 20, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    The Joshua Redman Quartet performs live at the Newport Jazz Festival with Aaron Goldberg on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass and Gregory Hutchison on drums. Enjoy!

    "Summertime" by George Gershwin:

    "Doll Is Mine" by Blonde Redhead:

    Photo by Adam Kissick for NPR
    Photo by Adam Kissick for NPR
  • Bassist Marcus Miller Live at Newport: Listen Now

    August 8, 2013. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Bassist Marcus Miller performs live at the Newport Jazz Festival with Adam Agati on guitar, Louis Cato on drums, Lee Hogans on trumpet, Alex Han, saxophones, and Brett Williams, keyboards. A full set list is below. Enjoy!

    Photo by Adam Kissick for NPR
    Photo by Adam Kissick for NPR

    Marcus Miller Group Live at Newport - August 4, 2013

    Detroit

    Redemption

    Revelation

    Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

    Gorée

    Tutu

    All compositions by Marcus Miller