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  • Live Blog: Chris Potter Underground at Village Vanguard

    September 16, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

    Chris Potter Soundcheck Photo

    See some photos from our day at the Vanguard.

    8:45pm
    The band returned from dinner.  Chris Potter is warming up the tenor.  Adam Rogers is drinking coffee.   We're live in fifteen minutes.

    9:02pm
    This is "Facing East."  The band has played it before, but this is the first time for posterity.

    9:17pm
    I'll be surprised if we get five songs during this set.  They play long.

    9:19pm
    This is "Viva Las Vilnius," from Follow the Red Line, Underground's most recent CD.  Recorded live in this club last year.  Love these grooves.

    9:35pm
    Pop Tune #1

    9:37pm
    What a great solo by Adam Rogers.  Dirty blues.

    9:42pm
    Chris Potter blistering the audience with a solo.  Quotes of "Jean Pierre" and "Nature Boy" in the solo.

    9:48pm
    Chris Potter has picked up the bass clarinet.

    9:51pm
    Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe."  As a ballad.  This is beautiful.

    9:55pm
    Wow, that was lovely.

    10:00pm
    Untitled Original.   New music

    10:06pm
    Chris Potter and Nate Smith are playing duo.  Whole lotta music goin' on.

  • Just Press Send

    September 16, 2008. Posted by Amy Niles.

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    I wonder how many of you are fans of WBGO for what we do on the web. Maybe you have never listened to the radio and heard WBGO. I understand. It took years to put all of this content up on our site, and I imagine  you could go page by page for days on end and never run out of interesting music and information about Jazz. We need you to become a member of WBGO and contribute just as much as we need those people who listen to us on the air.

    We are having a Fund Drive  and we need you to help Read more

  • Notes From The SS WBGO

    September 14, 2008. Posted by Amy Niles.

    Ahoy readers. Josh Jackson sends posts from the Village Vanguard so I have decided to do the same from the co-anchor chair during the drive. Read more