• Checkout Video: Namaskar's Indo-Jazz Fusion

    January 4, 2011. Posted by Michael Downes.

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    This week on the Checkout, Josh Jackson presents Namaskar, a collaboration between tabla master Sameer Gupta and the ambidextrous pianist Marc Cary. In "Love's Lying Story (Has Me Crying)," featured in the above video, the group lifts a melodic theme from a popular Bollywood film score and re-frames the tune with the rhythm section of a traditional jazz ensemble.

  • Dr. Billy Taylor on JazzSet January 9 & 12

    January 4, 2011. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    We at JazzSet mourn the loss of Dr Billy Taylor, who pioneered the relationship between jazz and NPR / public radio. From 1977-82, Taylor was the original host of NPR’s Jazz Alive! He was an original host of live New Year’s Eve broadcasts from NPR, 31 years ago. Read more

  • WBGO's Favorite Music From 2010

    January 4, 2011. Posted by Alex Rodriguez.

    Best of 2010

    As we begin a new year in 2011, all of us here at WBGO have been reflecting on our favorite new jazz that has gone out over the airwaves this year. Our producer Simon Rentner has put together a series of hour-long pieces in which our announcers discuss and play their favorite records from 2010. Read more