• Dr. Billy Taylor remembered on WBGO

    January 7, 2011. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    Starting Sunday, WBGO will have one week of specials celebrating the life and music of Dr. Billy Taylor.  With eight special broadcasts over seven days, there are many opportunities to tune in or log on to hear the late, great Billy Taylor.

    Billy Taylor by Dalibor Plavsic
    Billy Taylor by Dalibor Plavsic

    Schedule follows:

    Sunday – Jan 9 - JazzSet features Billy Taylor - 6:00pm

    Monday – Jan 10 – Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz featuring Billy Taylor– 8:00pm

    Tuesday – Jan 11- Jazz Profiles spotlights Billy Taylor – noon - Wednesday –

    Wednesday - Jan 12 – Billy Taylor Jazz at the Kennedy Center – Joe Lovano – 9:00am

    Wednesday – Jan 12 - JazzSet features Billy Taylor - 6:30pm

    Thursday – Jan 13 – Billy Taylor Jazz at the Kennedy Center – Nancy Wilson– 2:00pm

    Friday – Jan 14 - Gary Walker with Billy Taylor at the piano – 9:00am

    Saturday – Jan 15 – JazzSet - Billy Taylor 80th Birthday Tribute Concert – 3:00pm

  • 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