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  • Monty Alexander's "River Rolls On:" Listen Now

    March 20, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Pianist Monty Alexander talks with Gary Walker about "Harlem-Kingston Express Vol. 2: River Rolls On," a new CD which will be released by Motema April 8. The album will also be available as a preview stream, in its entirety, at WBGO.ORG/RADAR on March 25.

    Alexander and his group will also perform selections from this album on March 29 at the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at 8 p.m. Enjoy!

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  • Warren Wolf's Wolfpack Live From Berklee: Watch Now

    March 19, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Watch video from WBGO's live broadcast of vibraphonist Warren Wolf's Wolfpack at the Berklee College of Music's Cafe 939 in Boston on Wednesday, March 5 at 8 p.m.

    Every month, WBGO brings Berklee alumni back to their alma mater to present the fruits of their labor, with live audio and video broadcasts. Tune in April 4 to hear the Matthew Stevens Quintet!

    This concert features Wolf on vibes and marimba, Tim Green on saxophone, Alex Brown on piano, Kris Funn on bass, and Billy Williams Jr. on drums.

    Wolf has always been something of a wunderkind - he started in music at age three on piano and drums in his native Baltimore, where he attended the Peabody Institute's preparatory program and the Baltimore School For The Arts, where he concentrated on classical music.

    He graduated from Berklee in 2001, and by 2003 was teaching at the school. In addition to leading his own ensembles, he plays in the "Inside Straight" band led by bassist Christian McBride, who first took notice of the talented teenager a jazz camp in Colorado.

  • Pugs And Crows' "Everyone Knows Everyone:" Listen Now

    March 19, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Cat Toren, pianist with the Vancouver band Pugs And Crows, talks with Kyle Eagle about the group's new album Everyone Knows Everyone, which features Cole Schmidt on guitar, Russell Sholberg on bass, Meredith Bates on violin, Ben Brown on drums, and guest guitarist Tony Wilson.

    Pugs And Crows won Canada's 2013 Juno Award in the category of Best Instrumental Album for their CD Fantastic Pictures. Enjoy!

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