The Checkout: Etienne Charles' Creole Soul

August 12, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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WBGO's Josh Jackson interviews Etienne Charles about his new recording Creole Soul.  The Trinidadian-born trumpeter gives his definition of "creole," talks about the meaning of  "soul," plus shares selections from the new album.

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Checkout Studio Session: Donny McCaslin Quartet

September 10, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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McCaslin-sThe Donny McCaslin Quartet visits WBGO and performs music from McCaslin's new recording, Declaration.   Recorded 8/31/09 in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
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Personnel:
Donny McCaslin - saxophone
Ben Monder - guitar
Hans Glawischnig - bass
Adam Cruz - drums

Set List:
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Fat Cat
Declaration

All compositions by Donny McCaslin

Josh Jackson: Producer and Host
Josh Webb: Music Mix

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Checkout Interview: John Surman

September 10, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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Surman-sWBGO's Josh Jackson talks to saxophonist John Surman about British comedy and Surman's new release, Brewster's Rooster, on ECM.

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The Checkout Interview: Enrico Rava

July 10, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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erava-sWBGO's Josh Jackson interviews trumpeter Enrico Rava at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.  Rava performed duets with pianist Stefano Bollani at the 30th anniversary of the festival.

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Julian Lage: Sounding Point

May 5, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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julian_sGuitarist Julian Lage and his band play music from the WBGO Performance Studio.  Recorded April 1, 2009.
Hosted by Josh Jackson
Recorded by David Tallacksen

Musicians:
Julian Lage - guitar
Aristides Rivas - cello
Ben Roseth - alto sax
Jorge Roeder - bass
Tupac Mantilla - drums

Set List:
Working Title
Motor Minder
Bluegrass Underscore

All compositions by Julian Lage

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The Checkout: April 14, 2009

April 14, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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In this episode, we talk to drummer Jack DeJohnette and John Comerford, the producer of the film documentary, Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense.  Singer Claudia Acuna and her band join us in the studio.  Marco Benevento plays music live in our studio. New York Times music critic, Ben Ratliff, discovers new music from pianist Horace Parlan recorded in 1961.  Hear "Tango African" from Music We Are, featuring Jack DeJohnette, bassist John Patitucci, and pianist Danilo Perez.

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Jack DeJohnette: Music We Are

April 14, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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dejohnette_sHear the master drummer and independent musician talk about his new trio release with pianist Danilo Perez and bassist John Patitucci, Music We Are.  Learn more about the spirit and humanity of making music.

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Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense

April 14, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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iau_sProducer John Comerford talks with WBGO's Josh Jackson about the world premiere of the jazz documentary, Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense.

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The Checkout: April 7, 2009

April 7, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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Welcome to the first episode of The Checkout from WBGO.  In this show, we talk to trumpeter Tom Harrell, saxophonist Mark Turner, and pianist Omar Sosa.  Hear new music from the band of electric groove warriors called Rudder, and experience the new recording from the jazz trio Fly.

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Mark Turner: An Interview

March 31, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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markturner_sSaxophonist Mark Turner has always impressed jazz listeners with his quiet dedication to his craft.  On first listening, Turner's style can seem intellectual - and truth be known, it should.  Mark's a brilliant musician with a gift for writing rock-solid compositions, and you can hear some of them on the new Fly record, Sky & Country.

In this interview, Mark Turner talks about the concept and formation of the modern jazz trio, Fly, and how to listen to them.

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