Taylor McFerrin: Fusion On The Checkout

September 13, 2016 by Stevan Smith
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In 2014, jazz/soul/electronic musician and producer Taylor McFerrin released his debut album “Early Riser” on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint. As he readies his 2016 follow up, guest host Stevan “Vegas” Smith revisits Taylor’s amazing debut.

For more on Taylor McFerrin: http://www.taylormcferrin.com/

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Herbie Hancock & Sampling: Fusion On The Checkout

August 4, 2016 by Stevan Smith
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During our #HerbieWeek celebration, Stevan "Vegas" Smith paid tribute to Herbie Hancock through the lens of Hip-Hop. It's a glimpse into the world of music sampling and Herbie's connection with Hip-Hop.

Herbie Hancock debuts his new band at Celebrate Brooklyn on Thursday, August 11th.

Photo by Douglas Kirkland

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Theo Croker: Fusion On The Checkout

June 29, 2016 by Stevan Smith
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Trumpeter, Composer, and Arranger Theo Croker's latest release "Escape Velocity" is a perfect example of where jazz is, has been, and will be. We feature some of his work, presented by guest host Vegas.

For more on Theo Croker: TheoCroker.com

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Black Milk & Nat Turner: Fusion On The Checkout

June 10, 2016 by Stevan Smith
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Detroit rapper and producer Black Milk collaborates with Washington D.C. based band Nat Turner for their debut release "The Rebellion Sessions," a Jazz Funk opus that was recorded over the span of one week. We present samples of their work, presented by guest host Steve "Vegas" Smith.

For more on Black Milk & Nat Turner: Blackmilk.biz

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Will Sessions: Fusion On The Checkout

May 8, 2016 by Stevan Smith
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Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Fusion, and more are the tools in which the Detroit band Will Sessions captivates audiences. We present samples of their work, presented by guest host Stevan "Vegas" Smith.

For more on Will Sessions: will-sessions.squarespace.com

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The Checkout: March 2, 2010

March 4, 2010 by Joshua Jackson
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The Checkout features a two-piano concert by Andy Milne and Benoit Delbecq performing original compositions for prepared piano.

Set list:

Portrait of Giorgio Thelos (Milne/Delbecq)
Task Sharing (Delbecq)
Divide Comedy (Delbecq)
Ice Storm (Milne)
Le Meme Jour (Delbecq)
Mu-Turn (Delbecq)
Water's Edge (Milne)

Listen to an interview with Andy Milne about the project here.

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The Checkout: September 8, 2009

September 10, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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Hear studio performances from the Roy Hargrove Big Band and Donny McCaslin's Quartet, plus an interview with British saxophonist John Surman.  WBGO's Josh Jackson is your host.

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Checkout Studio Session: Roy Hargrove Big Band

September 10, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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Hargrove-sSelections from a WBGO studio session with Roy Hargrove and his big band.  The 18-piece jazz orchestra plays music from Emergence, Hargrove's newest recording.  Recorded 8/28/09 in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
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Set List:
Roy Allan (Hargrove)
Trust (Hargrove)
Mambo for Roy (Chucho Valdes)
Tschpiso (Hargrove)

Personnel:

Roy Hargrove: conductor, trumpet, flugelhorn

Frank Greene: trumpet
Greg Gisbert: trumpet
Tanya Darby: trumpet
Darren Barrett: trumpet

Jason Jackson: trombone
Vincent Chandler: trombone
Michael Dease: trombone
Max Seigel: bass trombone

Bruce Williams: alto saxophone & flute
Justin Robinson: alto saxophone & flute
Norbert Stachel: tenor saxophone & flute
Keith Loftis: tenor saxophone & flute
Jason Marshall: baritone saxophone & flute

Jonathan Batiste: piano
Ameen Saleem: bass
Montez Coleman: drums
Saul Rubin: guitar

David Tallacksen: Music Mix

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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:
M
Fat Cat
Declaration

All compositions by Donny McCaslin

Josh Jackson: Producer and Host
Josh Webb: Music Mix

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The Checkout: September 1, 2009

September 4, 2009 by Alex Rodriguez
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Episode 22 of The Checkout from WBGO, featuring a studio performance from Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, interviews with harp player Edmar Castaneda and trombonist Luis Bonilla, and the introduction of the #jazzlives Twitter campaign.  WBGO's Josh Jackson is your host.

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