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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Checkout Interview: Luis Bonilla

September 4, 2009 by Alex Rodriguez
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WBGO's Josh Jackson talks to trombonist Luis Bonilla about his new release, I Talking Now!, on Planet Jazz Arts.

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Checkout Studio Session: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey

September 4, 2009 by Alex Rodriguez
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Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey visits WBGO and performs music from their new EP, One Day in Brooklyn.   Recorded 7/15/09 in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

Personnel:
Brian Haas- piano
Chris Combs - lap steel guitar
Matt Hayes - bass
Josh Raymer - drums

Songs:
Four In One (T. Monk)
Country Girl (B. Haas)
A Laugh For Rory/Black and Crazy Blues (R. Kirk)

Josh Jackson: Producer and Host
Josh Webb: Music Mix

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Checkout Interview: Edmar Castaneda

September 4, 2009 by Alex Rodriguez
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WBGO's Josh Jackson talks with Columbian harp player Edmar Castaneda about his recent release on ArtistShare, Entre Cuerdas.

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Checkout Interview: #jazzlives Campaign

September 4, 2009 by Alex Rodriguez
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WBGO's Josh Jackson talks to journalist Howard Mandel about a Twitter campaign to find listeners of live jazz.  Tweet #jazzlives next time you're checking out live jazz!

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Checkout Newport: Joe Lovano Us Five

August 21, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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lovano-sSaxophonist Joe Lovano and UsFive play "Dibango," from George Wein's CareFusion Jazz Festival 55 in Newport, Rhode Island.

Recorded August 9, 2009 for WBGO, WGBH, and NPR Music.

Joe Lovano - saxophones
James Weidman - piano
Esperanza Spalding - bass
Francisco Mela - drums (L)
Otis Brown III - drums (R)

Check out the full set at NPR Music

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