Featured Producer Stevan "Vegas" Smith examines the connection between Blue Note Records' classic recordings, and sampling in Hip-Hop music during the 1990s.
Check out Blue Note's Spotify Playlist "Blue Note's Most Sampled" for more.
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/
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
Simon Rentner sits down with neo-soul artist, Meshell Ndegeocello, at the 2016 Cape Town International Jazz Festival.
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
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
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
Selections 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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Roy Allan (Hargrove)
Mambo for Roy (Chucho Valdes)
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
The 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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Donny McCaslin - saxophone
Ben Monder - guitar
Hans Glawischnig - bass
Adam Cruz - drums
All compositions by Donny McCaslin
Josh Jackson: Producer and Host
Josh Webb: Music Mix