The Checkout: April 28, 2009

April 28, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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In this show, we talk to Chick Corea about his project with guitarist John McLaughlin, Five Peace Band.  We'll hear Corea and McLaughlin duet on "Someday My Prince Will Come." Sangam - Charles Lloyd, Zakir Hussain, and Eric Harland - talk about their upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall.  Melody Gardot and her band play "Over the Rainbow" in the WBGO studio to celebrate her new release, My One and Only Thrill.

Five Peace Band: Someday My Prince Will Come

April 28, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
Filed under New Music


fpb_sHear "Someday My Prince Will Come," a duet featuring two longtime friends and musical collaborators, Chick Corea and John McLaughlin, from Five Peace Band Live from Concord Records.

Checkout Interview: Sangam

April 28, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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sangam_sTabla master Zakir Hussain is the featured performer for Carnegie Hall's Perspectives series.  Zakir, Charles Lloyd, and drummer Eric Harland talk candidly about seeking spirituality through music in their trio, Sangam.

Checkout Studio Session: Melody Gardot

April 28, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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melodygardot_sWBGO's Josh Jackson talks to Melody Gardot, the singer/songwriter whose starpower is rising quickly.  Hear Melody and her band in a studio performance of "Over the Rainbow," the only non-original from Gardot's new recording, My One and Only Thrill.

Checkout Interview: Chick Corea

April 28, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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chick_s WBGO's Josh Jackson talks to pianist Chick Corea about the new Five Peace Band live recording and reuniting with his friend of more than four decades, guitarist John McLaughlin.

The Checkout: April 21, 2009

April 21, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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In this show, we talk to Rock And Roll Hall of famer Allen Toussaint, who gives a tour of New Orleans music.  We'll listen to Toussaint's latest project, The Bright Mississippi.  Dori Caymmi plays two songs - one from his father, Brazilian legend Dorival Caymmi, as well as an original.  We'll hear Dori's upcoming CD, Mundo Adentro.  Finally, we visit Fred Hersch, who speaks openly about two major health scares in 2008.  Hersch releases a live recording from his latest project, Pocket Orchestra.

Checkout Studio Session: Dori Caymmi

April 21, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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dori_sBrazilian musician Dori Caymmi plays two songs, one from his father, Dorival Caymmi, as well as an original composition.  Recorded April 19, 2009 at Carroll Rehearsal Studios, New York.  First broadcast on the April 21st edition of The Checkout, WBGO's new music show.
Recorded by Josh Jackson
Mixed by David Tallacksen

Musicians:
Dori Caymmi - guitar and vocals

Set List:
Voce Ja Foi a Bahia? [Have You Been to Bahia?] (Dorival Caymmi)
Rio Amazonas (Dori Caymmi)

Checkout Interview: Fred Hersch

April 21, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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fred_sJosh Jackson interviews pianist Fred Hersch about making music, surviving health scares and returning to performance.  Hersch shares new music from the Fred Hersch Pocket Orchestra recording, Live at the Jazz Standard.

Checkout Interview: Allen Toussaint

April 21, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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toussaint_sJosh Jackson interviews pianist, producer, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Allen Toussaint, who paints an audio portrait of New Orleans music, much of which Toussaint himself helped to create.

Hear "Winin' Boy Blues" from Allen Toussaint's The Bright Mississippi.

Allen Toussaint: Winin' Boy Blues

April 21, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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brightmississippi_sHear Jelly Roll Morton's "Winin' Boy Blues," a parlor piano duo featuring Allen Toussaint and Brad Mehldau.  This music comes from The Bright Mississippi, the new Nonesuch release from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend, Allen Toussaint.