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.
Tabla 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.
WBGO'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.
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.
Brazilian 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
Dori Caymmi - guitar and vocals
Voce Ja Foi a Bahia? [Have You Been to Bahia?] (Dorival Caymmi)
Rio Amazonas (Dori Caymmi)
Josh 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.
Hear "Winin' Boy Blues" from Allen Toussaint's The Bright Mississippi.
Hear 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.