The Checkout: November 24, 2009

November 24, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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This episode of The Checkout is notoriously BIG.  John Hollenbeck talks about his large ensemble, David Berger brings his jazz orchestra to the WBGO studio, and Maria Schneider prepares for her orchestra's Thanksgiving residency at Jazz Standard.  WBGO's Josh Jackson is your host.

Checkout Interview: John Hollenbeck

November 24, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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hollenbeck-sWBGO's Josh Jackson talks to percussionist and composer John Hollenbeck about his recent large ensemble recording, Eternal Interlude, and other projects.

Checkout Interview: Maria Schneider

November 24, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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Schneider-sWBGO's Josh Jackson visits Maria Schneider at home, as she prepares for her orchestra's November residency at Jazz Standard.

Bonus: Hear Maria Schneider Orchestra from the Kennedy Center on JazzSet.

Checkout Studio Session: David Berger Jazz Orchestra

November 24, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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berger-sThe David Berger Jazz Orchestra plays swing big band versions of Jimmy Mundy, Antonin Dvorak, and Leonard Bernstein in this WBGO studio session.  Hosted by Josh Jackson.

The Checkout: November 17, 2009

November 18, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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The Checkout introduces Senegalese saxophonist Abdoulaye Ndiaye, plus a studio session with Myron Walden Momentum, and an interview with eminent jazz critic Gary Giddins about his new book,  JAZZ.  WBGO's Josh Jackson is your host.

Checkout Interview: Gary Giddins

November 18, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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jazz-sWBGO's Josh Jackson talks to jazz writer and cultural critic Gary Giddins about his new book with scholar Scott DeVeaux, Jazz.

Checkout Interview: Abdoulaye Ndiaye

November 18, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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ndiaye-sWBGO's Simon Rentner produces the first installment of a new feature, My Music, featuring Senegalese jazz saxophonist Abdoulaye N'Diaye.

Checkout Studio Session: Myron Walden Momentum

November 18, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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Momentum-sSaxophonist Myron Walden's Momentum performs music from the quintet's new recording, Momentum. Recorded 11/12/09 in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

See photos from the session.

Personnel:
Myron Walden - tenor saxophone
Darren Barrett - trumpet
Eden Ladin - piano
Yasushi Nakamura - bass
John Davis - drums

Set List:
Journey
The Road Ahead
Hold On
Miles

All compositions by Myron Walden

Recorded November 12, 2009 at WBGO
Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Mix: Josh Webb

The Checkout: November 10, 2009

November 16, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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This edition of The Checkout features an interview with bassist Christian McBride, a studio session with the Nicholas Payton Quintet, and an introduction to pianist John Escreet.  WBGO's Josh Jackson is your host.

Checkout Studio Session: Nicholas Payton

November 16, 2009 by Joshua Jackson
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payton-sTrumpeter Nicholas Payton's Quintet performs in a WBGO studio session. Recorded 10/07 in New York.

Personnel:
Nicholas Payton - trumpet
Kevin Hays - Fender Rhodes and piano
Vicente Archer - bass
Daniel Sadownick - percussion
Marcus Gilmore - drums

Set List:
Triptych
The Charleston Hop
I Want to Stay in New Orleans

All compositions by Nicholas Payton

Recorded October 207 in New York for WBGO
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Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recorded by Darren Jones
Assisted by David Tallacksen