This episode of The Checkout features an interview with Lee Konitz and highlight from his Village Vanguard performance, new music and a conversation with vibraphonist Joe Locke, and a tour of Pat Metheny's Orchestrion project. WBGO's Josh Jackson is your host.
WBGO's Simon Rentner talks to saxophonist Lee Konitz, an NEA Jazz Master and recent performer for the WBGO and NPR Music concert series, Live at the Village Vanguard.
The Checkout visits the 7th Annual Panama Jazz Festival. Hear interviews with Danilo Perez and other important figures in the development of an emerging music event. Performances by Berklee College of Music, Juanito Pascual y su Nuevo Famenco, Lizz Wright, and an all-star combo created for the festival. Hosted by WBGO's Josh Jackson.
The Checkout interviews the 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Fellows. Vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson, arranger Bill Holman, pianist Kenny Barron, and multi-instrumentalist Yusef Lateef. Part two of a two week series. Hosted by WBGO's Josh Jackson.
Part One - Annie Ross, George Avakian, Muhal Richard Abrams, Cedar Walton