Studio Session: Tirtha

March 31, 2011 by Joshua Jackson
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The Checkout presents an exclusive studio performance with Tirtha. See and hear the worldly improvisations of pianist Vijay Iyer, guitarist Prasanna, and tabla player Nitin Mitta.  Recorded March 31, 2011 at WBGO Studios.

Set List:
Duality (Iyer)
Abundance (Iyer)
Tribal Wisdom (Prasanna)

Personnel:
Vijay Iyer - piano
Prasanna - guitar
Nitin Mitta - tabla

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recording engineer: David Tallacksen
Assisted by Michael Downes

The Checkout: March 29, 2011

March 30, 2011 by Joshua Jackson
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The Checkout features an interview with the team behind Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology, a random playlist from guitarist Adam Rogers, and a conversation with Vijay Iyer of the collective Tirtha.  WBGO's Josh Jackson is your host.

Playlist: Adam Rogers

March 30, 2011 by Joshua Jackson
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WBGO's Josh Jackson and guitarist Adam Rogers listen to a randomly generated playlist, including music by Miles Davis, TV on the Radio, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and the country guitar duo Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant.

Interview: Vijay Iyer

March 30, 2011 by Joshua Jackson
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WBGO's Josh Jackson talks to pianist Vijay Iyer about his recent collaboration with guitarist Prasanna and tabla player Nitin Mitta, Tirtha (ACT Music).
Listen and watch Tirtha perform live at WBGO.

Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology

March 30, 2011 by Joshua Jackson
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WBGO's Josh Jackson talks to Richard James Burgess, Dan Morgenstern, and John Edward Hasse about their work on the recently updated education resource, Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology (Smithsonian Folkways).

The Checkout: March 22, 2011

March 23, 2011 by Joshua Jackson
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The Checkout features an interview with trumpeter Terell Stafford and studio sessions from Honey Ear Trio and Alexis Cuadrado's Quinteto Iberico.  WBGO's Josh Jackson is your host.

Studio Session: Honey Ear Trio

March 23, 2011 by Joshua Jackson
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The Honey Ear Trio performs music from their new recording, Steampunk Serenade (Foxhaven), at WBGO.  Recorded February 25, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey.

Set List:
Weight of Action (Lawrence)
Matter  of Time (Lawrence)
Steampunk Serenade (Hart)

Personnel:
Erik Lawrence - tenor saxophone
Rene Hart - bass, electronics
Allison Miller - drums

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recording engineer: Michael Downes
Assisted by Michael McGoff

Studio Session: Alexis Cuadrado Quinteto Iberico

March 23, 2011 by Joshua Jackson
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Bassist Alexis Cuadrado and his Quinteto Iberico perform music from Cuadrado's Noneto Iberico (BJU Records) at WBGO.  Recorded March 21, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey.

Set List:
Very Well
Te Sigo
Tocar y Parar

All compositions by Alexis Cuadrado

Personnel:
Alexis Cuadrado - bass
Dan Tepfer - piano
Marc Miralta - drums/cajon
Dan Pratt - soprano and tenor saxes
Mike Fahie - trombone

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recording engineer: Michael Downes
Assisted by Michael McGoff

Interview: Terell Stafford

March 23, 2011 by Joshua Jackson
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WBGO's Josh Jackson talks to trumpeter Terell Stafford about his new release, This Side of Strayhorn (MaxJazz), and his quintet appearance on Live at the Village Vanguard.

The Checkout: March 8, 2011

March 8, 2011 by Joshua Jackson
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The Checkout presents a studio session with the Mike DiRubbo Chronos Trio, an interview with Christine Jensen, and a conversation with JLCO trombonist Vincent Gardner about Charlie Parker With Strings. WBGO's Josh Jackson is your host.