The Checkout presents the Captain Black Big Band studio session, and interviews with trumpeter Roy Hargrove and saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh.
WBGO's Josh Jackson talks to trumpeter Roy Hargrove about his quintet's two week residency at the Village Vanguard.
WBGO's Josh Jackson talks to saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh about his new trio recording, I Will Follow You (Bee Jazz).
The Checkout features an interview with James Carter and composer Roberto Sierra, new music from pianist Tom McDermott and Evan Christopher, and a studio session from Tirtha. WBGO's Josh Jackson is your host.
Pianist Tom McDermott and clarinet player Evan Christopher play McDermott's "Tango Ambiguo" from the new recording, Almost Native (Threadhead Records).
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WBGO's Josh Jackson talks to James Carter and composer Roberto Sierra about the "Concerto for Saxophones and Orchestra" from Carter's new recording, Caribbean Rhapsody (EmArcy).
The Checkout presents a studio session with the Fabian Almazan trio, an interview with writer Stanley Crouch, and a playlist from singer Gretchen Parlato. WBGO's Josh Jackson is your host.
The Fabian Almazan trio performs new music from the pianist's upcoming release, Personalities. Recorded March 16, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey.
The Vicarious Life (Almazan)
Bola de Nieve (Varela)
Fabian Almazan - piano
Linda Oh - bass
Henry Cole - drums
Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recording engineer: Michael Downes
WBGO's Josh Jackson speaks with writer Stanley Crouch. Crouch interviews drummer Ben Riley and a longtime Harlem jazz fan at Minton's Playhouse, part of the inaugural Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival.
Singer Gretchen Parlato shares some of her favorite singers with WBGO's Josh Jackson, including Bobby McFerrin, Becca Stevens, Oumou Sangare, Shirley Horn and Luther Vandross.