Playlist: Sam Yahel

January 31, 2012 by Joshua Jackson
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Sam Yahel shares a random sample of his digital music collection.  Hear works from Bach, Charlie Parker, and Al Green.

The Checkout: January 31, 2012

January 31, 2012 by Joshua Jackson
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The Checkout features talks to a jazz legend - saxophonist and composer Benny Golson.  Also, Sam Yahel shares a randomized playlist.  WBGO's Josh Jackson is your host.

Benny Golson: Creativity Never Retires

January 31, 2012 by Joshua Jackson
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83 year old saxophonist and composer Benny Golson shares a few moments from an illustrious - and ongoing - career in music.  He talks to WBGO's Josh Jackson.

The Checkout: January 24, 2012

January 24, 2012 by Joshua Jackson
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Ben Allison talks intellectual property issues for indie artists, Charlie Haden receives the NEA Jazz Master fellowship, and Courtney Bryan plays the piano.  WBGO's Josh Jackson is your host.

Studio Session: Courtney Bryan

January 24, 2012 by Joshua Jackson
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Courtney Bryan takes some time away from her schedule as a church organist at Newark's Bethany Baptist Church to play some spirituals at WBGO.
Recorded January 17, 2012.

Set List:
Steal Away
Eternal Rest (C. Bryan)

Host: Josh Jackson
Recorded by: Michael Downes

Charlie Haden: Come Sunday

January 24, 2012 by Joshua Jackson
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Bassist Charlie Haden talks to WBGO's Josh Jackson about receiving the NEA Jazz Master fellowship and recording Come Sunday, a collection of spirituals and folk melodies with the late Hank Jones.

Ben Allison: Keeping Pirates at Bay

January 24, 2012 by Joshua Jackson
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WBGO's Josh Jackson talks to bassist Ben Allison about his Carnegie Hall debut, his recent recording, and his defense of intellectual property.

The Checkout: January 17, 2012

January 23, 2012 by Joshua Jackson
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The Checkout features interviews with Olatuja Project and Kenny Barron.  Drummer EJ Strickland shares a Stevie Wonder playlist.  WBGO's Josh Jackson is your host.

The Checkout: January 10, 2012

January 23, 2012 by Joshua Jackson
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The Checkout features an interview with NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette.  We'll also revisit a solo piano session with Geri Allen. WBGO's Josh Jackson is your host.

Made in America: Kenny Barron at Empire State College

January 18, 2012 by Joshua Jackson
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Kenny Barron receives an award from his alma mater for Black History Month.  Hear an interview with Barron and Dr. Alan Davis, President of Empire State College.
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