Studio Session: David Murray Infinity Quartet

June 19, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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David MurraySaxophonist David Murray visits The Checkout with his Infinity Quartet.  Hear them perform songs from Be My Monster Love (Motema) at WBGO. Josh Jackson hosts.

The Checkout: June 11, 2011

June 12, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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The Checkout features performances from Marc Cary with Pyeng Threadgill and Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.  Josh Jackson is your host.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble: Brothers Hypnotic

June 12, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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Members of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble visit WBGO to perform on The Checkout.  Hear them talk about their participation in Brothers Hypnotic and perform music from their upcoming recording, Customs.

Marc Cary and Pyeng Threadgill: For Moseka

June 11, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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Pianist Marc Cary talks to WBGO's Josh Jackson about his formative years with Abbey Lincoln.  Cary visits The Checkout to perform selections from his solo debut, For the Love of Abbey (Motema), and duos with singer Pyeng Threadgill.

Interview: Ebrahim Kalil Shihab

June 10, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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WBGO's Simon Rentner interviews Ebrahim Kalil Shihab about his Pacific Express ensemble, growing up during apartheid, and communicating through the arts.

Lucian Ban and Mat Maneri: Transylvanian Concert

June 7, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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WBGO's Josh Jackson talks to pianist Lucian Ban and violist Mat Maneria about their duo release, Transylvanian Concert (ECM).

Reza Khota: Uproots

June 5, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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Photo by Dan Bilawsky

Reza Khota discusses the nuances of music and ethnicity in his recording Uproots.

Etienne Shardlow: South African Jazz in the Present

June 5, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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WBGO's Simon Rentner interviews South African jazz aficionado Etienne Shardlow, where the two discuss the best in contemporary South African jazz.

Louis Moholo: A Few Notes Blow the World Apart

June 5, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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Photo by Richard Kaby

WBGO's Simon Rentner sits down with drummer Louis Moholo to discuss his past, present, and future endeavors in life & music.

The Checkout in South Africa Part Two

June 5, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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Josh Jackson and Simon Rentner of WBGO visited Johannesburg and Cape Town.  Hear the second of two episodes from South Africa.