The Checkout: August 20, 2013

August 20, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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The Checkout features highlights from the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival (volume 1), including performances by The Robert Glasper Experiment, Joshua Redman Quartet, Terence Blanchard Group with Herbie Hancock, and Jonathan Batiste's Stay Human.

WBGO Presents a Tribute to George Duke

August 17, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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Credit: Scott Mitchell Photography

Christian McBride remembers George Duke in this WBGO special.
Hosted by Josh Jackson

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The Checkout: August 13, 2013

August 16, 2013 by Simon Rentner
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The Checkout features a studio session from keyboardist Leo Genovese.  Trombonist Steve Turre talks about The Bones of Art (High Note).  WBGO's Josh Jackson and bassist Christian McBride remember the late George Duke.

Preview Steve Turre's entire album The Bones of Art on WBGO Radar.  Available for only a limited time.

The Bones of Art: Steve Turre

August 16, 2013 by Simon Rentner
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WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton interviews Steve Turre about meeting one of his idols while touring with Art Blakey.  The trombonist shares music from The Bones of Art (High Note).

Preview Steve Turre's entire album The Bones of Art on WBGO Radar.  Available for only a limited time.

The Checkout: A Dukey Treat Preview

August 16, 2013 by Simon Rentner
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Bassist Christian McBride and WBGO's Josh Jackson remember the late George Duke.  This conversation is only an excerpt of a two-hour George Duke tribute, A Dukey Treat, airing Sunday, August 18th, 2013 from 4-6pm on 88.3fm and wbgo.org.

Photograph by Scott Mitchell

The Checkout: Leo Genovese

August 15, 2013 by Simon Rentner
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Leo Genovese (keyboards) joins Dan Blake (saxophones) and Jeff Williams (drums) for a studio session hosted by WBGO's Josh Jackson.  They perform unreleased material from Genovese's new album Seeds (Palmetto).

Recorded August 1st, 2013 at WBGO-Newark.

Preview Leo Genovese's entire album Seeds on WBGO Radar.

The Checkout: August 6, 2013

August 15, 2013 by Simon Rentner
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The Checkout features studio sessions from bassist Derrick Hodge and Booker T. Jones with Robert Randolph.  Trumpeter Etienne Charles talks about his new album Creole Soul.  Josh Jackson is your host.

The Checkout: Booker T. Jones Meets Robert Randolph

August 14, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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A little history was made when organist Booker T. Jones played with pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph for the very first time.   Hear the performance with WBGO's Michael Bourne.

Recorded July 29th, 2013 at WBGO-Newark

Simon Rentner, Producer
David Tallacksen, Engineer
Jeremy Stirone, Assistant Engineer

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The Checkout: Etienne Charles' Creole Soul

August 12, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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WBGO's Josh Jackson interviews Etienne Charles about his new recording Creole Soul.  The Trinidadian-born trumpeter gives his definition of "creole," talks about the meaning of  "soul," plus shares selections from the new album.

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The Checkout: Derrick Hodge's Metronome Generation

August 6, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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The "metronome generation" visits WBGO to play music from bassist Derrick Hodge's debut, Live Today (Blue Note).  Hear an interview and performance on The Checkout.

Derrick Hodge, bass
Travis Sayles, piano and keyboard
Mark Colenburg, drums
Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet

Recorded August 5, 2013 at WBGO-Newark.