Drummer Dave King talks with Josh Jackson about Adopted Highway, the Dave King Trucking Company's new album with Erik Fratzke on electric guitar, Adam Linz on bass, Chris Speed on tenor saxophone and Brandon Wozniak on tenor saxophone.
Tenor saxophonist Dayna Stephens talks with Josh Jackson about his new Sunnyside album, That Nepenthetic Place, with Taylor Eigsti on piano, Joe Sanders on bass, Justin Brown on drums, Ambrose Akinmusire on trumpet, Jaleel Shaw on alto saxophone and vocals by Gretchen Parlato.
The Checkout features Albert "Tootie" Heath talking about his album Tootie's Tempo (Sunnyside). Opera singer Jessye Norman shares her favorite jazz recordings. Likemind Collective performs in WBGO's performance studio.
The opera diva talks with Rhonda Hamilton about Billie Holiday, Carmen McRae and her other jazz inspirations. Norman hosts a special performance of the new Broadway musical Lady Day to benefit WBGO at the Little Shubert Theatre on September 24.
Visit wbgo.org/ladyday for information and tickets.
WBGO's Eulis Cathey interviews Albert "Tootie" Heath about Tootie's Tempo (Sunnyside) featuring pianist Ethan Iverson and bassist Ben Street. The drummer reflects on playing in his early days with the likes of John Coltrane and Bobby Timmons.