The Checkout: September 24, 2013

September 25, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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Drummer Dave King talks bison, trumpeter Ralph Alessi shares a favorite blanket and saxophonist Dayna Stephens takes us to a place without sorrow on The Checkout this week.

Dave King Trucking Company: Adopted Highway

September 25, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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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.

Dayna Stephens: That Nepenthetic Place

September 25, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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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.

Trumpeter Ralph Alessi: Baida

September 25, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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Trumpeter Ralph Alessi talks with Simon Rentner about his new ECM album, Baida, with pianist Jason Moran, Drew Gress on bass and Nasheet Waits on drums.

The Checkout: September 17, 2013

September 19, 2013 by Simon Rentner
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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.

Soprano Jessye Norman: Jazz Inspirations and Lady Day

September 19, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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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.

The Checkout: Likemind Collective

September 18, 2013 by Simon Rentner
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Likemind Collective -- Orrin Evans, Eric Revis, Nasheet Waits, JD Walter, and Oliver Lake -- visit WBGO for a studio session, hosted by WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton.

In Tootie's Tempo: Albert Heath

September 18, 2013 by Simon Rentner
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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.

The Art of Jazz and Cinema: Lenny White

September 13, 2013 by Simon Rentner
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WBGO's Josh Jackson sits down with drummer Lenny White to discuss movies, playing on Stanley Clarke's first album, and his latest release Lenny White Live (BFM Jazz).

The State of the Music Recording Business with Don Was

September 13, 2013 by Simon Rentner
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WBGO's Josh Jackson interviews the president of Blue Note Records Don Was about the state of the recording industry, and some of his favorite pop and jazz studio sessions.