The Checkout: December 17, 2013

December 18, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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Music inspired by the life of Nelson Mandela, inspiring words from guitarist Jim Hall and Patrick Cornelius celebrates Pooh's arrival with a new suite for octet on this week's show.

Patrick Cornelius Octet: "When We Were Very Young"

December 18, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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The Patrick Cornelius Octet performs selections from his new suite, When We Were Very Young, based on the poetry of A. A. Milne, in a live broadcast from the Berklee College of Music's Café 939 in Boston.

Mandela's Legacy In Music

December 18, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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Etienne Shardlow, A South African radio personality and jazz host, talks with WBGO's Simon Rentner about music inspired by Nelson Mandela, the South African president and revolutionary who passed away December 5, 2013 at age 95. Farewell, Madiba!

Tribute to Guitarist Jim Hall

December 18, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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WBGO honors guitarist Jim Hall, who died Dec. 10, with music and excerpts from an in-depth interview from 2004, when he was named an NEA Jazz Master, the nation's highest honor for a jazz musician.

The Checkout: December 10, 2013

December 11, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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Pianist Ted Rosenthal's Wonderland, alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett's Pushing Away The World, and Beatrhyme Communications' take on scat for millenials in this week's show.

Ted Rosenthal Trio: "Wonderland"

December 11, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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Pianist Ted Rosenthal performs selections from his new CD Wonderland, with Noriko Ueda on bass and Tim Horner on drums, and shares some holiday good cheer with Gary Walker.

Kenny Garrett: "Pushing The World Away"

December 11, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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Alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett talks with WBGO's Gary Walker about his new album Pushing The World Away.

Studio Session: Beatrhyme Communications

December 11, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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The vocalists of Beatrhyme Communications perform ""Voices of A New Age: Return of The Scat" live at WBGO with Kid Lucky, Marya Lawrence, Kaila Mullady, Eleanor Dubinsky, Bruce Mack, Sylvana Joyce and Erika Banks.

The group performs at the Sidewalk Café in New York on December 17 as part of "Beat Rhyme and Groove" at New York's Blue Note Jazz Club on December 28.

The Checkout: December 3, 2013

December 4, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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Drummer Tim Horner's The Head Of The Circle live, Now Vs. Now's Earth Alien and a musical farewell to NEA Jazz Master and drummer Chico Hamilton on this week's show.

Now Vs. Now: Earth Analog

December 4, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
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The Trio Now Vs. Now, with Jason Lindner on keyboards, Panagiotis Andreou on bass and Mark Guiliana on drums, talk with Tim Wilkins about their new album Earth Analog.