The Checkout: January 28, 2014

January 29, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
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Guitarist Jim Campilongo's new CD takes us to Jimi and Norah, bassist Nilson Matta honors Baden Powell & Black Orpheus, and bluesman Guy Davis stirs it up live at WBGO.

Jim Campilongo: "Dream Dictionary"

January 29, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
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Guitarist Jim Campilongo talks with Josh Jackson about his CD Dream Dictionary, which includes songs by Jimi Hendrix and Norah Jones, and his duo with guitarist Steve Cardenas.

Bassist Nilson Matta

January 29, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
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Bassist Nilson Matta talks with Awilda Rivera about his musical tributes to guitarist Baden Powell and the film Black Orpheus, and shareshis memories of performing with Hermeto Pascoal.

Bluesman & Actor Guy Davis

January 29, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
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Bluesman Guy Davis performs selections from his CD Juba Dance live at WBGO and talks with Michael Bourne about growing up with his famous parents, the actors and activists Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis.

The Checkout: January 21, 2014

January 22, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
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Guitarist Badi Assad plays live, pianist Simona Premazzi shares "The Lucid Dreamer" and Eddie Palmieri is "Doin' It In The Park" on this week's show.

Badi Assad: "Between Love And Luck"

January 22, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
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Guitarist Badi Assad performs new music from Between Love And Luck live at WBGO and talks with Simon Rentner.

Simona Premazzi: "The Lucid Dreamer"

January 22, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
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Pianist and composer Simona Premazzi talks with Josh Jackson about her new album, The Lucid Dreamer.

Eddie Palmieri: "Doin' It In The Park"

January 22, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
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Pianist and bandleader Eddie Palmieri talks with Awilda Rivera about his career and new soundtrack for the film "Doin' It In The Park," a documentary on street basketball in New York City.

The Checkout: January 14, 2014

January 16, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
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Guitarist Nir Felder's "Golden Age," pianist Edward Simon's "Venezuelan Suite" and we say farewell to the rare mind of Amiri Baraka this week.

Ed Simon's "Venezuelan Suite"

January 16, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
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Pianist and composer Edward Simon takes on a musical journey through his home country with Venezuelan Suite, an ensemble work he has just released on Sunnyside Records with Adam Cruz on drums, Roberto Koch on bass, Marco Granados on flutes, Mark Turner on tenor saxophone, John Ellis on bass clarinet, Jorge Glem on cuatro, Luis Quintero on percussion, Leonardo Granados on maracas, and Edmar Castañeda on harp.