Randy Ingram, Oran Etkin, Steve Lehman

August 20, 2014 by Simon Rentner
Filed under Shows


Pianist Randy Ingram and his band perform in-studio in celebration of his recording "Sky/Lift," Oran Etkin travels the globe "Gathering Light," and Steve Lehman's spectral-jazz octet "Mise en Abime."

Oran Etkin's "Gathering Light"

August 20, 2014 by Simon Rentner
Filed under New Music


Oran Etkin travels the globe -- West Africa, Middle East, and Indonesia -- collecting sounds for his recording "Gathering Light" (Motema).  The clarinetist speaks to WBGO's Tim Wilkins.

Randy Ingram In-Studio: "Sky/Lift"

August 20, 2014 by Simon Rentner
Filed under Studio Sessions


Randy Ingram brings his band to WBGO's performance studio in celebration of his recording "Sky/Lift."  The pianist speaks to Josh Jackson.  Listen to some of his other tracks here.

Steve Lehman's Mise en Abime

August 20, 2014 by Simon Rentner
Filed under Interviews


Steve Lehman talks to WBGO's Simon Rentner about "Mise en Abime," featuring his octet from Pi Records.  The alto saxophonist reveals his spectral-inspired compositions.

Gregory Porter Live at Newport 2014

August 12, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
Filed under Studio Sessions


Vocalist Gregory Porter sings songs from his albums Water, Be Good, and Liquid Spirit live on the main stage at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival.

Bollani & de Holanda: "O Que Sera"

August 12, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
Filed under New Music


Italian pianist Stefano Bollani and Brazilian mandolin player Hamilton de Holanda play duets from their ECM album O Que Sera and talk with Simon Rentner at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival.

Miguel Zenon: "Identities Are Changeable"

August 12, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
Filed under New Music


Alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón plays a new orchestral suite that explores Puerto Rican-ness, "Identities Are Changeable," live on the main stage at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival.

The Checkout: August 12, 2014 (Newport Highlights #2)

August 12, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
Filed under Shows

Gregory Porter sings in the rain, Italian pianist Stefano Bollani matches wits with Brazilian mandolinist Hamilton de Holanda, and saxophonist Miguel Zenon explores the future of Puerto Rican-ness with his "Identities Are Changeable" suite, live from the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival.

Jon Batiste And Stay Human Live At Newport 2014

August 6, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
Filed under Live, Studio Sessions


Pianist Jon Batiste's Stay Human Band plays gospel and New Orleans grooves live from the main stage at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival.

Darcy James Argue: "Tensile Curves"

August 6, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
Filed under New Music


Darcy James Argue's Secret Society premieres his new big band suite, "Tensile Curves," live on the main stage at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival.