Matthew Stevens Live at Berklee

December 16, 2014 by Tim Wilkins
Filed under Berklee, Featured, New Music


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Guitarist Matthew Stevens performs live at the Berklee College of Music's Café 939 with pianist Gerald Clayton, bassist Vicente Archer, drummer Eric Doob and percussionist Paulo Stagnaro.

Broadcast live by WBGO's The Checkout from Boston on April 2nd, 2014.

Photo credit: Michael Borgida

Klein, Gurvich & Wolf Lead Groups Live At Berklee

November 18, 2014 by Tim Wilkins
Filed under Berklee, Featured, Shows


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It's an All-Berklee extravaganza, as composer Guillermo Klein, saxophonist Uri Gurvich and vibraphonist Warren Wolf return to their alma mater to lead ensembles live at the Berklee College of Music's Cafe 939 in Boston.

Guillermo Klein's "Los Guachos" And More Live At Berklee

November 18, 2014 by Tim Wilkins
Filed under Berklee, Featured, Studio Sessions


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Argentine composer Guillermo Klein leads an eighteen-piece group of students and members of his "Los Guachos" group live at the Berklee College of Music's Cafe 939 in Boston.

Warren Wolf: "Wolfpack" Live

November 18, 2014 by Tim Wilkins
Filed under Berklee, Featured, New Music


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Vibraphonist Warren Wolf's "Wolfpack" plays live at the Berklee College of Music's Cafe 939 in Boston with Tim Green on sax, Alex Brown, piano, Kris Funn, bass and Billy Williams Jr., drums.

Photo credit: Tim Wilkins

Uri Gurvich: "BabEl" Live at Berklee

November 18, 2014 by Tim Wilkins
Filed under Berklee, Featured, New Music


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Israeli saxophonist Uri Gurvich's "BabEl" group plays live at the Berklee College of Music's Cafe 939 in Boston with Asen Doykin on piano, Peter Slavov on bass, and Ronen Itzik on drums.

The Checkout Live At Berklee: Uri Gurvich

November 4, 2014 by Tim Wilkins
Filed under Berklee, Featured, Live

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Watch video of saxophonist Uri Gurvich's "Bab El" concert with Asen Doykin on piano, Peter Slavov on bass, and Ronen Itzik on drums, live from the Berklee College of Music's Cafe 939 on Nov. 5, 2014.

Every month, The Checkout Live brings acclaimed, New York-based Berklee alumni back to their alma mater to perform. The performances are broadcast live on WBGO-FM, and archived at WBGO's YouTube channel.

Gurvich was a member of the Tel Aviv Jazz Orchestra and won the Jazz Player of the Year competition in his native Israel before coming to Berklee, where he studied with Joe Lovano and Hal Crook. Now based in New York, Gurvich won great acclaim as a bandleader with his debut album The Storyteller (Tzadik), featuring some of the most prominent voices on the contemporary jazz scene: Leo Genovese, Peter Slavov, Francisco Mela, and special guest Chris Cheek. All Music Guide called Gurvich, “a major new voice in jazz.”

Gurvich’s second album, BabEl, features his quartet and Moroccan multi-instrumentalist Brahim Fribgane on oud and percussion. The Los Angeles Times wrote that the music “transcends borders,” placing Israeli, Yemenite, East European, and North African music into a progressive jazz context. Gurvich will release his third Tzadik project, an interpretation of John Zorn’s Book of Angels, in 2015.

 

The Checkout Live at Berklee: Ferenc Nemeth

October 8, 2014 by David Tallacksen
Filed under Berklee, Live

Watch video of drummer Ferenc Nemeth's concert with Chris Cheek on saxophone and Matt Garrison on bass, live from the Berklee College of Music's Cafe 939 on Oct. 8 at 8 p.m.

This was the first in our series of The Checkout Live! concerts, which present critically acclaimed, New York-based alumni of the Boston music school as they return to their alma mater. Upcoming live broadcasts from Berklee include saxophonist Uri Gurvich on November 5, the Revive Big Band on December 3, Katie Thiroux on February 4, 2015 and Gregorio Uribe on April 1, 2015.

The Checkout Live: Melissa Aldana Crash Trio at Berklee

October 10, 2013 by Joshua Jackson
Filed under Berklee, Live, New Music

The Checkout presents tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana's Crash Trio live at the Berklee College of Music's Cafe 939 in Boston, MA.

Listen to the audio:


Photo © Kelly Davidson

Personnel:

Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone
Pablo Menares, bass
Francisco Mela, drums

Set List:

"Bring Him Home" (Aldana)
"Turning" (Aldana)
"You're My Everything" (Warren/Young)
"Tira Pie" (P. Menares)
"SP" (Aldana)

The Checkout Live: Ingrid Jensen at Berklee

June 5, 2012 by Joshua Jackson
Filed under Berklee, Live, Shows

The Checkout presents trumpeter Ingrid Jensen's quintet performance at Berklee College of Music.  Recorded April 12, 2012 in Boston, MA.

Listen to the audio only:

Personnel:
Ingrid Jensen, trumpet/effects
Lage Lund, guitar
Gary Versace, piano/keyboard
Matt Clohesy, bass
Jon Wikan, drums

Set List:
Opening Part 1 (K. Wheeler)
Opening Part 2 (Jensen)
Travel Fever (M. Olin)
Higher Grounds II (Jensen)
91 (M. Rossy)
At Sea (Jensen)

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Mix: David Tallacksen

The Checkout Live: Kendrick Scott Oracle at Berklee

May 29, 2012 by Joshua Jackson
Filed under Berklee, Live, Shows

The Checkout presents drummer Kendrick Scott and Oracle performing at Berklee College of Music.  Recorded March 8, 2012 in Boston, MA.

Listen to the audio only:


Byungseok Lee/Berklee College

Personnel:
Kendrick Scott, drums
John Ellis, sax/bass clarinet
Taylor Eigsti, piano/keyboard
Joshua Crumbly, bass

Set List:
Mantra
Apollo (Walter Smith III)
Too Much
Serenity
Cycling Through Reality [video highlight]
Conviction

All compositions by Kendrick Scott unless otherwise indicated.
Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Mix: David Tallacksen