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.

Holophonor: Live At WBGO

November 11, 2014 by Tim Wilkins
Filed under Featured, New Music


Holophonor members

Holophonor, a seven-piece ensemble of graduates of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, play live at WBGO and talk with Josh Jackson about their self-titled debut CD.

Holophonor is:

Josh Johnson, alto saxophone
Mike Cottone, trumpet
Eric Miller, trombone
Diego Urbano, vibraphone
Miro Sprague, piano
Dave Robaire, bass
Jonathan Pinson, drums

Photo credit: Xiomara Espinoza

Ches Smith: "Psycho Predictions"

October 29, 2014 by Tim Wilkins
Filed under Featured, New Music


drummer ches smith

Drummer Ches Smith talks with Simon Rentner about his CD "Psycho Predictions," and a wide range of projects in jazz and beyond with the group These Arches and others.

Jochen Rueckert: "We Make The Rules"

October 29, 2014 by Tim Wilkins
Filed under Featured, New Music


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Drummer Jochen Rueckert talks with Josh Jackson about his CD "We Make The Rules" and the life of his alter ego Wolf Parkinson White, a composer and producer of electronica.

Photo credit: Tim Wilkins

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: "Cheek To Cheek"

October 15, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
Filed under Featured, New Music


Singers Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga talk with Michael Bourne about the roots of their unusual friendship and new album of duets, "Cheek To Cheek."

Kris Bowers: "Heroes & Misfits"

October 8, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
Filed under New Music

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Pianist Kris Bowers talks with Simon Rentner and performs compositions from his Concord album Heroes & Misfits live at WBGO in this two-part interview.

Bowers appears at New York's Blue Note Jazz Club on Oct. 15 with guitarist Nir Felder.

Walter Smith III: "Still Casual"

October 1, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
Filed under New Music


Tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III talks with Josh Jackson about his "elements of style" and approach to composition on his new album Still Casual.

Photo credit: Tim Wilkins

Kavita Shah: "Visions"

September 24, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
Filed under New Music


Kavita Shah performs live at WBGO with her "Visions" band and talks with Simon Rentner about her approach to music, which blends South Asian and African influences.

Shah performs with the "Visions" band at New York's Blue Note Jazz Club on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2014.

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.