Singers Gretchen Parlato, Katie Thiroux, & Camila Meza Live

February 11, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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It's three female singers, in three cities - Gretchen Parlato in NYC, Camila Meza in Newark, and Katie Thiroux in Boston - this week. What do they have in common? It's all live, and it's all for you.

Jean-Michel Pilc, David Virelles, Jamie Cullum

February 5, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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It's an all-piano inspirations special, with new music from Jean-Michel Pilc and David Virelles, and Jamie Cullum's "Interludes" live at WBGO.

Randy Ingram, Oran Etkin, Steve Lehman

January 28, 2015 by Simon Rentner
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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."

Cline & Lage Duo Live, Revive Big Band at Berklee

January 21, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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It's an all-live special, as Guitarists Nels Cline & Julian Lage duet at WBGO, and Igmar Thomas's Revive Big Band tears up the Berklee College of Music's Café 939 in Boston.

Pianist Aaron Goldberg's "The Now," Marquis Hill Blacktet Live

January 14, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Pianist Aaron Goldberg explores the moment that makes jazz arise on The Now, and Monk Competition-winning trumpeter Marquis Hill leads his Blacktet ensemble live at WBGO.

WJF Preview: Branciforte, Pirog, Sa Moraes

January 7, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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It's a New York Winter Jazz Fest preview with The Celllar and Point's Joseph Branciforte, guitarist Anthony Pirog, and Brazilian Explorative Music curator and singer Pedro Sa Moraes.

Lehman, Jarenwattananon & Rentner's "Best Of" 2014 CDs

December 31, 2014 by Tim Wilkins
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Saxophonist Steve Lehman & NPR's Patrick Jarenwattananon join The Checkout's Simon Rentner to pick the best CDs of 2014.

Matt Stevens, The Nighthawks, Walter Smith III

December 17, 2014 by Tim Wilkins
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Guitarist Matt Stevens' quintet live at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Vince Giordano's Nighthawks live at WBGO and saxophonist Walter Smith III's surprising inspirations.

Blue Note's "Our Point Of View": Was, Hodge & Akinmusire

December 10, 2014 by Tim Wilkins
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Blue Note Records' president Don Was, trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire and bassist Derrick Hodge talk about their music and the future of the iconic jazz label.

Akinmusire and Hodge are members of "Our Point Of View," a Blue Note supergroup with Marcus Strickland on saxophone, Robert Glasper on piano, Lionel Loueke on guitar, Marcus Strickland on saxophone and Kendrick Scott on drums.

The group performs Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at New York's Le Poisson Rouge in a benefit concert for WBGO.

Drummer Otis Brown III, Pianist Sam Harris's Trio Live

December 3, 2014 by Tim Wilkins
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Drummer Otis Brown's talks with Simon Rentner about the inspirations for his Blue Note debut, and Sam Harris's trio performs "Interludes" live at WBGO.