Peacock & Copland's "Now This," Pino's "No Net Nonet"

July 21, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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It's a new music special with bassist Gary Peacock & pianist Marc Copland on their ECM recording "Now This," and tenor saxophonist Lucas Pino's "No Net Nonet."

David Murray, Vision Fest at 20, Ornette's Legacy

July 18, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Simon Rentner talks with saxophonist David Murray and Vision Fest producers William and Patricia Nicholson Parker about the New York free jazz festival's 20th anniversary, and the legacy of Ornette Coleman.

Stanley Clarke, Mammal Hands, Amy Winehouse

July 14, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Simon Rentner talks with bassist Stanley Clarke, the trio Mammal Hands and Asif Kapadia and Nick Shymansky about their documentary film on the life of singer Amy Winehouse. They spoke at the 2015 Montreal International Jazz Festival.

Montreal 2015: Phronesis, Redman, Shepherd

June 30, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Simon Rentner talks with the trio Phronesis, saxophonist Joshua Redman and vocalist Elizabeth Shepherd at the Montreal International Jazz Festival 2015.

2015 Montreal Jazz Fest Special

June 27, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Wayne Shorter, Norway's Jaga Jazzist and Toronto's BadBadNotGood on this 2015 Montreal International Jazz Festival special. 

Makaya McCraven, Haitus Kaiyote, Wes Montgomery

June 16, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Simon Rentner interviews Chicago drummer Makaya McCraven and the Australian band Hiatus Kaiyote. Vincent Pelote from Rutgers University's Institute for Jazz Studies interviews Zev Feldman, the producer of an album of newly discovered early tracks by guitarist Wes Montgomery.

Kamasi Washington, Flying Lotus

June 16, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Simon Rentner explores the Los Angeles jazz scene with two of its most creative contemporary musicians: DJ and producer Flying Lotus, and saxophonist Kamasi Washington.

South Africa's Melanie Scholtz, Snarky Puppy's Michael League

May 27, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Simon Rentner talks with South African vocalist Melanie Scholtz and rapper Jitsvinger; Alex Ariff talks with bassist Michael League about Snarky Puppy's new album "Sylva."

NEA Jazz Masters Charles Lloyd, George Coleman

May 20, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Tenor saxophonists Charles Lloyd and George Coleman talk with Simon Rentner about growing up in Memphis, their experiences with Miles Davis, Max Roach and many others, and being named Jazz Masters by the National Endowment for the Arts.

2015 NEA Jazz Masters Carla Bley, Joe Segal

May 13, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Simon Rentner talks with Joe Segal, founder of Chicago's Jazz Showcase, and composer Carla Bley about their careers. Both were named Jazz Masters by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2015