The Johannesburg sextet UHADI performs live at WBGO and talks with Rhonda Hamilton, with Sibongile Khumalo on vocals, McCoy Mrubata on saxophone, Feya Faku on trumpet, Paul Hanmer on piano, Herbie Tsoaeli on bass and Justin Badenhorst on drums.
This segment is part of a special "Ubuntu" edition of The Checkout. "Ubuntu is a monthlong festival of the music & arts of South Africa, which runs at Carnegie Hall and other venues around New York through Nov. 5.
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.
Pianist Danilo Perez plays excerpts from his "Panama 500" suite live at WBGO with John Patitucci on bass and Brian Blade on drums, and they talk with Rhonda Hamilton about the project, and the shared influence saxophonist Wayne Shorter has had on their musical lives. The trio, all alumni of Shorter's bands, perform together as "Children Of The Light."
The Undead Music Festival and Red Bull Music Academy present a round-robin concert at New York's Town Hall on May 14, 2014.
The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble will be featured in a new documentary film which premieres on PBS's Independent Lens series on April 7, 2014, at 10 p.m. on New York's Channel 13, WNET.