John Raymond's Real Feels

May 12, 2016 by Simon Rentner
Filed under Studio Sessions


John Raymond

John Raymond shows off his unique band "Real Feels" in our studio with guitar and live looping by Gilad Hekselman and drums by Colin Stranahan.  The trumpeter takes a modernist approach to traditional songs such as "Scarborough Fair" and  "Amazing Grace," inventively remakes Thom Yorke's "Atoms for Peace," plus pays tribute to Thad Jones. Mixed by David Tallacksen. Assistant Producer: Cory Goldberg.

Michael Mwenso and the Shakes

April 26, 2016 by Corey Goldberg
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Michael Mwenso on the Checkout

Vocalist and bandleader Michael Mwenso's unique voice draws upon his roots in Sierra Leone, his tenure as an emcee at Ronnie Scott's in London, and many destinations (and record collections) in between. Bringing the charisma of James Brown and the theatricality of Broadway to his expression of jazz, Michael Mwenso and the Shakes join Simon Rentner for a live in-studio performance and interview. Produced by Cory Goldberg. Music mix: David Tallacksen.

Don't miss his new residency at Harlem's Ginny's Supper Club.

Watch his WBGO Studio Session here.  

 

Michael Mwenso: vocals
Vuyo Sotashe: vocals
Mathis Picard: piano
Kyle Poole: drums
Russell Hall: bass
 

 

David Bowie's Blackstar with Donny McCaslin and Jason Lindner

February 4, 2016 by Simon Rentner
Filed under Studio Sessions


David Bowie

Two of David Bowie's last band members, saxophonist Donny McCaslin and pianist Jason Lindner, visit our studios to celebrate the British rockstar's final album Blackstar, a recording that features some of the finest New York jazz-trained musicians. McCaslin and Lindner give us a unique duo performance.

Victor Prieto Trio Plus One Live at Berklee

December 7, 2015 by Simon Rentner
Filed under Studio Sessions


Victor Prieto

Master accordionist and singer from the Galicia region of Spain performs at Berklee College of Music. His Trio Plus One features Chris Cheek (sax), Carlo De Rosa (bass), and Vince Cherico (drums). Recorded at Cafe 939's Red Room on November 4th, 2015.

Watch a video of his performance of Six Note Samba here.

Ravi Coltrane Live At The Vanguard

March 12, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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ravi coltrane

Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane plays live at New York's Village Vanguard with David Virelles, piano,
Dezron Douglas, bass, and Johnathan Blake, drums on October 2, 2013.

Photo credit: John Rogers for WBGO/NPR

Singer Camila Meza Live At WBGO

February 11, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
Filed under Featured, Studio Sessions


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Chilean-born singer Camila Meza performs live at WBGO with her quartet of Shai Maestro on piano, Matt Penman on bass and drummer Eric Doob.

Meza is currently sponsoring a Pledge Music campaign to record her first full-length album.

Jamie Cullum: "Interlude" Live at WBGO

February 4, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Pianist Jamie Cullum plays excerpts from his Blue Note album "Interlude" live at WBGO, and talks about the songs of Sufjan Stevens.

Cullum performs at New York's Beacon Theatre on Thursday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. with guest vocalist Lisa Fischer.

Randy Ingram In-Studio: "Sky/Lift"

January 28, 2015 by Simon Rentner
Filed under Studio Sessions


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.

Nels Cline & Julian Lage: "Room" Live At WBGO

January 21, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Guitarists Nels Cline and Julian Lage (pictured) perform selections from their album Room live at WBGO and talk with Simon Rentner.

Photo: Tim Wilkins

Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks Live At WBGO

December 16, 2014 by Tim Wilkins
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Bassist Vince Giordano leads his revival big band, The Nighthawks, in a special holiday concert. Recorded live at WBGO Dec. 10, 2014. Gary Walker hosts.

Vince Giordano (bandleader and bass/banjo/bass sax/vocals)
Bria Skonberg (trumpet)
Dan Levinson (clarinet/sax)
Jim Fryer (trombone)
Peter Yarin [piano]
Molly Ryan (vocals)

Giordano & The Nighthawks perform "Gotham Holiday Swing" at New York's Town Hall on Dec. 17 at 8 p.m.

Photo credit: Tim Wilkins