Argentine composer Guillermo Klein leads an eighteen-piece group of students and members of his "Los Guachos" group live at the Berklee College of Music's Cafe 939 in Boston.
Trumpeter Terence Blanchard and pianist Fabian Almazán play Ivan Lins's "Nocturne" and the blues live at WBGO and talk with Bill Daughtry about their collaborations, which include Blanchard's 2013 album Magnetic.
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.