Guillermo Klein's "Los Guachos" And More Live At Berklee

November 18, 2014 by Tim Wilkins
Filed under Berklee, Featured, Studio Sessions


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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.

Terence Blanchard & Fabian Almazan Live At WBGO

November 11, 2014 by Tim Wilkins
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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.

South Africa's UHADI Live At WBGO

October 23, 2014 by Tim Wilkins
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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.

Antonio Adolfo, Carol Saboya & Hendrik Meurkens

September 24, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
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Rio de Janeiro pianist Antonio Adolfo talks with Tim Wilkins and plays bossa nova songs, old and new, in the WBGO studios with Carol Saboya on vocals and Hendrik Meurkens on harmonica.

Randy Ingram In-Studio: "Sky/Lift"

August 20, 2014 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.

Gregory Porter Live at Newport 2014

August 12, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
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Vocalist Gregory Porter sings songs from his albums Water, Be Good, and Liquid Spirit live on the main stage at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival.

Jon Batiste And Stay Human Live At Newport 2014

August 6, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
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Pianist Jon Batiste's Stay Human Band plays gospel and New Orleans grooves live from the main stage at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival.

Danilo Perez: "Panama 500" Live at WBGO

June 25, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
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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."

Danilo Perez, John Patitucci and Brian Blade perform together at the Montreal International Jazz Festival on June 28. 2014 at 10 p.m..

Michael Blake's World Time Zone

June 17, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
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Tenor saxophonist Michael Blake performs live at WBGO with his World Time Zone ensemble of Ben Allison on bass and Ferenc Nemeth on drums, and talks with Michael Bourne.

Michael Blake performs at the 2014 Vancouver Jazz Festival on June 22 and 24.

Round Robin Improvisations At 92Y Tribeca

May 13, 2014 by Joshua Jackson
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Saxophonist John Ellis, pianist Fabian Almazan, drummer John Hollenbeck and nine other musicians perform in a round-robin improvisation at New York's 92Y Tribeca on May 12, 2012.

The Undead Music Festival and Red Bull Music Academy present a round-robin concert at New York's Town Hall on May 14, 2014.