Martha High & Fred Wesley, Jochen Rueckert, Ches Smith
Martha High & Fred Wesley, Jochen Rueckert, Ches Smith
Two veterans of James Brown's band - trombonist Fred Wesley and singer Martha High, and two experimental drummers - Jochen Rueckert and Ches Smith - join us on The Checkout.
Ches Smith: 'Psycho Predictions'
Ches Smith: "Psycho Predictions"
Drummer Ches Smith talks with Simon Rentner about his CD "Psycho Predictions" and work with the group These Arches.
drummer jochen rueckert
Jochen Rueckert: "We Make The Rules"
Drummer Jochen Rueckert talks with Josh Jackson about his dual careers as a jazz drummer and producer of electronica under the alias "Wolf Parkinson White."
trombonist fred wesley
Martha High & Fred Wesley: The James Brown Legacy
Trombonist Fred Wesley & singer Martha High talks with Simon Rentner about their experiences in the band of the "Godfather of soul," singer James Brown.
singer martha high Martha High & Fred Wesley: The James Brown Legacy

Following the trail blazed by the godfather of soul.

abdullah ibrahim South African Pianist Abdullah Ibrahim

The pianist forges his career in South Africa's crucible of change.

hugh masekela Hugh Masekela: Life & Times

A mighty trumpet speaks about South Africa and more.

P-Funk's George Clinton: P-Funk's George Clinton: "Like George"

A stratospheric ride with the godfather of funk.

Quincy Jones: Quincy Jones: "Keep On Keepin' On"

Q celebrates a new film about his mentor Clark Terry.

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Ches Smith: Ches Smith: "Psycho Predictions"

A hard-driving drummer pushes multiple envelopes.

drummer jochen rueckert Jochen Rueckert: "We Make The Rules"

Jazz meets electronica in one versatile drummer/producer.

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: "Cheek To Cheek"

Two creative minds converge in song.

Kris Bowers: Kris Bowers: "Heroes & Misfits"

The pianist misfits for us, live at WBGO.

Walter Smith III: Walter Smith III: "Still Casual"

A saxophonist's elements of style.

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Martha High & Fred Wesley, Jochen Rueckert, Ches Smith

Two James Brown veterans & two avant-drummers rock the house.

South Africa's UHADI, Masekela, & Ibrahim

A South Africa super-show with Masekela, Ibrahim & Uhadi.

George Clinton, Quincy Jones, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett

Something for everyone: a funk pioneer, trumpet tales & a convergence in song.

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uhadi South Africa's UHADI Live At WBGO

Straight from Johannesburg - UHADI Live.

Antonio Adolfo, Carol Saboya & Hendrik Meurkens Antonio Adolfo, Carol Saboya & Hendrik Meurkens

Bossas old and new with three masters of the style.

Randy Ingram In-Studio: Randy Ingram In-Studio: "Sky/Lift"

Appreciating the beauty above with the pianist.

Gregory Porter Live at Newport 2014 Gregory Porter Live at Newport 2014

Soul singing in the Rhode Island rain.

Jon Batiste And Stay Human Live At Newport 2014 Jon Batiste And Stay Human Live At Newport 2014

Live lobsters join the Second Line at Newport.

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George Wein: 2014 Newport Preview George Wein: 2014 Newport Preview

Wein picks the hits of the 2014 jazz festival.

Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Canada Jazz with David Ryshpan Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Canada Jazz with David Ryshpan

A pianist picks his favorite Canadian jazz.

The Best of 2014 NYC Winter Jazz Fest The Best of 2014 NYC Winter Jazz Fest

NYC celebrates ten years of winter jazz bonanza.

The Best Jazz Albums of 2013 The Best Jazz Albums of 2013

Josh and Patrick look back at the year's best.

Mandela's Legacy In Music Mandela's Legacy In Music

Madiba's great life inspired great music.

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