Justin Brown

Hadas

Justin Brown — the drummer behind acclaimed, forward-thinking musicians like Thundercat, Flying Lotus, and Ambrose Akinmusire — is  ready to make his own statement.


Gulnara Khamatova

There has always been something special about a good drummer-led band, and this installment of our weekly playlist features five new examples, spanning a galactic range of style.

Studio Session: Philip Dizack Quintet

Oct 2, 2012

A lot can happen in six years. For Milwaukee-bred trumpeter Philip Dizack, it marked the passage of an era worth documenting in his own artistic chronology. 

Studio Session: Chris Dingman Quintet

Jun 21, 2011

Chris Dingman couldn't have a better name for a man who strikes metal bars for a living: "It's perfect," he says. "I had no idea I'd become a vibraphonist." He began playing vibes seriously 12 years ago, studied at Wesleyan University and the Thelonious Monk Institute, and then made the big-league swing into New York's hyper-competitive jazz scene. Dingman has just released his debut album, Waking Dreams. 

Checkout Studio Session: Gerald Clayton Trio

Feb 9, 2010

Pianist Gerald Clayton performs on WBGO's The Checkout.

Personnel:
Gerald Clayton - piano
Joe Sanders - bass
Justin Brown - drums

Set List:
Casiotone
Pothole
One Two You
Trapped in Dream

All compositions by Gerald Clayton.

Recorded January 7, 2010 at WBGO

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recorded by Josh Webb