Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Tom Harrell's Colors of a Dream Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Tom Harrell’s Colors of a Dream

A legendary trumpeter dreams big and in color.

Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Monty Alexander Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Monty Alexander

Monty Alexander comes to America and swings.

Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Vincent Réhel Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Vincent Réhel

A composer’s dream project comes true.

Jose James: Jose James: “While You Were Sleeping”

A singer’s neo-soul journey through jazz.

Darcy James Argue: Darcy James Argue: “Brooklyn Babylon”

The borough transforms before Argue’s and our ears.

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Montreal Jazz Fest 2014:  Toronto's BADBADNOTGOOD Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOOD

From jazz students to hip hop rising stars.

Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Baptiste Trotignon Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Baptiste Trotignon

A pianist and saxophonist play Bach plus their original compositions.

Jeff Ballard: Jeff Ballard: “Time’s Tales”

A new trio delves into the heart of rhythm.

Pugs And Crows: Pugs And Crows: “Everyone Knows Everyone”

A canine-aviary jazz commonwealth!

Onaje Allan Gumbs: Onaje Allan Gumbs: “Bloodlife”

A piano decodes melodies by Ronald Shannon Jackson.

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The Checkout: July 7, 2014 (Montreal Jazz Fest Edition Part II)

Montreal Jazz Fest 2014 with trumpeter Tom Harrell, Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOOD, David Ryshpan’s favorite Canadian jazz.

The Checkout: July 1, 2014 (Montreal Jazz Fest edition part I)

Monty Alexander with Gary Walker. Vincent Réhel and Baptiste Trotignon speak to Simon Rentner in Montreal.

The Checkout: June 24, 2014

It’s a Montreal 2014 preview with singer José James, and trios led by Danilo Perez and Jeff Ballard.

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Danilo Perez: Danilo Perez: “Panama 500″ Live at WBGO

Children Of The Light visit Panama 500.

Michael Blake's World Time Zone Michael Blake’s World Time Zone

From Pacific Mountain Time to the world, live at WBGO.

Round Robin Improvisations At 92Y Tribeca Round Robin Improvisations At 92Y Tribeca

A stream of improvisers pair off in sequence.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Live At Winter Jazz Fest Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Live At Winter Jazz Fest

Hip-hop brass is a family affair for this Chicago crew.

Bluesman & Actor Guy Davis Bluesman & Actor Guy Davis

Davis sings and shares memories of Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis

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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.

Melissa Aldana: Five Saxophone Inspirations Melissa Aldana: Five Saxophone Inspirations

Aldana picks five saxophone inspirations for The Checkout.

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