The Checkout: August 25, 2009

August 25, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Shows

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Three artists with new releases join The Checkout.  Stefon Harris and Blackout play live in the studio to celebrate Urbanus, Gretchen Parlato sings three songs from In a Dream, and Robert Glasper shuffles the contents of his iPod.

Checkout Playlist: Robert Glasper

August 25, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Playlists

GlasperShuffle-sJosh Jackson talks with pianist Robert Glasper.  Then they listen to random tunes on Glasper’s iPod.
WEB EXTRA: Glasper on the state of the jazz audience
BONUS: Hear a studio session with the Robert Glasper Trio

Checkout Interview: Robert Glasper Extra

August 25, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Interviews

GlasperINT-sWBGO’s Josh Jackson talks with Robert Glasper about the jazz audience and its major problem – a lack of youth participation.

Checkout Studio Session: Stefon Harris and Blackout

August 25, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Studio Sessions

Blackout-sVibraphonist and marimba player Stefon Harris and Blackout play three songs at WBGO Studios.  Recorded July 17, 2009.  First broadcast on the August 25, 2009 edition of The Checkout, WBGO’s new music show.
See more photos from the session.

Producer and Host – Josh Jackson
Recorded by Josh Webb
Mixed by David Tallacksen

Personnel:
Stefon Harris – vibes and marimba
Casey Benjamin – alto saxophone and vocoder
Marc Cary – Fender Rhodes
Ben Williams – bass
Terreon Gully – drums

Set List:
The Afterthought (Marc Cary)
Christina (Buster Williams)
11th Hour Blues (David Gilmore)

Checkout Studio Session: Gretchen Parlato

August 25, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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Gretchen-sSinger Gretchen Parlato and trio play three songs at WBGO Studios.  Recorded August 17, 2009.  First broadcast on the August 25, 2009 edition of The Checkout, WBGO’s new music show.
See photos from the session.

Producer and Host – Josh Jackson
Recorded by David Tallacksen

Personnel:
Gretchen Parlato – voice
Gerald Clayton – Piano and Fender Rhodes
Alan Hampton – bass
Jamire Williams – drums

Set List:
I Can’t Help It (Stevie Wonder)
Doralice (D. Caymmi)
In a Dream (Parlato/Hampton)

Checkout Studio Session: Robert Glasper Trio

August 25, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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GlasperStudio-sPianist Robert Glasper and his trio visit WBGO and perform music for an Inauguration Day 2009 NPR Favorite Session.  Recorded 1/14/09 in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
See photos from the session.

Robert Glasper – piano
Alan Hampton – bass
Jamire Williams – drums

Set List:
No Worries (Glasper)
Maiden Voyage/Everything in its Right Place (T. Yorke/H. Hancock)
Enoch’s Inaugural Meditation (Glasper)

Josh Jackson – host and producer
Music mix by Josh Webb, assisted by David Tallacksen

Checkout Newport: Joe Lovano Us Five

August 21, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under New Music

lovano-sSaxophonist Joe Lovano and UsFive play “Dibango,” from George Wein’s CareFusion Jazz Festival 55 in Newport, Rhode Island.

Recorded August 9, 2009 for WBGO, WGBH, and NPR Music.

Joe Lovano – saxophones
James Weidman – piano
Esperanza Spalding – bass
Francisco Mela – drums (L)
Otis Brown III – drums (R)

Check out the full set at NPR Music

Checkout Newport: Vijay Iyer Trio

August 21, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under New Music

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Pianist Vijay Iyer’s Trio plays “Mystic Brew,” from George Wein’s CareFusion Jazz Festival 55 in Newport, Rhode Island.

Recorded August 8, 2009 for WBGO, WGBH, and NPR Music.

Vijay Iyer – piano
Stephan Crump – bass
Marcus Gilmore – drums

Check out the full set at NPR Music

Checkout Newport: The Bad Plus

August 21, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under New Music

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The Bad Plus plays “1978 Bronze Medalist” from George Wein’s CareFusion Jazz Festival 55 in Newport, Rhode Island.

Recorded August 9, 2009 for WBGO, WGBH, and NPR Music.

Ethan Iverson – piano
Reid Anderson – bass
Dave King – drums

Check out the full set at NPR Music

Checkout Newport: Millennial Territory Orchestra

August 21, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under New Music

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Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra plays “Boy in the Boat,” from George Wein’s CareFusion Jazz Festival 55 in Newport, Rhode Island.

Recorded August 9, 2009 for WBGO, WGBH, and NPR Music.

Check out the full set at NPR Music

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