The Checkout: December 29, 2009

December 29, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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Vanguard-sLive at the Village Vanguard 2009 Highlights, Vol. 2.
Selections from Tom Harrell, JD Allen, Fred Hersch, Christian McBride, Bill McHenry and Billy Hart.  WBGO’s Josh Jackson hosts.

The Checkout: December 22, 2009

December 22, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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Vanguard-sLive at the Village Vanguard 2009 Highlights, Vol. 1.
Selections from Kurt Rosenwinkel, Edward Simon, Terence Blanchard, David Sanchez, and Allen Toussaint.  WBGO’s Michael Bourne hosts for Josh Jackson.

The Checkout: December 15, 2009

December 16, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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This edition of The Checkout features a highlight from Dave Douglas Quintet: Live at the Village Vanguard, an interview with pianist Danilo Perez, and a studio session with the Donny McCaslin Quartet. WBGO’s Josh Jackson is your host.

Checkout Interview: Danilo Perez

December 16, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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Danilo-sWBGO’s Josh Jackson talks to pianist Danilo Perez about the 2010 Panama Jazz Festival, the Berklee Global Jazz initiative, and the Smithsonian Legacy Award.

The Checkout: December 8, 2009

December 10, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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On this edition of The Checkout, we feature an interview with trumpeter Dave Douglas about his appearance on Live at the Village Vanguard, more great songs from the Newport Jazz Festival 1959 listening session with Ben Ratliff, and a look at the Best Jazz of 2009.
WBGO’s Josh Jackson is your host.

Checkout New Music: Best Jazz of 2009

December 10, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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Best09-sIt’s been another standout year for jazz.  WBGO’s Josh Jackson shares ten of his favorite recordings from 2009.  Nine of them were featured on The Checkout.

Vijay Iyer – Historicity
Miguel Zenon – Esta Plena
Darcy James Argue – Infernal Machines
JD Allen – Shine
Steve Lehman – Travail, Transformation, and Flow
Robert Glasper – Double Booked
Fly – Sky & Country
Jeff Tain Watts – Watts
Gretchen Parlato – In a Dream
Stefon Harris Blackout – Urbanus

Checkout Interview: Dave Douglas

December 10, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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ddouglas-sWBGO’s Josh Jackson talks to trumpeter Dave Douglas about his quintet’s New York performance for Live at the Village Vanguard.

Checkout New Music: Newport 1959, Part Two

December 10, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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Newport-sWBGO’s Josh Jackson talks with New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff about newly discovered recordings at the Newport Jazz Festival.  They listen to Ahmad Jamal Trio, Horace Silver Quintet, and Dakota Staton from 1959, three of the twenty seven sets recently released at Wolfgang’s Vault. Last of a two-part series.

Checkout New Music: Newport 1959, Part One

December 2, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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Newport-sWBGO’s Josh Jackson talks with New York Times music critic Ben Ratliff about newly discovered recordings at the Newport Jazz Festival.  They listen to Count Basie and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers from 1959, two of the twenty seven sets recently released at Wolfgang’s Vault.  First of a two-part series.

The Checkout: December 1, 2009

December 1, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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Episode 34 of The Checkout features a studio session with vocalist Sara Serpa, a Newport Jazz Festival 1959 listening session with Ben Ratliff, and an interview with Chano Dominguez about his newest project, the Flamenco Side of Kind of Blue.
WBGO’s Josh Jackson is your host.

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