The Checkout: May 24, 2011

May 24, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: May 24, 2011

The Checkout presents the Captain Black Big Band studio session, and interviews with trumpeter Roy Hargrove and saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh.

Interview: Roy Hargrove

May 24, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Interview: Roy HargroveWBGO’s Josh Jackson talks to trumpeter Roy Hargrove about his quintet’s two week residency at the Village Vanguard.

Interview: Jerome Sabbagh

May 24, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Interview: Jerome SabbaghWBGO’s Josh Jackson talks to saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh about his new trio recording, I Will Follow You (Bee Jazz).

The Checkout: May 17, 2011

May 20, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: May 17, 2011

The Checkout features an interview with James Carter and composer Roberto Sierra, new music from pianist Tom McDermott and Evan Christopher, and a studio session from Tirtha.  WBGO’s Josh Jackson is your host.

Tom McDermott and Evan Christopher: Almost Native

May 20, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Tom McDermott and Evan Christopher: Almost NativePianist Tom McDermott and clarinet player Evan Christopher play McDermott’s “Tango Ambiguo” from the new recording, Almost Native (Threadhead Records).
Hear the full release on Bandcamp.

James Carter: Caribbean Rhapsody

May 20, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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James Carter: Caribbean RhapsodyWBGO’s Josh Jackson talks to James Carter and composer Roberto Sierra about the “Concerto for Saxophones and Orchestra” from Carter’s new recording, Caribbean Rhapsody (EmArcy).

The Checkout: May 10, 2011

May 11, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: May 10, 2011

The Checkout presents a studio session with the Fabian Almazan trio, an interview with writer Stanley Crouch, and a playlist from singer Gretchen Parlato.  WBGO’s Josh Jackson is your host.

Studio Session: Fabian Almazan Trio

May 11, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Studio Session: Fabian Almazan TrioThe Fabian Almazan trio performs new music from the pianist’s upcoming release, Personalities. Recorded March 16, 2011 in Newark, New Jersey.

Set List:
Personalities (Almazan)
The Vicarious Life (Almazan)
Bola de Nieve (Varela)

Personnel:
Fabian Almazan – piano
Linda Oh – bass
Henry Cole – drums

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recording engineer: Michael Downes

Stanley Crouch: Up at Minton’s

May 11, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Stanley Crouch: Up at Minton’sWBGO’s Josh Jackson speaks with writer Stanley Crouch. Crouch interviews drummer Ben Riley and a longtime Harlem jazz fan at Minton’s Playhouse, part of the inaugural Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival.

Playlist: Gretchen Parlato

May 6, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Playlist: Gretchen ParlatoSinger Gretchen Parlato shares some of her favorite singers with WBGO’s Josh Jackson, including Bobby McFerrin, Becca Stevens, Oumou Sangare, Shirley Horn and Luther Vandross.

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