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The Checkout presents highlights from the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival, featuring Scott Colley, Donny McCaslin, Bill Carrothers, Sarah Wilson, Juan Carlos Formell and John Santos. Hosted by Josh Jackson and Patrick Jarenwattananon.
Hear complete concerts at NPR Music.
Steven Bernstein and the Millennial Territory Orchestra perform music from the new recording, MTO Plays SLY (Royal Potato Family). Recorded October 14, 2011 at 92Y Tribeca.
Sly Notions 2
You Can Make It If You Try
Sing a Simple Song
Thank You For Talkin’ To Me Africa
Que Sera Sera
Skin I’m In
I Want To Take You Higher
Steven Bernstein – trumpet and slide trumpet
Curtis Fowlkes – trombone
Charlie Burnham – violin
Doug Weiselman – clarinet and saxophone
Peter Apfelbaum – tenor saxophone
Erik Lawrence – baritone and soprano saxophones
Matt Munisteri – guitar and banjo
Ben Allison – bass
Ben Perowsky – drums
Bernie Worrell – Hammond organ
Eric Mingus – vocal
Sandra St. Victor – vocal
Producer and host: Josh Jackson
Mix: David Tallacksen
Assistant: Michael Downes
WBGO’s Josh Jackson talks to saxophonist David Murray about his new Cuban Ensemble recording, Plays Nat King Cole En Espanol (Motema).
The Matthew Stevens Quintet performs original music from the guitarist’s forthcoming debut recording. Recorded January 24, 2011 at WBGO.
All compositions by Matthew Stevens
Matthew Stevens – guitar
Ben Wendel – tenor saxophone and melodica
Fabian Almazan – piano
Harish Raghavan – bass
Jamire Williams – drums
Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recording engineer: Michael Downes