The Checkout Holiday Spectacular

December 20, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout Holiday SpectacularYule love the inaugural Checkout Holiday Spectacular, featuring a special performance with Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O.  Josh Jackson is your host.

Dave Holland: Hands On Flamenco

December 16, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Dave Holland: Hands On FlamencoWBGO’s Josh Jackson talks to bassist Dave Holland about “Hands,” his flamenco project with guitarist Pepe Habichuela.  Recorded at the 43rd Barcelona Voll-Damm Intl. Jazz Festival.

Michael Weintrob: Instrument Head

December 16, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Michael Weintrob: Instrument HeadWBGO’s Josh Jackson talks to Michael Weintrob about his surrealist portrait series, Instrument Head, and his time as the official photographer for the 43rd Barcelona Voll-Damm Intl. Jazz Festival. See more images at NPR’s A Blog Supreme.

Jaco Abel: A Flamenco Lesson

December 16, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Jaco Abel: A Flamenco LessonWBGO’s Josh Jackson talks to Jaco Abel, who plays electric flamenco guitar.  Hear a demonstration of the solea and fandango flamenco palos, as well as a siguirilla from Abel’s latest recording, “Ayaya.” Recorded in Barcelona.

Cesc Miralta: Formes Invisibles

December 16, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Cesc Miralta: Formes Invisibles

Photo by Michael Weintrob

WBGO’s Josh Jackson talks to saxophonist Cesc Miralta about Formes Invisibles, his multimedia work inspired by Catalan architect Antonin Gaudi. Recorded at the 43rd Barcelona Voll-Damm Intl. Jazz Festival.

The Checkout Live: Christian Scott at Berklee

December 16, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout presents trumpeter Christian Scott’s Quintet performing music at Berklee College of Music.  Recorded November 17, 2011 in Boston, MA.

Listen to the audio only:

The Checkout Live: Christian Scott at Berklee

Photo by Kelly Davidson/Berklee College

Personnel:
Christian Scott, trumpet
Matthew Stevens, guitar
Lawrence Fields, piano
Kris Funn, bass
Jamire Williams, drums

Set List:
Spy Boy
Jihad Joe
Isidora
After All (M.Stevens)
K.K.P.D.

Compositions by Christian Scott unless otherwise noted

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Mix: David Tallacksen
Production support provided by Berklee College of Music

The Checkout Live: Warren Wolf at 92Y Tribeca

December 16, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout Live: Warren Wolf at 92Y Tribeca

Photo by John Rogers

The Checkout presents vibraphonist Warren Wolf and WOLFPACK performing music from Wolf’s Mack Avenue Records debut.  Recorded November 16, 2011 at 92Y Tribeca.

Personnel:
Warren Wolf, vibraphone
Tim Green, saxophone
Lawrence Fields, piano
Kris Funn, bass
John Lamkin, drums

Set List

427 Mass Ave.
Emily (Mandel/Mercer)
Peace (T. Green)
Señor Mouse (Corea)
How I Am Feeling At This Given Moment
Sweet Bread

Compositions by Warren Wolf unless otherwise noted

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Mix: David Tallacksen
Assisted by Michael Downes

The Checkout Live: Marcus Strickland Quartet at 92Y Tribeca

December 16, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout Live: Marcus Strickland Quartet at 92Y Tribeca

Photo by John Rogers

The Checkout presents saxophonist Marcus Strickland’s Quartet performing selections from Triumph of the Heavy.  Recorded August 9, 2011 at 92Y Tribeca.

Personnel:
Marcus Strickland, tenor saxophone
David Bryant, piano
Ben Williams, bass
EJ Strickland, drums

Set List:
Mudbone
Surreal
Dawn
Lilt

All compositions by Marcus Strickland

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Mix: David Tallacksen
Assisted by Michael Downes

The Checkout: December 13, 2011

December 13, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: December 13, 2011

The Checkout visits the 43rd Barcelona Voll-Damm Intl. Jazz Festival.  Hear features with Dave Holland, Jaco Abel, Cesc Miralta, Omar Sosa, and Michael Weintrob.  WBGO’s Josh Jackson is your host.