The Checkout: April 29, 2014

April 30, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: April 29, 2014Rio’s Flame Collective offers a new view on Brazilian song, Mulatu Astatke revives rare Ethiopian grooves, and we celebrate the revolutionary life of baritone saxophonist Fred Ho.

Rio’s Flame Collective On Brazilian Song

April 30, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under New Music

Rio’s Flame Collective On Brazilian SongMembers of Rio de Janeiro’s Flame Collective – Pedro Sa Moraes, Thiago Thiago de Melo, Thiago Amud, Ivo Senra, Renato Frazao, Sergio Krakowski and Cezar Altai, perform live at WBGO and talk with Tim Wilkins about their original take on Brazil’s rich literary and musical traditions.

Ethiopia’s Jazz Revival

April 30, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Ethiopia’s Jazz RevivalMonica Miller takes us to Ethiopia, where she talks with Mulatu Astatke and other musicians and producers about the jazz revival currently underway in the country.

Fred Ho’s Afro Asian Liberation Music

April 30, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Fred Ho’s Afro Asian Liberation MusicBaritone saxophonist Fred Ho talks with Tim Wilkins about his “Afro-Asian Liberation Music” and efforts to merge jazz with Pan-Asian influences and revolutionary consciousness. Ho died April 12, 2014.

Photo by Robert Adam Mayer, courtesy of the artist

The Checkout: April 22, 2014

April 23, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: April 22, 2014Drummer Mark Guiliana’s new electronic duo with Brad Mehldau, Cassandra Wilson revisits a breakthrough album and Brian Blade’s Fellowship takes the road less traveled.

Brian Blade: “Landmarks”

April 23, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Brian Blade: “Landmarks”Drummer Brian Blade talks with Josh Jackson about Landmarks, his new Fellowship band album for Blue Note.

Mark Guiliana: “Mehliana” Album

April 23, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Mark Guiliana: “Mehliana” AlbumDrummer Mark Guiliana talks with Josh Jackson about Mehliana, his new duo project and album with Brad Mehldau on electronic keyboards.

Cassandra Wilson Revisits “Blue Light Til Dawn”

April 23, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Cassandra Wilson Revisits “Blue Light Til Dawn”Singer Cassandra Wilson talks with Simon Rentner about Blue Light ‘Til Dawn, her breakthrough 1993 album which featured renditions of songs by Robert Johnson, Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell, as well as her own songs.

The Checkout: April 15, 2014

April 16, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: April 15, 2014A singer’s extravaganza with Cecile McLorin Salvant’s WomanChild,, Zara McFarlane’s If You Knew Her and John Hollenbeck’s Songs I Like A Lot with Theo Bleckmann.

Zara McFarlane: “If You Knew Her”

April 16, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Zara McFarlane: “If You Knew Her”U.K. singer-songwriter Zara McFarlane introduces songs from her new album, If You Knew Her, and reveals some of her inspirations.

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