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Rio’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.
Members 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.
Monica 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.
Baritone 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
Drummer 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.
Drummer Brian Blade talks with Josh Jackson about Landmarks, his new Fellowship band album for Blue Note.
Drummer Mark Guiliana talks with Josh Jackson about Mehliana, his new duo project and album with Brad Mehldau on electronic keyboards.
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.
A 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.
U.K. singer-songwriter Zara McFarlane introduces songs from her new album, If You Knew Her, and reveals some of her inspirations.