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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.
Singer Cecile McLoriin Salvant talks with Michael Bourne about WomanChild, her album which features songs by Bert Williams, Fats Waller and others.
Bandleader John Hollenbeck and singer Theo Bleckmann talk with Michael Bourne about their album Songs I Like A Lot, which features interpretations of songs by Freddie Mercury, Glen Campbell and others.
Nicholas Payton reinterprets Miles Davis and Gil Evans’s Sketches Of Spain, Ambrose Akinmusire talks about his new album and actor John Douglas Thompson and author Terry Teachout talk about their new play which honors Louis Armstrong, “Satchmo At The Waldorf.”
Trumpeter Nicholas Payton performs Miles Davis and Gil Evans’s Sketches Of Spain live with Switzerland’s Basel Sinfonieorchester and talks with Awilda Rivera.
Actor John Douglas Thompson and author Terry Teachout talk with WBGO’s Rhonda Hamilton about “Satchmo At The Waldorf,” a new play about the life of Louis Armstrong. The play is currently at New York’s Westside Theatre Upstairs.
Caravan Palace explains their Parisian blend of swing dance music with electronica, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble play live at (le) Poisson Rouge, and Jason Moran and Robert Glasper explore the future of jazz together on twin pianos at Town Hall.
Pianists Robert Glasper and Jason Moran play a live duet at New York’s Town Hall to celebrate Blue Note Records’ 75th anniversary, and talk with WBGO’s Josh Jackson about the evolution of jazz.