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Guitarist Jim Campilongo’s new CD takes us to Jimi and Norah, bassist Nilson Matta honors Baden Powell & Black Orpheus, and bluesman Guy Davis stirs it up live at WBGO.
Guitarist Jim Campilongo talks with Josh Jackson about his CD Dream Dictionary, which includes songs by Jimi Hendrix and Norah Jones, and his duo with guitarist Steve Cardenas.
Bassist Nilson Matta talks with Awilda Rivera about his musical tributes to guitarist Baden Powell and the film Black Orpheus, and shareshis memories of performing with Hermeto Pascoal.
Bluesman Guy Davis performs selections from his CD Juba Dance live at WBGO and talks with Michael Bourne about growing up with his famous parents, the actors and activists Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis.
Guitarist Badi Assad plays live, pianist Simona Premazzi shares “The Lucid Dreamer” and Eddie Palmieri is “Doin’ It In The Park” on this week’s show.
Pianist and bandleader Eddie Palmieri talks with Awilda Rivera about his career and new soundtrack for the film “Doin’ It In The Park,” a documentary on street basketball in New York City.
Guitarist Nir Felder’s “Golden Age,” pianist Edward Simon’s “Venezuelan Suite” and we say farewell to the rare mind of Amiri Baraka this week.
Pianist and composer Edward Simon takes on a musical journey through his home country with Venezuelan Suite, an ensemble work he has just released on Sunnyside Records with Adam Cruz on drums, Roberto Koch on bass, Marco Granados on flutes, Mark Turner on tenor saxophone, John Ellis on bass clarinet, Jorge Glem on cuatro, Luis Quintero on percussion, Leonardo Granados on maracas, and Edmar Castañeda on harp.