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Vocalist Gregory Porter sings songs from his albums Water, Be Good, and Liquid Spirit live on the main stage at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival.
Italian pianist Stefano Bollani and Brazilian mandolin player Hamilton de Holanda play duets from their ECM album O Que Sera and talk with Simon Rentner at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival.
Alto saxophonist Miguel Zenón plays a new orchestral suite that explores Puerto Rican-ness, “Identities Are Changeable,” live on the main stage at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival.
[audio:podcasts/thecheckoutshowpodcast/140812_CheckoutPorterBollaniZenon2.mp3]Gregory Porter sings in the rain, Italian pianist Stefano Bollani matches wits with Brazilian mandolinist Hamilton de Holanda, and saxophonist Miguel Zenon explores the future of Puerto Rican-ness with his “Identities Are Changeable” suite, live from the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival.
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society premieres his new big band suite, “Tensile Curves,” live on the main stage at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival.
Horace Silver talks with Gary Walker about his musical inspirations, collaborations and career. The pianist, composer and NEA Jazz Master died June 18, 2014.
[audio:podcasts/thecheckoutshowpodcast/120805_Checkout_BatisteArgueSilver_programs_74023_sr.mp3]New Orleans pianist Jon Batiste’s Stay Human band plays live, and Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society premieres a new big band suite at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival. We also remember hard bop composer and pianist Horace Silver, who passed away June 11, 2014, with an interview and audio memorial hosted by Gary Walker.
George Wein, pianist and founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, reviews his career and previews the acts at this year’s fest with Tim Wilkins.
Bassist Moppa Elliott and pianist Ron Stabinsky from the band Mostly Other People Do The Killing talk with Simon Rentner about Red Hot!, their album which offers an ironic tour through early jazz.
The band appears at the Newport Jazz Festival’s Harbor Stage on Friday, August 1, 2014 at 12:50 p.m.