Mark Turner: “Lathe Of Heaven”

October 1, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Featured, Interviews

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Mark Turner: “Lathe Of Heaven”Tenor saxophonist Mark Turner talks with Josh Jackson about Lathe Of Heaven, his new ECM album, after a thirteen-year hiatus as a leader.

Walter Smith III: “Still Casual”

October 1, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Featured, New Music

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Walter Smith III: “Still Casual”Tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III talks with Josh Jackson about his “elements of style” and approach to composition on his new album Still Casual.

Photo credit: Tim Wilkins

Odean Pope & Pharoah Sanders: Saxophone Choirs

October 1, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Odean Pope & Pharoah Sanders: Saxophone ChoirsTenor saxophonists Odean Pope (pictured) & Pharoah Sanders talk with Rhonda Hamilton about math in music, saxophone choirs and other collaborations.

Tenor Madness: Mark Turner, Walter Smith III, Odean Pope, Pharoah Sanders

October 1, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Featured, Shows

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Tenor Madness: Mark Turner, Walter Smith III, Odean Pope, Pharoah SandersIt’s Tenor Madness on The Checkout, with new albums from Mark Turner and Walter Smith III, and Odean Pope with Pharoah Sanders about their saxophone choirs and other collaborations.

D’Angelo & Leitham At OutBeat

September 24, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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D’Angelo & Leitham At OutBeatSimon Rentner visits OutBeat, Philadelphia’s first LGBT jazz festival, and talks with saxophonist Andrew D’Angelo and bassist Jennifer Leitham, who also perform.

Kavita Shah: “Visions”

September 24, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under New Music

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Kavita Shah: “Visions”Kavita Shah performs live at WBGO with her “Visions” band and talks with Simon Rentner about her approach to music, which blends South Asian and African influences.

Shah performs with the “Visions” band at New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2014.

Antonio Adolfo, Carol Saboya & Hendrik Meurkens

September 24, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Studio Sessions

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Antonio Adolfo, Carol Saboya & Hendrik MeurkensRio de Janeiro pianist Antonio Adolfo talks with Tim Wilkins and plays bossa nova songs, old and new, in the WBGO studios with Carol Saboya on vocals and Hendrik Meurkens on harmonica.

Antonio Adolfo, Kavita Shah, OutBeat Jazz Fest

September 24, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Antonio Adolfo, Kavita Shah, OutBeat Jazz Fest Antonio Adolfo plays bossa nova with Hendrik Meurkens and Carol Saboya; Kavita Shah blends South Asia, Latin America and Africa on her new CD, Visions; and Andrew D’Angelo and Jennifer Leitham perform at Philly’s first LGBT jazz festival, OutBeat.

Gregory Porter Live at Newport 2014

August 12, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Gregory Porter Live at Newport 2014Vocalist Gregory Porter sings songs from his albums Water, Be Good, and Liquid Spirit live on the main stage at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival.

Bollani & de Holanda: “O Que Sera”

August 12, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under New Music

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Bollani & de Holanda: “O Que Sera”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.

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