Randy Ingram, Oran Etkin, Steve Lehman

August 20, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
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Randy Ingram, Oran Etkin, Steve Lehman Pianist Randy Ingram and his band perform in-studio in celebration of his recording “Sky/Lift,” Oran Etkin travels the globe “Gathering Light,” and Steve Lehman’s spectral-jazz octet “Mise en Abime.”

Oran Etkin’s “Gathering Light”

August 20, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
Filed under Featured, New Music

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Oran Etkin’s “Gathering Light”Oran Etkin travels the globe — West Africa, Middle East, and Indonesia — collecting sounds for his recording “Gathering Light” (Motema).  The clarinetist speaks to WBGO’s Tim Wilkins.

Randy Ingram In-Studio: “Sky/Lift”

August 20, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
Filed under Featured, Studio Sessions

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Randy Ingram In-Studio: “Sky/Lift”Randy Ingram brings his band to WBGO’s performance studio in celebration of his recording “Sky/Lift.”  The pianist speaks to Josh Jackson.  Listen to some of his other tracks here.

Steve Lehman’s Mise en Abime

August 20, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
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Steve Lehman’s Mise en AbimeSteve Lehman talks to WBGO’s Simon Rentner about “Mise en Abime,” featuring his octet from Pi Records.  The alto saxophonist reveals his spectral-inspired compositions.

Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Canada Jazz with David Ryshpan

July 9, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
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Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Canada Jazz with David Ryshpan
The pianist and disc-jockey shares music from some of his favorite modern Canadian jazz artists — the Doxas Brothers, Jérôme Beaulieu, Rich Brown, Kenny Wheeler, and Field Trip – with WBGO’s Simon Rentner at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Tom Harrell’s Colors of a Dream

July 9, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
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Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Tom Harrell’s Colors of a Dream Trumpeter Tom Harrell shares a song he wrote in his dreams, talks Debussy, praises cellist Rubin Kodheli, and remembers Horace Silver with WBGO’s Simon Rentner at FIJM 2014.

Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOOD

July 9, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
Filed under New Music

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Montreal Jazz Fest 2014:  Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOODThe far-fetched story of Toronto jazz students becoming hip hop stars.  BADBADNOTGOOD speaks to WBGO’s Simon Rentner at the 2014 Montreal Jazz Festival.

The Checkout: July 7, 2014 (Montreal Jazz Fest Edition Part II)

July 9, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
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The Checkout: July 7, 2014 (Montreal Jazz Fest Edition Part II)

On the scene of the 2014 Montreal Jazz Festival:  Tom Harrell thinks of melodies in his dreams, and shares his appreciation for Debussy, Rubin Kodheli, and Horace Silver.  Pianist David Ryshpan gives us a playlist of modern Canadian jazz.  And Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOOD’s internet stardom.

The Checkout: July 1, 2014 (Montreal Jazz Fest edition part I)

July 4, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
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The Checkout: July 1, 2014 (Montreal Jazz Fest edition part I)The 2014 Montreal International Jazz Festival rolls on with Monty Alexander, Vincent Réhel, and Baptiste Trotignon.

Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Monty Alexander

July 4, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
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Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Monty AlexanderPianist Monty Alexander tells the story of his remarkable journey from Jamaica to America with WBGO’s Gary Walker.

Monty Alexander performed at the 2014 Montreal Jazz Festival.

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