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Steve 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.
Horace Silver talks with Gary Walker about his musical inspirations, collaborations and career. The pianist, composer and NEA Jazz Master died June 18, 2014.
Charlie Haden talks with Rhonda Hamilton about his musical inspirations, collaborations and career. The bassist and NEA Jazz Master died July 11, 2014.
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.
Pianist 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.
Pianist Vincent Réhel shares “Images du Lendemain” (Image of the Future), a recording featuring piano, organ, strings, and rhythm section. Réhel speaks with WBGO’s Simon Rentner at the 2014 Montreal Jazz Festival.
Singer José James talks with Simon Rentner about While You Were Sleeping, his debut album on the Blue Note label
Bandleader Darcy James Argue talks with Simon Rentner about “Brooklyn Babylon,” his 18-instrument multimedia suite that allegorizes the transformation of New York City’s outer borough.
Pianist Helen Sung talks with Gary Walker about her album “Anthem For A New Day,” which features Seamus Blake on tenor and soprano sax, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, bassist Reuben Rogers, drummer Obed Calvaire, Samuel Torres on percussion, John Ellis on bass clarinet, and special guests Paquito D’Rivera on clarinet and Regina Carter on violin.
Pianist Chick Corea talks with Josh Jackson about his Concord album “Portraits,” and his interpretations of music by Scriabin, Thelonious Monk and his own children’s songs.