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WBGO honors guitarist Jim Hall, who died Dec. 10, with music and excerpts from an in-depth interview from 2004, when he was named an NEA Jazz Master, the nation’s highest honor for a jazz musician.
Alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett talks with WBGO’s Gary Walker about his new album Pushing The World Away.
Drummer Chico Hamilton talks with Josh Jackson about his career and early experiences in music, in an interview from 2011. Hamilton passed away Nov. 25 at age 92.
Pianist Bruce Barth and alto saxophonist Steve Wilson talk with Josh Jackson and perform music from their duo CD Home live in the WBGO studios.
Author Amiri Baraka talks with Josh Jackson about the 50th anniversary of Blues People, his groundbreaking volume of jazz criticism.
Tenor saxophonist Ben Van Gelder talks with Josh Jackson about the inspiring sounds of jazz on vinyl, and his quintet performs with with Craig Weinrib on drums, Peter Schlamb on vibraphone, Rick Rosato on bass, and Aaron Parks on piano.
Josh Jackson revisits some of our favorite moments with NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess, who passed away at 91 on October 30.
WBGO’s Josh Jackson talks to pianist and composer Jon Cowherd about his recording, Mercy.
Jon Cowherd’s Mercy in an ArtistShare fan-funded project. Participants in the project receive access to the creative process of the making of the CD and credit listings on the CD packaging. Find out more.
Tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana talks with Josh Jackson about winning the 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, her musical experiences in Chile and the United States and approaches to collaboration and composition.
Brian Jackson talks with Simon Rentner about his new Motema album Evolutionary Minded, which draws on and celebrates his long collaboration with Gil Scott-Heron, a founding father of the spoken word and hip-hop movements.