APA Special 2: Emmet Cohen, Sullivan Fortner

May 28, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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APA Special 2: Emmet Cohen, Sullivan FortnerPianists Sullivan Fortner (pictured) and Emmet Cohen perform at New York’s Rubin Museum of Art and talk with Josh Jackson at the opening concert of the American Pianists Association’s 2014 Cole Porter Award competition on May 21, 2014. This is the second of two segments from this event.

Takuya Kuroda: “Rising Son”

May 14, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Takuya Kuroda: “Rising Son”Trumpeter Takuya Kuroda talks with Josh Jackson about his Blue Note album Rising Son and performs live at WBGO.

Vijay Iyer: “Mutations”

May 7, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Vijay Iyer: “Mutations”Pianist Vijay Iyer talks with Josh Jackson about his new ECM album, Mutations, and his approach to composing for orchestra, piano and electronic instruments.

Fred Ho’s Afro Asian Liberation Music

April 30, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Fred Ho’s Afro Asian Liberation MusicBaritone saxophonist Fred Ho talks with Tim Wilkins about his “Afro-Asian Liberation Music” and efforts to merge jazz with Pan-Asian influences and revolutionary consciousness. Ho died April 12, 2014.

Photo by Robert Adam Mayer, courtesy of the artist

Cassandra Wilson Revisits “Blue Light Til Dawn”

April 23, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Cassandra Wilson Revisits “Blue Light Til Dawn”Singer Cassandra Wilson talks with Simon Rentner about Blue Light ‘Til Dawn, her breakthrough 1993 album which featured renditions of songs by Robert Johnson, Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell, as well as her own songs.

Cecile McLorin Salvant: “WomanChild”

April 16, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Cecile McLorin Salvant: “WomanChild”Singer Cecile McLorin Salvant talks with Michael Bourne about WomanChild, her album which features songs by Bert Williams, Fats Waller and others.

Hollenbeck & Bleckmann: “Songs I Like A Lot”

April 16, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Hollenbeck & Bleckmann: “Songs I Like A Lot”Bandleader John Hollenbeck and singer Theo Bleckmann talk with Michael Bourne about their album Songs I Like A Lot, which features interpretations of songs by Freddie Mercury, Glen Campbell and others.

Teachout & Thompson: “Satchmo At The Waldorf”

April 9, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Teachout & Thompson: “Satchmo At The Waldorf”Actor John Douglas Thompson and author Terry Teachout talk with WBGO’s Rhonda Hamilton about “Satchmo At The Waldorf,” a new play about the life of Louis Armstrong. The play is currently at New York’s Westside Theatre Upstairs.

Ambrose Akinmusire: “The Imagined Savior”

April 9, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Ambrose Akinmusire: “The Imagined Savior”Trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire talks with Josh Jackson about his new Blue Note album The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint.

Pianists Robert Glasper & Jason Moran Play Live

April 1, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Pianists Robert Glasper & Jason Moran Play LivePianists Robert Glasper and Jason Moran play a live duet at New York’s Town Hall to celebrate Blue Note Records’ 75th anniversary, and talk with WBGO’s Josh Jackson about the evolution of jazz.

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