Michael Blake’s World Time Zone

June 17, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Live, Studio Sessions

Michael Blake’s World Time ZoneTenor saxophonist Michael Blake performs live at WBGO with his World Time Zone ensemble of Ben Allison on bass and Ferenc Nemeth on drums, and talks with Michael Bourne.

Michael Blake performs at the 2014 Vancouver Jazz Festival on June 22 and 24.

Round Robin Improvisations At 92Y Tribeca

May 13, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Live, Studio Sessions

Round Robin Improvisations At 92Y TribecaSaxophonist John Ellis, pianist Fabian Almazan, drummer John Hollenbeck and nine other musicians perform in a round-robin improvisation at New York’s 92Y Tribeca on May 12, 2012.

The Undead Music Festival and Red Bull Music Academy present a round-robin concert at New York’s Town Hall on May 14, 2014.

Pianists Robert Glasper & Jason Moran Play Live

April 1, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Interviews, Live

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.

The Checkout Live: Melissa Aldana Crash Trio at Berklee

October 10, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Berklee, Live, New Music, Uncategorized

The Checkout presents tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana’s Crash Trio live at the Berklee College of Music’s Cafe 939 in Boston, MA.

Listen to the audio:

The Checkout Live: Melissa Aldana Crash Trio at Berklee

Photo © Kelly Davidson

Personnel:

Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone
Pablo Menares, bass
Francisco Mela, drums

Set List:

“Bring Him Home” (Aldana)
“Turning” (Aldana)
“You’re My Everything” (Warren/Young)
“Tira Pie” (P. Menares)
“SP” (Aldana)

The Checkout: Highlights from jazzahead!

May 14, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Live, Shows

The Checkout: Highlights from jazzahead!
The Checkout visited the jazzahead! conference in Bremen, Germany.  We brought back some concert audio, thanks to a partnership with Radio Bremen.   Hosted by WBGO’s Josh Jackson.

Hour One highlights – Omer Klein, subtone, Taksim Trio and Han Bennink.

Hour Two highlights – Jaimeo Brown Transcendence, Django Bates Beloved, Yotam and Eric Vloeimans with Oliver’s Cinema.

The Checkout Live: Ingrid Jensen at Berklee

June 5, 2012 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Berklee, Live, Shows

The Checkout presents trumpeter Ingrid Jensen’s quintet performance at Berklee College of Music.  Recorded April 12, 2012 in Boston, MA.

Listen to the audio only:

The Checkout Live: Ingrid Jensen at Berklee

Personnel:
Ingrid Jensen, trumpet/effects
Lage Lund, guitar
Gary Versace, piano/keyboard
Matt Clohesy, bass
Jon Wikan, drums

Set List:
Opening Part 1 (K. Wheeler)
Opening Part 2 (Jensen)
Travel Fever (M. Olin)
Higher Grounds II (Jensen)
91 (M. Rossy)
At Sea (Jensen)

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Mix: David Tallacksen

The Checkout Live: Kendrick Scott Oracle at Berklee

May 29, 2012 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Berklee, Live, Shows

The Checkout presents drummer Kendrick Scott and Oracle performing at Berklee College of Music.  Recorded March 8, 2012 in Boston, MA.

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The Checkout Live: Kendrick Scott Oracle at Berklee

Byungseok Lee/Berklee College

Personnel:
Kendrick Scott, drums
John Ellis, sax/bass clarinet
Taylor Eigsti, piano/keyboard
Joshua Crumbly, bass

Set List:
Mantra
Apollo (Walter Smith III)
Too Much
Serenity
Cycling Through Reality [video highlight]
Conviction

All compositions by Kendrick Scott unless otherwise indicated.
Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Mix: David Tallacksen

The Checkout Live: Leala Cyr and Ricardo Vogt at Berklee

March 26, 2012 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Berklee, Live, Shows

The Checkout presents saxophonist Leala Cyr and Ricardo Vogt performing at Berklee College of Music.  Recorded February 9, 2012 in Boston, MA.

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The Checkout Live: Leala Cyr and Ricardo Vogt at BerkleePersonnel:
Leala Cyr, vocals/trumpet
Ricardo Vogt, guitar
Leonardo Genovese, piano
Ben Street, bass
Rafael Barata, drums

Set List:
Conversas, Desenhos, Pinturas (Ricardo Vogt/Milton Nascimento)
Eco (Ricardo Vogt)
Gritos de Crianças de Rua (Ricardo Vogt/Milton Nascimento) [video highlight]
Dichavado (Guinga)
A Beautiful Friendship (Kahn/Styne)
É (Gonzaguinha)
The Usual SUS Chords (Ricardo Vogt)
Goin’ Home (Leala Cyr/Pedro Bernardo)

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Mix: David Tallacksen

Studio Session: Le Boeuf Brothers

February 28, 2012 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Live

Studio Session: Le Boeuf BrothersThe Le Boeuf Brothers visit The Checkout with a quintet.  Hear original music from their recording, In Praise of Shadows. Recorded February 15, 2012 at WBGO.

Personnel:
Pascal Le Boeuf – piano, keyboard, effects
Remy Le Boeuf – alto sax, effects
Lucas Pino – tenor sax
Linda Oh – bass
Henry Cole – drums

Set List:
Fire Dancing Dreams (P. Le Boeuf/ R. Le Boeuf)
Circles (R. Le Boeuf)
House Without a Door (P. Le Boeuf)

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recorded by Michael Downes

The Checkout Live: Seamus Blake at Berklee

February 6, 2012 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Berklee, Live, Shows

The Checkout presents saxophonist Seamus Blake and his quartet performing at Berklee College of Music.  Recorded December 7, 2011 in Boston, MA.

Listen to the audio only:

The Checkout Live: Seamus Blake at Berklee

Photo by Armeen Musa/Berklee College

Personnel:
Seamus Blake – tenor saxophone
Dave Kikoski – piano
Matt Clohesy – bass
Ari Hoenig – drums

Set List:
Amuse Bouche (Blake)
Winnie’s Garden (Kikoski)
The Jupiter Line (Blake)

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Mix: David Tallacksen
Assisted by Michael Downes

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