The Checkout Live at Berklee: Ferenc Nemeth

October 8, 2014 by David Tallacksen  
Filed under Berklee, Live

Watch video of drummer Ferenc Nemeth’s concert with Chris Cheek on saxophone and Matt Garrison on bass, live from the Berklee College of Music’s Cafe 939 on Oct. 8 at 8 p.m.

This was the first in our series of The Checkout Live! concerts, which present critically acclaimed, New York-based alumni of the Boston music school as they return to their alma mater. Upcoming live broadcasts from Berklee include saxophonist Uri Gurvich on November 5, the Revive Big Band on December 3, Katie Thiroux on February 4, 2015 and Gregorio Uribe on April 1, 2015.

Jon Batiste And Stay Human Live At Newport 2014

August 6, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Live, Studio Sessions

Jon Batiste And Stay Human Live At Newport 2014Pianist Jon Batiste’s Stay Human Band plays gospel and New Orleans grooves live from the main stage at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival.

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

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.

Newport Jazz Festival Coverage on WBGO and NPR Music

August 2, 2012 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Live

Newport Jazz Festival Coverage on WBGO and NPR Music

Photo by Irene Trudel

WBGO, WGBH and NPR Music present continuous coverage of the Newport Jazz Festival this weekend.  Josh Jackson hosts from Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island.

The following times are for broadcast only.  Official set times are on the Newport Jazz Festival schedule (pdf).

www.npr.org/newportjazz

Saturday, August 4th
11:00am Broadcast Preview
11:15am Pedrito Martinez Group
11:50am John Ellis Double-Wide
12:40pm Jack DeJohnette Group
1:40pm Dafnis Prieto Sextet
2:25pm Darcy James Argue Secret Society
3:25pm The Bad Plus w/ Bill Frisell
4:25pm Three Clarinets
5:05pm Jack DeJohnette All-Stars
6:10pm Bill Frisell Plays John Lennon
7:00pm END

Sunday, August 5th
11:00am Broadcast Preview
11:05am Lewis Nash Quintet
11:50am Jenny Scheinman/Bill Frisell
12:20pm Kurt Elling
1:00pm Rudresh Mahanthappa and Samdhi
1:55pm Three Cohens
3:00pm Miguel Zenon Rayuela Quartet
4:00pm Ryan Truesdell Gil Evans Centennial Project
4:40pm John Hollenbeck Claudia Quintet + 1
5:20pm Tedeschi/Trucks Band
7:00pm END

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.

Listen to the audio only:

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

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