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

The Checkout Live: Christian Scott at Berklee

December 16, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Berklee, Live, Shows

The Checkout presents trumpeter Christian Scott’s Quintet performing music at Berklee College of Music.  Recorded November 17, 2011 in Boston, MA.

Listen to the audio only:

The Checkout Live: Christian Scott at Berklee

Photo by Kelly Davidson/Berklee College

Personnel:
Christian Scott, trumpet
Matthew Stevens, guitar
Lawrence Fields, piano
Kris Funn, bass
Jamire Williams, drums

Set List:
Spy Boy
Jihad Joe
Isidora
After All (M.Stevens)
K.K.P.D.

Compositions by Christian Scott unless otherwise noted

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Mix: David Tallacksen
Production support provided by Berklee College of Music

The Checkout Live: Warren Wolf at 92Y Tribeca

December 16, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Live

The Checkout Live: Warren Wolf at 92Y Tribeca

Photo by John Rogers

The Checkout presents vibraphonist Warren Wolf and WOLFPACK performing music from Wolf’s Mack Avenue Records debut.  Recorded November 16, 2011 at 92Y Tribeca.

Personnel:
Warren Wolf, vibraphone
Tim Green, saxophone
Lawrence Fields, piano
Kris Funn, bass
John Lamkin, drums

Set List

427 Mass Ave.
Emily (Mandel/Mercer)
Peace (T. Green)
Señor Mouse (Corea)
How I Am Feeling At This Given Moment
Sweet Bread

Compositions by Warren Wolf unless otherwise noted

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

The Checkout Live: Marcus Strickland Quartet at 92Y Tribeca

December 16, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Live

The Checkout Live: Marcus Strickland Quartet at 92Y Tribeca

Photo by John Rogers

The Checkout presents saxophonist Marcus Strickland’s Quartet performing selections from Triumph of the Heavy.  Recorded August 9, 2011 at 92Y Tribeca.

Personnel:
Marcus Strickland, tenor saxophone
David Bryant, piano
Ben Williams, bass
EJ Strickland, drums

Set List:
Mudbone
Surreal
Dawn
Lilt

All compositions by Marcus Strickland

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

MTO Plays SLY: Live at 92Y Tribeca

October 17, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Live

MTO Plays SLY: Live at 92Y Tribeca

Photo by Greg Aiello

Steven Bernstein and the Millennial Territory Orchestra perform music from the new recording, MTO Plays SLY (Royal Potato Family). Recorded October 14, 2011 at 92Y Tribeca.

Set List:
Stand
Sly Notions 2
M’Lady
Family Affair
You Can Make It If You Try
Bernie Interlude
Everyday People
Sing a Simple Song
Thank You For Talkin’ To Me Africa
Sly Notions
Que Sera Sera
Skin I’m In
Time
Life
I Want To Take You Higher

Personnel:
Steven Bernstein – trumpet and slide trumpet
Curtis Fowlkes – trombone
Charlie Burnham – violin
Doug Weiselman – clarinet and saxophone
Peter Apfelbaum – tenor saxophone
Erik Lawrence – baritone and soprano saxophones
Matt Munisteri – guitar and banjo
Ben Allison – bass
Ben Perowsky – drums

Bernie Worrell – Hammond organ
Eric Mingus – vocal
Sandra St. Victor – vocal

Producer and host: Josh Jackson
Mix: David Tallacksen
Assistant: Michael Downes

Detroit Jazz Festival: Jeff Watts Quartet

September 22, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Live

Detroit Jazz Festival: Jeff Watts QuartetThe Checkout presents Detroit Jazz Festival artist-in-residence, Jeff “Tain” Watts, leading his quartet. Recorded September 4, 2011 in Detroit.

Marcus Strickland – saxophones
Lawrence Fields – piano
Christian McBride – bass
Jeff “Tain” Watts – drums

Set List:
107 Steps (Björk)
Monkey Paw Yelp (Watts)
Goldaze (Watts)
05/15/11 (Watts)
Attainment (Watts)
Wreath for John T. Smith (Watts)
Return of the Jitney Man (Watts)

Producer: Josh Jackson
Mix: Timothy Powell/Metro Mobile

Special thanks to Terri Pontremoli

Detroit Jazz Festival: Sean Jones Quintet

September 22, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Live

Detroit Jazz Festival: Sean Jones QuintetThe Checkout presents trumpeter Sean Jones and his quintet at the Detroit Jazz Festival. Recorded September 3, 2011 in Detroit.

Sean Jones – trumpet
Brian Hogans – alto saxophone
Orrin Evans – piano
Luques Curtis – bass
Obed Calvaire – drums

Set List:
Look and See (Jones)
Olive Juice (Jones)
Touch and Go (Jones)
Obsession Cloud Nine (Hogans)
Forgiveness (Jones)
Transitions (Jones)

Producer: Josh Jackson
Mix: Timothy Powell/Metro Mobile

Special thanks to Terri Pontremoli

Detroit Jazz Festival: Anthony Wilson Trio

September 22, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Live

Detroit Jazz Festival: Anthony Wilson TrioThe Checkout presents guitarist Anthony Wilson at his trio at the Detroit Jazz Festival. Recorded September 5, 2011 in Detroit.

Anthony Wilson – guitar
Larry Goldings – Hammond B3 Organ
Karriem Riggins – drums

Set List:
Dinkle Blues
Mezcal
Jack of Hearts
Body and Soul
Campo Belo

Producer: Josh Jackson
Mix: Timothy Powell/Metro Mobile

Special thanks to Terri Pontremoli

Detroit Jazz Festival: Helen Sung and Sung With Words

September 22, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Live

Detroit Jazz Festival: Helen Sung and Sung With WordsThe Checkout presents pianist Helen Sung and Sung With Words at the Detroit Jazz Festival. Recorded September 5, 2011 in Detroit.

Helen Sung – piano
Reuben Rogers – bass
Rudy Royston – drums
Carolyn Leonhardt – voice

Set List:
Prelude to a Kiss (Ellington)
H-Town
Hope Springs Eternally
Glasswork
In Walked Bud (Monk)
It Don’t Mean a Thing (Ellington)
Entrance (Sung/Gioia)
The Place Where Heaven Fell
Quiet Girl/Quiet One
Far From the Home I Love
When You Dream (Shorter)

Producer: Josh Jackson
Mix: Timothy Powell/Metro Mobile

Special thanks to Terri Pontremoli

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