Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOOD

July 9, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
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Montreal Jazz Fest 2014:  Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOODThe far-fetched story of Toronto jazz students becoming hip hop stars. ¬†BADBADNOTGOOD speaks to WBGO’s Simon Rentner at the 2014 Montreal Jazz Festival.

Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Baptiste Trotignon

July 4, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
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Montreal Jazz Fest 2014: Baptiste TrotignonPianist Baptiste Trotignon speaks to WBGO’s Simon Rentner at the 2014 Montreal Jazz Festival about his duo project with tenor saxophonist Mark Turner “Dusk is a Quiet Place.”

Jeff Ballard: “Time’s Tales”

June 25, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Jeff Ballard: “Time’s Tales”Drummer Jeff Ballard talks with Tim Wilkins about Time’s Tales, his OKeh CD with Lionel Loueke on guitar and Miguel Zenon on alto sax, and the trio’s rhythm-driven approach to composition and improvisation.

Ballard’s trio with Loueke and Zenon performs at the Montreal International Jazz Festival on June 29, 2014 at 10:30 p.m.

Pugs And Crows: “Everyone Knows Everyone”

June 17, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Pugs And Crows: “Everyone Knows Everyone”Pianist Cat Toren, from the Vancouver-based band Pugs And Crows, talks with Kyle Eagle about their album Everyone Knows Everyone, which features Cole Schmidt on guitar, Russell Sholberg on bass, Meredith Bates on violin, Ben Brown on drums, and guest guitarist Tony Wilson.

Pugs and Crows perform with Tony Wilson at the 2014 Vancouver Jazz Festival on June 27.

Onaje Allan Gumbs: “Bloodlife”

June 12, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Onaje Allan Gumbs: “Bloodlife”Pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs talks with Josh Jackson about his album Bloodlife, which features solo improvisations based on melodies by Ronald Shannon Jackson.

APA Special 1: Christian Sands, Kris Bowers, Zach Lapidus

May 28, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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APA Special 1: Christian Sands, Kris Bowers, Zach LapidusPianists Christian Sands (pictured), Kris Bowers and Zach Lapidus 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 first of two segments from this event.

Fabian Almazan: “Rhizome Project”

May 14, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Fabian Almazan: “Rhizome Project”Pianist Fabian Almazan talks with Josh Jackson about his Blue Note/ArtistShare album “Rhizome Project,” which explores the subterranean roots that connect all of humanity.

Rudy Royston: “303″

May 7, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Rudy Royston: “303″Drummer Rudy Royston talks with Josh Jackson about “303,” his album that draws inspirations from the Denver area code and beyond.

Pete Robbins: “Pyramid”

May 7, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Pete Robbins: “Pyramid”Saxophonist Pete Robbins talks with Josh Jackson about his album “Pyramid,” which features pianist Vijay Iyer, Eivind Opsvik on bass, and Tyshawn Sorey on drums, and covers songs by Guns ‘n Roses, Leonard Cohen and others.

Rio’s Flame Collective On Brazilian Song

April 30, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Rio’s Flame Collective On Brazilian SongMembers of Rio de Janeiro’s Flame Collective – Pedro Sa Moraes, Thiago Thiago de Melo, Thiago Amud, Ivo Senra, Renato Frazao, Sergio Krakowski and Cezar Altai, perform live at WBGO and talk with Tim Wilkins about their original take on Brazil’s rich literary and musical traditions.

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