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Pianist Ted Rosenthal performs selections from his new CD Wonderland, with Noriko Ueda on bass and Tim Horner on drums, and shares some holiday good cheer with Gary Walker.
The Trio Now Vs. Now, with Jason Lindner on keyboards, Panagiotis Andreou on bass and Mark Guiliana on drums, talk with Tim Wilkins about their new album Earth Analog.
The Three Cohens – siblings Anat on clarinet, Yuval on tenor saxophone and Avishai on trumpet – perform music from their CD Tightrope live at WBGO and talk with Simon Rentner.
Trombonist Joe Fiedler leads his “Big Sackbut” ensemble through some the compositions from his new CD, Sackbut Stomp, with Luis Bonilla and Ryan Keberle on trombones and Marcus Rojas on tuba, live in the WBGO studios.
Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca leads his new band, The Jass Syncopators, in the WBGO studios with JD Allen on tenor saxophone, Bruce Harris on trumpet, Ulysses Owens Jr. on drums, Greg August on bass, and Camilo Molina Gaitan and Nelson Mateo Gonzalez on percussion.
Singer Gretchen Parlato her tenth year as a performer in New York City with a new album, Live in NYC, recorded at Rockwood Music Hall.
Trumpeter, flugelhornist and composer Diego Urcola talks with Josh Jackson about his new album Mates, a series of musical exchanges inspired by the South American tradition of sharing a gourd of Yerba Maté.
Saxophonist and composer Ted Nash talks with Josh Jackson about his new suite for large ensemble and album Chakra, which draws inspirations from the Ayurvedic tradition of energy-based healing.
Pianist Aruan Ortiz talks with Josh Jackson about his “Santiarican Blues Suite,” which draws on the Tumba Francesa tradition of Haitian rhythms and dance in Cuba.
Pianist, composer and bandleader Arturo O’Farrill talks with Josh Jackson about his Zoho album Final Night At Birdland, which captures the final performance of the Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra at New York’s Birdland nightclub. Arturo led the band, which was founded by his father, for ten years after Chico’s death in 2001.