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The far-fetched story of Toronto jazz students becoming hip hop stars. BADBADNOTGOOD speaks to WBGO’s Simon Rentner at the 2014 Montreal Jazz Festival.
Pianist 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.”
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.
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.
Pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs talks with Josh Jackson about his album Bloodlife, which features solo improvisations based on melodies by Ronald Shannon Jackson.
Pianists 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.
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.
Drummer Rudy Royston talks with Josh Jackson about “303,” his album that draws inspirations from the Denver area code and beyond.
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.
Members 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.