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Tenorist and 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner Melissa Aldana talks with Josh Jackson about Don Byas, Mark Turner, and her other saxophone inspirations.
Aaron Parks shares a playlist with WBGO’s Josh Jackson. Hear selections from Lester Young, Aphex Twin, Bela Bartok, Gertrude Stein, Alice Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, and Miles Davis.
Jeremy Pelt sets his music player to shuffle. Hear songs from the trumpeter’s digital music collection: James Brown, Jackie McLean, Grachan Moncur, Donald Byrd, and John Coltrane.
WBGO’s Josh Jackson shares a selection of songs about Jupiter with guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. Hear music from Mozart, Jimi Hendrix, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, John Coltrane, Train and The Seatbelts.
Saxophonist Walter Smith III shares music from his digital collection with WBGO’s Josh Jackson. Hear selections from Kenny Garrett, Ornette Coleman, John Legend and Kanye West.
Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa talks about his project band, Samdhi, then shares his digital music with WBGO’s Josh Jackson. Hear selections from Gary Bartz, Stockhausen, Scott Tinkler, Autechre, Yes, and Benny Carter.
Sam Yahel shares a random sample of his digital music collection. Hear works from Bach, Charlie Parker, and Al Green.
Saxophonist Bill McHenry shares a recent playlist with WBGO’s Josh Jackson. Hear McHenry talk about music examples from Nikhil Banerjee, Stevie Wonder, Otis Redding, and Fela Kuti.
Singer Gretchen Parlato shares some of her favorite singers with WBGO’s Josh Jackson, including Bobby McFerrin, Becca Stevens, Oumou Sangare, Shirley Horn and Luther Vandross.