The Checkout: July 29, 2014 (Newport 2014 Preview)

July 30, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: July 29, 2014 (Newport 2014 Preview)We preview the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival with George Wein, the festival’s founder, members of the festival band Mostly Other People Do The Killing, and remember bassist Charlie Haden, who passed away July 11, 2014.

The Checkout: July 7, 2014 (Montreal Jazz Fest Edition Part II)

July 9, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
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The Checkout: July 7, 2014 (Montreal Jazz Fest Edition Part II)

On the scene of the 2014 Montreal Jazz Festival:  Tom Harrell thinks of melodies in his dreams, and shares his appreciation for Debussy, Rubin Kodheli, and Horace Silver.  Pianist David Ryshpan gives us a playlist of modern Canadian jazz.  And Toronto’s BADBADNOTGOOD’s internet stardom.

The Checkout: July 1, 2014 (Montreal Jazz Fest edition part I)

July 4, 2014 by Simon Rentner  
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The Checkout: July 1, 2014 (Montreal Jazz Fest edition part I)The 2014 Montreal International Jazz Festival rolls on with Monty Alexander, Vincent Réhel, and Baptiste Trotignon.

The Checkout: June 24, 2014

June 25, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: June 24, 2014It’s a special preview of the 2014 Montreal International Jazz Festival with singer José James, drummer Jeff Ballard’s trio with Lionel Loueke and Miguel Zenón, and pianist Danilo Pérez’s “Panama 500″ project, with John Patitucci on bass and Brian Blade on drums, live at WBGO.

All of the artists in this edition of The Checkout perform during the 2014 Montreal International Jazz Festival, which runs June 26 through July 6.

The Checkout: June 17, 2014

June 18, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: June 17, 2014It’s a Vancouver special with British Columbia-born bandleader Darcy James Argue, the band Pugs & Crows, and tenor saxophonist Michael Blake’s World Time Zone ensemble.

All of the artists in this edition of The Checkout perform during the 2014 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, which runs June 20 through July 1.

The Checkout: June 10, 2014

June 12, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: June 10, 2014Pianists Chick Corea, Helen Sung and Onaje Allan Gumbs present new music in a special all-piano edition of The Checkout.

The Checkout: May 27, 2014

May 28, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: May 27, 2014Pianists Christian Sands, Kris Bowers, Zach Lapidus, Emmet Cohen and Sullivan Fortner perform at New York’s Rubin Museum and talk with Josh Jackson about their participation in the American Pianists Association’s 2014 Cole Porter Fellowship competition.

The Checkout: May 13, 2014

May 19, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: May 13, 2014Pianist Fabian Almazan’s Rhizome Project, trumpeter Takuya Kuroda’s Rising Son, and Round Robin duets by a dozen musicians at the 92Y Tribeca.

The Checkout: May 6, 2014

May 7, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: May 6, 2014Pianist Vijay Iyer’s Mutations, saxophonist Pete Robbins’ Pyramid and drummer Rudy Royston’s 303 on this week’s show.

The Checkout: April 29, 2014

April 30, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: April 29, 2014Rio’s Flame Collective offers a new view on Brazilian song, Mulatu Astatke revives rare Ethiopian grooves, and we celebrate the revolutionary life of baritone saxophonist Fred Ho.

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