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A singer’s extravaganza with Cecile McLorin Salvant’s WomanChild,, Zara McFarlane’s If You Knew Her and John Hollenbeck’s Songs I Like A Lot with Theo Bleckmann.
Nicholas Payton reinterprets Miles Davis and Gil Evans’s Sketches Of Spain, Ambrose Akinmusire talks about his new album and actor John Douglas Thompson and author Terry Teachout talk about their new play which honors Louis Armstrong, “Satchmo At The Waldorf.”
Caravan Palace explains their Parisian blend of swing dance music with electronica, the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble play live at (le) Poisson Rouge, and Jason Moran and Robert Glasper explore the future of jazz together on twin pianos at Town Hall.
Guitarist Jim Campilongo’s new CD takes us to Jimi and Norah, bassist Nilson Matta honors Baden Powell & Black Orpheus, and bluesman Guy Davis stirs it up live at WBGO.
Guitarist Badi Assad plays live, pianist Simona Premazzi shares “The Lucid Dreamer” and Eddie Palmieri is “Doin’ It In The Park” on this week’s show.
Guitarist Nir Felder’s “Golden Age,” pianist Edward Simon’s “Venezuelan Suite” and we say farewell to the rare mind of Amiri Baraka this week.
NEA Jazz Masters Jamey Aebersold and Richard Davis, and the best of the tenth-annual New York Winter Jazz Festival, on this week’s show.
We bid farewell to Yusef Lateef, say hello to bassist/composer Ben Allison’s new science-minded CD, and talk about the best jazz albums of 2013 with NPRMusic’s Patrick Jarenwattananon.
Music inspired by the life of Nelson Mandela, inspiring words from guitarist Jim Hall and Patrick Cornelius celebrates Pooh’s arrival with a new suite for octet on this week’s show.
Pianist Ted Rosenthal’s Wonderland, alto saxophonist Kenny Garrett’s Pushing Away The World, and Beatrhyme Communications’ take on scat for millenials in this week’s show.