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.

The Checkout: April 22, 2014

April 23, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: April 22, 2014Drummer Mark Guiliana’s new electronic duo with Brad Mehldau, Cassandra Wilson revisits a breakthrough album and Brian Blade’s Fellowship takes the road less traveled.

The Checkout: April 15, 2014

April 16, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: April 15, 2014A 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.

The Checkout: April 8, 2014

April 9, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: April 8, 2014Nicholas 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.”

The Checkout: April 1, 2014

April 1, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: April 1, 2014Caravan 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.

The Checkout: January 28, 2014

January 29, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: January 28, 2014Guitarist 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.

The Checkout: January 21, 2014

January 22, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: January 21, 2014Guitarist 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.

The Checkout: January 14, 2014

January 16, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: January 14, 2014Guitarist Nir Felder’s “Golden Age,” pianist Edward Simon’s “Venezuelan Suite” and we say farewell to the rare mind of Amiri Baraka this week.

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