Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Live At Winter Jazz Fest

March 27, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Live At Winter Jazz FestThe eight-piece Chicago family band the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble performs live at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge and talks with Josh Jackson as part of the 2014 New York Winter Jazz Festival.

The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble will be featured in a new documentary film which premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens series on April 7, 2014, at 10 p.m. on New York’s Channel 13, WNET.

Bluesman & Actor Guy Davis

January 29, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Bluesman & Actor Guy DavisBluesman Guy Davis performs selections from his CD Juba Dance live at WBGO and talks with Michael Bourne about growing up with his famous parents, the actors and activists Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis.

Badi Assad: “Between Love And Luck”

January 22, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Badi Assad: “Between Love And Luck”Guitarist Badi Assad performs new music from Between Love And Luck live at WBGO and talks with Simon Rentner.

Studio Session: Beatrhyme Communications

December 11, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
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Studio Session: Beatrhyme CommunicationsThe vocalists of Beatrhyme Communications perform “”Voices of A New Age: Return of The Scat” live at WBGO with Kid Lucky, Marya Lawrence, Kaila Mullady, Eleanor Dubinsky, Bruce Mack, Sylvana Joyce and Erika Banks.

The group performs at the Sidewalk CafĂ© in New York on December 17 as part of “Beat Rhyme and Groove” at New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club on December 28.

Tim Horner’s “The Head Of The Circle” Live

December 4, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
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Tim Horner’s “The Head Of The Circle” LiveDrummer Tim Horner plays new compositions from his recording The Head Of The Circle and talks with Gary Walker live at WBGO with Vic Juris on guitar, Martin Wind on bass, Jim Ridl on piano and Marc Mommaas on tenor saxophone.

Laurent Coq Trio: “Dialogue”

November 27, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
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Laurent Coq Trio: “Dialogue”Pianist Laurent Coq, guitarist Ralph Lavital and vocalist Nicolas Pelage perform music from their new CD, Dialogue, and talk with WBGO’s Simon Rentner.

Randy Weston & Billy Harper: “The Roots Of The Blues”

November 21, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
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Randy Weston & Billy Harper: “The Roots Of The Blues”Pianist Randy Weston and tenor saxophonist Billy Harper play live in WBGO’s studios and chat with Rhonda Hamilton about how their new Sunnyside CD, The Roots Of The Blues, explores African heritage in music.

Noah Preminger Quartet: Morgantown & K

November 13, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
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Noah Preminger Quartet: Morgantown & KTenor saxophonist Noah Preminger explains the inspirations for his reent compositions and performs live in the WBGO studios with Ben Monder on guitar, John Hebert on bass and Colin Stranahan on drums.

Jonathan Batiste: Star-Spangled Piano

October 17, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
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Jonathan Batiste: Star-Spangled PianoPianist Jonathan Batiste demonstrates for Josh Jackson how he integrates the influences of Chopin, James Booker and New York life into his piano style, and plays The Star Spangled Banner.

Studio Session: Pedrito Martinez Group

October 7, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
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Studio Session: Pedrito Martinez GroupThe Pedrito Martinez Group performs music from their self-titled debut on The Checkout. Recorded October 4, 2013 at WBGO.

Personnel:
Pedrito Martinez – congas, cajon, voc
Ariacne Trujillo – keyboard, voc
Alvaro Benavides – bass, voc
Jhair “El Baby” Sala – bongo, cowbell, voc

Set List:
La Habana
Memorias
Que Palo

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