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

The Checkout: Likemind Collective

September 18, 2013 by Simon Rentner  
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The Checkout:  Likemind Collective Likemind Collective — Orrin Evans, Eric Revis, Nasheet Waits, JD Walter, and Oliver Lake — visit WBGO for a studio session, hosted by WBGO’s Rhonda Hamilton.

The Checkout: Leo Genovese

August 15, 2013 by Simon Rentner  
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The Checkout: Leo Genovese

Leo Genovese (keyboards) joins Dan Blake (saxophones) and Jeff Williams (drums) for a studio session hosted by WBGO’s Josh Jackson.  They perform unreleased material from Genovese’s new album Seeds (Palmetto).

Recorded August 1st, 2013 at WBGO-Newark.

Preview Leo Genovese’s entire album Seeds on WBGO Radar.

The Checkout: Booker T. Jones Meets Robert Randolph

August 14, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout:  Booker T. Jones Meets Robert RandolphA little history was made when organist Booker T. Jones played with pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph for the very first time.   Hear the performance with WBGO’s Michael Bourne.

Recorded July 29th, 2013 at WBGO-Newark

Simon Rentner, Producer
David Tallacksen, Engineer
Jeremy Stirone, Assistant Engineer

The Checkout: Derrick Hodge’s Metronome Generation

August 6, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: Derrick Hodge’s Metronome GenerationThe “metronome generation” visits WBGO to play music from bassist Derrick Hodge’s debut, Live Today (Blue Note).  Hear an interview and performance on The Checkout.

Derrick Hodge, bass
Travis Sayles, piano and keyboard
Mark Colenburg, drums
Ambrose Akinmusire, trumpet

Recorded August 5, 2013 at WBGO-Newark.

WBGO Studio Session: No BS! Brass Band

July 2, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
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WBGO Studio Session: No BS! Brass BandRichmond-based NO BS! Brass Band visits WBGO to perform on The Checkout.  Hear them play songs from RVA All Day and Fight Song: A Tribute to Charles Mingus. Josh Jackson hosts.

Studio Session: David Murray Infinity Quartet

June 19, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
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David MurraySaxophonist David Murray visits The Checkout with his Infinity Quartet.  Hear them perform songs from Be My Monster Love (Motema) at WBGO. Josh Jackson hosts.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble: Brothers Hypnotic

June 12, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble: Brothers HypnoticMembers of the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble visit WBGO to perform on The Checkout.  Hear them talk about their participation in Brothers Hypnotic and perform music from their upcoming recording, Customs.

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