APA Special 1: Christian Sands, Kris Bowers, Zach Lapidus

May 28, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under New Music, Uncategorized

APA Special 1: Christian Sands, Kris Bowers, Zach LapidusPianists Christian Sands (pictured), Kris Bowers and Zach Lapidus perform at New York’s Rubin Museum of Art and talk with Josh Jackson at the opening concert of the American Pianists Association’s 2014 Cole Porter Award competition on May 21, 2014. This is the first of two segments from this event.

Cassandra Wilson Revisits “Blue Light Til Dawn”

April 23, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Interviews, Uncategorized

Cassandra Wilson Revisits “Blue Light Til Dawn”Singer Cassandra Wilson talks with Simon Rentner about Blue Light ‘Til Dawn, her breakthrough 1993 album which featured renditions of songs by Robert Johnson, Van Morrison and Joni Mitchell, as well as her own songs.

Caravan Palace’s Delaporte & Payen: Electro-Swing

March 27, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Interviews, Uncategorized

Caravan Palace’s Delaporte & Payen: Electro-SwingBassist Charles Delaporte and violinist Hugues Payen talk with WBGO’s Simon Rentner about the Parisian band’s blend of swing dance music, gypsy jazz and electronica.

Caravan Palace performs at New York’s Best Buy Theater on April 2 at 8:30 p.m.

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

November 21, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Studio Sessions, Uncategorized

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.

The Checkout Live: Melissa Aldana Crash Trio at Berklee

October 10, 2013 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Berklee, Live, New Music, Uncategorized

The Checkout presents tenor saxophonist Melissa Aldana’s Crash Trio live at the Berklee College of Music’s Cafe 939 in Boston, MA.

Listen to the audio:

The Checkout Live: Melissa Aldana Crash Trio at Berklee

Photo © Kelly Davidson

Personnel:

Melissa Aldana, tenor saxophone
Pablo Menares, bass
Francisco Mela, drums

Set List:

“Bring Him Home” (Aldana)
“Turning” (Aldana)
“You’re My Everything” (Warren/Young)
“Tira Pie” (P. Menares)
“SP” (Aldana)

Newport Jazz Festival Coverage on WBGO and NPR Music

August 2, 2012 by Josh Jackson  
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Newport Jazz Festival Coverage on WBGO and NPR Music

Photo by Irene Trudel

WBGO, WGBH and NPR Music present continuous coverage of the Newport Jazz Festival this weekend.  Josh Jackson hosts from Fort Adams State Park in Rhode Island.

The following times are for broadcast only.  Official set times are on the Newport Jazz Festival schedule (pdf).

www.npr.org/newportjazz

Saturday, August 4th
11:00am Broadcast Preview
11:15am Pedrito Martinez Group
11:50am John Ellis Double-Wide
12:40pm Jack DeJohnette Group
1:40pm Dafnis Prieto Sextet
2:25pm Darcy James Argue Secret Society
3:25pm The Bad Plus w/ Bill Frisell
4:25pm Three Clarinets
5:05pm Jack DeJohnette All-Stars
6:10pm Bill Frisell Plays John Lennon
7:00pm END

Sunday, August 5th
11:00am Broadcast Preview
11:05am Lewis Nash Quintet
11:50am Jenny Scheinman/Bill Frisell
12:20pm Kurt Elling
1:00pm Rudresh Mahanthappa and Samdhi
1:55pm Three Cohens
3:00pm Miguel Zenon Rayuela Quartet
4:00pm Ryan Truesdell Gil Evans Centennial Project
4:40pm John Hollenbeck Claudia Quintet + 1
5:20pm Tedeschi/Trucks Band
7:00pm END