WBGO’s Josh Jackson interviews Etienne Charles about his new recording Creole Soul. The Trinidadian-born trumpeter gives his definition of “creole,” talks about the meaning of “soul,” plus shares selections from the new album.
The Donny McCaslin Quartet visits WBGO and performs music from McCaslin’s new recording, Declaration. Recorded 8/31/09 in Newark, New Jersey, USA.
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Donny McCaslin – saxophone
Ben Monder – guitar
Hans Glawischnig – bass
Adam Cruz – drums
All compositions by Donny McCaslin
Josh Jackson: Producer and Host
Josh Webb: Music Mix
Guitarist Julian Lage and his band play music from the WBGO Performance Studio. Recorded April 1, 2009.
Hosted by Josh Jackson
Recorded by David Tallacksen
Julian Lage – guitar
Aristides Rivas – cello
Ben Roseth – alto sax
Jorge Roeder – bass
Tupac Mantilla – drums
All compositions by Julian Lage
In this episode, we talk to drummer Jack DeJohnette and John Comerford, the producer of the film documentary, Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense. Singer Claudia Acuna and her band join us in the studio. Marco Benevento plays music live in our studio. New York Times music critic, Ben Ratliff, discovers new music from pianist Horace Parlan recorded in 1961. Hear “Tango African” from Music We Are, featuring Jack DeJohnette, bassist John Patitucci, and pianist Danilo Perez.
Hear the master drummer and independent musician talk about his new trio release with pianist Danilo Perez and bassist John Patitucci, Music We Are. Learn more about the spirit and humanity of making music.
Producer John Comerford talks with WBGO’s Josh Jackson about the world premiere of the jazz documentary, Icons Among Us: Jazz in the Present Tense.
Welcome to the first episode of The Checkout from WBGO. In this show, we talk to trumpeter Tom Harrell, saxophonist Mark Turner, and pianist Omar Sosa. Hear new music from the band of electric groove warriors called Rudder, and experience the new recording from the jazz trio Fly.
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Saxophonist Mark Turner has always impressed jazz listeners with his quiet dedication to his craft. On first listening, Turner’s style can seem intellectual – and truth be known, it should. Mark’s a brilliant musician with a gift for writing rock-solid compositions, and you can hear some of them on the new Fly record, Sky & Country.
In this interview, Mark Turner talks about the concept and formation of the modern jazz trio, Fly, and how to listen to them.