January 7, 2009. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
WBGO is presenting Kurt Rosenwinkel live at the Village Vanguard tonight. If you listen to the NPR Music Player before the show, you would discover this interview and solo performance I did with Kurt last year. You can also hear some of the content separately. Here's a random access sample of Kurt Rosenwinkel's digital music. Kurt also talked On the Record about some important sessions that he did NOT lead.
After the show is over, we'll be offering Kurt's Live at the Village Vanguard performance as a podcast. A pretty revolutionary and completely experimental concept for jazz, right? Our idea caught the attention of Toronto blogger Peter Hum, who wrote about tonight's show in Thriving on a Riff.
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January 6, 2009. Posted by David Tallacksen.
We're soundchecking Kurt Rosenwinkel at the Village Vanguard for his live broadcast tomorrow on WBGO and NPR Music.org. I think he brought in just as much gear as we did to record him! He got everything connected then stood up and commented, "you know, after all this, it still sounds like a guitar." A great one at that. Join us tomorrow night, 9pm EST. And afterward, you can download the set. Stay tuned.
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December 31, 2008. Posted by David Tallacksen.
The New York segment of NPR and WBGO's Toast of the Nation comes to you from the Jazz Standard in Midtown Manhattan. The Jazz Standard is in the basement of a smokin' barbecue joint called Blue Smoke.
Earlier today we soundchecked the Mingus Big Band. And big it is, with a full complement of saxes and brass including tuba! Trombonist Kumba Frank Lacy is also doing some vocal work:
Those are two important elements in making a live broadcast such as this happen. Keep reading for the others.
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