March 4, 2009. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
On Tuesday, March 17th at 9pm, WBGO and NPR Music are presenting saxophonist David Sanchez for our next installment of Live at the Village Vanguard. Since it's so rare to see a jazz musician get wide exposure, I thought I'd share this installment of City Stories, a series of ads for Banana Republic. My favorite part? David recommends a visit to the Village Vanguard as one of the must-do jazz experiences in New York. Hope you'll join us on March 17th.
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March 4, 2009. Posted by Simon Rentner.
Tonight, the opera diva Jessye Norman kicks off Honor! A Celebration of the African American Cultural Legacy at Carnegie Hall. It's an ambitious concert and discussion series that spans the city and traces the historical path of black music in America. With an eclectic lineup of artists -- Ron Carter, Toni Morrison, The Roots, The Philadelphia Orchestra -- Ms. Norman aims to build bridges and break down musical barriers in the age of Obama. In the interview with WBGO's Michael Bourne, she cites "there is only good music, and then there is the other kind." But other than featuring some of the best in American Music, perhaps her primary objective is to make the case that all popular American music is rooted in the blues and spiritual. - Simon Rentner
Listen to the interview:
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