WBGO Blog
  • Live Blog - Rodriguez Brothers at Gracie/JVC

    June 16, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

    Rodriguez Brothers at JVC

    Well, the weather in New York is cooperating enough. We're live at Gracie
    Mansion with the Rodriguez Brothers.

    6:17 And we're off! The first tune was a blazing number called "Rowdy Rod."

    6:24 Vibraphonist Joe Locke has joined the rest of the ensemble on stage.
    They are Robert Rodriguez on piano, Michael Rodriguez on trumpet, Ricardo
    Rodriguez (not one of the brothers, however) on bass, and Johnathan Blake
    is the drummer.

    6:25 "Like Joe," with Joe Locke.

    6:31 Gary Walker just informed me that this band also plays with Joe Locke
    as the leader. The group changes their name to Force of Four. And if you're
    in Newark on June 26th, you can catch Force of Four at the Newark Museum
    for the Jazz in the Garden Series. WBGO's Sheila Anderson is the host. Go!

    6:39 "Sundance," featuring Joe Locke soloing. Also a nice solo from Michael
    Rodriguez on flugelhorn. His choice of notes reminds me of Woody Shaw.
    And this song also has that kind of vibe, too.

    6:50 This one called "Rude Awakening." As the title implies...
    Yet another tune for the absolutely effortless mastery of Johnathan Blake,
    one of the young masters/monsters on drums.

    6:57 Wow. What a piano solo.

    6:59 The skies have gotten AWFULLY DARK. Uh oh...
    We might be ending this very soon.

    7:01 Everyone in attendance has huddled underneath the tent. And the band
    is trading fours.

    7:04 Due to extremely bad weather, this show is OVER.
    -Josh

  • Coming Soon - Live at Gracie Mansion

    June 16, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

    Gracie Mansion

    We're broadcasting live from Gracie Mansion in about an hour. Each year,
    WBGO broadcasts the opening celebration for the JVC Jazz Festival New York.
    Saxophonist Igor Butman is currently on the stage, and we'll join the action
    when the Rodriguez Brothers play. They'll have vibraphonist Joe Locke joining
    their set, and you can hear it live. Showtime is 6:15pm ET. All times are
    approximate.
    -Josh

  • Guillermo Klein Y Los Guachos - Live Tonight

    June 11, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

    Guillermo KleinWe're live at the Village Vanguard.
    Tonight.
    Guillermo Klein Y Los Guachos.
    Performing.
    NPR pre-show pre-show at 8pm.
    Showtime at 9pm.

    On the radio.

    On the netweb.
    See photos of the show.
    Chat live during the show.
    Read this blog too.
    -Josh