• Pianist Orrin Evans on "Liberation Blues": Listen Now

    August 14, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Pianist Orrin Evans talks with WBGO's Gary Walker about his album "Liberation Blues," recorded live at the Smoke jazz club in Manhattan with bassist Luques Curtis, drummer Bill Stewart, saxophonist JD Allen and trumpeter Sean Jones. Enjoy!

    Photo by Jimmy Katz
    Photo by Jimmy Katz
  • Guitarist Steve Khan: "Subtext"

    July 31, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Guitarist Steve Khan talks with Gary Walker about his CD "Subtext," which features his Latin jazz compositions and reimaginings of songs by Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, Freddie Hubbard and Wayne Shorter.

    Khan is joined on the album by trumpeter and flugelhornist Randy Brecker, Rob Mounsey on keyboards, bassist Reuben Rodriguez, drummer Dennis Chambers and percussionists Marc Quiñones and Bobby Allende.

    To read WBGO music director Gary Walker's full review of the album, click here. Enjoy!


  • Saxophonist Lenny Pickett: "The Prescription"

    July 22, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

    Saxophonist Lenny Pickett talks with WBGO's Gary Walker about The Prescription, his album with Finland's UMO Jazz Orchestra, and experiences playing with Tower Of Power and the Saturday Night Live band. Pickett performs June 22 at New York's Jazz Standard. Enjoy!