May 13, 2016. Posted by David Tallacksen.
Earlier this week Baritone Saxophonist Joe Temperley passed. The long-time founding member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra was born in Scotland but made his way to America, where he played with Duke Ellington and pretty much every great big band in Jazz. WBGO had the pleasure of having Joe sit down in the studio twice. First was with Bob Porter in May of 1996, where they talked about Temperley's history playing with Duke Ellington and others.
Temperley also visited with Rhonda Hamilton October 1999, where they covered everything from playing with Wynton Marsalis and the JALCO to golfing.
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March 24, 2015. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Paquito D'Rivera talks with Gary Walker about his "Around The Americas" concerts March 27-28 at Jazz At Lincoln Center, and forthcoming CD "Aires Tropicales," both of which which explore the legacy of African music across the hemisphere. Enjoy!
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October 30, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Drummer Ali Jackson talks with Gary Walker about his new CD "Amalgamations" and work with the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra. Jackson and the JALC Orchestra perform the music of Ruben Blades Nov. 13 through 15. Enjoy!
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June 9, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Pianist Elio Villafranca talks with Bill Daughtry about "Caribbean Tinge," his new album which explores the links between jazz and Afro-Cuban music, and performances at New York's Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola June 13 through 15. Enjoy!
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June 5, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
Guitarist Bill Frisell joins Josh Jackson to talk about guitar memories from the 1950s. Frisell hosts "The Electric Guitar In America" at New York's Jazz At Lincoln Center June 6 and 7 with Greg Liesz on electric and pedal steel guitars, Tony Scherr on bass and Kenny Wollesen on drums.
Frisell visited WBGO June 4 to talk about the childhood musical inspirations he celebrates in the concerts and on his upcoming album "GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE!"
Click to hear Frisell and his band perform The Beach Boys' "Surfer Girl," one of the tracks on the CD, which is slated for release by Sony/OKeh October 7.
A full version of Frisell's conversation with Jackson will air on WBGO's weekly new music magazine, The Checkout, in October. Frisell's 2012 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival was also featured on The Checkout.
Click on the image below to watch a video trailer for the album by Paul Moore and Paul Hicks, which features the band as they perform "Baja":
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