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  • Checkout Live: Aaron Parks and Derek Hodge

    October 26, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

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    Join WBGO's The Checkout live from the 92Y Tribeca for Aaron Parks and Derek Hodge at 8 p.m.! Feel free to join in our live chat with WBGO hosts and NPR Music below.


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  • Steven Bernstein's MTO plays Sly Stone at 92Y for WBGO

    October 18, 2011. Posted by Tim Wilkins.

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    We had a great time at the 92Y Tribeca last Friday night with Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra and special guests Bernie Worrell, Sandra St. Victor and Eric Mingus. So we thought we'd share it with you again!

    Steven Bernstein with Sandra St. Victor and Eric Mingus
    Steven Bernstein with Sandra St. Victor and Eric Mingus

    It's hard to describe the Millennial Territory Orchestra's postmodern brew of old-time, funk and jump swing, which Bernstein applies with equal zest to Prince and the Mound City Blowers. And of course, they brought a banjo. Don't take my word for it, you're better off hearing it for yourself.

    At the 92Y, the MTO turned its manic attention to the work of Sly Stone, as they have done on their CD release, MTO plays SLY, just out on Potato Family Records.

    Like all of our 92Y shows, this performance is archived on our site for your listening pleasure. Take a look at The Checkout's show page for more details on this show and other past performances!

  • The Checkout: Live Harland and Strickland

    August 3, 2011. Posted by Brandy Wood.

    92YTribeca and WBGO present The Checkout: Live from 92YTribeca, a new series created by Joshua Jackson, host of WBGO's hour-long music magazine The Checkout and an unparalleled enthusiast for modern expressions in jazz.

    Curated by Jackson in conjunction with 92YTribeca, The Checkout Live convenes some of the most exciting and innovative players on the NYC scene for monthly concerts that are broadcast live, as well as recorded for future broadcast and podcast. Join us for the city's hottest new jazz showcase, a living and breathing celebration of the present and future of the music.

    This month's installment takes place Tuesday, August 9th at 8 p.m. and features The Eric Harland Voyager Quintet and The Marcus Strickland Quartet.

    TUES, AUG 9

    The Checkout: Live From 92YTribeca
    Featuring Eric Harland Voyager Quintet and Marcus Strickland Quartet
    7:30pm doors, 8:00pm show

    "...setting the rhythm of jazz's future." -The New York Times


    Eric Du'sean Harland, composer and drummer, is a native of Houston, Texas who was discovered by Wynton Marsalis during a workshop in high school.  Since then, Eric has gone on to record and perform with countless jazz greats including McCoy Tyner, Terence Blanchard, Kenny Garrett, Ravi Coltrane, the late, great Betty Carter, Joe Henderson, Charles Lloyd, Joshua Redman, Wynton Marsalis, and John Patitucci to name a few.  In ‘DownBeat's, 65th Annual Readers Poll', Eric made it on the short list of world recognized drummers along with Elvin Jones and Roy Haynes.

    "Marcus Strickland has started to turn heads in the most thriving but most competitive jazz scene on the planet ...his tone: liquid and luminous, yet forceful and exact." -Thomas Conrad (JazzTimes Magazine)

    Saxophonist Marcus Strickland was named 'Rising Star on Tenor Saxophone' in Downbeat Magazine's Critic's Poll '10, 'Rising Star on Soprano Saxophone' in Downbeat Magazine's Critic's Poll '08 and 'Best New Artist' in JazzTimes Magazine's Reader's Poll '06, he also placed third in the 2002 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition. He has toured internationally with his own Trio/ Quartet and the bands of Dave Douglas Keystone, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Roy Haynes, making Strickland a household name among the world's renowned jazz saxophonists. His latest recording, Triumph of the Heavy, Vol. 1 & 2, is expected to be released by summer 2011.