WBGO Playdate

WBGO's Playdate With Matt Wilson: Show #1

Playdate Show 1

Playdate with Matt Wilson arrives!  Stream the show by clicking the link above and explore shows 234, 5, 6, 7, 8  and explore our web extras.

The debut first show features Wayne Shorter Day in 1982 on the campus of William Paterson University, Billy Taylor inside the WBGO performance studio innaguarting the Steinway baby grand piano, Ruth Brown on stage in New York City at 20/20, The Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra at a WBGO Jazzathon, and much more!

The full line-up is below, the entire show is above, tweet us @playdatewbgo and connect via the WBGO Facebook page

Check out a behind the scenes video of Matt Wilson and Kirk Knuffke tracking the Playdate theme. Now, let's play!

Web Extras from Show #1:

The Line-up:

Billy Taylor, piano; Victor Gaskin, bass; Bobby Thomas, drums The Man I Love 11/1/1987

WBGO performance studio

Dianne Reeves, voice; Donald Brown, piano; Lonnie Plaxico, bass; Ralph Peterson, drums Love For Sale 10/18/1987 WBGO performance studio
Wayne Shorter, sop. sax; Kirk Lightsey, piano; Rufus Reid, bass; Steve Bagby, drums Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum 10/8/1982 William Paterson College

Fred Hersch, piano; Drew Gress, bass; Matt Wilson, drums

Black Nile 7/4/1997 1997 Iowa City Jazz Festival

Mel Lewis, drums/bandleader; Joe Lovano, t. sax; Rolando Briseno, a. sax; Dick Oatts, a. sax; Ralph Lalama, t. sax; Gary Smulyan, b. sax; Earl McIntyre, b. tbn; Doug Purviance, tbn; John Mosca, tbn; Ed Neumeister, tbn; Peter Wright, French hn; Larry Moses, tpt; Earl Gardner, tpt; Laurie Frink, tpt; Jim Powell, tpt; Dennis Irwin, bass; Kenny Werner, piano

Mr. Fone Bone 4/21/1985 The Ritz (WBGO Jazzathon)
Sir Roland Hanna, piano Walkin' 4/29/1994 Gilmore International Keyboard Festival
Ruth Brown, voice; Bill Easley, t. sax; Charles C.R. Williams, a. sax; Bobby Forester, Hammond Organ; Bill Williams, guitar; Clarence "Tootsie" Bean, drums 5-10-15 Hours 3/20/1988 20/20


Support comes from the National Endowment for the Arts, New Jersey State Council on the Arts and WBGO.

Playdate funders

Produced for WBGO by Alexander Ariff,
with Becca Pulliam and Duke Markos, Executive Producer Josh Jackson.

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