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Kurt Rosenwinkel: Village Vanguard Bonus Content

Kurt Rosenwinkel Backstage at the Village Vanguard
WBGO is presenting Kurt Rosenwinkel live at the Village Vanguard tonight.  If you listen to the NPR Music Player before the show, you would discover this interview and solo performance I did with Kurt last year.  You can also hear some of the content separately.  Here's a random access sample of Kurt Rosenwinkel's digital music.  Kurt also talked On the Record about some important sessions that he did NOT lead.
After the show is over, we'll be offering Kurt's Live at the Village Vanguard performance as a podcast.  A pretty revolutionary and completely experimental concept for jazz, right?  Our idea caught the attention of Toronto blogger Peter Hum, who wrote about tonight's show in Thriving on a Riff.

Live at the Village Vanguard 2009

Village Vanguard Sign
Next week, Cedar Walton's trio wraps up our 2008 concert series from the Village Vanguard.  Don't worry, there's more to come:

The series kicks off 2009 with a performance from guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel on January 7, which will be available for download as a podcast. Grammy© winning trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard brings his quintet to the Vanguard in February along with special guests, and Grammy© nominated saxophonist David Sanchez follows in March with his quartet performing material from Sanchez's recent recording, Cultural Survival.  In April, trumpeter and composer Tom Harrell and his quintet will play music from an upcoming release, Prana's Dance.

Live at the Village Vanguard Schedule
Wednesday, December 17 - Cedar Walton Trio
Wednesday, January 7 - Kurt Rosenwinkel Group
Wednesday, February 18 - Terence Blanchard Quintet
Wednesday, March 18 - David Sanchez Quartet
Wednesday, April 8 - Tom Harrell Quintet

On the Shoulders of Giants

Kareem Abdul-JabbarEven though Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has had his fill of basketball, he says he can never get enough jazz. You can tell the NBA's all-time leading scorer enjoys talking about his early days in Harlem and his love of jazz. Find out more.

Click here for the latest session of SportsJam, WBGO's new podcast/on-demand feature. When you hear how serious Kareem is about music and basketball, you can understand why he has been so successful on and off the court. It's great to hear that Kareem listens to WBGO when he's in NYC, a place where he gave Knicks fans nightmares.
-Doug Doyle

SportsJam - Trumpeter Jon Faddis

Doug Doyle and Trumpeter Jon Faddis

I had a blast interviewing trumpeter Jon Faddis for SportsJam, WBGO's new sports podcast/on-demand feature. Jon is a real sports fan who loves the old-timers from several different sports. I asked him to put together his all-time jazz band made up of sports stars. He selected Tiger Woods to be the saxophone of John Coltrane. Find out who else he picked, his thoughts on why he thinks jazz and sports are related and hear about his special sports relationship with his dad. Listen now.
-Doug Doyle