The Checkout: April 15, 2018
A singers' special with Cecile McLorin Salvant, Zara McFarlane, and John Hollenbeck with Theo Bleckmann.
Zara McFarlane: “If You Knew Her”
The U.K. singer-songwriter discusses some of the inspirations to tracks on her new album.
Cecile McLorin Salvant: “WomanChild”
The French-American singer talks with Michael Bourne about WomanChild, which features songs from Haiti as well as by Bert Williams and Fats Waller.
A fresh voice mines jazz inspirations from Haiti and The Stem.Hollenbeck & Bleckmann: “Songs I Like A Lot”
Two mavericks ride in to the American Songbook.Teachout & Thompson: “Satchmo At The Waldorf”
An actor and a playwright honor the eternal Louis.Ambrose Akinmusire: “The Imagined Savior”
A rising trumpet star talks singers and saviors.Pianists Robert Glasper & Jason Moran Play Live
Boogie-woogie takes ATCQ to Town Hall for Blue Note’s 75th.Check out more interviews...
The U.K. singer reveals inspirations on her U.S. debut.Nicholas Payton: “Sketches Of Spain”
A new take on “Sketches Of Spain” and BAM.Pugs And Crows: “Everyone Knows Everyone”
Vancouver crows and dogs of choice!Jim Campilongo: “Dream Dictionary”
Jim’s Telecaster takes you to Jimi, Nora and Cardenas.Simona Premazzi: “The Lucid Dreamer”
Daylight dreams on the pianist’s new album.Check out more new music...
Hip-hop brass is a family affair for this Chicago crew.Bluesman & Actor Guy Davis
Davis sings and shares memories of Ruby Dee & Ossie DavisBadi Assad: “Between Love And Luck”
Find Badi’s place “Between Love And Luck” live at WBGO.Studio Session: Beatrhyme Communications
Scatty grooves for millennials, live at WBGO.Tim Horner’s “The Head Of The Circle” Live
The drummer plays The Head Of The Circle live at WBGO.Check out more studio sessions...
NYC celebrates ten years of winter jazz bonanza.The Best Jazz Albums of 2013
Josh and Patrick look back at the year’s best.Mandela’s Legacy In Music
Madiba’s great life inspired great music.Melissa Aldana: Five Saxophone Inspirations
Aldana picks five saxophone inspirations for The Checkout.Playlist: Aaron Parks
Aaron Parks plays some favorite tunes.Check out more playlists...