The Checkout: July 14, 2009

July 20, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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The fifteenth episode of The Checkout from WBGO, featuring a studio session from Gilfema + 2. Adam Schatz introduces Search and Restore, and Spike Wilner celebrates the 15th Anniversary of Small’s Jazz Club.  WBGO’s Josh Jackson is your host.

Checkout Studio Session: Gilfema + 2

July 20, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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gilfema-sThe trio Gilfema adds two clarinet players in this WBGO studio session.  Hear live performances of music from Gilfema + 2’s ObliqSound recording.

Lionel Loueke: guitar/vocals
Massimo Biolcati: bass
Ferenc Nemeth: drums
Joris Roelofs: clarinet
John Ellis: bass clarinet

Set List:
Question of Perspective (Nemeth)
Twins (Loueke)
Master of the Obvious (Biolcati)

Recorded January 12, 2009 at WBGO.
Produced by Josh Jackson
Recorded by David Tallacksen, with Josh Webb.
See photos from the session.

Checkout Interview: Small’s Jazz Club

July 20, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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smalls-sWBGO’s Josh Jackson interviews pianist and manager of Small’s Jazz Club in New York.  Small’s Jazz celebrates its 15th Anniversary in 2009.

Checkout Interview: Search and Restore

July 15, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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adamschatz-sWBGO’s Josh Jackson interviews Adam Schatz, editor and co-founder of Search and Restore, a new avenue for progressive music presentation in New York.

The Checkout: July 7, 2009

July 10, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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Stuff from the Montreal Jazz Festival – Geoffrey Keezer joins the Wayne Shorter Quartet, Donny McCaslin plays some saxophone, Enrico Rava on opera and Jacques Tati, and Erik Truffaz travels the sonic road to Benares, Mexico, and Paris.

Checkout New Music: Donny McCaslin

July 10, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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dmccaslin-sDonny McCaslin plays a solo saxophone workout on Cole Porter’s “What is This Thing Called Love?”  Recorded for live broadcast from the Montreal International Jazz Festival.

The Checkout Interview: Enrico Rava

July 10, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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erava-sWBGO’s Josh Jackson interviews trumpeter Enrico Rava at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.  Rava performed duets with pianist Stefano Bollani at the 30th anniversary of the festival.

Checkout Interview: Eric Truffaz

July 10, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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etruffaz-sWBGO’s Josh Jackson interviews trumpeter Erik Truffaz at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.  Truffaz performed at the festival’s invitation series, presenting three nights of his collection, Rendezvous – Benares, Mexico, and Paris.

Checkout Interview: Geoffrey Keezer

July 10, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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gkeezer-sWBGO’s Josh Jackson interviews pianist Geoffrey Keezer about his new ArtistShare recording, Aurea, and joining the Wayne Shorter Quartet on an interim basis.

The Checkout: June 30, 2009

July 6, 2009 by Josh Jackson  
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The thirteenth episode of The Checkout from WBGO, featuring pianist Steve Kuhn remembering Coltrane, Kurt Elling’s iPod hijack, Edward Simon tasting hot cocoa, and a review from the New York Times’ Ben Ratliff.  WBGO’s Josh Jackson is your host.

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