Studio Session: Orrin Evans Trio with Bobby Watson

May 28, 2010 by Josh Jackson  
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BobbyOrrin-sPianist Orrin Evans leads a trio with special guest Bobby Watson.
Recorded 5/27/10  at WBGO.

Personnel:
Orrin Evans – piano
Curtis Lundy – bass
Vince Ector – drums
Bobby Watson – alto saxophone

Set List:
Beattitudes
Faith in Action
Why Not?
Lover

Recorded May 27, 2010 at WBGO
Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recorded by David Tallacksen

The Checkout: May 25, 2010

May 25, 2010 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: May 25, 2010

The Checkout features studio performance from Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra and Pete Robbins siLENT Z, as well as shuffle sample of music on bassist Joe Sanders‘ iPod. WBGO’s Josh Jackson is your host.

Checkout Studio Session: Bjorkestra

May 25, 2010 by Josh Jackson  
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bjorkestra-sSaxophonist and arranger Travis Sullivan leads a septet version of the large ensemble, Bjorkestra, in a performance at WBGO.  Hear them play the music of Icelandic pop star, Bjork.

Recorded 5/24/10 in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

Personnel:
Becca Stevens – vocals
Travis Sullivan – alto saxophone
Sean Nowell – tenor saxophone
Ian Cook – laptop/programming
Art Hirahara – piano
Yoshi Waki – bass
Joe Abba – drums

Set List:
Hyperballad
Come to Me
Human Behavior

All songs by Bjork
Arranged by Travis Sullivan
Recorded May 24, 2010 at WBGO.

Host: Josh Jackson
Session Producer: Simon Rentner
Recorded by David Tallacksen with Evan Levine

Checkout Studio Session: Pete Robbins siLENT Z

May 25, 2010 by Josh Jackson  
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robbins-sSaxophonist Pete Robbins and siLENT Z perform live at WBGO.  Hear them play music from Live, on Hate Laugh Music.
Recorded 5/20/10 in Newark, New Jersey, USA.

Personnel:
Pete Robbins – alto saxophone
Jesse Neuman – cornet/electronics
Eivind Opsvik – bass
Tommy Crane – drums

Set List:
Eliotsong
Bugle Call
Everyone Else is Disappointing

All compositions by Pete Robbins
Recorded May 20, 2010 at WBGO.
Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recorded by David Tallacksen

Checkout Playlist: Joe Sanders

May 25, 2010 by Josh Jackson  
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jsanders-sJosh Jackson talks with bassist Joe Sanders.  Then they listen to random tunes on Sanders’ iPod, including songs from Woody Shaw, Azymuth, and Bob Marley.

The Checkout: May 18, 2010

May 19, 2010 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout features an interview with violinist Jenny Scheinman, new music from the Claudia Quintet, and a studio session with trombonist Nick Vayenas. Also, remembrances of Lena Horne and Hank Jones.  WBGO’s Josh Jackson is your host.

The Checkout: May 11, 2010

May 11, 2010 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: May 11, 2010

The Checkout celebrates the class of 2010. Hear interviews with recent graduates, their new projects, and performance highlights from WBGO’s Jazz Appreciation Month studio sessions. WBGO’s Josh Jackson is your host, with Alex Rodriguez, MA candidate at Rutgers University and Checkout intern.

The Checkout: May 4, 2010

May 4, 2010 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout features a a studio performance from saxophonist Tia Fuller, an interview with brass player Trombone Shorty, and a conversation with writers Lolis Elie, Tom Piazza, and Eric Overmyer of HBO’s Treme.  WBGO’s Josh Jackson is your host.

Checkout Interview: HBO’s Treme

May 4, 2010 by Josh Jackson  
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Treme-sWBGO’s Josh Jackson talks to Lolis Elie and Tom Piazza, two New Orleans-based writers for the HBO series, Treme.  Co-creator and Executive Producer Eric Overmyer also talks about distilling the city’s rich culture into television drama.

Related: An interview with actor Wendell Pierce.

Checkout Interview: Trombone Shorty

May 4, 2010 by Josh Jackson  
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Shorty-sWBGO’s Josh Jackson talks with Troy Andrews, aka Trombone Shorty, about supaphunkrock and his new recording, Backatown (Universal).

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