The Checkout: August 30, 2011

August 31, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: August 30, 2011

The Checkout presents an interview with jazz legend Ron Carter, Jenny Scheinman’s Mischief and Mayhem at the Village Vanguard, and Pilc/Moutin/Hoenig in a WBGO studio performance. Josh Jackson is your host.

Interview: Ron Carter

August 30, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Interview: Ron CarterWBGO’s Josh Jackson talks to bassist Ron Carter about his first-ever big band project and the reissue of his 1973 CTI recording,  All Blues.

Studio Session: Pilc/Moutin/Hoenig

August 29, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Studio Session: Pilc/Moutin/HoenigPilc/Moutin/Hoenig performs on The Checkout to celebrate their upcoming release, Threedom (Motema). Recorded August 15, 2011 at WBGO.

Set List:
Isotope (Joe Henderson)
Dear Old Stockholm (Swedish folk melody)
Well You Needn’t (Monk)
Take the Coltrane (Ellington)

Personnel:
Jean Michel Pilc – piano
Francois Moutin – bass
Ari Hoenig – drums

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recording engineer: Michael Downes

Newport Jazz Festival 2011: Sunday Highlights

August 23, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Newport Jazz Festival 2011: Sunday Highlights

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The Checkout presents Sunday highlights from the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival, featuring performances from Ravi Coltrane, Miguel Zenon, James Farm, Triveni, Sangam, and John Hollenbeck .  WBGO’s Josh Jackson is your host.

Hear complete sets from Newport at NPR Music.

Newport Jazz Festival 2011: Saturday Highlights

August 17, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Newport Jazz Festival 2011: Saturday HighlightsThe Checkout presents Saturday highlights from the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival, featuring performances from Randy Weston, Regina Carter, Ambrose Akinmusire, Mostly Other People Do the Killing, Joey DeFrancesco, New Black Eagle Jazz Band and Trombone Shorty.  WBGO’s Josh Jackson is your host.

Hear complete sets from Newport at NPR Music.

Ben Williams: Live from 92Y Tribeca

August 10, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Ben Williams: Live from 92Y TribecaThe Checkout presents bassist Ben Williams leading his band Sound Effect for The Checkout: Live at 92YTribeca. Recorded July 19, 2011 at 92Y Tribeca.
Hear an interview with Ben Williams.

Personnel:
Ben Williams, bass/electric bass
Marcus Strickland, tenor saxophone
Matthew Stevens, guitar
Gerald Clayton, piano and Fender Rhodes
Jamire Williams, drums

Set List:
Home (Ben Williams)
The Moontrane (Woody Shaw)
Part Time Lover (Stevie Wonder)
November (Ben Williams)
Moonlight in Vermont (Blackburn/Suessdorf)
Bass Intro to Little Susie

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Mix: David Tallacksen
Assisted by Michael Downes

The Checkout: August 2, 2011

August 2, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: August 2, 2011

The Checkout presents a studio session with Davell Crawford and interviews with bassists Robert Hurst and Ben Williams. WBGO’s Josh Jackson is your host.

Studio Session: Davell Crawford’s Keys to New Orleans

August 2, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Studio Session: Davell Crawford’s Keys to New OrleansDavell Crawford performs a solo piano and vocal session for The Checkout.  Recorded July 25, 2011 at WBGO.

Set List:
Georgia
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Does Anybody Know I’m Here (Crawford)
Ode to Louisiana (Crawford)
Strange Fruit

Davell Crawford – piano and vocals

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recorded by Michael Downes

Ben Williams: State of Art

August 2, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Ben Williams: State of Art

Photo by Jati Lindsey

WBGO’s Josh Jackson talks to bassist Ben Williams about his new recording, State of Art.

Robert Hurst: Bob Ya Head

August 2, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Robert Hurst: Bob Ya HeadWBGO’s Josh Jackson talks to bassist Robert Hurst about his new recordings, Bob Ya Head and Unrehurst Volume 2 (Bebob Records).