The Checkout: September 27, 2011

September 27, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: September 27, 2011

The Checkout presents studio session with saxophonist Jake Saslow and pianist Elio Villafranca.  WBGO’s Josh Jackson is your host.

Studio Session: Jake Saslow

September 27, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Studio Session: Jake SaslowSaxophonist Jake Saslow brings a quartet to WBGO to play music from his debut recording, Crosby Street. Recorded August 24, 2011.

Set List:
Lucky 13
Crosby Street
Until Next Time

Personnel:
Jake Saslow – tenor saxophone
Mike Moreno – guitar
Joe Martin – bass
Marcus Gilmore – drums

Studio Session: Elio Villafranca

September 27, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Studio Session: Elio VillafrancaElio Villafranca and the Jass Syncopaters visit The Checkout for a performance. Recorded August 30, 2011 at WBGO.

Set List:
Caribbean Tinge
Flower by a Dry River
The Unspeakable

All compositions by Elio Villafranca

Personnel:
JD Allen – tenor saxophone
Bruce Harris – trumpet
Elio Villafranca – piano
Gregg August – bass
Ulysses Owen Jr. – drums
Camilo Molina Gaetan – percussion
Nelson Mateo Gonzalez – percussion

The Checkout: September 20, 2011

September 22, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: September 20, 2011

The Checkout presents concert highlights from the Detroit Jazz Festival, including performances from Sean Jones, Helen Sung, Jeff Watts, and Anthony Wilson.  Also, hear a conversation with DJF Artist-in-Residence Jeff “Tain” Watts.  WBGO’s Josh Jackson hosts.

Interview: Jeff “Tain” Watts

September 22, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Interview: Jeff “Tain” WattsWBGO’s Josh Jackson talks to drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts about his artist residency at the Detroit Jazz Festival and his new recording, Family (Dark Key Music).

Detroit Jazz Festival: Jeff Watts Quartet

September 22, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Detroit Jazz Festival: Jeff Watts QuartetThe Checkout presents Detroit Jazz Festival artist-in-residence, Jeff “Tain” Watts, leading his quartet. Recorded September 4, 2011 in Detroit.

Marcus Strickland – saxophones
Lawrence Fields – piano
Christian McBride – bass
Jeff “Tain” Watts – drums

Set List:
107 Steps (Björk)
Monkey Paw Yelp (Watts)
Goldaze (Watts)
05/15/11 (Watts)
Attainment (Watts)
Wreath for John T. Smith (Watts)
Return of the Jitney Man (Watts)

Producer: Josh Jackson
Mix: Timothy Powell/Metro Mobile

Special thanks to Terri Pontremoli

Detroit Jazz Festival: Sean Jones Quintet

September 22, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Detroit Jazz Festival: Sean Jones QuintetThe Checkout presents trumpeter Sean Jones and his quintet at the Detroit Jazz Festival. Recorded September 3, 2011 in Detroit.

Sean Jones – trumpet
Brian Hogans – alto saxophone
Orrin Evans – piano
Luques Curtis – bass
Obed Calvaire – drums

Set List:
Look and See (Jones)
Olive Juice (Jones)
Touch and Go (Jones)
Obsession Cloud Nine (Hogans)
Forgiveness (Jones)
Transitions (Jones)

Producer: Josh Jackson
Mix: Timothy Powell/Metro Mobile

Special thanks to Terri Pontremoli

Detroit Jazz Festival: Anthony Wilson Trio

September 22, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Detroit Jazz Festival: Anthony Wilson TrioThe Checkout presents guitarist Anthony Wilson at his trio at the Detroit Jazz Festival. Recorded September 5, 2011 in Detroit.

Anthony Wilson – guitar
Larry Goldings – Hammond B3 Organ
Karriem Riggins – drums

Set List:
Dinkle Blues
Mezcal
Jack of Hearts
Body and Soul
Campo Belo

Producer: Josh Jackson
Mix: Timothy Powell/Metro Mobile

Special thanks to Terri Pontremoli

Detroit Jazz Festival: Helen Sung and Sung With Words

September 22, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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Detroit Jazz Festival: Helen Sung and Sung With WordsThe Checkout presents pianist Helen Sung and Sung With Words at the Detroit Jazz Festival. Recorded September 5, 2011 in Detroit.

Helen Sung – piano
Reuben Rogers – bass
Rudy Royston – drums
Carolyn Leonhardt – voice

Set List:
Prelude to a Kiss (Ellington)
H-Town
Hope Springs Eternally
Glasswork
In Walked Bud (Monk)
It Don’t Mean a Thing (Ellington)
Entrance (Sung/Gioia)
The Place Where Heaven Fell
Quiet Girl/Quiet One
Far From the Home I Love
When You Dream (Shorter)

Producer: Josh Jackson
Mix: Timothy Powell/Metro Mobile

Special thanks to Terri Pontremoli

The Checkout: September 13, 2011

September 13, 2011 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: September 13, 2011

The Checkout presents a studio performance with Somi, an exploration of the Puerto Rican songbook with Miguel Zenon, and a concert highlight from Geri Allen’s live performance at the Village Vanguard.  WBGO’s Josh Jackson is your host.

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