The Checkout: February 28, 2012

February 28, 2012 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: February 28, 2012

The Checkout features an interview with pianist Luis Perdomo, a performance from the Le Boeuf Brothers, and a listening session with Adam Rogers.  WBGO’s Josh Jackson is your host.

Luis Perdomo: Universal Mind

February 28, 2012 by Josh Jackson  
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Luis Perdomo: Universal MindWBGO’s Josh Jackson talks to pianist Luis Perdomo about his new trio recording, Universal Mind (RKM Music).

Studio Session: Le Boeuf Brothers

February 28, 2012 by Josh Jackson  
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Studio Session: Le Boeuf BrothersThe Le Boeuf Brothers visit The Checkout with a quintet.  Hear original music from their recording, In Praise of Shadows. Recorded February 15, 2012 at WBGO.

Personnel:
Pascal Le Boeuf – piano, keyboard, effects
Remy Le Boeuf – alto sax, effects
Lucas Pino – tenor sax
Linda Oh – bass
Henry Cole – drums

Set List:
Fire Dancing Dreams (P. Le Boeuf/ R. Le Boeuf)
Circles (R. Le Boeuf)
House Without a Door (P. Le Boeuf)

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recorded by Michael Downes

The Checkout: February 14, 2012

February 15, 2012 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout: February 14, 2012

The Checkout features a studio performance with Ben Wendel and interviews with TIm Berne and Johnathan Blake.  WBGO’s Josh Jackson is your host.

Johnathan Blake’s Shining Hour

February 15, 2012 by Josh Jackson  
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Johnathan Blake’s Shining HourWBGO’s Josh Jackson talks to drummer Johnathan Blake about his upcoming debut, The Eleventh Hour (Sunnyside).

Tim Berne: Snakeoil and Other Topical Cures

February 14, 2012 by Josh Jackson  
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Tim Berne: Snakeoil and Other Topical Cures

Photo by Robert Lewis

WBGO’s Josh Jackson talks to saxophonist and composer Tim Berne about his new recording, Snakeoil (ECM).

Studio Session: Ben Wendel

February 14, 2012 by Josh Jackson  
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Studio Session: Ben WendelBen Wendel visits The Checkout with a quintet. Hear original music from Wendel’s upcoming recording, Frame (Sunnyside). Recorded January 13, 2012 at WBGO.

Personnel:
Ben Wendel – tenor sax, bassoon
Gilad Hekselman – guitar
Gerald Clayton – piano
Joe Sanders – bass
Nate Wood – drums

Set List:
Chorale
Backbou
Jean and Renata

All compositions by Ben Wendel

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recorded by Michael Downes

The Checkout Live: Seamus Blake at Berklee

February 6, 2012 by Josh Jackson  
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The Checkout presents saxophonist Seamus Blake and his quartet performing at Berklee College of Music.  Recorded December 7, 2011 in Boston, MA.

Listen to the audio only:

The Checkout Live: Seamus Blake at Berklee

Photo by Armeen Musa/Berklee College

Personnel:
Seamus Blake – tenor saxophone
Dave Kikoski – piano
Matt Clohesy – bass
Ari Hoenig – drums

Set List:
Amuse Bouche (Blake)
Winnie’s Garden (Kikoski)
The Jupiter Line (Blake)

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