George Clinton, Quincy Jones, Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett

October 16, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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George Clinton, Quincy Jones, Lady Gaga & Tony BennettFunk pioneer George Clinton, producer Quincy Jones & film director Alan Hicks, and Tony Bennett with Lady Gaga on their album of jazz duets.

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: “Cheek To Cheek”

October 15, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under Featured, New Music

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Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: “Cheek To Cheek”Singers Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga talk with Michael Bourne about the roots of their unusual friendship and new album of duets, “Cheek To Cheek.”

P-Funk’s George Clinton: “Like George”

October 15, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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P-Funk’s George Clinton: “Like George”Funk pioneer George Clinton, who founded the groups Parliament, Funkadelic & P-Funk, talks with guest host Soul Sister from WWOZ about his memoir, “Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard on You?”

photo credit: William Thorem

Quincy Jones: “Keep On Keepin’ On”

October 15, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Quincy Jones: “Keep On Keepin’ On”Producer Quincy Jones & film director Alan Hicks talk with Gary Walker about “Keep On Keepin’ On,” a documentary about the teaching methods of trumpeter Clark Terry, Jones’s musical mentor.

Bill Frisell & Kris Bowers

October 8, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Bill Frisell & Kris BowersBill Frisell takes us on a tour of “GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE!” and pianist Kris Bowers performs live at WBGO and talks with Simon Rentner.

Kris Bowers: “Heroes & Misfits”

October 8, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under New Music

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Kris Bowers: “Heroes & Misfits”Pianist Kris Bowers talks with Simon Rentner and performs compositions from his Concord album Heroes & Misfits live at WBGO in this two-part interview.

Bowers appears at New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club on Oct. 15 with guitarist Nir Felder.

Bill Frisell: “GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE!”

October 8, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Bill Frisell: “GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE!”Bill Frisell talks with Josh Jackson about the album GUITAR IN THE SPACE AGE!” which pays homage to the surf and rockabilly guitar styles of the 1950s and 1960s.

Odean Pope & Pharoah Sanders: Saxophone Choirs

October 2, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Odean Pope & Pharoah Sanders: Saxophone ChoirsTenor saxophonists Odean Pope (pictured) & Pharoah Sanders talk with Rhonda Hamilton about math in music, saxophone choirs and other collaborations.

Mark Turner: “Lathe Of Heaven”

October 1, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
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Mark Turner: “Lathe Of Heaven”Tenor saxophonist Mark Turner talks with Josh Jackson about Lathe Of Heaven, his new ECM album, after a thirteen-year hiatus as a leader.

Walter Smith III: “Still Casual”

October 1, 2014 by Josh Jackson  
Filed under New Music

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Walter Smith III: “Still Casual”Tenor saxophonist Walter Smith III talks with Josh Jackson about his “elements of style” and approach to composition on his new album Still Casual.

Photo credit: Tim Wilkins

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