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Rio de Janeiro pianist Antonio Adolfo talks with Tim Wilkins and plays bossa nova songs, old and new, in the WBGO studios with Carol Saboya on vocals and Hendrik Meurkens on harmonica.
Randy Ingram brings his band to WBGO’s performance studio in celebration of his recording “Sky/Lift.” The pianist speaks to Josh Jackson. Listen to some of his other tracks here.
Vocalist Gregory Porter sings songs from his albums Water, Be Good, and Liquid Spirit live on the main stage at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival.
Pianist Jon Batiste’s Stay Human Band plays gospel and New Orleans grooves live from the main stage at the 2014 Newport Jazz Festival.
Pianist Danilo Perez plays excerpts from his “Panama 500″ suite live at WBGO with John Patitucci on bass and Brian Blade on drums, and they talk with Rhonda Hamilton about the project, and the shared influence saxophonist Wayne Shorter has had on their musical lives. The trio, all alumni of Shorter’s bands, perform together as “Children Of The Light.”
Tenor saxophonist Michael Blake performs live at WBGO with his World Time Zone ensemble of Ben Allison on bass and Ferenc Nemeth on drums, and talks with Michael Bourne.
Saxophonist John Ellis, pianist Fabian Almazan, drummer John Hollenbeck and nine other musicians perform in a round-robin improvisation at New York’s 92Y Tribeca on May 12, 2012.
The Undead Music Festival and Red Bull Music Academy present a round-robin concert at New York’s Town Hall on May 14, 2014.
The eight-piece Chicago family band the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble performs live at New York’s Le Poisson Rouge and talks with Josh Jackson as part of the 2014 New York Winter Jazz Festival.
The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble will be featured in a new documentary film which premieres on PBS’s Independent Lens series on April 7, 2014, at 10 p.m. on New York’s Channel 13, WNET.
Bluesman Guy Davis performs selections from his CD Juba Dance live at WBGO and talks with Michael Bourne about growing up with his famous parents, the actors and activists Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis.
Guitarist Badi Assad performs new music from Between Love And Luck live at WBGO and talks with Simon Rentner.