JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater on WLRN http://blog.wlrn.org en Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra Of New York On JazzSet http://blog.wlrn.org/post/jon-faddis-jazz-orchestra-new-york-jazzset Young <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/92623694/jon-faddis">Jon Faddis</a>, born in 1953, learned every note <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15368367/dizzy-gillespie">Dizzy Gillespie</a> ever recorded. Then Faddis <em>found</em> Gillespie and reacquainted the older trumpeter with some of his own best work. Their relationship became a close mentorship in jazz, maybe the closest. Sat, 29 Dec 2012 02:43:00 +0000 editor 6998 at http://blog.wlrn.org Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra Of New York On JazzSet Gretchen Parlato, The Cookers On JazzSet http://blog.wlrn.org/post/gretchen-parlato-cookers-jazzset Ninety years ago near the village of Katonah, N.Y., art lovers Walter and Lucie Rosen bought Caramoor, a wooded estate, and built a home for their collection of painting and sculpture. Every room was a gallery, including their favorite, the Music Room; after they lost their only son in World War II, they presented a small concert series there to honor him. So began the transformation of Caramoor from a private home to an arts center and treasure for Westchester County, north of New York City.<p>Today, every summer from June to August, Caramoor presents chamber music and a resident orchestra. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 13:03:00 +0000 editor 5166 at http://blog.wlrn.org Gretchen Parlato, The Cookers On JazzSet Billy Childs Quartet On JazzSet http://blog.wlrn.org/post/billy-childs-quartet-jazzset It's New Year's Eve at The Blue Whale, a "live jazz + art space" in the Little Tokyo section of downtown Los Angeles. Founded in 2009 by singer Joon Lee, this is a listening room. There's food at the bar, poetry (Rumi!) on the ceiling, and wall-to-wall people. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:57:00 +0000 editor 4759 at http://blog.wlrn.org Billy Childs Quartet On JazzSet Dee Dee Bridgewater On JazzSet http://blog.wlrn.org/post/dee-dee-bridgewater-jazzset <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15296069/dee-dee-bridgewater">Dee Dee Bridgewater</a>'s smile says it all: she's singing this week on <em>JazzSet </em>from the Caramoor Jazz Festival.<p>All summer, Caramoor presents chamber music, opera, Latin music, a resident orchestra and more — rain or shine. And it did rain in 2012, though the audience stayed dry under the Venetian Theater roof with Bridgewater and her awesome band.<p>Bridgewater's musical director is Edsel Gomez, arranger and pianist. He's her orchestra, pacesetter and descarga driver all in one. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 17:50:00 +0000 editor 4421 at http://blog.wlrn.org Dee Dee Bridgewater On JazzSet Benny Green Trio On JazzSet http://blog.wlrn.org/post/benny-green-trio-jazzset The pioneering pianist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15130415/thelonious-monk">Thelonious Monk</a> left behind a treasure trove of compositions. Onstage at the KC Jazz Club at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., a current jazz treasure is here to play some of the best. <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/149627066/benny-green">Benny Green</a> is on piano with <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/104152701/peter-washington">Peter Washington</a> on bass and Kenny Washington on drums. Thu, 01 Nov 2012 14:24:00 +0000 editor 3923 at http://blog.wlrn.org Benny Green Trio On JazzSet Lewis Nash Quintet, Kurt Elling On JazzSet http://blog.wlrn.org/post/lewis-nash-quintet-kurt-elling-jazzset There are three stages at the Newport Jazz Festival. At least two are always running simultaneously. Given the surfeit of options, it's rare to hear a complete set. The question begins to nag: <em>Should be we somewhere else? </em>And away you go, leaving a work in progress to make sure you don't miss one getting underway.<em></em><p><em></em>But sometimes if you choose a spot on the lawn and stay put, the juxtaposition of two bands delivers a fine festival experience. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 20:01:00 +0000 editor 3568 at http://blog.wlrn.org Lewis Nash Quintet, Kurt Elling On JazzSet John Ellis, Darcy James Argue On JazzSet http://blog.wlrn.org/post/john-ellis-darcy-james-argue-jazzset As we re-release these two sets from Newport, saxophonist <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/91161786/john-ellis">John Ellis</a> (leader of one, player in the other) is leading workshops in Portugal and Italy. <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/103816068/darcy-james-argue">Darcy James Argue</a> has released a studio recording of <em>Brooklyn Babylon, </em>and his Secret Society tied with the <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/17003773/maria-schneider" target="_blank">Maria Schneider</a> Orchestra for the Big Band of 2013 in the just-out <em>DownBeat</em> Critics Poll. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 19:15:00 +0000 editor 3154 at http://blog.wlrn.org John Ellis, Darcy James Argue On JazzSet Either/Orchestra On JazzSet http://blog.wlrn.org/post/eitherorchestra-jazzset A creative composer and his 10-piece band embed melodies from a golden musical age in the Horn of Africa into Western harmony, and an Afro-Caribbean breeze blows through it, as Russ Gershon and the Either/Orchestra present<em> The Collected Unconscious</em> in Tishman Auditorium at the New School in New York City, in Surround Sound on <em>JazzSet</em>.<p>Way back in the 1980s, tenor man Gershon dreamed of writing music in the <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15396582/duke-ellington">Duke Ellington</a> tradition for a band of Boston players, with a helping of Mingus' blues-and-roots spirit. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:15:00 +0000 editor 2745 at http://blog.wlrn.org Either/Orchestra On JazzSet Bill Charlap And Renee Rosnes On JazzSet http://blog.wlrn.org/post/bill-charlap-and-renee-rosnes-jazzset From their spirited night of Chick Corea music alone, it's clear how <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/89354519/renee-rosnes" target="_blank">Renee Rosnes</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15343365/bill-charlap" target="_blank">Bill Charlap</a> love to play amongst horns and a rhythm section. Thu, 04 Oct 2012 20:32:00 +0000 editor 2271 at http://blog.wlrn.org Bill Charlap And Renee Rosnes On JazzSet Catherine Russell, Virginia Mayhew On JazzSet http://blog.wlrn.org/post/catherine-russell-virginia-mayhew-jazzset <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/92365682/catherine-russell">Catherine Russell</a> is a lady born to music. Her father, Luis Russell (1902-63), was Louis Armstrong's orchestra leader beginning in the mid-1930s. Her mother, Carline Ray, is a bassist, singer, great all-around musician and a member of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm, the 1940s all-woman band that swung as hard as the men. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 20:09:00 +0000 editor 1825 at http://blog.wlrn.org Catherine Russell, Virginia Mayhew On JazzSet Steve Wilson With Strings On JazzSet http://blog.wlrn.org/post/steve-wilson-strings-jazzset To inaugurate the 2011-12 jazz season at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., director of jazz Kevin Struthers wanted something special and different. Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:17:00 +0000 editor 1427 at http://blog.wlrn.org Steve Wilson With Strings On JazzSet James Farm On JazzSet http://blog.wlrn.org/post/james-farm-jazzset When <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14996492/joshua-redman">Joshua Redman</a> plays Boston, it's a homecoming. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University and quickly won the 1991 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition. Warner Brothers signed him to make a string of successful albums.<p>From 2004 to '07, he was first among equals in the eight-piece SF JAZZ Collective, with Matt Penman on bass and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/140130339/eric-harland">Eric Harland</a> on drums. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 15:12:00 +0000 editor 868 at http://blog.wlrn.org James Farm On JazzSet Branford Marsalis Quartet On JazzSet http://blog.wlrn.org/post/branford-marsalis-quartet-jazzset From January 1992 to September 2001, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15399050/branford-marsalis">Branford Marsalis</a> set the <em>JazzSet</em> pace, hosting 39 new shows a year (now we do 26) from the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band; festivals in Iowa City, Telluride, Pasadena, Mount Hood, Montreal and Brevard, N.C.; the new music festival in Groningen, the Netherlands, and the Havana Jazz Festival in Cuba; clubs from Yoshi's in California to Sculler's and the Regattabar in Boston. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 21:09:00 +0000 editor 753 at http://blog.wlrn.org Branford Marsalis Quartet On JazzSet Regina Carter, Wynton Marsalis On JazzSet http://blog.wlrn.org/post/regina-carter-wynton-marsalis-jazzset JazzSet returns to the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival for performances from two complementary bandleaders on the main Fort Adams stage: violinist Regina Carter and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.<p>Regina Carter started playing violin as a 4-year-old Suzuki method student in Detroit, and later played in school and community orchestras. After attending the New England Conservatory of Music, she chose jazz as her primary direction. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 20:15:00 +0000 editor 754 at http://blog.wlrn.org Regina Carter, Wynton Marsalis On JazzSet Kevin Eubanks On JazzSet http://blog.wlrn.org/post/kevin-eubanks-jazzset Kevin Eubanks (briefly) and saxophonist Bill Pierce (in the mid 1980s) both played in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, the two-generation-spanning band that is so very important in jazz from 1950s through the '80s. Now Pierce chairs the Woodwinds Department at Berklee College.<p>Eubanks and Marvin Smith were in <em>The</em> <em>Tonight Show </em>band together for 15 years, with guitar riffs and rim shots for Jay Leno Monday through Friday. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 15:50:00 +0000 editor 755 at http://blog.wlrn.org Kevin Eubanks On JazzSet