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Wynton Marsalis Goes Back To Church For 'Abyssinian Mass'

Wynton Marsalis is sipping hot tea in a church conference room before the evening's performance. His custom-made Monette Raja trumpet — with its built-in mouthpiece and black opal inlays — sits by his side. He's riffing on one of his favorite subjects: the universality of rhythm.<p>"That rolling 6/8 …

The Birth Of Bird: Young Charlie Parker Found Focus, Faith In Music

Charlie "Bird" Parker was one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. In his brief life, Parker created a new sound on the alto saxophone and spearheaded a revolution in harmony and improvisation that pushed popular music from the swing era to bebop and modern jazz.<p>In <i>Kansas City</i> …

Alan Blackman's 'Coastal Suite' On JazzSetWBGO

We're in Brooklyn at Ibeam, named by the New York City Jazz Record as one of the top five music venues of 2012, for <i>The Coastal Suite</i> by pianist Alan Blackman. This is the radio premiere.<p>From outside, Ibeam is just a notch in a long warehouse near an industrial canal (and EPA Superfund cleanup …

Dr. Billy Taylor On Piano Jazz

Born in 1921 in Greenville, N.C., Billy Taylor moved to Washington, D.C., at age 5. He grew up in a musical family and tried his hand at various musical instruments, including guitar, drums and saxophone, but was most successful at the piano.<p>Taylor graduated from Virginia State University with a …

First Listen: Kronos Quartet, 'Aheym'

Bryce Dessner is a man who slips in and out of musical guises with disarming ease. In the rock world, he's known as a member of The National (along with his twin brother, Aaron) and a founding member of Clogs. But in contemporary classical circles, Dessner, who studied composition and classical …

Paramount Records: The Label Inadvertently Crucial To The Blues

Imagine that all of your favorite music — from Wynton Marsalis to Kanye West — was released by the same record label. Well, if you were African-American back in the 1920s, odds are that was the case. What makes the story even more interesting is that this record label was launched by a company that …

Arturo Sandoval is celebrating his birthday today! The great trumpeter and protégé of Dizzy Gillespie is 64. You'll find him on our Current Jazz and Trumpet Jazz channels - http://www.jazzradio.com

Doug Webb's ii-7 V7 subs

Here is a page of saxophonist Doug Webb's ii-7 V7 substitutions from a clinic he did at Casa Valdez last year. Audio of Doug playing through all of …

Butch Warren: Bassist, jazz legend, D.C. native - The Washington Post

1:32<p>Flake, Murphy remark on Congressional Baseball Game<p>2:35<p>Federal Reserve Chair explains why interest rates are being bumped up<p>3:07<p>World Cup fans, card games and moonshine: Aboard the train bringing Russia to the world stage<p>5:21<p>Chef José Andrés speaks out against Washington, D.C.'s one-wage …

Not Your Father's Smooth Jazz II : Conversations with Earl Klugh, David Sanborn, Jonathan Butler and Euge Groove, Plus a Bo-Keys Exclusive

<b>MORE SMOOTH JAZZ CRUISE ADVENTURES</b><p>Photo credit: Mike Ragogna<p>Here are some more interviews conducted on Entertainment Cruise Productions' Smooth Jazz Cruise from a couple of weeks ago. This time out -- with the assistance of recent jazz school grad Jonnie Cohen -- I grill David Sanborn, Earl Klugh, …

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