Randy Ingram, Oran Etkin, Steve Lehman

January 28, 2015 by Simon Rentner
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Pianist Randy Ingram and his band perform in-studio in celebration of his recording "Sky/Lift," Oran Etkin travels the globe "Gathering Light," and Steve Lehman's spectral-jazz octet "Mise en Abime."

Randy Ingram In-Studio: "Sky/Lift"

January 28, 2015 by Simon Rentner
Filed under Studio Sessions


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.

Steve Lehman's Mise en Abime

January 28, 2015 by Simon Rentner
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Steve Lehman talks to WBGO's Simon Rentner about "Mise en Abime," featuring his octet from Pi Records.  The alto saxophonist reveals his spectral-inspired compositions.

Oran Etkin's "Gathering Light"

January 28, 2015 by Simon Rentner
Filed under New Music


Oran Etkin travels the globe -- West Africa, Middle East, and Indonesia -- collecting sounds for his recording "Gathering Light" (Motema).  The clarinetist speaks to WBGO's Tim Wilkins.

Cline & Lage Duo Live, Revive Big Band at Berklee

January 21, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
Filed under Featured, Shows


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It's an all-live special, as Guitarists Nels Cline & Julian Lage duet at WBGO, and Igmar Thomas's Revive Big Band tears up the Berklee College of Music's Café 939 in Boston.

Revive Big Band Live at Berklee

January 21, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
Filed under Featured, New Music


Trumpeter Igmar Thomas leads his hip-hop inflected Revive Big Band live in Boston at his alma mater, the Berklee College of Music, at their Café 939.

Nels Cline & Julian Lage: "Room" Live At WBGO

January 21, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Guitarists Nels Cline and Julian Lage (pictured) perform selections from their album Room live at WBGO and talk with Simon Rentner.

Photo: Tim Wilkins

Pianist Aaron Goldberg's "The Now," Marquis Hill Blacktet Live

January 14, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Pianist Aaron Goldberg explores the moment that makes jazz arise on The Now, and Monk Competition-winning trumpeter Marquis Hill leads his Blacktet ensemble live at WBGO.

Marquis Hill Blacktet Live At WBGO

January 14, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
Filed under Featured, New Music


Trumpeter Marquis Hill performs selections from his album "Modern Flows" live at WBGO with his Blacktet ensemble, and talks with Simon Rentner. Hill is the 2014 winner of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.

Aaron Goldberg: "The Now"

January 13, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
Filed under Featured, Interviews


Pianist Aaron Goldberg talks with Simon Rentner about his Sunnyside CD The Now, which celebrates the improvisatory experience with his longtime trio of Reuben Rogers on bass and Eric Harland on drums.

The Now goes on sale Jan. 20, and you can stream the album in its entirety at WBGO.ORG/RADAR through Jan. 19.

Goldberg's trio performs at New York's Jazz Standard Jan. 15 through 18.