Ravi Coltrane Live At The Vanguard

March 12, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
Filed under Featured, Studio Sessions


Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane plays live at New York's Village Vanguard with David Virelles, piano,
Dezron Douglas, bass, and Johnathan Blake, drums on October 2, 2013.

Photo credit: John Rogers for WBGO/NPR

Chris Potter "Sirens" Live

March 12, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
Filed under Featured, New Music


Tenor saxophonist Chris Potter's "Sirens" quartet plays music inspired by Homer's Odyssey at New York's Village Vanguard on February 6, 2013 with Ethan Iverson, piano, Larry Grenadier, bass and Eric Harland, drums.

Photo credit: John Rogers for WBGO/NYC

Miguel Zenon "Identities"

March 12, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon performs selections from his "Identities Are Changeable" suite at New York's Village Vanguard with Luis Perdomo on piano, Hans Glawischnig, bass and Henry Cole, drums on May 15, 2013.

Zenón performs the suite with multimedia projections on March 20, 2015 at New York's Hostos Center, 450 Grand Concourse in the Bronx.

Photo credit: John Rogers for WBGO/NPR

Village Vanguard Sax Special: Potter, Coltrane, Zenon

March 12, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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We celebrate the Village Vanguard's 80th birthday with two weeks of highlights from WBGO's live broadcasts from the legendary New York City nightclub. This week, it's all saxes, with Chris Potter, Ravi Coltrane and Miguel Zenón.

MOPDTK's "Blue," Mahanthappa's "Bird Calls"

March 5, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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How do you honor the pinnacles of jazz achievement? Mostly Other People Do The Killing and saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa offer two invigorating, provocative, and very different, answers.

Rudresh Mahanthappa: "Bird Calls"

March 5, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa talks with Simon Rentner about Bird Calls, his CD homage to Charlie Parker.

MOPDTK's Elliott & Stabinsky: "Blue"

March 5, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Bassist Moppa Elliott (pictured) and panist Ron Stabinsky from the band Mostly Other People Do The Killing talk with Simon Rentner about Blue, their note-for-note CD tribute to Miles Davis's album Kind Of Blue, and the nature of jazz.