Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

July 28, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
Filed under Featured, New Music


Violinist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson talks with Simon Rentner about his collaborations across genres with many musicians in Los Angeles.

Mark de Clive-Lowe: "Church"

July 28, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe talks with Simon Rentner about his album "Church," which is based on the live jazz remix parties he hosts in Los Angeles and New York.

Mark de Clive Lowe, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, George Wein

July 28, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Keyboardist Mark De Clive-Lowe and violinist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson talk with Simon Rentner, and Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein talks with guest producer Leo Sidran.

Gary Peacock & Marc Copland: "Now This"

July 22, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Bassist Gary Peacock (pictured) and pianist Marc Copland talk with Simon Rentner about their new ECM album, Now This. They spoke at the 2015 Montreal International Jazz Festival.

Peacock & Copland's "Now This," Pino's "No Net Nonet"

July 21, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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It's a new music special with bassist Gary Peacock & pianist Marc Copland on their ECM recording "Now This," and tenor saxophonist Lucas Pino's "No Net Nonet."

Lucas Pino: "The No-Net Nonet"

July 21, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Saxophonist Lucas Pino talks about his new recording and ensemble, both named "The No Net Nonet." The group appears regularly at New York's Smalls Jazz Club.

Stanley Clarke: "Vulcan Princess"

July 18, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Bassist Stanley Clarke talks with Simon Rentner about his seminal 1974 recording "Vulcan Princess," and some of his favorite younger musicians, including the bassist Thundercat.

Mammal Hands: "Animalia"

July 18, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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The name of this trio from Norwich in the U.K. is Mammal Hands. Don't know them? You should. Simon Rentner talks to saxophonist Jordan Smart (pictured), pianist Nick Smart and drummer Jesse Barrett about their album "Animalia" at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.

David Murray, Vision Fest at 20, Ornette's Legacy

July 18, 2015 by Tim Wilkins
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Simon Rentner talks with saxophonist David Murray and Vision Fest producers William and Patricia Nicholson Parker about the New York free jazz festival's 20th anniversary, and the legacy of Ornette Coleman.

The Story of Amy Winehouse

July 17, 2015 by Simon Rentner
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We knew Amy Winehouse, the soul singer and superstar, but what about the jazz musician?  Filmmaker Asif Kapadia joins former Amy Winehouse manager Nick Shymansky to talk about "Amy," the misunderstood musical genius, in theaters now.