John Raymond's Real Feels

May 12, 2016 by Simon Rentner
Filed under Studio Sessions


John Raymond shows off his unique band "Real Feels" in our studio with guitar and live looping by Gilad Hekselman and drums by Colin Stranahan.  The trumpeter takes a modernist approach to traditional songs such as "Scarborough Fair" and  "Amazing Grace," inventively remakes Thom Yorke's "Atoms for Peace," plus pays tribute to Thad Jones. Mixed by David Tallacksen. Assistant Producer: Cory Goldberg.

Will Sessions: Fusion On The Checkout

May 8, 2016 by Stevan Smith
Filed under Playlists


Funk, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Fusion, and more are the tools in which the Detroit band Will Sessions captivates audiences. We present samples of their work, presented by guest host Stevan "Vegas" Smith.

For more on Will Sessions: will-sessions.squarespace.com

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Trade Winds with Matt Geraghty and Zé Luis

May 4, 2016 by Simon Rentner
Filed under Featured, Interviews


Musicians Matt Geraghty and Zé Luis seek to be the "Anthony Bourdain of jazz" with their video series Trade Winds, which takes them to important cultural centers along Atlantic Ocean, musically-rich places that include New Orleans, San Juan, Salvador, Havana, and more. Info at mgp21.com.

Tonight, Trade Winds Returns: Cuba, Brazil, & Beyond CD Release Show takes place at Subrosa at 9pm in New York's meatpacking district.