Donny McCaslin's Beyond Now

December 29, 2016 by Simon Rentner
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Donny McCaslin remembers his hero and former boss — the legendary David Bowie — one year after his death with Beyond Now (Motema Music). Plus, we hear our special live recording featuring the saxophonist with Jason Lindner (keys), Nate Wood (bass), and Mark Guiliana (drums) from the 2016 Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Tompkins Square Park.
Music mix by David Tallacksen.

Donny McCaslin Group plays NYC Winter Jazzfest, January 6, 2017 at (Le) Poisson Rouge.

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The Westerlies

December 27, 2016 by Simon Rentner
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The Westerlies -- two trumpeters and two trombonists from Seattle -- breeze into our performance studio. This chamber jazz setting features a "blues fugue" and an arrangement from a 17th-century English and Scottish folk ballad discovered by Sam Amidon and Nico Muhly.

The band features Riley Mulherkar & Zubin Hensler (trumpets), and Andy Clausen & Willem De Koch (trombones).

They play Day 1 of The 2017 NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon on January 6th.

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Scott Tixier's Cosmic Adventure

December 27, 2016 by Simon Rentner
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French violinist Scott Tixier celebrates his latest recording, Cosmic Adventure on Sunnyside Records with a live performance in our studios featuring Yvonnick Prene (harmonica), Glenn Zaleski (keys), Desmond White (bass), and Allan Mednard (drums).

Recording made by David Tallacksen. 

Scott Tixier plays Day 2 of the 2017 NYC Winter Jazzfest Marathon, January 7th, with special guest Tony Tixier.

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Ilhan Ersahin's Istanbul Sessions

December 7, 2016 by Simon Rentner
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The Turkish/Swedish saxophonist Ilhan Ersahin is an underground impresario based in the Lower East Side in Manhattan as the owner and curator of the new Nublu jazz club. He joins us to talk about that and his new recording Istanbul Sessions.

The Nublu Jazz Festival takes place now through December 16th.

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