Studio Session: Noah Preminger Quartet

March 27, 2012 by Joshua Jackson
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Saxophonist Noah Preminger brings his quartet to The Checkout to play new music. Recorded March 22, 2012 at WBGO.

Personnel:
Noah Preminger - tenor saxophone, clarinet
Ben Monder - guitar
John Hebert - bass
Colin Stranahan - drums

Set List:
K
Morgantown
Motif Attractif
Ambacharm (Jim Black)

Compositions by Noah Preminger except where noted

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recorded by Michael Downes

Studio Session: Jeremy Pelt Quintet

March 6, 2012 by Joshua Jackson
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Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt brings his quintet to The Checkout to play music from his new recording, Soul (High Note).   Recorded March 1, 2012 at WBGO.

Personnel:
Jeremy Pelt - trumpet
Stacy Dillard - tenor saxophone
Danny Grissett - piano
Dwayne Burno- bass
Jonathan Barber - drums

Set List:
Second Love
Tempest
Tonight

All compositions by Jeremy Pelt

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recorded by Michael Downes

Studio Session: Ben Wendel

February 14, 2012 by Joshua Jackson
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Ben Wendel visits The Checkout with a quintet. Hear original music from Wendel's upcoming recording, Frame (Sunnyside). Recorded January 13, 2012 at WBGO.

Personnel:
Ben Wendel - tenor sax, bassoon
Gilad Hekselman - guitar
Gerald Clayton - piano
Joe Sanders - bass
Nate Wood - drums

Set List:
Chorale
Backbou
Jean and Renata

All compositions by Ben Wendel

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recorded by Michael Downes

Studio Session: Courtney Bryan

January 24, 2012 by Joshua Jackson
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Courtney Bryan takes some time away from her schedule as a church organist at Newark's Bethany Baptist Church to play some spirituals at WBGO.
Recorded January 17, 2012.

Set List:
Steal Away
Eternal Rest (C. Bryan)

Host: Josh Jackson
Recorded by: Michael Downes

Studio Session: Ben Van Gelder

November 15, 2011 by Joshua Jackson
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Saxophonist Ben Van Gelder brings his quintet to WBGO to perform new music on The Checkout. Recorded November 11, 2011 at WBGO.

Set List:
REL (Schlamb)
Airegin (Rollins)
Untitled 12/8 (Van Gelder)

Personnel:
Ben Van Gelder - alto saxophone
Aaron Parks - piano
Peter Schlamb - vibraphone
Rick Rosato - bass
Craig Weinrib - drums

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recording engineer: David Tallacksen

Studio Session: David Budway

November 8, 2011 by Joshua Jackson
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Pianist David Budway brings a quartet to WBGO to perform on The Checkout in celebration of his new release, A New Kiss (MaxJazz). Recorded November 7, 2011 at WBGO.

Set List:
A New Kiss
Sama'i Shat Arabud
The Baron

All compositions by David Budway

Personnel:
David Budway - piano
Don Aliquo - saxophones
Gianluca Renzi - bass
Thomas Wendt - drums

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recording engineer: Michael Downes

Studio Session: Matthew Stevens

October 12, 2011 by Joshua Jackson
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The Matthew Stevens Quintet performs original music from the guitarist's forthcoming debut recording. Recorded January 24, 2011 at WBGO.

Set List:

Processional

Contradictions

Cicada

All compositions by Matthew Stevens

Personnel:

Matthew Stevens - guitar

Ben Wendel - tenor saxophone and melodica

Fabian Almazan - piano

Harish Raghavan - bass

Jamire Williams - drums

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson

Recording engineer: Michael Downes

Studio Session: Jake Saslow

September 27, 2011 by Joshua Jackson
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Saxophonist Jake Saslow brings a quartet to WBGO to play music from his debut recording, Crosby Street. Recorded August 24, 2011.

Set List:

Lucky 13

Crosby Street

Until Next Time

Personnel:

Jake Saslow - tenor saxophone

Mike Moreno - guitar

Joe Martin - bass

Marcus Gilmore - drums

Studio Session: Elio Villafranca

September 27, 2011 by Joshua Jackson
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Elio Villafranca and the Jass Syncopaters visit The Checkout for a performance. Recorded August 30, 2011 at WBGO.

Set List:
Caribbean Tinge
Flower by a Dry River
The Unspeakable

All compositions by Elio Villafranca

Personnel:
JD Allen - tenor saxophone
Bruce Harris - trumpet
Elio Villafranca - piano
Gregg August - bass
Ulysses Owen Jr. - drums
Camilo Molina Gaetan - percussion
Nelson Mateo Gonzalez - percussion

Studio Session: Somi

September 13, 2011 by Joshua Jackson
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Somi and her band perform music featured on the new release, Live at the Jazz Standard (Palmetto). Recorded August 26, 2011 at WBGO.

Set List:
Prayer to the Saint of the Brokenhearted
Changing Inspiration
Wallflower Blues
Ingele

All compositions by Somi

Personnel:
Somi - lead vocal
Alicia Olatuja - backing vocal
Toru Dodo - piano
Liberty Ellman - guitar
Michael Olatuja - bass
Otis Brown III - drums

Producer and Host: Josh Jackson
Recording engineer: Michael Downes