JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater

Sunday afternoons at 3pm
Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater brings you an hour of invigorating live performances from various jazz artists from around the world.

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4:46pm

Thu April 19, 2012
JazzSet

Martin Bejerano Trio On JazzSet

Martin Bejerano.
Steven Vlasic

Martin Bejerano received a Chamber Music America commission to compose a New Jazz Work in the summer of 2010. He had proposed a long-form composition that would show how — in the tradition of Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett, Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Oscar Peterson — Bejerano could put forth an energetic sound for his own trio, without just playing fast and loud.

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4:04pm

Thu April 12, 2012
JazzSet

James Farm On JazzSet

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 10:35 am

James Farm, left to right: Matt Penman, Joshua Redman, Aaron Parks, Eric Harland.
Jimmy Katz

When Joshua Redman plays Boston, it's a homecoming. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University and quickly won the 1991 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition. Warner Brothers signed him to make a string of successful albums.

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11:59am

Fri April 6, 2012
JazzSet

Juan-Carlos Formell On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 2:12 pm

Juan-Carlos Formell and Johnny's Dream Club at the 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival.
Cole Thompson Monterey Jazz Festival

Juan-Carlos Formell participated in a multi-artist showcase at SOB's — home to Brazilian and Latin music in New York — a few years ago. Between a couple of amped-up bands, he took the stage alone (as I recall) and sang in Spanish, accompanying himself on guitar. His voice had urgency to it, and there was an irresistible engine inside that guitar. Ever since, I've wanted to hear and know more.

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2:52pm

Thu March 29, 2012
JazzSet

Benny Green Trio On JazzSet

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 10:32 am

Benny Green.
Courtesy of the artist

The pioneering pianist Thelonious Monk left behind a treasure trove of compositions. Onstage at the KC Jazz Club at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., a current jazz treasure is here to play some of the best. Benny Green is on piano with Peter Washington on bass and Kenny Washington on drums.

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6:48pm

Thu March 15, 2012
JazzSet

Regina Carter, Wynton Marsalis On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 3:12 pm

Regina Carter (right) with Yacouba Sissoko.
Ayano His Newport Jazz Festival

JazzSet returns to the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival for performances from two complementary bandleaders on the main Fort Adams stage: violinist Regina Carter and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis.

Regina Carter started playing violin as a 4-year-old Suzuki method student in Detroit, and later played in school and community orchestras. After attending the New England Conservatory of Music, she chose jazz as her primary direction. JazzSet first presented her from the 1995 Telluride Jazz Festival — on a stage in the mountains, playing into the open air.

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2:12pm

Fri March 9, 2012
JazzSet

Avishai Cohen's Triveni With Anat Cohen On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu July 3, 2014 10:38 am

Anat Cohen (left) performs with Avishai Cohen (center) at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Ayano Hisa for NPR

Anat Cohen leads the Anzic Orchestra (Anat + music = Anzic), and Anzic opens this JazzSet by letting "Samba de Orfeu" morph into "Struttin' With Some Barbecue." Cohen loves both Brazilian and New Orleans music, and connects them with ease. "Struttin'" features the trumpet section one man at a time, concluding with Avishai Cohen. Later in the show, Anat will be back.

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4:19pm

Thu March 1, 2012
JazzSet

Roy Haynes Fountain Of Youth Band On JazzSet

Roy Haynes.
Courtesy of the artist

"My name is Roy Haynes and I'm the drummer. Give the drummer some!" the smiling bandleader exclaims at the Terrace Theater of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Haynes is the winner of a 2011 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy, and he does not have to ask for applause. He's already getting a standing ovation.

On March 13, 2012, Haynes celebrates his 87th birthday, and he's still driving the train.

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11:10am

Thu February 23, 2012
JazzSet

Kevin Eubanks On JazzSet

Originally published on Fri June 20, 2014 10:25 am

Note the message on Kevin Eubanks' cap: "Meet You at the Blue Room." It's a nice club in Kansas City, in the historic district where Count Basie, Lester Young and Mary Lou Williams used to play.
Len Katz Photography

Kevin Eubanks (briefly) and saxophonist Bill Pierce (in the mid 1980s) both played in Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, the two-generation-spanning band that is so very important in jazz from 1950s through the '80s. Now Pierce chairs the Woodwinds Department at Berklee College.

Eubanks and Marvin Smith were in The Tonight Show band together for 15 years, with guitar riffs and rim shots for Jay Leno Monday through Friday. "Smitty" brought Los Angeles bassist Rene Camacho into this group.

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4:31pm

Fri February 17, 2012
JazzSet

Either/Orchestra On JazzSet

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 10:33 am

The Either/Orchestra at the New School in New York City from left to right: Charlie Kohlhase, Hailey Niswanger, Russ Gershon, saxophones; Joel Yennior, trombone; Tom Halter and Dan Rosenthal, trumpets; Gilson Schachnik, piano; Rick McLaughlin, bass; Pablo Bencid, drums; Vicente Lebron, percussion.
David Tallacksen WBGO

A creative composer and his 10-piece band embed melodies from a golden musical age in the Horn of Africa into Western harmony, and an Afro-Caribbean breeze blows through it, as Russ Gershon and the Either/Orchestra present The Collected Unconscious in Tishman Auditorium at the New School in New York City, in Surround Sound on JazzSet.

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4:48pm

Thu February 9, 2012
JazzSet

The Mingus Orchestra On JazzSet

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 10:12 am

Gunther Schuller conducts the Mingus Orchestra at St. Bartholomew's Church.
Courtesy of the artist

Correction: The audio of this segment mentions a February performance by the Mingus Jazz Orchestra. There will be no Mingus Jazz Orchestra concert this year. The audio and text of this segment also misidentified the dates of the 2013 Mingus High School Competition. The competition is Feb. 15-18.

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