JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater
Dec 5, 2013 — From the Newport Jazz Festival, guitarist Bill Frisell shines in three completely different settings: with his band playing reworking John Lennon tunes, in a duo with violinist Jenny Scheinman, and with The Bad Plus playing music of Paul Motian.
Nov 28, 2013 — At the KC Jazz Club, Moran sets up two tunes with pre-produced field recordings and sound montages, including a unique take on Fats Waller's "Honeysuckle Rose." Hear Moran's long-running trio The Bandwagon in a set recorded in Washington, D.C.
Nov 21, 2013 — Onstage in Orvieto, Italy, the trombonist, composer and fabulist Mauro Ottolini and his Sousaphonix play music for his science-fiction tale Bix Factor. Then, in Perugia, J.P. Jofre plays the tango with a string orchestra in an opera house from the 1700s. Hear them on JazzSet.
Nov 14, 2013 — The trumpeter composes with jazz and Arabic materials, and mixes instruments from both sides of the world. Marvel at the musical flow — even in non-Western modes and odd, long meters at breakneck speeds — in this set, recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival.
Nov 7, 2013 — Anderson shares his "musical memoir" of growing up in 1960s Chicago with a live version of his Sweet Chicago Suite at the Newport Jazz Festival. His scaled-down Pocket Brass Band aims to sound like a full-sized jazz marching band.
Oct 31, 2013 — In Nicole Mitchell's words, "The flute and vibes coming together gives us the visual for Ice Crystal." Hear the adventurous musician and composer play the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival with her quartet.
Oct 24, 2013 — The pianist loves water and music. Inspired by a trip along the Pacific Northwest, The Coastal Suite spins out as one uninterrupted arc. JazzSet captures the broadcast premiere at the Ibeam in New York.
Oct 17, 2013 — From Little Italy in the Bronx to the Village Vanguard in Greenwich Village to the gardens in Fort Tryon Park, the rhythm of the city drives a suite by Chris Lightcap and his band Bigmouth. Here, they perform at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Oct 10, 2013 — Not long ago, when musicians needed good charts, they called Melba Liston. Now, saxophonist Geof Bradfield and his Chicago ensemble offer the radio premiere of a suite commissioned by Chamber Music America. The work traces Liston's remarkable life story.
Oct 3, 2013 — Talent, dedication, a skill at adapting classical dances to jazz formats — these are some of Sung's musical and personal qualities that make her one to watch and listen to. Hear a set from the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival.