Listen Bill Frisell Plays John Lennon, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012
August 4, 2012 – With his inventive arrangements, the guitarist doesn't hide his love away for classic Beatles tunes.
Listen Darcy James Argue's Secret Society, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012
August 4, 2012 – The composer has steadily been rescuing the big band from the dustbin of anachronism.
Listen Dafnis Prieto Sextet, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012 WBGO
August 4, 2012 – The Cuban drummer and his next-level comprehension of clave powers a volatile, horn-heavy sextet. WBGO
Listen Jack DeJohnette Group, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012 WGBH
August 4, 2012 – The great drummer turns 70 the week after this electric concert — figuratively and literally. WGBH
Listen Pedrito Martinez Group, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012 WGBH
August 4, 2012 – The charismatic conguero leads a band way beyond what you'd think of Afro-Cuban music or jazz. WGBH
Listen John Ellis Double-Wide, Live In Concert: Newport Jazz 2012
August 4, 2012 – You can take the tenor saxophonist out of the South, but you can't take the South out of his music.
Read Rez Abbasi Acoustic Quartet, Trio Da Paz On JazzSet WBGO
July 12, 2012 – Hear two Newport Jazz Festival sets, each of which showcases a guitar focus and a worldly beat. WBGO
Listen Marc Ribot Trio: Live At The Village Vanguard WBGO
Read Vanguard Jazz Orchestra On JazzSet WBGO
Watch Antonio Sanchez And Migration: Live In Concert WBGO
Read Russell Malone Trio On JazzSet
Watch Henry Cole And The Afrobeat Collective: Live In Concert WBGO
May 30, 2012 – As part of an 11-piece band, the drummer locates the African heart of Caribbean party music. WBGO
Watch Gilad Hekselman Quartet: Live In Concert WBGO
Watch Third World Love: Live In Concert WBGO