Warren Wolf is best known as a vibraphonist — notably, on his 2011 self-titled album, and as the malletman in Christian McBride's Inside Straight band. Plenty of musicians, especially in his native Baltimore, know him also as a drummer or pianist; he's toured and recorded in both capacities. After studying, then teaching at Berklee College of Music in Boston, he moved back home, where he met several of the musicians joining him on stage here.
On Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011, The Checkout: Live series paired Warren Wolf's WOLFPAC with guitarist Lage Lund's band in a double bill, in performance at 92Y Tribeca. The concert was broadcast on air via WBGO and in an online video webcast at this page on NPR Music, with a live online chat. For more information about this series and the full concert archive, visit npr.org/checkoutlive.
All compositions by Warren Wolf unless otherwise noted.
- "427 Mass Ave."
- "Emily" (Mandel/Mercer)
- "Peace" (T. Green)
- "Señor Mouse" (Corea)
- "How I Am Feeling At This Given Moment"
- "Sweet Bread" [video highlight]
- Warren Wolf, vibraphone
- Tim Green, saxophone
- Lawrence Fields, piano
- Kris Funn, bass
- John Lamkin, drums
Credits: Josh Jackson, producer and host. David Tallacksen, mix engineer. Simon Rentner, assistant. Recorded Nov. 16, 2011 at 92Y Tribeca in New York, N.Y. Photo by John Rogers for NPR / johnrogersnyc.com