Tonight, at the "fern bar" that is the Village Vanguard (please notice the scarequotes), NPR Music and WBGO team up to present saxophonist Bill McHenry's quintet in concert. Once again, we're proud to be able to present
a live video stream anda live chat for the show, which you can access above. It all starts right at 9 p.m. ET.
We've already checked in with Bill McHenry on his amateur ornithology, and for more information about tonight's show, go here: Bill McHenry Quintet: Live At The Village Vanguard. And if you can't make it, remember that the entire first set will be archived afterward here: www.npr.org/villagevanguard
If you don't know, a bunch of people really like this Bill McHenry fellow. This newish band he's bringing is totally stacked (Paul Motian! Andrew D'Angelo!), so it promises to be a good show. Maybe, like last Sunday when WBGO producer Josh Jackson and I met up at the Vanguard (to see Guillermo Klein, who has employed McHenry for over a decade), McHenry's mother will be there too.
UPDATE: Show's over, and there won't be any video archive, unfortunately. However, there will be free, 192 kbps downloads of both the broadcast set and the unaired second set. Check back later on Thursday, Jun. 11 here: Bill McHenry Quintet: Live At The Village Vanguard