Airs Monday, September 16 at 8 p.m. It's not her light and feathery voice so much as how she uses it: phrased creatively, on pitch, in ways that request and reward closer attention. It's to her credit that hip young New York musicians are happy to play with Parlato — she's as much a musician as they are. One such grouping appears here at the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, R.I.
Airs Tuesday, July 2 at 9 p.m. What if there were lost big-band masterpieces by the great composer/arranger Gil Evans which never made it to record? In fact, there are plenty of them, according to composer/arranger Ryan Truesdell. He's culled, researched, transcribed and completed a handful of the best for Evans' 100th birthday anniversary. It helps that he's the lead copyist for composer Maria Schneider; he's borrowed much of her orchestra to record and now perform this rich, intensely-hued material.
Airs Monday, September 3 at 9:00 p.m. Join us for highlights from the 19th annual Caramoor Jazz Festival near Katonah, NY. Hosted by WBGO's Rhonda Hamilton and presenting The Cookers, Gretchen Parlato, Kenny Barron, the Dee Dee Bridgewater Quintet, Roy Haynes and the Fountain of Youth.