JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater

Tuesday, 10-11pm

Every week, host Dee Dee Bridgewater brings you music in performance, sweet and hot. With her fine, friendly voice, the Tony and Grammy winner introduces sets from coast to coast, and beyond.  JazzSet's quality recordings capture the legends, today's top bands, and promising new talent.

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JazzSet
5:20 pm
Thu January 19, 2012

Mark Turner Quartet On JazzSet

Mark Turner (left) told JazzSet, "I consider myself an economical player, not at the top of my voice on every song no matter what, and Paul [Motian] is like that."
John Rogers for NPR johnrogersnyc.com

Mark Turner was born in Ohio in 1965, and grew up in Southern California. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, then moved to New York and worked in the huge jazz department of the downtown Tower Records. Great jazz was always playing at Tower, even late at night — it was a hangout — with the current album displayed next to the cash register.

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JazzSet
5:03 pm
Fri January 13, 2012

A Tribute To Abbey Lincoln On JazzSet

Backstage at the Kennedy Center tribute concert to Abbey Lincoln, left to right: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terri Lyne Carrington, Cassandra Wilson, Dianne Reeves.
Becca Pulliam WBGO

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 4:51 pm

Anna Marie Wooldridge, Abbey Lincoln, Aminata Moseka: singer, actress, composer, militant. They are all one woman.

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JazzSet
5:25 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

Cyrus Chestnut, Benny Green And More On JazzSet

Cyrus Chestnut.
Courtesy of the artist

We return to Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center for a New Year's Eve set with Cyrus Chestnut and Benny Green on two pianos, joined by Nicholas Payton on trumpet and Jimmy Heath on tenor, with the excellent rhythm section of Dezron Douglas on bass and Willie Jones III on drums.

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JazzSet
4:59 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra Of New York On JazzSet

Jon Faddis.
Paul Hawthorne Getty Images

Originally published on Mon June 23, 2014 10:21 am

Young Jon Faddis, born in 1953, learned every note Dizzy Gillespie ever recorded. Then Faddis found Gillespie and reacquainted the older trumpeter with some of his own best work. Their relationship became a close mentorship in jazz, maybe the closest. Now, Faddis advances the Gillespie style — fast, syncopated, chromatic, teasing, conversing, climbing step by step (sometimes tacking crosswise), racing up and down the hills, having serious fun.

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JazzSet
3:29 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Mingus Big Band And Miguel Zenon On JazzSet

A member of the Mingus Big Band takes shelter from the rain.
Erik Jacobs for NPR

What do the Mingus Big Band and Miguel Zenón's large ensemble have in common? A few things. Both contain 14 players. Both played at the Newport Jazz Festival on Sunday, August 7, 2011. Hans Glawsichnig was the bassist, underpinning both. And both sets are passionate and colorful. Maybe it's the rainy backdrop, but the wind players seem especially chromatic in voicings and solos.

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