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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4:26 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

'Two Skirts And A Shirt' On JazzSet

Left to right: Rene Marie, Allan Harris and Carla Cook.
Courtesy of Pat Harris

Originally published on Thu March 20, 2014 4:13 pm

After a sweetly harmonized "Tryin' Times" from 1970 by Donny Hathaway and a rocking version of "Compared to What" by Gene McDaniels ("The president, he got his war / Folks don't know just what it's for"), Rene Marie pauses to ask two questions: "Do you remember when it was not unusual for jazz composers to write about social issues? What happened?" There's a pause, and then Carla Cook says off-mic, "The '80s." The audience hears her and laughs.

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JazzSet
4:31 pm
Thu February 24, 2011

FFEAR Premieres 'Mirage' On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu November 24, 2011 2:52 pm

Norwegian saxophonist Ole Mathisen and trombonist Chris Washburne, who met as students in Boston 25 years ago, work at the front line of the quartet FFEAR. Ole's brother Per Mathisen plays bass alongside drummer Tony Moreno in this Oct. 23, 2010, performance at Miller Theatre at New York's Columbia University, where all but Per teach.

The centerpiece is Ole Mathisen's five-part suite Mirage, for which he layers rhythmic grids and uses microtonal harmony to create an orchestration that sounds greater than a quartet. Be not afraid!

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JazzSet
3:27 pm
Thu November 11, 2010

Mario Pavone And Orange Double Tenor On JazzSet

Originally published on Thu January 5, 2012 3:17 pm

On a Sunday afternoon during their honeymoon in November 1961, Mario Pavone and his bride Mary drove from Connecticut to New York, to a club date that would be documented on a pivotal album. John Coltrane: Live at the Village Vanguard featured the saxophonist's expanding group with Eric Dolphy on bass clarinet, with music so powerful that Pavone — an aspiring bassist — could not let it go. When Coltrane died in July 1967, Pavone made his move. He quit his job and drove again to New York, to the funeral.

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JazzSet
10:54 am
Thu May 27, 2010

Christian McBride And Inside Straight On JazzSet

Rhonda Hamilton, guest-hosting for Dee Dee Bridgewater, is onstage at the 30th annual Detroit International Jazz Festival. She introduces Christian McBride as "the premier bass player of his generation." All in the huge Motor City crowd cheer for that.

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JazzSet
1:30 pm
Thu January 7, 2010

Kenny Barron On JazzSet

Kenny Barron.
Carol Friedman

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 2:12 pm

When the National Endowment for the Arts informed Kenny Barron that he'd been named a Jazz Master — that's the highest honor in jazz that the nation bestows — "I was elated and surprised," Barron says. "And then I kept thinking, 'Damn, am I really this old?' "

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