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Juan-Carlos Formell On JazzSet

Aug 16, 2012

Juan-Carlos Formell participated in a multi-artist showcase at SOB's — home to Brazilian and Latin music in New York — a few years ago. Between a couple of amped-up bands, he took the stage alone (as I recall) and sang in Spanish, accompanying himself on guitar. His voice had urgency to it, and there was an irresistible engine inside that guitar. Ever since, I've wanted to hear and know more.

The Litchfield Jazz Festival leads off with a weeks-long camp for high-school students and New York's finest musicians on the faculty, then climaxes with a two-day festival. This year it's August 11-12 in Goshen, Conn., but here we have two sets from the 2010 festival, featuring two groups with young leaders.

Charles Lloyd's Sangam On JazzSet

Jul 27, 2012

For his uncompromising and serious music, the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival was eager to present Charles Lloyd. He could bring any group he wanted, they told him. Lloyd said yes, and that he would bring Sangam, an East-West trio with one CD and few performances on the schedule. It was a coup!

Rise of the Islamists

Mar 22, 2012

Wednesday night 11pm on WBEZ

America and the Middle East

Jan 19, 2012

What lies ahead?  Wed 11pm

Joined By War

Sep 22, 2011

Town Meeting: A decade of conflict in Afghanistan. Wed 11pm

Counterfeit Crackdown

Aug 18, 2011

This war isn’t against terrorists.

America Abroad: European Dis-Union

Jul 21, 2011

Wednesday night at 11pm

Roots of the Arab Spring

Jun 16, 2011

Wednesday night at 11pm