Sunday, June 24, 2007

Ron Carter and Jean-Luc Ponty - JVC Jazz Festival Special!

Our first guest will be legendary jazz bassist Ron Carter . He will perform on Wednesday June 27 at Carnegie Hall (57th Street & 7th Avenue, New York, NY , 8pm) in a concert celebrating his 70th birthday.

Ron Carter's new CD, Dear Miles, is just out this week. It includes 2 original compositions by Carter. Along with him on bass are Stephen Scott on piano, Payton Crossley on drums, and Roger Squitero on percussion.

Second in the lineup is violinist Jean-Luc Ponty, who made his mark playing early in his career with Al Di Meola and Stanley Clarke, Frank Zappa, and others.
He will also be performing on Wednesday June 27, at Zankel Hall (57th Street & 7th Avenue,
New York, NY, 8:30pm). His new album, The Atacama Experience, has just been released.

Wednesday, June 27th 2007
Ron Carter: The Master @ 70
Ron Carter & Friends
Quartet with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter & Billy Cobham
Trio with Mulgrew Miller & Russell Malone
Duets with Jim Hall
New Quartet with Stephen Scott, Payton Crossley & Rolando Morales
Carnegie Hall
57th Street & 7th Avenue
New York, NY
Wednesday, June 27th 2007
An Evening With Jean-Luc Ponty
Jean-Luc Ponty & His Band
Zankel Hall
57th Street & 7th Avenue
New York, NY

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Bruce Weber, Jeff Preiss, and Tom Bissell

Let's Get Lost... Bruce Weber and Jeff Preiss, the director and Director of Photography of this epic documetary on the self destructive genius that was jazz trumpeter Chet Baker, visit. A newly-restored copy of the film is showing after a 14 year absence at the Film Forum in Manhattan. Gorgeous film + subject, great music. See it!

Then, McSweeney's/Believer writer and author of The Father of All Things : A Marine, His Son, and the Legacy of Vietnam Tom Bissell stops by for a chat.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Mary Wilson and Jack Beatty

Singer Mary Wilson of the Supremes talks about her new and long-awaited career as a ballad singer. Mary will be appearing at Feinstein's at the Loew's Regency Hotel in Manhattan from June 19th through the 30th.

Then, a visit from Jack Beatty, senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly and news analyst for NPR's On Point public affairs and news program. His new book, The Age of Betrayal:The Triumph of Money in America, 1865-1900, is a brilliant reconsideration of the Gilded Age in America.