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BTR catches up with two members of 'Nuf Said, a five-piece, world-touring funk and jazz band based in New York City.
Check out today’s edition of BTR The Jazz Hole Live with a brilliant live set by the Sam Trapchak Quintet, recorded at Silvana in Harlem, New York on May 20th 2015. Composer and bassist Sam Trapchak is joined by David Smith (tp), Kyle Nasser (ts, ss), Perry Smith (g) and Jay Sawyer (d).
Gato Loco is an instant party -- a wild, instrumental explosion of horns and beats harnessed into an avant-garde "psycho-mambo" group with a dizzying array of influences, pulling from jazz, rock, and latin sounds and grooves. The whole New York-based crew of Stefan Zeniuk (tenor & bass saxes), Tim Vaughn (trombone), Joe Exley (tuba), Lilly Maase (guitars), Ari Folman-Cohen (bass), Kevin Garcia (drums), and Rich Stein (percussion) crammed into the studio at Serious Business Music to blow it out and chat with Maia about how their memorable sound got to where it is now.
An entire edition of “The Jazz Hole” about - and with - the rising star of the Latin Jazz scene, the charming Gregorio Uribe, leader of the Gregorio Uribe Big Band. The band’s debut album “Cumbia Universal” just came out and it features a 16-piece orchestra that blends Cumbia and other Colombian rhythms with Big Band arrangements. Star guests include multiple Grammy Award-winner Ruben Blades.
Colombian big band leader Gregorio Uribe has become a colorful fixture of New York City’s vibrant Latin Jazz community. His debut album 'Cumbia Universal' is set to drop Oct 2, but the arrangements have tasted air for close to a decade now.
One man’s musical journey from the streets of Brazil to the heart of Manhattan’s jazz community
Check out a new live set from the Blue Note Jazz Club New York by the Japanese pianist Manami Morita on this month’s edition of BTR The Jazz Hole Live with Linus. Musicians are Manami Morita (piano, voice, compositions), Kyle Nasser (tenor sax, soprano sax), Julian Smith (bass) and Thomas Hartman (drums).
Abdu Ali left his community in Baltimore to seek inspiration in Brooklyn, NY. What he discovered, however, was far from what he was searching for. After returning to his roots, Ali reflects on the destructive environment that he left behind and shares with BTR some insights into what he learned along the way.
On controlled explosions and Japanese karaoke
DJRePete energizes your BTR start today with some power rock from Cusses, Icky Blossoms, and Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin! Tune in for the scoop on another US “palooza” festival, this one featuring both a BTR band + an attempt at the world record for high fives in 60 seconds. Uh-huh. Plus, Laura Marling, Sharon Van Etten, and a jazz throwback with Zach Brock. Basically, a solid mix to start your BTR Wednesday!
PHOTOBLOG: BTR checks out JazzReach's Yes Indeed! in Madison Square Park. The event is meant for children to learn more about blues roots as well as "blues in the jazz context."
Linda Oh is a jazz bassist, born in Malaysia, raised in Australia, and currently living in New York. With a background in classical music, composing for film, and playing constantly with various groups, her own compositions - particularly here with her Sun Pictures album and group - have an exciting experimental groove. She stopped by with her quartet to play some tunes and chat with Maia about her work.
Linda Oh is a jazz bassist, born in Malaysia, raised in Australia, and currently living in New York. With a background in classical music and composing for film, and after playing constantly with various groups, her own compositions have an exciting experimental groove -- particularly here with her Sun Pictures album and group. She stopped by with her quartet to play some tunes and chat with Maia about her work.
Your Wednesday start on BTR is as diverse as it is informative, as DJRePete catches you up on the latest releases, including the new album by Summer Camp that he’s absolutely obsessed with, fresh Unknown Mortal Orchestra which has a colorful rare vinyl release, and King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard which of course is just fun to say. Also, tune in for the first of many BTR tribute sets as the station celebrates its 10th birthday later this month. DJRePete’s inaugural celebratory set includes throwbacks from Laura Marling and the Depreciation Guild. And by the end of the mix, you’ll be zoning out with a little jazz from the likes of Antônio Carlos Jobim. That’s your midweek mix from DJRePete on BTR!
Sideshow Acts is the program on BTR that features sounds of the Balkans and Eastern Europe. You'll hear Klezmer, Roma, Circus, Vaudeville music and much, much more!
An exploration of folksy Irish roots through the heartbreaking beauty of cellist Alana Henderson
A can’t miss interview with the bluesman who is blowing up.
A sixteen year-old who makes dope jazz beats, writes love letters to fans, and eats limes with the skin still on.
Playing with heroes, discovering music across continents, and stirring the jazz “soup.”
A talk with jazz bassist Francesco Marcocci about exploring world influences and jamming with giants
BTR's DJ Linus Wyrsch chats about the Jazz Hole and how to break into the NYC scene.

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