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Welcome to Suga in My Bowl radio‘s weekly feature, On The Bandstand, where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests. We’re online weekly and on the air on NYC’s WBAI-FM radio alternate Sunday nights from 11 PM -1 AM. Keep up with us via Facebook, the blog here, or our main website, or Twitter and we’ll keep track of the schedule for you.

This week’s show features bassist Linda May Han Oh. Her CD release event for the brand new Walk Against Wind will be on Wednesday April 19 at the Jazz Standard. You can also see her on Tuesday April 18 at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club with Jaleel Shaw or on the 21st at Cornelia St Café with Chris Dingman’s Trio.

For an extended preview of Oh, we’re streaming her just released Walk Against Wind as our next Listen. Hear. entry. You can stream the entire CD for a limited time as well as our previous entry with saxophonist Clare Daly’s 2648 West Grand Boulevard.

Now let’s get to this week’s listings.

We start with Director John Scheinfeld’s John Coltrane documentary film Chasing ‘Trane. It’s screening at the IFC Center in Manhattan through Thursday April 20. Also see our review of the film.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz is at The Blue Note on April 17th with pianist McCoy Tyner.

Pianist Harold Mabern leads a trio at Smalls on the 19th.

Bassist Christian McBride is at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem to talk about his recording and performing career for the third installment of the Session Stories series on April 20 and at Newark’s NJPAC on April 23rd with bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake leads a big band at the Jazz Gallery from April 21-22nd.

Looking a little further ahead, drummer and percussionist Will Calhoun is in Montclair NJ at the Wellmont Theater with Paul Shaffer’s band on April 21 and at the Theatre at Westbury in Long Island on April 22nd.

Trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre leads a qunitet at Smoke from April 21-23.

Trombonist Craig Harris is at Sista’s Place in Brooklyn on April 22nd.

Saxophonist Wayne Shorter is at Newark’s NJPAC on April 22-23rd.

Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is at WNYC Radio’s Greene Space for an Ella Fitzgerald tribute on April 24.

Trumpeter Hugh Masekela will be at the Town Hall on April 27th with the Jazz Epistles.

Saxophonist Ahmed Abdullah leads his Diaspora ensemble in a jazz opera titled Sun Ra Returns at Sista’s Place in Brooklyn on April 29th.

Saxophonist David Murray leads the Class Struggle ensemble at the Village Vanguard from May 2-7 with trombonist Craig Harris.

Finally, we announced this year’s Vision Fest a few weeks ago, but the full schedule is now up! Head on over to their site for the full schedule. We’ll return with our standard cheat sheet festival preview as the dates get closer.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday April 30. We’ll also have another edition of “On the Bandstand” online next Sunday with a fresh set of listings.

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Hank Williams is an associate producer for Suga’ in My Bowl on WBAI Radio and webmaster for the Suga’ and Behind the Mic sites. He is also a PhD candidate in English and Africana Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center and teaches at Hunter and Lehman Colleges and The City College of New York. Find him on Twitter @streetgriot

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bandstand_picPhoto Credit: Hank Williams

Welcome to Suga in My Bowl radio‘s weekly feature, On The Bandstand, where we collect upcoming NYC area shows from current and past Suga’ guests. We’re online weekly and on the air on NYC’s WBAI-FM radio alternate Sunday nights from 11 PM -1 AM. Keep up with us via Facebook, the blog here, or our main website, or Twitter and we’ll keep track of the schedule for you.

We’re off this week, but will be back next week with an interview with bassist Linda May Han Oh. Meanwhile if you missed last week’s show with saxophonist Claire Daly, you can listen in our archives. Also, don’t forget to listen to Daly’s new 2648 West Grand Boulevard release, streaming here for the next 2 weeks thanks to our friends at Glass Beach Jazz! Now let’s get to our listings.

Former Suga’ guests vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, bassist Dave Holland, and organist Dr. Lonnie Smith are among the 2017 class of NEA Jazz Masters! Although they won’t be performing, they will be in hand for the tribute concert at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and will likely say a few words in addition to having their work interpreted by performers on hand. Former Suga’ guest Dianne Reeves performed and you can view the archived  video stream.

Bassist Christian McBride is at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club  with the New Jawn quartet from April 11-16.

Pianist Vijay Iyer is at WNYC Radio’s Greene Space on April 13 performing selections from his Mutations CD and a new work called Time, Place, Action.

Pianist Billy Childs leads a quartet at the Jazz Standard from April 13-16th.

Saxophonist Kenny Garrett leads a quintet at the Blue Note from April 13-16th.

Saxophonist Oliver Lake is at Brooklyn’s BRIC Arts Media on April 13-14 and leads a big band at the Jazz Gallery from April 21-22nd.

Pianist Harold Mabern is at Smoke with a quartet from April 14-16th and leads a trio at Smalls on the 19th.

Blues vocalist Alexis P. Suter is at Daryl’s House in Pawling NY with Ministers of Sound on April 16th.

Saxophonist Gary Bartz is at The Blue Note on April 17th with pianist McCoy Tyner.

Looking a little further ahead, drummer and percussionist Will Calhoun is in Montclair NJ at the Wellmont Theater with Paul Shaffer’s band on April 21 and at the Theatre at Westbury in Long Island on April 22nd.

Trombonist and seashellist Steve Turre leads a qunitet at Smoke from April 21-23.

Trombonist Craig Harris is at Sista’s Place in Brooklyn on April 22nd.

Bassist Christian McBride is at Newark’s NJPAC on April 23rd with bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding.

Saxophonist Wayne Shorter is at Newark’s NJPAC on April 22-23rd.

Vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater is at WNYC Radio’s Greene Space for an Ella Fitzgerald tribute on April 24.

Trumpeter Hugh Masekela will be at the Town Hall on April 27th with the Jazz Epistles.

Finally, we covered this year’s Vision Fest a few weeks ago, but the full schedule is now up! Head on over to their site for the full schedule. We’ll return with our standard cheat sheet festival preview as the dates get closer.

That’s all for now. Suga’ in My Bowl is scheduled to be back on WBAI‘s airwaves on Sunday April 16. We’ll also have another edition of “On the Bandstand” online next Sunday with a fresh set of listings.

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Hank Williams is an associate producer for Suga’ in My Bowl on WBAI Radio and webmaster for the Suga’ and Behind the Mic sites. He is also a PhD candidate in English and Africana Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center and teaches at Hunter and Lehman Colleges and The City College of New York. Find him on Twitter @streetgriot

Former Suga’ in My Bowl guests Pat Metheny and Wayne Shorter both have new CDs out!

OrchProjCoverSmallRecent Grammy winner Metheny’s is a 2-CD set featuring more music from his Orchestrion Project (and is called just that), which features Metheny leading a band of contraptions that accompany him playing and (in a sense) improvise on their instruments. As a tour, Orchestrion filled an entire stage with its good-sounding (if somewhat Rube Goldberg-ish) robotic bandmembers and the new release features music recorded on the tour. In his 2011 live duo gigs at NYC’s Blue Note with bassist and longtime collaborator Larry Grenadier, a more modest version of the Orchestrion joined the two, with Metheny’s roadie theatrically pulling a cover off of the instrument mid-show.

“The word ‘jazz’ to me only means ‘I dare you.’” — Wayne Shorter

WIthout_a_net_coverMeanwhile, Wayne Shorter’s making the rounds with his new release, titled Without a Net. Long-time collaborators Danilo Perez, John Pattitucci, and Brian Blade join Shorter on piano, bass, and drums respectively. Shorter stopped by National Public Radio’s Saturday All things Considered show to talk about his latest CD and delved into his expansive vision of what jazz means, his time with Miles Davis, Buddhism, and quite a bit more. The interview’s worth checking out and we liked what we heard from the CD, which is out now.

Nate Chinen also has a write-up in the New York Times, which repeats Shorter’s view on the slippery definition of jazz: “The word ‘jazz’ to me only means ‘I dare you.’”

Did any of you catch Shorter’s recent NYC performance at Carnegie Hall? Do you have or are you planning to pick up the Shorter or Metheny releases? Let us know in the comments!

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