Becca Pulliam appears in the following:
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Fast hands, cymbals that shimmer, drop-kicks on the bass drum; these are two drummers who appreciate each other. Albert "Tootie" Heath performs in a trio with Ethan Iverson (The Bad Plus) and Ben Street (Danilo Perez Trio), followed by Wilson's Arts & Crafts quartet, in Surround Sound on JazzSet.
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Hear passionate improvisation across borders on Colombian harp, Argentinian bandoneón, Venezuelan cuatro and vibes from the U.S. In a set with Castañeda, his trio and special guests perform at the Americas Society in New York.
Friday, December 27, 2013
Assisted by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Vince Giordano's Nighthawks, the trumpeter and bandleader offers a celebratory double helping of the early pioneers — and tosses in "Auld Lang Syne" for good measure.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
The Big Phat Band makes its Monterey Jazz Festival debut with "Rhapsody in Blue" and "Hunting Wabbits," inspired by Carl Stalling's 1940s scores for Warner Brothers cartoons. The music tumbles all over itself.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
The vocalist mixes funk with electric soul in a live tribute to Jimi Hendrix and James Brown in Chicago. When Dee Alexander launches into the James Brown half of the show, she yells to the crowd, "Everybody down here on the floor. I don't want to dance by myself!"
Thursday, October 31, 2013
In Nicole Mitchell's words, "The flute and vibes coming together gives us the visual for Ice Crystal." Hear the adventurous musician and composer play the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival with her quartet.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
From Little Italy in the Bronx to the Village Vanguard in Greenwich Village to the gardens in Fort Tryon Park, the rhythm of the city drives a suite by Chris Lightcap and his band Bigmouth. Here, they perform at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
JazzSet is in Boston for Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue, a release concert for the album created by Carrington, professor of percussion at Berklee College of Music. It's a trio album with ensemble touches, and in this concert from Berklee Performance Center, Carrington's students are in the mix.
Thursday, September 19, 2013
The Czech Republic capital of Prague is home to the annual Strings of Autumn International Music Festival where, in October 2012, soulful jazz singer Gregory Porter brought down the house. Applause between songs ran for a minute or longer.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
The Monterey Jazz Festival is celebrating 55 years of swinging with a coastal California vibe. An all-star sextet is crossing the country, advancing the festival's mission: to create and support jazz education and performance programs. JazzSet has highlights from the Kennedy Center.
Thursday, September 05, 2013
In three collaborations in the late 1950s, Gil Evans and his friend and Miles Davis steered their projects into a new era for jazz. Terence Blanchard plays Davis' role with commitment and emotion in a set from the Monterey Jazz Festival.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Homegrown Christie Dashiell and expat Alfredo Rodriguez each bring something new to Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center. Dashiell's vocal delivery is so easy, you can barely hear her breathe. Rodriguez's control and dynamics make the piano sing, sweat and shake as he plays the music of Cuba.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Marsalis' philosophy is that — though the players are consistent — the music should evolve and be challenging, should center on the melody and convey emotions. Hear the first host of JazzSet bring his long-running quartet to the Napa Valley Opera House.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
The trumpeter and the drummer each bring high-energy bands to the Detroit Jazz Festival.
Friday, August 09, 2013
At the annual Detroit Jazz Festival on Labor Day 2011, an amphitheater full of Motor City music lovers grooves with the Kevin Eubanks Band — outdoors, free, and in Surround Sound on JazzSet.
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Rosnes and Charlap — who begin their set with "Never Will I Marry," even though they're a married couple themselves — just finished a six-concert season of Jazz in July at the 92Y in New York City. Hear the two-piano duo make a "unique sound that is the sum of both of us" at the Kennedy Center.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Ready, set, stand by! Live coverage of this summer's Newport Jazz Festival is coming to nprmusic.org on August 3-4. JazzSet ramps up with music from Newport 2012. From the Quad Stage, hear the first-call drummer and Grammy-winning vocalist lead inspiring sets, back to back.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
The Fourth of July is coming, so we wave the jazz flag with music transcribed from Louis Armstrong's Hot Fives and Sevens — quintet and septet recordings from the late 1920s — and a new Grammy-winning arrangement of George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue."
Thursday, June 06, 2013
The whole keyboard was Miller's canvas. His left hand could stride and swing with great authority, and when the two hands got together, he sent the train down the tracks. Hear music from WBGO's 25th-anniversary party, the Detroit Jazz Festival and the Kennedy Center Jazz Club.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
On opening night at San Francisco's newly constructed, free-standing building designed for and dedicated to jazz, fans filled the stunning Robert N. Miner Auditorium at the SFJAZZ Center for a maiden voyage and festive concert.