Nick Morrison http://whqr.org en Christian McBride: The Bass Boss http://whqr.org/post/christian-mcbride-bass-boss In the first generation of bebop musicians, Ray Brown was king of the jazz bass. Today, the "go-to" jazz bassist is <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15168606/christian-mcbride">Christian McBride</a>, so we were delighted to have McBride stop by the KPLU studios for a performance with pianist Peter Martin.<p>McBride discussed his formative years and the difference between playing with vocalists and playing with instrumentalists, and reminisced about Brown, his mentor. Thu, 14 Jun 2012 19:46:00 +0000 Nick Morrison 18508 at http://whqr.org Christian McBride: The Bass Boss Jack DeJohnette: 70 Years Of Propulsive, Percussive Mastery http://whqr.org/post/jack-dejohnette-70-years-propulsive-percussive-mastery It's turning out to be a great year for jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette.<p>In January, he was named an NEA Jazz Master for lifetime achievement. He began celebrating his 70th birthday early — it's August 9 — by going on a short performance tour this month with his old friends, Chick Corea and Stanley Clarke. The celebration continues this summer, as he tours Europe with the Keith Jarrett trio. Thu, 31 May 2012 21:52:00 +0000 Nick Morrison 17361 at http://whqr.org Jack DeJohnette: 70 Years Of Propulsive, Percussive Mastery Jack DeJohnette And Friends: Miles On Their Minds http://whqr.org/post/jack-dejohnette-and-friends-miles-their-mind Drummer Jack DeJohnette was 23 when he made his first recording with The Charles Lloyd Quartet in 1966. Since that time, he's been a driving force in the world of jazz. This year, DeJohnette will celebrate his birthday all year long — the big day is actually August 9 — with special events, including his current tour with his old friends Chick Corea (piano) and Stanley Clarke (bass).<p>One afternoon during their four-night engagement at Seattle's Jazz Alley, this jazz supergroup visited the KPLU Performance Studio for a little conversation with jazz host Abe Beeson and a whole lot of music. Thu, 31 May 2012 21:01:00 +0000 Nick Morrison 17351 at http://whqr.org Jack DeJohnette And Friends: Miles On Their Minds