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The Late Set

  • For esperanza spalding, the iconic Brazilian troubadour Milton Nascimento exerts a magical influence. So it makes sense that she describes their luminous new album, Milton + esperanza, as the realization of a dream.
  • On his first U.S. tour as a leader, Julius Rodriguez passed through Philadelphia to play the intimate, artist-run house concert series Notsolatin. WRTI was there to document the magic.
  • The holidays are upon us, and so are the holiday tunes. Who better to join us than a pair of sublime vocalists with soulful new Christmas albums, Gregory Porter and Samara Joy?
  • What does it mean to pick a winner in jazz? We're considering that question in this episode of The Late Set — with an assist from Joshua Redman, whose career got off to a big start when he won the Thelonious Monk Jazz Saxophone Competition precisely 30 years ago.
  • On the first episode of The Late Set, hosts Greg Bryant and Nate Chinen compare notes on Philadelphia's jazz legacy and state of play — with some help from an absolute authority, pianist Orrin Evans.
  • Jazz is a conversation — and that’s what The Late Set is all about.