A new Thelonious Monk album emerges from the Soundtrack to a Classic French Film! Link
Our studio session today featuring Al Di Meola and Stephane Wrembel! They perform at Carnegie Hall this Friday in celebration of Django Reinhardt. Joining them is David Gastine (guitar & voice), Thor Jensen (guitar), Ari Folman-Cohen (bass), Nick Anderson (drums), and Nick Driscoll (sax). The Checkout from WBGO's Simon Rentner is your host.
In honor of Newark, New Jersey's 350th Anniversary, we’re bringing you Newark Stories — voices from unheard Newarkers, from the Ironbound to Weequahic to University Heights. Here we celebrate one of the oldest Irish pubs still operating not only in Newark, but in New Jersey. McGovern's Tavern began serving the people of the Central Ward, Newark, New Jersey in 1936. Bill Scully was a bartender there for decades. Now retired, he remains the face of the pub for many regulars. He recently sat down to talk about the early days, right after his arrival in the U.S. from Ireland when McGovern’s was the only place to be.