Backstage with Ron Carter @ The Blue Note Plus Latin Jazz’s Brian Gruber talks with an extraordinary trio backstage at the Blue Note in New York: Ron Carter, Donald Harrison and Billy Cobham on the last night of their concert series.

Ron talks about the process of teaching and life on the road, Billy talks about his first encounter with Ron as a young man, and Donald talks about why he recorded an album with his “Heroes.”


Join us live from Los Angeles tonight for the Eric McFadden Residency with Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, Mike Watt, Curt Bisquera and Abby Travis, 9:00 PM PT at

And a new show added for Thursday night. We already told you about our live stream of one of the most innovative groups on the planet, Hiroshima, playing our Jazz Alley Seattle virtual room at 7:30pm PT at show

Well, now you got a real conflict, because we will be streaming the Latin Jazz All-Stars featuring Steve Turre, Chembo Corniel, Arturo O’Farrill and Nestor Torres same night at 8:00pm PT at

What is Latin Jazz, you ask? Well, we asked that precise question of Latin jazz legend Pete Escovedo and Panama-born Billy Cobham backstage recently and here’s what they told us. Enjoy!!

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