I'm currently listening to the stream of the inaugural broadcast of Josh Jackson's new show on WBGO, The Checkout. (Do not be deceived by their "On The Air Now" badge, which still says "Jazz Profiles.") The Checkout is devoted to the revolutionary idea that at least some listeners at America's flagship jazz station might possibly be interested in what's happening in jazz today.
As I write this, Josh Jackson is talking to Mark Turner -- and getting some great technical information from him about how his cooperative trio Fly (Tuner, Larry Grenadier, Jeff Ballard) approach interpreting original material. If you are reading this, there's an excellent chance you disdain terrestrial radio, but never fear, there is a podcast (
I can't find the iTunes subscription link for the complete show -- it doesn't look like it's up yet -- but here are individual iTunes links for the interview and new music segments. iTunes show podcast is here).
Also, I am sure you have already subscribed to WBGO's oustanding Live at the Village Vanguard podcast, yes? If not, you need to get on that shit. These (free! downloadable!) live recordings are also produced by Josh Jackson, and include some amazing recent sets by Kurt Rosenwinkel Terence Blanchard, and David Sanchez.
Finally, how insane is it that I did not know about the Brooklyn Jazz Underground podcast? Unfortunately, it hasn't been updated since September 2008, and
right now the server keeps timing out on me. But if it ever comes back, It's back! I am looking forward to checking out these interviews with Ted Poor, Dan Pratt, Alan Ferber, Shane Endsley, Alexis Cuarado, and others of equal awesomeness.