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Wilson, Rosnes, Washington: Live At The Village Vanguard

Nov 28, 2012
Originally published on June 23, 2014 8:48 am

A saxophonist, a pianist and a bass player walk into a bar. But the bar happens to be one of the world's preeminent jazz clubs, where they're regularly sighted on stage. And they're working as a new collective band: no drummer, no hierarchy. So much for that joke.

Saxophonist Steve Wilson, pianist Renee Rosnes and bassist Peter Washington are among the most sought-after jazz musicians in New York City. They combine forces downtown for a week at the Village Vanguard — which in recent years has seen both Wilson and Rosnes lead bands there, and Washington back many a musician. WBGO and NPR Music featured the trio in this live online video webcast and radio broadcast.

Set List

  • "In Your Own Sweet Way" (D. Brubeck)
  • "Ode To Angela" (H. Land)
  • "I Could Write A Book" (Rodgers/Hart)
  • "After The Love" (G. Duke)
  • "Jitterbug Waltz" (F. Waller)
  • "Four In One" (T. Monk)
  • "Cheryl" (C. Parker)


  • Steve Wilson, saxophones
  • Renee Rosnes, piano
  • Peter Washington, bass


Host and Producer: Josh Jackson; Audio Engineer: David Tallacksen; Production Assistant: Michael Downes; Video Producer: Mito Habe-Evans. Recorded Dec. 5, 2012 at The Village Vanguard in New York, N.Y.

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