Meredith Monk On Q2’s ‘Spaces’

The composer and singer describes her own sound as “folk music from another planet.” Q2 visits the Tribeca loft that’s been home to Monk’s white-hot creative energies for more than 40 years.

Ruth Brown On Piano Jazz

Brown was one of the pioneers of R&B. In a 1993 session, she sang to host Marian McPartland’s accompaniment in “Skylark” and “Fine And Mellow.”

Very Very Henry Threadgill

The saxophonist and composer, now 70, has always pushed boundaries. Harlem Stage celebrates his career with a two-day concert retrospective of his various groundbreaking ensembles.

Power And Struggle In A Soviet Symphony

After he was publicly denounced, Shostakovich rebounded with the compelling and calculated Symphony No. 5. The music supplied a soundtrack for the Soviet people and satisfied the apparatchiks.

Pete Jolly On Piano Jazz

On this 1986 episode of Piano Jazz, Jolly demonstrates his swinging piano style with a solo in “You, The Night And The Music.” Then, host Marian McPartland joins in for a performance of “Barbados.”