Reunited after three decades, the pan-African “cosmic jazz” experimentalists throw an extended and ecstatic dance party, with throwback funk vibes and multiculti merger.
The singer and pianist performs her legendary version of “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love” in a 1988 session.
The bassist spends a lot of time in midtown Manhattan for his day job with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. But his roots, and the music he’s made about them, are uptown.
Bassist and Jazz Night In America host Christian McBride spotlights a vocalist from France, a drummer from Mexico and a trumpet-playing South African legend.
In honor of International Jazz Day, our Throwback Thursday this week revisits five jazz tiny desk concerts that knocked our socks off. Ya dig?
It’s but a standard warhorse, plucked from a seemingly random live date in 1978. But once she initiates the finale sequence, you can only shake your head and smile.
The popular jazz singer follows a familiar pattern on his new album: It’s acoustic, unconcerned with fashion or complexity, and both overpowering and soothing. That’s a good thing.
DeJohnette has been playing jazz long enough to have jammed with two generations of Coltranes. He speaks with Robert Siegel about staying fresh after 50 years behind the kit.
The small group that made a bespectacled white clarinetist a star happened to be of jazz’s first racially integrated bands. Wendell Pierce and four young clarinetists tell the story live on stage.
Dmitri Shostakovich’s powerful Seventh Symphony was written during the devastating World War II siege of Leningrad. Hear Mariss Jansons lead the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.