Hear the pianist, who once played with Louis Armstrong’s All Stars, as he duets with Marian McPartland in a 1992 session.
The leaderless piano trio became famous for its cover songs more than a dozen years ago. Now, an all-covers record finds an established and quirky band once again testing its powers of interpretation.
The mallet percussionist released more than 40 albums and played on many classics of the 1960s and ’70s, expanding the scope of what was possible on his instrument. He was 75.
An American vocalist shades his tune about the end of a love affair with the colors and rhythms of Brazil.
The cosmopolitan tenor saxophonist, with bassist John Benitez and drummer Adam Cruz, joins Marian McPartland for a set of standards.
He’s never been afraid to tap the current musical zeitgeist — and has reached new listeners each time. Ron Carter, Lionel Loueke, Flying Lotus and others share tracks by their friend.
An American black-music take on the Balkan brass band does a bit of Ellington/Strayhorn exotica. It totally works in spite of, or maybe because of, the multiple dialects at play.
Among J.J. Johnson’s greatest recordings pair him with fellow trombonist Kai Winding. At Jazz at Lincoln Center, Vincent Gardner takes on the music of his instrument’s bebop pioneer.
The pianist plays free jazz with an evocative and disciplined style. Hear her solo on her composition “Fragments.”
Next week the great pianist presents a new lineup in concert. As he sees it, he’s borrowing from the techniques of young cutting-edge musicians — who were themselves preceded by Miles Davis.