To the extent that Snarky Puppy has a core sonic idea, it’s an intricate melody over a multifaceted groove, as generated by multiple horn players, guitarists, keyboardists and percussionists.
The saxophonist, flutist and beyond-jazz composer says the epic work frees up a method he’d developed over 15 years with his working ensemble Zooid.
Wainwright and his many guests pile on the gravitas while still digging into the Bard’s material with playful and provocative spirits.
The respected vocalist joins Marian McPartland for a tribute to songwriter Hoagy Carmichael.
A pair of French new music ensembles lovingly recreates songs by the iconoclastic New York street composer and poet who called himself Moondog.
The Philadelphia bassist, soon to be 90, played with Blakey, Morgan and Roach. But in all that, he also developed his own rhythmic and harmonic concept. Appropriately, it’s called Forerunner.
After 22 years away from the Metropolitan Opera, acclaimed soprano Kathleen Battle will return for a November concert of spirituals.
On this episode of All Songs, we premiere new music from The Jayhawks, Margaret Glaspy and more, plus new Weezer and saxophonist Colin Stetson’s reimagining of Górecki’s Third Symphony.
Russian musician Sergei Roldugin’s name has emerged in the massive data leak known as the Panama Papers. He is allegedly at the center of his country’s offshore banking activities.
Known for his ever-present black fedora, Barbieri could never be pinned down. “My music is the same. I play Gato,” Barbieri once told The Tavis Smiley Show.