Music and an incredible story from the Mercury Prize winner, who started on the streets of Paris.
“I want to show the new face of Afghanistan,” says 18-year-old Elham Fanoos, now studying piano at Hunter College in New York.
While making his latest album, the inventive guitarist found that covering classic film and TV scores has an existential side effect.
Hear the “wild man of jazz” play “Just One Of Those Things” and “Bumble Rumble Blues.”
He’s a world-class Afro-Cuban percussionist, the first call of jazz and pop stars. He’s also a Santería priest. As he tells us after a traditional ceremony, the two aspects of his life are connected.
Hear how an emerging composer weaves electronic and acoustic instruments in dense, compelling tapestries of sound.
After wading through more music than one person can possibly see, here’s how six different writers (and a photographer) remember this year’s edition of a glorious annual overload.
Best known as the lead voice on Bob’s Burgers and Archer, Benjamin has no expertise in jazz music. “It’s a real insult to people who try,” he says of Well, I Should Have … Learned How To Play Piano.
With a Strauss waltz, a cheeky take on Strauss and a Beethoven concerto, conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin conjures the sound of old Vienna, once the musical capital of Europe.
The soprano saxophonist is known for her high-energy compositions. Hear a 1993 session.