My Brightest Diamond’s busy and enigmatic singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist is a dizzying blur of creativity. Watch Q2 visit with Shara Worden in her Detroit home.
On a new tribute to Waller, Moran explores his subject’s many contradictions: “The son of a preacher, the man who likes to drink, the man who finds his sorrow but expresses it through comedy.”
In music from Giuseppe Verdi to Jennifer Higdon, celebrate the sound of the venturesome Atlanta Symphony Orchestra while it’s silenced by a bitter labor dispute.
The saxophonist is an expressive, inventive, quick-thinking improviser. In a 2001 session, Potter performs “I Should Care” with bassist Scott Colley.
Palmieri plays the whole piano, and he’s not shy about throwing an elbow or forearm to get the effect he needs.
It began as a small classical label selling records at modest prices. A half-century later, it issues albums from big names in a spectrum of contemporary music from all parts of the globe.
A new study suggests that learning to play a musical instrument helps improve the brain’s ability to process language. That means music lessons could give kids from low-income communities a big boost.
Estranged colleagues Philip Glass and Steve Reich hadn’t appeared together for more than 30 years — until last night in Brooklyn. Yet it was the music, not the reunion, that carried the show.
The intensely expressive Italian singer had an unusually long career. “I always have the sense that when I hear her recordings that she’s singing just for me,” says soprano Renée Fleming.
Fats Waller sang, emceed, told jokes, wrote hits, and played mean piano. Decades later, a fellow jazz pianist tries to capture his life-of-the-party spirit with drastically new versions of his tunes.