The group gave the first U.S. performance of Handel’s Messiah, and still plays it today. Yet the ensemble has constantly evolved.
With host Michael Feinstein, Strong offers a fresh take on the Great American Songbook, with musical selections that include “Lady Be Good” and “Steppin’ Out With My Baby.”
In this session from 1992, Torme performs his own songs, “Stranger In Town” and “Born to Be Blue,” as well as favorites such as “Dream Dancing” and “Time After Time” with Marian McPartland.
Our happy duty: finding 10 releases from 2014 that we can’t wait to share.
The 25th anniversary of the holiday special brings together keyboard players of all stripes. Harold Mabern, Kris Davis, Lynne Arriale and Cyrus Chestnut play seasonal favorites for solo piano.
As an influential educator and pianist, Marsalis is a father figure to more than his famous sons. Jazz Night In America visits him as he performs on a big birthday.
The best-known father figure in jazz has famous musical sons. But the Marsalis clan is even more extensive, as you can see when students reflect on his influence.
A pianist who brought bebop to New Orleans and an educator to generations of music students, the elder Marsalis has become a father figure of modern jazz to more than just his famous sons.
Half a century ago, the saxophonist and his band stepped into the studio to lay down the tracks of what would become his most important statement: The “love supreme” in the title refers to God’s love.
The master luthier’s violins and cellos include spruce from the Fiemme Valley. The forest still thrives, and its trees are still made into fine instruments.