The polymath pianist and composer has released three new albums — including a recording of his own Mass, whose writing was interrupted by a disastrous car accident.
The best-selling pianist also hosts a jazz show on BBC Radio 2. He joins NPR’s Scott Simon to share new music from three European artists who merge classic sounds with electronic elements.
The music of the saxophonist’s three-CD, nearly three-hour work comes to life in its full glory, assisted by his long-time working band, a choir, strings and plenty of special guests.
The baritone saxophonist has performed in some of the best big bands that ever were — including the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, which salutes their 25-year-veteran in concert.
The influential vibraphonist duets with Marian McPartland in a set of favorite standards, including his own “Flying Home.”
A group that specializes in Balkan music talks about how they grew as a band.
This week’s Drum Fill Friday guest quizmasters are from the internationally acclaimed ensemble Sō Percussion. Hear the fill and match it to the piece.
Watch two master musicians combine the sounds of harp and guitar into a singular, evocative instrument in music influenced by Africa and Asia.
For this week’s All Songs +1 podcast, Patrick Jarenwattananon swings by to discuss jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington and his new album, The Epic.
After a tour through the Upper Midwest, the trumpeter pays tribute to the Norwegian settlers’ arrival on the American plains with his new album, Midwest.