As news has spread of the death of New Orleans pianist, producer and songwriter Allen Toussaint, artists and other luminaries have begun paying tribute to this musical legend on social media.
Almost every composer, sooner or later, must come to grips with Beethoven. John Adams is inspired by the master’s wit and rhythm.
The pianist and saxophonist was a frequent collaborator with Charles Mingus and Maynard Ferguson.
With minutely detailed instructions from Kiev-born composer Valentin Silvestrov, a British pianist probes the heart of melancholy in music that appears light but weighs heavy.
Hill may be a rising star of jazz trumpet, but it took a village of mentors, peers and other opportunities to enable him to grow. So Jazz Night went to Chicago to find out where he came from.
McLorin Salvant first studied classical voice, but turned to jazz because it offered her more range. “In jazz, I felt I could sing these deep, husky lows,” she tells Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross.
The new Dallas Opera production is a meta-story about the value — and cost — of great art.
In an conversation from the Song Exploder podcast, score composer Harry Gregson-Williams explains how he matched moments to melodies in the new film, which stars Matt Damon as a stranded astronaut.
The bop pianist joined Marian McPartland in 1985, not long after a hiatus of nearly 25 years.
In the Philadelphia Orchestra trumpeter’s slightly twisted world, bears play bass trombones, Liszt has a brother named Bukhett and snowblowers can be filed as musical instrument deductions.