The longtime president of Blue Note Records, a lifelong jazz fan, signed artists such as Norah Jones, Joe Henderson and Robert Glasper. He died of complications due to Parkinson’s Disease. He was 79.
The late trumpeter’s stunning compositions and imaginative improvisations left deep impressions on generations — such as Ingrid Jensen and Steve Treseler, who rearrange Wheeler’s catalog.
In Philip Glass’ music, the pianist shifts between delicate oscillation and stormy arpeggios.
Both the saxophonist and the collaborative trio are among the most celebrated and thoughtful jazz acts of the last couple decades. Their new quartet together remakes each others’ tunes.
Joel Krosnick, who has been a member of the quartet since 1974, has decided to retire in 2016 and focus on his teaching at the Juilliard School. He says he “will miss every single note.”
The rangy, prolific jazz trio teams up with the tenor-sax great for a journey into the murky, terrifying, thrilling unknown.
This week, the ensemble became the first professional U.S. orchestra since 1999 to play in Cuba — 86 years after its first visit to Havana.
The pianist was looking for a fun song to add to his set that evening at a Washington, D.C., jazz club when a waitress made a suggestion. The recording became a huge crossover hit: “The In Crowd.”
The Cuban pianist dazzles with his renditions of “Con Alma” and “Straight No Chaser.”
The Israeli-born jazz clarinetist brings new life to a Flying Lotus jam. The latter’s bleeps and synths are translated to acoustic instruments in a way that brings out the warmth in both environments.