The High Priestess Of Soul: Nina Simone In 5 Songs

There are certain figures in jazz history whose iconic status can be telegraphed by a single name. The pianist and singer Nina Simone seems to be ascending to that place of pop-culture reverence.

Robert Glasper Puts His Trio On Shuffle

The jazz pianist has spent the past five years essentially making modern R&B records. On the new Covered he returns to a more traditional form, but adds an eclectic twist to keep things interesting.

All In The Family: Father-Son Pairings In Jazz

In honor of Father’s Day, Christian McBride, host of NPR’s Jazz Night In America, stops by for a conversation about jazz families — starting with saxophonist Joshua Redman and his father, Dewey.

Gerry Mulligan On Piano Jazz

The baritone saxophonist performs many of his original compositions, including “Ontet” and “Good Neighbor Thelonious.”