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.
On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1993, Story plays “My Foolish Heart,” and she and host Marian McPartland get together to perform “All The Things You Are.”
It’s amazing how satisfying Philip Glass’ string quartet music sounds on four guitars. The interlocking parts are transparent and the music seems to breathe.
Mezzrow is New York City’s newest listening room: an intimate club for solo and duo shows. It’s a bit of a throwback, as is its Monday night act: virtuoso pianist, singer and salon host Johnny O’Neal.