Bley’s long-standing commitment to thoughtful yet intuitive performance proved adaptable to many different settings for nearly seven decades. He was 83.
As a new year begins, take a quick glance back at some of the notable birthdays, anniversaries, awards, trends and farewells that made 2015 unique in classical music.
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director Marin Alsop muses on both the Russian and American sides of Sergei Rachmaninoff and his Third Symphony.
The pianist’s straight-ahead style has engaged audiences at the White House and the Kennedy Center.
Hear a playlist of complete jazz concerts from Clark Terry, Snarky Puppy, Anat Cohen, Wycliffe Gordon, Dianne Reeves, Wynton Marsalis and more to ring in the new year.
NPR Music remembers musicians — singers, songwriters, instrumentalists — and other visionaries we lost in 2015. Explore and celebrate their musical legacies.
The jazz guitarist has a new record out with an old quartet, playing music that deals, in part, with the death of Scofield’s son.
The pianist, an adherent to early jazz styles, was known for his work in New York City in the ’30s and ’40s. His career continued in his native Chicago, and he appeared on Piano Jazz in 1984.
What was once called “the music of the devil” became, mere decades later, the setting to several liturgical or traditional ceremonies. With Christmas upon us, here are some prime examples.
Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu’s last film, Birdman, sparked Oscar controversy with its spare music. The Revenant features a swirl of sounds, anchored by the work of Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.