In 1993, Kitt and McPartland perform a stirring version of “God Bless the Child” and wind up the hour with the seductively swinging “You’d Be So Nice to Come to Home To.”
A hugely talented performer who also collaborates and composes at an astonishing rate, the saxophonist returned to New York recently for three different sets with three of his many different bands.
“I feel that in a band situation, you should have a really deep connection between the members,” says the trombonist, whose Washington, D.C.-area bandmates connect on and off the bandstand.
“I would call him the grandfather of classical music of the 20th century,” says cellist Amit Peled, who grew up idolizing the late master and now tours with his instrument.
Minimalism reaches back to its ancient roots when a vibrant young chamber orchestra shares six minutes of mesmerizing sunshine by Steve Reich.
There are no Parker tunes on the sax player’s latest album, Bird Calls, but it’s a tribute nonetheless.
The new opera Everest tells the story of a real-life expedition on world’s highest mountain — and the unforgiving blizzard that interrupted it.
The late pianist, composer and Jazz Crusader visited the program in 2005, showcasing his genre-spanning touch in standards and his original tune “Carmel.”
After eight seasons, the Philharmonic’s very first homegrown conductor will leave the orchestra at the end of the 2017 season. Hear an interview with Gilbert about his decision to depart.
For the 110th birthday anniversary of a pioneering tenor saxophonist, a hard-swinging modern-day pianist designed a special tribute set in Jazz at Lincoln Center.