First Listen: Kat Edmonson, ‘The Big Picture’

A savvy student of ’60s film soundtracks, jazz-pop stylists and Brill Building songcraft, Edmonson nods to her influences at every turn. But her take on those musical languages is fresh and fluent.

First Listen: John Luther Adams, ‘Become Ocean’

The winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for music is both an unforgettable seascape and an urgent call to action. Hear the Alaskan composer and environmentalist’s sweeping symphonic work.

A Pianist Hears Chopin From Inside His Instrument

Chad Lawson needed to find a way to record at home while his children slept. The result is The Chopin Variations, a set of Chopin works with an intimate, otherworldly sound.

Bill Charlap And Renee Rosnes On Piano Jazz

It’s rare to have three great pianists at three pianos in one studio. Charlap and Rosnes join host Marian McPartland in this 2008 session for a trio of “You and the Night and the Music.”

They Drive At 55: The Monterey Jazz Anniversary Tour

An all-star sextet is crossing the country, advancing the festival’s mission: to create and support jazz education and performance programs. JazzSet has highlights from the Kennedy Center.