The instrumental band’s deep, beyond-category grooves just earned a second Grammy Award. But as a live show in Dallas reveals, its sound is inseparable from church — and the state of Texas.
Gary Burton, Wendy Oxenhorn, Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp make up the newest class of Jazz Masters — the highest honor the U.S. gives to a jazz musician or advocate. Watch the webcast April 4.
Music director Iván Fischer conducts a Liszt piano concerto with Marc-André Hamelin as soloist, and a powerful wartime symphony by Prokofiev.
A true master of bebop, the saxophonist showcased his formidable technique in this 2003 session.
Shedding. Chops. Rataricious. Jazz cats sometimes seem to have their own language. Of course, their words often end up in others’ mouths.
On his new album of George and Ira Gershwin covers, the prolific 82-year-old singer has never sounded more like he belongs on the sunny side of the street.
Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee joins jazz pianist Jason Moran in a landmark church to tell a troubling new story with an old spiritual.
An environmental activist as well as a pianist, Grimaud was motivated by composers’ fascination with water. Each piece on her new album is inspired by it.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning American musician, teacher and author was 66 years old. He had been diagnosed with cancer in November.
It’s been 60 years since the Japanese musician moved to the U.S., changed the sound of the big band, and counted Oscar Peterson and Charles Mingus among her fans. It wasn’t an easy road.