After he was publicly denounced, Shostakovich rebounded with the compelling and calculated Symphony No. 5. The music supplied a soundtrack for the Soviet people and satisfied the apparatchiks.
On this 1986 episode of Piano Jazz, Jolly demonstrates his swinging piano style with a solo in “You, The Night And The Music.” Then, host Marian McPartland joins in for a performance of “Barbados.”
Borbetomagus’ Jim Sauter stabs at his feedback-ridden sax while Oneida’s Kid Millions enters a manic headspace with hydra-armed drum work. It’s improvised mayhem, but it seems to grin from ear to ear.
O’er the ramparts of 190-year-old Fort Adams, we watched the keyboardist and bandleader urge us to “Believe in Love,” accompanied by his Stay Human band, and then saunter away.
From classical and rock to jazz and world music, the saxophone has invaded many cultures and styles. Try this quiz celebrating the bicentennial of the instrument’s inventor, Adolphe Sax.
Jazz musicians find inspiration in many things. Himalayan art is not typically one of them. But at the Rubin Museum of Art, five top young pianists were all driven by something they saw.
Thursday marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Adolphe Sax, inventor of the saxophone. Miles Hoffman explains how an instrument designed for military bands became inextricably linked to jazz.
Miguel Zenón, the prolific saxophonist and composer, interviewed fellow Puerto Ricans living in New York City about their multiple national identities. Then he made a new album about it.
Saxophonist Miguel Zenón likes to stack beats on top of each other. But he doesn’t do it for the novelty: As he explains, he’s also trying to tell a story about multiple national identities.
A year into the siege of Leningrad, a haggard group of musicians defiantly — and improbably — performed Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 7, which was dedicated to the suffering city.