A restless formal inventor who draws from science, spirituality and extensive personal travels, Coleman has also mentored many major jazz musicians to develop their own languages and systems.
But flutist Yukie Ota didn’t let a little insect throw her off her game at the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition.
From Pre-Colombian sounds to hip-hop, Mexico’s musical heritage is eclectic. To celebrate Mexican Independence Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month, test your knowledge of Mexican music.
My Brightest Diamond’s busy and enigmatic singer, songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist is a dizzying blur of creativity. Watch Q2 visit with Shara Worden in her Detroit home.
On a new tribute to Waller, Moran explores his subject’s many contradictions: “The son of a preacher, the man who likes to drink, the man who finds his sorrow but expresses it through comedy.”
In music from Giuseppe Verdi to Jennifer Higdon, celebrate the sound of the venturesome Atlanta Symphony Orchestra while it’s silenced by a bitter labor dispute.
The saxophonist is an expressive, inventive, quick-thinking improviser. In a 2001 session, Potter performs “I Should Care” with bassist Scott Colley.
Palmieri plays the whole piano, and he’s not shy about throwing an elbow or forearm to get the effect he needs.
It began as a small classical label selling records at modest prices. A half-century later, it issues albums from big names in a spectrum of contemporary music from all parts of the globe.
A new study suggests that learning to play a musical instrument helps improve the brain’s ability to process language. That means music lessons could give kids from low-income communities a big boost.