Hear a live performance at the 2012 Newport Jazz Festival. Gretchen Parlato sings a song that Bill Evans arranged for Astrud Gilberto, while Truesdell chooses additional pieces with special meaning.
Composer Christina Vantzou makes the kind of music that leaves listeners questioning reality. Her latest video unfolds in a void, where a dimly lit figure chases its own reflection.
“Maybe black male singers are not supposed to sing about love,” Eckstine said. “You’re supposed to sing about hurt.” Born 100 years ago this week, he ushered in a new era of modern jazz.
Sheldon Harnick, the lyricist of Fiddler on the Roof and Fiorello!, wrote dozens of songs for those shows and others that never saw the stage.
The triangle is an instrument so simple that its name is a description of its shape. It’s easy to play but not easy to play well, as a Utah Symphony percussionist explains.
Philip Smith — principal trumpet of the New York Philharmonic, former teacher of Wynton Marsalis and hero to brass nerds everywhere — is retiring. Hear what makes him so idolized.
The guitar legend made a rare appearance on Piano Jazz in 1999, bringing with him his trio — Lou Paulo on guitar and Paul Nowinski on bass.
As rich as Anat Cohen’s work is, Avishai Cohen’s Triveni trio is spare. Born and raised in Tel Aviv, the siblings perform together and apart at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Kennedy Center.
Hear the fervently imaginative trumpeter perform at Newport with his trio and special guests.
Know your Sylvan Esso from your Future Islands, or Ana Tijoux from André Laos? Test your knowledge of current music in this puzzler and discover the year’s best songs.