On the Arcade Fire member’s solo classical debut, the body drives the beat — not the other way around.
The long-defunct Impulse Records is staking its future on pianist Henry Butler. The label relaunches this month, for a second time, with a collaboration between Butler and trumpeter Steven Bernstein.
The vibraphonist, a formidable soloist, has broadened his work as a composer, bandleader and educator. He takes on standards, performs an original on piano and mashes up Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon.
Polio damaged Haden’s voice when he was young, but as a bassist and composer, he helped shape the sound of jazz and spanned country and gospel. He died Friday at 76.
A birthday salute to a famed Italian tenor who knew how to guard his vocal resources. Not as loud or imposing as his rivals, Bergonzi sang with elegance and intensity for decades.
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.