They first recorded together in 1966, around the time both were signed to Blue Note Records. The pianist and vibraphone player have been working together ever since. Watch a duet performance.
Under music director Alan Gilbert, the orchestra is taking a page from the visual arts world by launching an 11-day festival featuring both established and emerging composers.
Watch the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir perform an extended piece derived from an ancient canon of repentance. Unfolding as a long prayer, the music is rich, multilayered and mesmerizing.
A star mezzo shares forthright and inspiring thoughts about making a life as an artist. “You will never make it,” she says. “‘It’ doesn’t exist for an artist.”
“If they hold an instrument, they will not take a drug. They will not hold a gun,” says Santa Cecilia Orchestra conductor Sonia Marie De Leon De Vega. “It’s that powerful.”
Conch shells, a 19th-century relative of the tuba, and wooden nose flutes are just a few of the odd instruments you’ll find in the apartment of Paul Simon’s music director.
The trumpeter demonstrates his love for his mentor, Dizzy Gillespie, in a performance of “Fiesta Mojo.” He also joins host Marian McPartland for Sonny Rollins’ “St. Thomas” in a 2004 session.
The composer and singer-songwriter’s new album is a set of 10 vignettes about buildings in L.A. Throughout The Ambassador, Kahane speaks many musical languages fluently and beautifully.
Around 1945, jazz’s traditional funeral rites manifested in a more modern form of tribute. Now, some of the music’s most powerful tunes are written in memory of late colleagues. Hear five examples.
Learn how the 85-year-old composer got his start spoofing on John Cage, and hear his best impression of the coyote howl from The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.