Fueled by a dozen years of rhythmic interaction (and a lot of espresso), Iyer’s working band transforms selections from throughout the pianist’s deep and varied catalog.
Saxophonist and composer Steve Coleman’s new album for large ensemble is called Synovial Joints, after the different ways the human body moves. The MacArthur Fellow explains how nature inspires him.
You just can’t stick a modern mouthpiece on an antique saxophone and get the right sound. The answer could be in the lab.
The vocalist brings her unmistakable contralto to a 1995 set that includes “Wouldn’t It Be Lovely.”
The Simón Bolívar Big Band, the flagship jazz group of the youth music education program El Sistema, came to New York to play canonical American repertoire and works by Venezuelan composers.
The string quartet invited composers like Vijay Iyer and Bill Frisell to compose pieces inspired by something outside of their world.
The singer known as the “empress of the blues” is the subject of a new HBO biopic. Jazz Night In America host Christian McBride breaks down her influence and legacy.
A founding member of the Empire Brass, the trumpeter played with a lustrous tone and extraordinary technique. At age 19, he was the youngest musician to join the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
A versatile sideman serves as leader, filling a three-disc, nearly three-hour album with dozens of players, new ideas and transformed old ones. The title is justified.
In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music.