Ali Jackson, drummer of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, salutes the father of modern jazz percussion — a man who was also his teacher and mentor.
The world-famous cellist and his longtime pianist colleague attempt to capture the emotional signposts of a lifetime in this collection of intimate music.
The principal bassoonist of the New York Philharmonic, Judith LeClair, wonders if you can identify a few significant solos in the history of her instrument.
Tonight, when Stephen Colbert begins his run as host of the Late Show on CBS, he’ll have a new partner in crime: pianist Jon Batiste. Bassist Christian McBride lends some insight into what he expects.
“What can I play so that this person just plays the best he’s ever played?” asks Peacock, who’s backed up everyone from Bill Evans to Miles Davis to Keith Jarrett.
Pop-rock balladeer, TV singing competition judge — those are just a few facets of Folds’ diverse career. His latest album, made with a chamber ensemble, invites fans to open their ears a little wider.
The NPR Music team shares a few of its favorite work-related tracks in honor of Labor Day.
The jazz pianist pays tribute to his mentor, the late Clark Terry, with a piece called “For Clark.”
Known for her vocal warmth and rich intensity, the singer joined Marian McPartland in 1996.
The composer and musical tinkerer’s new project is called SLEEP, which inspired a video in which angelic voices offer a soothing balm for a hectic world.