DeJohnette has been playing jazz long enough to have jammed with two generations of Coltranes. He speaks with Robert Siegel about staying fresh after 50 years behind the kit.
The small group that made a bespectacled white clarinetist a star happened to be of jazz’s first racially integrated bands. Wendell Pierce and four young clarinetists tell the story live on stage.
Dmitri Shostakovich’s powerful Seventh Symphony was written during the devastating World War II siege of Leningrad. Hear Mariss Jansons lead the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
To the extent that Snarky Puppy has a core sonic idea, it’s an intricate melody over a multifaceted groove, as generated by multiple horn players, guitarists, keyboardists and percussionists.
The saxophonist, flutist and beyond-jazz composer says the epic work frees up a method he’d developed over 15 years with his working ensemble Zooid.
Wainwright and his many guests pile on the gravitas while still digging into the Bard’s material with playful and provocative spirits.
The respected vocalist joins Marian McPartland for a tribute to songwriter Hoagy Carmichael.
A pair of French new music ensembles lovingly recreates songs by the iconoclastic New York street composer and poet who called himself Moondog.
The Philadelphia bassist, soon to be 90, played with Blakey, Morgan and Roach. But in all that, he also developed his own rhythmic and harmonic concept. Appropriately, it’s called Forerunner.
After 22 years away from the Metropolitan Opera, acclaimed soprano Kathleen Battle will return for a November concert of spirituals.