“You could stop on a street corner and hear Malcolm X,” the vibraphonist says of 1960s New York, where he made his controversial debut as a bandleader. His new Blue Note album is Enjoy The View.
A new opera from composer Ricky Ian Gordon, best known for his adaptation of The Grapes Of Wrath, uses tiny moments to tell the story of a big personality.
The pianist shows off her compositional skills when she plays her own tune (“Hope Springs Eternally”), and she joins host Marian McPartland on “Someday My Prince Will Come.”
JazzSet ramps up with music from Newport 2012. From the Quad Stage, hear the first-call drummer and Grammy-winning vocalist lead inspiring sets, back to back.
The bandleader and composer shifted the jazz landscape of the 1950s and ’60s with his bluesy, funky music. Along the way, he mentored major musicians and devised future jazz standards.
Swaying triple time has besotted dancers and musicians alike around the globe. But the quintessential high-society dance has surprisingly indecent roots.
Know your “Marseillaise” from your “God Save the Queen?” If you fancy yourself a World Cup know-it-all, try matching the team to its national anthem in this musical puzzler.
Saxophonist Lenny Pickett, seen every week on TV, just released a new album. He says working with Finland’s UMO Jazz Orchestra is only one of many “uncommon expressions” in his career.
Many jazz musicians got the music bug from their fathers. Find out what second-generation percussionists like Nasheet Waits, Ralph Peterson and Sheila E. say about their fathers’ influence.
A classical virtuoso and an equally captivating flamenco player combine for a set of duets. Whether playing music by Bach or Peña, they’re undeniably brilliant.