The master luthier’s violins and cellos include spruce from the Fiemme Valley. The forest still thrives, and its trees are still made into fine instruments.
On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1993, Story plays “My Foolish Heart,” and she and host Marian McPartland get together to perform “All The Things You Are.”
It’s amazing how satisfying Philip Glass’ string quartet music sounds on four guitars. The interlocking parts are transparent and the music seems to breathe.
Mezzrow is New York City’s newest listening room: an intimate club for solo and duo shows. It’s a bit of a throwback, as is its Monday night act: virtuoso pianist, singer and salon host Johnny O’Neal.
What would it sound like if someone bridged the gap between large ensemble jazz and classic hip-hop anthems? One multi-generational group of musicians has made it their aim to find out.
Forget the best music of the past year — what are the very best compositions of the last century? Participate in member station Q2’s poll, and they’ll webcast a marathon of the top choices.
Singer Sheila Jordan, who leaped to fame in George Russell’s version of “You Are My Sunshine,” recalls her dirt-poor childhood and the thrill of hearing Charlie Parker play through a club’s back door.
In this session from 1991, Connick sings and plays “They Didn’t Believe Me” and joins host Marian McPartland for “Stompin’ at the Savoy.”
British choral group The Sixteen sings new settings of the Stabat Mater. Director Harry Christophers says the ensemble was looking for “something that was very spiritual, very mystical.”
Watch performances of vocal, instrumental and electronic chamber music, as well as interviews with rising young composers.