The jazz pianist defied classification while steadfastly affirming her roots in the hard-bop tradition of her native Detroit. She died Tuesday in Philadelphia.
(Image credit: John Rogers for WBGO and NPR/JohnRogersNYC.com)
from Jazz : NPR http://ift.tt/2tiee5Q
The Grammy-winning bassist’s sense of swing shines through on this session with Marian McPartland, who joins in on “My Foolish Heart” and “All Of You.”
(Image credit: R.J. Capak/Piano Jazz Archives)
from Jazz : NPR http://ift.tt/2t4J4yS
The saxophonist opens up about the legacy of his father, Dewey Redman, and performs with Still Dreaming — his own nod to the quartet his dad once helped convene as an homage to Ornette Coleman.
(Image credit: Lawrence Sumulong/Jazz at Lincoln Center)
from Jazz : NPR http://ift.tt/2rGt7eh
Released for the first time this year, Monk’s spirited musical contributions to the 1959 French film Les Liaisons Dangereuses expand listeners’ understanding of his creative genius.
(Image credit: Courtesy of Arnaud Boubet – Private Collection)
from Jazz : NPR http://ift.tt/2rNEDsq
Enjoy a live performance from the trumpet virtuoso who’s stretching modern jazz music to include flavors of hip-hop, trap and West African percussion.
(Image credit: Emma Silverstone/WXPN)
from Jazz : NPR http://ift.tt/2tiWKDV
Pianist Joanne Brackeen, guitarist Pat Metheny, singer Dianne Reeves and producer Todd Barkan will receive what is often described as the nations highest honor for jazz.
(Image credit: Jerris Madison/Courtesy of the artist)
from Jazz : NPR http://ift.tt/2rcDlmm
The legendary saxophonist, who recently donated his personal archives, speaks with Christian McBride and Audie Cornish about improvisation, innovation, mentorship and legacy.
(Image credit: John Abbott/Courtesy of the artist)
from Jazz : NPR http://ift.tt/2rhpOy1