Having cycled through a full generation of performers (not to mention audience), how does the grandpa of festival culture compete in the Coachella-sized market it helped create?
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Hear the award-winning pianist and vocalist’s take on tunes like “I’m Old Fashioned,” and a duet with host Marian McPartland on “Blue Monk.”
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The ambassadors of the French Quarter paid a visit to our studios in Philadelphia for a live session.
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Randy Newman’s new CD, Harps and Angels, is as good as anything he’s ever done. Newman stopped by to DJ an episode of All Songs Considered and talk about his favorite songs.
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With technical mastery and endless style, Washington never sang the same song the same way twice. No singer since has had Washington’s particular combination of talent, sass and pluck.
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This special summer festival episode features a clever synthesis of hip-hop, R&B and soul, recorded live across two music festivals in New York City.
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The jazz composer and pianist wrote the devotional work after her conversion to Catholicism. For her long, endlessly inventive and astonishing career, she belongs at the center of our canon.
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The Sicilian jazz pianist performs her own tune “Dark Blue,” and host Marian McPartland joins in for Cole Porter’s “I Love You.”
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Working with a new band and deep into the making of a new record with collaborator Terrace Martin, Herbie Hancock finds himself in conversation with his own visions of the future, now 40 years old.
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Hear the pianist in the Quincy Jones Orchestra join host Marian McPartland for some swinging music and a discussion about the role of women in jazz.
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