A newly released recording of a 1973 concert opens a window into the volatile bassist’s career at a moment of transition, but also a compelling and largely unknown chapter in Detroit jazz history.
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Hargrove died after suffering cardiac arrest on Friday night.
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After back-to-back performances in South Africa, Argentina, Chile and New York, Payton hit the Tiny Desk, where he dazzled the audience, simultaneously playing his trumpet and a Fender Rhodes.
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Slingshot, NPR Music’s emerging artist series, spotlighted 40 artists over the course of the past 10 months. Now it’s time for you to tell us your favorite.
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Genre-bending musician Masego talks with NPR’s Michel Martin about the unique style of music he calls “TrapHouseJazz” and his debut full-length album.
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The iconic actor and musician teams with Jazz At Lincoln Center to sing big band swing tunes and songs from his catalog.
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Kamasi Washington’s mesmerizing take on the tune by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard gets an equally transcendental visual treatment.
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The comical and moving synth pop of John Grant, enchanting harmonies from The Watson Twins, the first new music from Elvis Costello & The Imposters in a decade and more.
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Take an essential and unprecedented glimpse into the music and life of the groundbreaking pianist-composer.
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Pianist and electronic DJ Mark de Clive-Lowe turns his mistakes into art by sampling his bandmates live in the moment.
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