Topic: Music

Fred Hersch Floats On, With A Dynamic Trio In Tow

NPR | July 19, 2014 8:45 a.m.

The jazz pianist recovered from a coma in 2008. This month brings his latest album, Floating.

'Live In The Present': Charlie Haden Remembered

NPR | July 18, 2014 12:22 p.m.

"You have to see your unimportance before you can see your importance," Haden told Fresh Air.

Carmen Lundy On Piano Jazz

NPR | July 18, 2014 9:54 a.m.

The contralto joined host Marian McPartland in 2000 to perform "I Didn't Know What Time It Was."

A Sax Trio Taps Tradition While Thriving In The Present

NPR | July 15, 2014 4:23 p.m.

On an assured debut, Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio pivots from bygone eras to the modern age.

Joe Locke On Piano Jazz

NPR | July 11, 2014 2:52 p.m.

The vibraphonist takes on standards and moves to the piano to perform an original piece.

Suzy Bogguss On 'Song Travels'

NPR | July 11, 2014 10:49 a.m.

Chang says that in spite of all the styles of music he's played, there's always more to learn.

Billy Eckstine: A Crooner Who Crossed Barriers

NPR | July 11, 2014 6:59 a.m.

Born 100 years ago this week, he ushered in a new era of modern jazz.

Les Paul On Piano Jazz

NPR | July 03, 2014 8:04 a.m.

The guitar legend made a rare appearance on Piano Jazz, with his trio, in 1999.

Bruce Hornsby On Piano Jazz

NPR | June 27, 2014 1:21 p.m.

The influence of Keith Jarrett and Bud Powell peeks through in the hitmaker's 2003 session.

Albums We Love: Tord Gustavsen's "Extended Circle"

KMHD | June 26, 2014 1:01 p.m.

Watching Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen play is like watching an artist delicately paint the keys of his piano. When he speaks it’s barely above a whisper, his calmness contagious, unfolding through a room like the tantalizing scent of a bakery in the cold hours of early morning. The way he guides his quartet is remarkably parallel to the way he carries himself.

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