Topic: Music

Ruth Brown On Piano Jazz

NPR |Oct. 24, 2014 12:49 p.m.

Brown was a pioneer of R&B. In 1993, she sang an hour's worth of standards with Marian McPartland.

Who Sang It First? Mockingbirds And Musicians Cover Each Other In New Orleans

NPR |Oct. 23, 2014 4:47 p.m.

A short phrase New Orleans musicians use to communicate is identical to a common mockingbird call.

Reimagining Brubeck

NPR |Oct. 23, 2014 1:14 p.m.

The late pianist's iconic compositions are rearranged by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Coming 12/8: Carlton Jackson

KMHD |Oct. 17, 2014 12:07 p.m.

Coming soon: Carlton Jackson tells the story of two great drummers he's had encounters with: Steve Gadd and Panama Francis. Jackson's infectious humor sheds light on the human side of these jazz icons.

Charenee Wade On 'Song Travels'

NPR |Oct. 17, 2014 10:45 a.m.

The singer performs jazz classics, including "I Didn't Know What Time It Was" and "Blue Monk."

Cassandra Wilson On Piano Jazz

NPR |Oct. 17, 2014 10:19 a.m.

In 1999, host Marian McPartland welcomed the singer in for an hour of jazz standards.

Coming 11/17: Mel & Chris Brown

KMHD |Oct. 16, 2014 2:18 p.m.

Coming Soon: Mel Brown, a Portland jazz legend, with a weekly gig at Jimmy Mak's for the last 25 years, and his son Chris Brown, who has followed in his father's jazz footsteps, tell a joint story of their lives as jazz musicians.

Andre St. James

KMHD |Oct. 16, 2014 1:41 p.m.

Andre St. James tells the story of his very first encounter with multi-reedist, Rahsaan Roland Kirk. It's a rare glimpse into Kirk's genius as a musician. Be sure and tune in!

The Fastest Fingers At The Festival, For Django Reinhardt

NPR |Oct. 16, 2014 5:31 a.m.

These European gypsy jazz masters closed the Newport Jazz Festival. Then they played one more tune.

Art As Conversation: Three New Collaborative Albums

NPR |Oct. 14, 2014 1:37 p.m.

NPR's Melissa Block and critic Tom Moon discuss the thrill of intimacy on three new albums by duos.

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