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Lenore Raphael On Piano Jazz

NPR | Aug. 18, 2017 9:17 a.m.

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."


Guest DJ Randy Newman

NPR | Aug. 15, 2017 4:48 a.m.

The singer stopped by to DJ an episode of All Songs Considered and talk about his favorite music.


Shocking Omissions: Mary Lou Williams' Choral Masterpiece

NPR | Aug. 7, 2017 7:39 a.m.

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.


Daniela Schaechter On Piano Jazz

NPR | Aug. 4, 2017 6:56 a.m.

The Sicilian jazz pianist performs her own tune "Dark Blue," and host Marian McPartland joins in for Cole Porter's "I Love You."


On The Cusp Of His North American Tour, Herbie Hancock Is Still Hurtling Forward | Aug. 4, 2017 6 a.m.

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.


Patti Bown On Piano Jazz

NPR | July 28, 2017 7:56 a.m.

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.


John Scofield Performs 'Quiet And Loud Jazz' | July 28, 2017 4 a.m.

Scofield's albums Loud Jazz and Quiet were both genuine expressions of his flexible musical personality. In this program, he performs a retrospective that bridges the difference.


Lafayette Gilchrist Plays The 'Blues For Freddie Gray'

NPR | July 26, 2017 6:40 a.m.

The jazz pianist's latest album with his go-go backing band features a powerful song he wrote in tribute to the young Baltimore man who died in 2015 of injuries sustained in police custody.


Fascinating Algorithm: Dan Tepfer's Player Piano Is His Composing Partner | July 24, 2017 8:42 a.m.

Tepfer sees jazz as the pursuit of freedom within a framework — a premise that underlies his work with improvisational algorithms and a Yamaha Disklavier. He unpacks the project in this video.


Willie Nelson And Jackie King On Piano Jazz

NPR | July 21, 2017 8:31 a.m.

Hear the country-music legend and the late jazz guitarist perform a 2002 session with Marian McPartland.