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Songs We Love: Lizz Wright, 'River Man'

NPR | July 27, 2015 11:33 a.m.

Covering Nick Drake is risky, but Lizz Wright's "River Man" has the right kind of self-possession.


Corky Hale On Piano Jazz

NPR | July 24, 2015 7:51 a.m.

The pioneering pianist, harpist, flutist and cellist has worked with Mel Tormé and Billie Holiday.


After 20 Years, New Orleans Band Galactic Lifts Off With New Voices

NPR | July 19, 2015 6:35 a.m.

On the new album Into The Deep, the group shows just how well it's learned to play with others.


Rio Clemente On Piano Jazz

NPR | July 17, 2015 10:27 a.m.

The pianist's classical training paved the way for a vibrant career in jazz.


Willie Ruff On Piano Jazz

NPR | July 10, 2015 9:03 a.m.

A master of both the bass and the French horn, Ruff switches between instruments with ease.


Songs We Love: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, 'Afrique (Take 3, Vocal)'

NPR | July 10, 2015 7:39 a.m.

Even in his 70s, the Maestro was always looking for new sounds. Hear a previously unreleased track.


Dwike Mitchell On Piano Jazz

NPR | July 3, 2015 9:03 a.m.

The pianist joins Marian McPartland to perform "Lush Life" and "Don't Worry 'Bout Me."


Jazz Lives At Duke Ellington's Resting Place

NPR | July 2, 2015 6:56 a.m.

Young jazz musicians honor their departed elders at a cemetery that's more like a hall of fame.


Jimmy Greene Remembers A 'Beautiful Life' | June 30, 2015 1:43 p.m.

The saxophonist's latest album honors his 6-year-old daughter, killed in the 2012 Newtown shooting.

Music | Arts

New Documentary Finds Nina Simone 'In Between The Black And White Keys'

NPR | June 29, 2015 3:34 p.m.

Simone's recordings still loom larger than the rest of her story.