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By Any Name, Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda Was A Force

NPR | May 22, 2017 12:34 p.m.

Some unearthed recordings from this musician-turned-spiritual-leader reveal the many layers of Alice Coltrane's artistic — and personal — identity.


Dee Dee Bridgewater On Piano Jazz

NPR | May 19, 2017 1:55 p.m.

The host of NPR's JazzSet joins Marian McPartland for a set of Duke Ellington and Gershwin tunes.


Buster Williams: The Low End Maestro | May 19, 2017 5:48 a.m.

The low end has always been terra firma for Williams, one of the all-time great bassists in modern jazz. Hear highlights of a recent set with his post-bop ensemble, Something More.


Get To Know London's Thriving Jazz Scene (By Way Of Austin, Texas) | May 12, 2017 3:26 p.m.

Players like Moses Boyd, Shabaka Hutchings and Sarathy Korwar drive London's jazz scene forward with sounds from around the world. In March, SXSW hosted all three for an up-to-the minute dispatch.


T.S. Monk On Piano Jazz

NPR | May 12, 2017 10:15 a.m.

The percussionist dedicated this 1995 set with host Marian McPartland to his father, Thelonious Monk.


Watch Sarathy Korwar Play A Nighttime Meditation On Tablas And Computer | May 12, 2017 7:22 a.m.

The London-based percussionist and producer performs "Indefinite Leave To Remain," a song whose themes speak to the issue of cultural exchange in an era of high geopolitical tension.


Behind the Mic: Nicole D'Amato

KMHD Jazz Radio | May 8, 2017 1:25 p.m.

We caught up to learn a little more about Nicole D'Amato, the host of Songs from Cloud 9.


Notations From....Stephanie Jordan Part 1

KMHD Jazz Radio | May 8, 2017 1:11 p.m.

It's part one in a two-part interview with vocalist Stephanie Jordan.


Carmen Cavallaro On Piano Jazz

NPR | May 5, 2017 8:47 a.m.

The pianist's tender style created an ideal atmosphere for romantics everywhere. In this 1989 session, he solos on his arrangement of a Cole Porter medley.


Radical Grooves And Hometown Heroes: Cuba's Lasting Jazz Legacy

NPR | April 28, 2017 1:31 p.m.

As Havana prepares to host this year's International Jazz Day celebration, Jazz Night In America's Christian McBride shares how the island nation has shaped jazz in America and around the world.