Topic: Music

Modern Misbehavin': Jason Moran Gets Into The Mind Of Fats Waller

NPR |Sept. 13, 2014 7:28 p.m.

The pianist says Waller's many contradictions make his work endlessly fun to interpret and adapt.

Chris Potter On Piano Jazz

NPR |Sept. 12, 2014 11:20 a.m.

Hear a 2001 session in which Potter performs "I Should Care" with bassist Scott Colley.

Notations from Harold Mabern

KMHD |Sept. 08, 2014 2:55 p.m.

Pianist Harold Mabern has played with such notables as Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis; but it's his own music that continues to garner acclaim.

First Listen: Jason Moran, 'All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller'

NPR |Sept. 07, 2014 8:03 p.m.

A pianist translates the life-of-the-party spirit of an early jazz virtuoso to today's rhythms.

In Tenor Saxophonist Mark Turner's New Album, The Music Unfolds Like A Narrative

NPR |Sept. 05, 2014 4:38 p.m.

Turner's new quartet album Lathe of Heaven gets its name from Ursula K. LeGuin's novel. A lot of action happens at thoughtful medium tempos, and there's beautiful dissonance in the two-horn harmonies.

An Old-School Entertainer, Making Jazz In The Present Tense

NPR |Sept. 05, 2014 9:20 a.m.

Pianist Stefano Bollani is also a TV personality, a novelist and one of Europe's biggest jazz stars.

Albums We Love: Get the Blessing's "Lope and Antilope"

KMHD |Sept. 03, 2014 12:57 p.m.

Portishead meets jazz? Not really a surprise, if you were a fan of the British 90’s trip-hop icons who knew the ins and outs of cool jazz.

Taking The Tuba Above And Beyond The Low End

NPR |Aug. 30, 2014 9:33 a.m.

For nearly 50 years, tubist Bob Stewart has been carving a niche for his instrument in modern jazz.

The Private Eye Who Made Cool Jazz His Calling Card

NPR |Aug. 28, 2014 9:36 a.m.

The detective series Peter Gunn was popular, but Henry Mancini's music for it became iconic.

Christian McBride On Piano Jazz

NPR |Aug. 22, 2014 10:24 a.m.

The bassist jams with host Marian McPartland on "Billie's Bounce" and "Midnight Sun."

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