Topic: Music

Albums We Love: Aaron Diehl's "The Bespoke Man's Narrative"

KMHD | July 29, 2014 11:57 a.m.

Art Blakey was known for spotting young talent, and it turns out his protégé, Wynton Marsalis, is going to be known for the same. Marsalis spotted the young and immensely talented pianist, Aaron Diehl.

Jessica Williams On Piano Jazz

NPR | July 28, 2014 12:12 p.m.

In a 1992 session, the pianist digs up an old standard and calls two Thelonious Monk tunes.

Fred Hersch Floats On, With A Dynamic Trio In Tow

NPR | July 19, 2014 8:45 a.m.

The jazz pianist recovered from a coma in 2008. This month brings his latest album, Floating.

'Live In The Present': Charlie Haden Remembered

NPR | July 18, 2014 12:22 p.m.

"You have to see your unimportance before you can see your importance," Haden told Fresh Air.

Carmen Lundy On Piano Jazz

NPR | July 18, 2014 9:54 a.m.

The contralto joined host Marian McPartland in 2000 to perform "I Didn't Know What Time It Was."

A Sax Trio Taps Tradition While Thriving In The Present

NPR | July 15, 2014 4:23 p.m.

On an assured debut, Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio pivots from bygone eras to the modern age.

Joe Locke On Piano Jazz

NPR | July 11, 2014 2:52 p.m.

The vibraphonist takes on standards and moves to the piano to perform an original piece.

Suzy Bogguss On 'Song Travels'

NPR | July 11, 2014 10:49 a.m.

Chang says that in spite of all the styles of music he's played, there's always more to learn.

Billy Eckstine: A Crooner Who Crossed Barriers

NPR | July 11, 2014 6:59 a.m.

Born 100 years ago this week, he ushered in a new era of modern jazz.

Les Paul On Piano Jazz

NPR | July 03, 2014 8:04 a.m.

The guitar legend made a rare appearance on Piano Jazz, with his trio, in 1999.

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