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Into the Vault: Erroll Garner Uncovered

Take an essential and unprecedented glimpse into the music and life of the groundbreaking pianist-composer.

Photo: Nico van der Stam, Octave Music

Mark de Clive-Lowe Takes Risks To Unlock His Creativity

Pianist and electronic DJ Mark de Clive-Lowe turns his mistakes into art by sampling his bandmates live in the moment.

Photo: Colin Marshall, NPR

1939 Ensemble - Prince Street (opbmusic)

1939 Ensemble's third full-length record, New Cinema, was released via Jealous Butcher this summer, but its sound belongs perfectly in Portland autumn.


Albums We Love: New Hymn to Freedom

KMHD's Program Director Matt Fleeger tells us what he loves about New Hymn to Freedom, the Aug. 31 release from London-based ambient jazz trio Szun Waves.


Esperanza Spalding Is The 21st Century's Jazz Genius

The ways in which Spalding's music is the most radical are perhaps the most easily overlooked: how, through her singing and playing, she challenges gender norms across styles.


Erykah Badu: Tiny Desk Concert

The singer's performance at the Tiny Desk was an almost spiritual experience, leaving many at the NPR Music offices in awe.


All The Things You Are: Aretha's Life In Jazz

Jazz was central to Franklin's musicianship, however far she rambled. Without it we'd be remembering a different artist now, and celebrating a different body of work.


GoGo Penguin: Tiny Desk Concert

This trio has become a reference point of their own for new school instrumentalists, a coveted achievement for any jazz group, though their appeal stretches far outside the jazz ecosystem.

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Albums We Love: Downtown Castles Can Never Block the Sun

Released this May via International Anthem, Ben Lamar Gay's debut record belongs firmly in the here and now, where genre bounds are less relevant than ever and an album can be anything it wants — or, in this case, where one album can be just about everything.

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Blossom & Ripley Snell at Eyrst Studios

Portland singer Blossom and emcee Ripley Snell perform their dreamy, downtempo hip-hop in the room where they created it: Eyrst Studios.

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Photos from Pickathon 2018

Shots from some of our favorite shows at this year's Pickathon festival: Ethio-jazz legend Hailu Mergia, psychedelic soul group Black Pumas, guitar-centric Malian outfit Tinariwen, and more.

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A Tribe Called Mars: A (Musical) Novella

Portland band Tribe Mars is set to release their self-titled debut album on July 6, a genre-bending offering of jazz, soul, funk, hip-hop and sounds not yet defined.

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