Dec 5, 2013 — With six concerts spread over eight discs, Wood Flute Songs documents the bassist's exhaustive and creative live output.
Dec 5, 2013 — From the Newport Jazz Festival, guitarist Bill Frisell shines in three completely different settings: with his band playing reworking John Lennon tunes, in a duo with violinist Jenny Scheinman, and with The Bad Plus playing music of Paul Motian.
Dec 5, 2013 — The songs were a byproduct of slavery in the U.S. But after being passed along by generations of African-American musicians, they were later embraced by a variety of improvisers, including Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Grant Green and John Coltrane.
Dec 4, 2013 — After releasing his fourth album earlier this year, the alto saxophonist premieres a new set of compositions: a suite for jazz octet inspired by A.A. Milne's poetry for children. He visits his alma mater on Dec. 11 to introduce the music in a live broadcast.
Dec 4, 2013 — One of the world's great percussionists leads a band driven by decades-long friendships, emotionally resonant anthems and flying drumsticks. With a new album on the way, the Fellowship reunites in New York for a week. Watch a live webcast on Dec. 10.
Dec 3, 2013 — In 1986, the iconic jazz pianist experimented with drums, bass and electric guitar in his home studio. Decades later, he's finally released the tapes. Reviewer Banning Eyre says that on No End, Jarrett seems to cherish rediscovering a side of his younger self.
Dec 1, 2013 — Jazz bassist and composer Ben Allison looks back on an era when sci-fi sounds began infiltrating popular music, and discusses his new album, The Stars Look Very Different Today.
Dec 1, 2013 — Host Rachel Martin is joined by pianist Batiste and his band, who hope to make jazz transcend genres and generations, as they play live at NPR's headquarters.
Nov 29, 2013 — Hear the former Bill Evans Trio bassist play "Stella by Starlight" with host Marian McPartland.
Nov 28, 2013 — At the KC Jazz Club, Moran sets up two tunes with pre-produced field recordings and sound montages, including a unique take on Fats Waller's "Honeysuckle Rose." Hear Moran's long-running trio The Bandwagon in a set recorded in Washington, D.C.