Jazz Notes Newsletter
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 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.
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 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 5, 2013 — With six concerts spread over eight discs, Wood Flute Songs documents the bassist's exhaustive and creative live output.
Dec 6, 2013 — Saxophonist Jean Fineberg and drummer Allison Miller join the trumpeter in a 2006 session.
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.