Pianist Jason Moran talks about the upcoming tribute concert to Fats Waller, “The Fats Waller Dance Party.” Moran and Meshell Ndegeocello, along with a full band, re-envision Waller’s historic music into a contemporary dance event, which is part of the Harlem Stride and Uptown Nights at Harlem Stage series. “The Fats Waller Dance Party” takes place May 13-14 at the Harlem Stage Gatehouse.
In a 50-year career, sax player Charles Lloyd has done it all. Played in Cannonball Adderley’s band. Led his own groups with sidemen like Keith Jarrett and Herbie Hancock. Had a surprise crossover rock moment in the 60s and pioneered world music in the 70s.
Jason Moran performs the track from his album, Ten, live in Studio 360.
Bobby McFerrin and Jason Moran & The Bandwagon join Soundcheck for live performances.
This web extra for Episode 8, Monk Town Hall Tapes, features photos of Thelonious Monk by W. Eugene Smith, and interview excerpts from author Robin Kelley, Bob Brookmeyer, Harry Colomby and Bill Crow.
The Transition Project tracks the introspective thoughts of WNYC staff on the pivotal move from New York Public Radio's long-time home at the historic Municipal Building to the newly renovated and eco-modern offices at 160 Varick Street. Compiling extensive interview clips with ambient sounds, the Transition Project reveals the experiences, musings, anecdotes, and first impressions of the WNYC staff.
The Charles ...