Composer and multi-instrumentalist Henry Threadgill and pianist Jason Moran talk about the 10th anniversary of Winter Jazzfest. Threadgill makes his debut appearance at the 2014 NYC Winter Jazzfest with the world premiere of his Ensemble Double-Up on Saturday, January 11, at the historic Judson Church. Led by Threadgill, the ensemble features featuring pianists Moran and David Virelles, Curtis McDonald and Roman Filiu on altos, Christopher Hoffman on cello, Jose Davila on tuba and Craig Weinrib on trap drums. They'll perform “Old Locks and Irregular Verbs”, written to honor Threadgill’s dear friend and WJF esteemed past festival participant, Lawrence D. “Butch” Morris.
Artist Stan Douglas and Jason Moran have collaborated on a new film installation "Luanda Kinshasa" at David Zwirner gallery January 9-February 22.
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 ...