Nate Chinen

Nate Chinen appears in the following:

Buster Williams: The Low End Maestro

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The low end has always been terra firma for Williams, one of the all-time great bassists in modern jazz. Hear highlights of a recent set with his post-bop ensemble, Something More.

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Watch Sarathy Korwar Play A Nighttime Meditation On Tablas And Computer

Friday, May 12, 2017

The London-based percussionist and producer performs "Indefinite Leave To Remain," a song whose themes speak to the issue of cultural exchange in an era of high geopolitical tension.

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Get To Know London's Thriving Jazz Scene (By Way Of Austin, Texas)

Friday, May 12, 2017

Players like Moses Boyd, Shabaka Hutchings and Sarathy Korwar drive London's jazz scene forward with sounds from around the world. In March, SXSW hosted all three for an up-to-the minute dispatch.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater: Fearless And Free

Thursday, April 27, 2017

In words as well as music, hear how seriously Bridgewater takes her role as a music mentor and how it connects to her own experience in the jazz lineage.

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Songs We Love: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, 'Diaspora'

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The trumpeter stretches into trap and electronics on Diaspora. Flutist Elena Pinderhughes guests on the soothing and locomotive first single.

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Resonance Records Transcends The Record Store Day Chase

Friday, April 21, 2017

"I thought that for the 10th anniversary, this would be one hell of a way to remind people that Record Store Day was also designed for jazz fans."

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The 2017 NEA Jazz Masters, In Their Own Words

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hear how the artists honored by the NEA this year — Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Dave Holland, Dick Hyman and Ira Gitler — earned their stripes and paid their jazz dues.

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Basking In Sin: Some Initial Thoughts On Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.'

Friday, April 14, 2017

The NPR Music staff spent Friday morning listening to the rapper's new album. Here are eight reactions to what will likely go down as one of the best albums of 2017.

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Revisiting A Masterpiece: When Frank Sinatra Collaborated With Antonio Carlos Jobim

Friday, April 07, 2017

Sinatra was well into his Rat Pack era, the reigning American embodiment of masculine suavity and aplomb, when he teamed up with the Brazilian maestro for one of the best albums of his career.

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First Listen: Sexmob, 'Cultural Capital'

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Nobody else sounds like this jazz band. Stream the forthcoming album from Steven Bernstein's long-running quartet now.

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The NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert Transcends Its Fraught Political Moment

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Monday night's presentation of the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters fellowships, coming under the shadow of a proposed presidential budget that would eliminate the NEA outright, mixed politics with grace.

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The 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert

Monday, April 03, 2017

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Dave Holland, Dick Hyman and Ira Gitler are recipients of the Jazz Masters award — the highest honor the U.S gives to a jazz musician or advocate.

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'I Called Him Morgan' Is A Tale Of Marriage, Murder And Jazz, Told From Two Sides

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The brilliant trumpeter Lee Morgan, whose shocking and untimely death at the age of 33 is at the center of I Called Him Morgan, doesn't star in this documentary so much as haunt it.

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Muldrow Meets Mingus

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Vocalist and producer Georgia Anne Muldrow's interpretive tribute to Charles Mingus aligns with the Afrocentric current that flows through underground hip-hop, avant-R&B and psychedelic soul.

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A 'Stella' For Springtime, Snowstorms Or Starlight

Monday, March 13, 2017

While the Northeast prepares for the arrival of March snowstorm named Stella, our jazz critic gets a different 'Stella,' one with links to Ella and Miles and Herbie, stuck in his head.

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First Watch: Kurt Rosenwinkel, 'Casio Vanguard'

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Kurt Rosenwinkel, one of the most influential jazz guitarist of the last 20 years, has been working for a decade on a new album. Now it's finally coming out, along with this remarkable animated video.

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A Jazz Fact Check Of 'La La Land'

Thursday, February 23, 2017

There are many takes about what La La Land gets right or wrong about jazz. This episode explores how the tension between illusion and disillusion plays out among real musicians in Los Angeles.

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Listen: Preservation Hall Jazz Band Doubles Down On Afro-Cuban Connection

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The musical connection between Cuba and New Orleans, which runs deeper than many listeners realize, forms a strong subtext on the next Preservation Hall Jazz Band album, So It Is.

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In 'Real Enemies,' Darcy James Argue Confronts A Post-Truth World

Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Secret Society bandleader says his latest composition explores "the present-day folklore that we call conspiracy theories" — no tinfoil hat required.

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The Standard Bearers: In Jazz Categories, The Grammys Remain Focused On The Past

Friday, February 10, 2017

If you're a jazz musician looking for recognition from the Grammy Awards, it helps to be playing a song that's familiar.

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