Patrick Jarenwattananon appears in the following:
Friday, July 10, 2015
Even in his 70s, the Maestro was always on the lookout for new sounds. This previously unreleased track, courtesy of a German recording engineer, shows that Ellington wasn't afraid to experiment.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Join NPR Music, Make Music New York and musicians from Jazz at Lincoln Center for an open improvisation amid the ghosts of jazz royalty. Bring your instrument to Woodlawn Cemetery on Sunday, June 21.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Hear a newly unearthed recording of the Miles Davis Quintet from the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival.
Friday, May 22, 2015
For this week's All Songs +1 podcast, Patrick Jarenwattananon swings by to discuss jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington and his new album, The Epic.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
The longtime president of Blue Note Records, a lifelong jazz fan, signed artists such as Norah Jones, Joe Henderson and Robert Glasper. He died of complications due to Parkinson's Disease. He was 79.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
The Israeli-born jazz clarinetist brings new life to a Flying Lotus jam. The latter's bleeps and synths are translated to acoustic instruments in a way that brings out the warmth in both environments.
Monday, May 04, 2015
Fueled by a dozen years of rhythmic interaction (and a lot of espresso), Iyer's working band transforms selections from throughout the pianist's deep and varied catalog.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
A versatile sideman serves as leader, filling a three-disc, nearly three-hour album with dozens of players, new ideas and transformed old ones. The title is justified.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
The late, distinctively melodic jazz trumpeter and composer Kenny Wheeler was quietly influential to generations of musicians. From the Pacific Northwest, two acolytes reimagine his catalog.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
From huge auditoriums to tiny basements, living legends to rising stars, watch highlights of the webcast, featuring Wynton Marsalis, Pedrito Martinez, Robert Glasper, Johnny O'Neal and Lou Donaldson.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
For this season, each member of the all-star octet representing the San Francisco jazz institution wrote a new piece for the band, and rearranged a work by a saxophone master.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
This year, the octet has chosen to salute a tenor sax titan and a long-time San Francisco resident. It plays re-arrangements of Henderson classics along with new original pieces live in concert.
Thursday, March 05, 2015
When trumpeter and composer/arranger Steven Bernstein started working with the virtuoso pianist Henry Butler, certain unique ideas — "Henryisms" — came to the fore.
Sunday, March 01, 2015
He wanted to be the behind-the-scenes guy, not the star. But backed by strings, choirs, horns and the house band of his own label, White made a second album that isn't different — just better.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
She comes from Israel, lives in the U.S. and has a deep affinity for Brazilian music — especially the improvisatory instrumental music known as choro. The clarinetist leads a new quartet in concert.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
The pianist rose to prominence as a gifted performer, becoming a mentor and tutor to many. Some of his students are now in his new band, which performs early classics and a new suite written for them.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
"This is our house," says the artistic director for jazz at the Kennedy Center, introducing his long-running trio. The pianist plays the music of Fats Waller and other surprises.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
"I feel that in a band situation, you should have a really deep connection between the members," says the trombonist, whose Washington, D.C.-area bandmates connect on and off the bandstand.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
The Washington, D.C. area trombonist and composer plays jazz with an island accent, where hard bop vocabulary meets Caribbean rhythms. He previews his next album, Spiritual Awakening, in concert.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
The monstrously talented and astoundingly prolific tenor saxophonist returned to New York this winter to present a four-clarinet summit and a new trio with Geri Allen and Terri Lyne Carrington.