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Patrick Jarenwattananon

Patrick Jarenwattananon appears in the following:

Steve Coleman, Saxophonist And Innovative Composer, Named MacArthur Fellow

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A restless formal inventor who draws from science, spirituality and extensive personal travels, Coleman has also mentored many major jazz musicians to develop their own languages and systems.

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First Listen: Jason Moran, 'All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller'

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Fats Waller sang, emceed, told jokes, wrote hits, and played mean piano. Decades later, a fellow jazz pianist tries to capture his life-of-the-party spirit with drastically new versions of his tunes.

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Remembering Jazz Violinist John Blake Jr.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

For decades, he created unique roles for his fiddle. Hear an interview and performance for Billy Taylor's Jazz At The Kennedy Center, an archival NPR program.

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Drum Fill Friday, With Guest Host Matt Wilson

Friday, August 15, 2014

The jazz drummer and public radio host grew up in the 1970s, and knows the TV themes, reggae beats and hit single breaks to prove it. Test your ear against his genre-spanning picks.

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Chorale For Horns And iPad App, In The Pouring Rain

Thursday, August 14, 2014

We had hoped that the great drummer Brian Blade would give us a little backstage percussion exhibition. But rain scuttled those plans. Instead, he and his band worked out a different kind of beauty.

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Berklee Global Jazz Ambassadors With David Sanchez: Newport Jazz 2014

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Puerto Rican tenor saxophonist joins a select international ensemble from one of jazz's top conservatories in a festival-opening performance of his own compositions.

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Gregory Porter: Newport Jazz 2014

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

The commanding singer named two of his three albums Water and Liquid Spirit. Appropriately, in his triumphant return to Newport, Porter projected his booming voice through day-long rain showers.

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Newport Jazz 2014 In Photos

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The 60th anniversary of the festival saw more than 45 bands perform overlooking the water in New England. Our photographer captured nearly every 2014 act, through abundant sunshine and driving rain.

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Jon Batiste And Stay Human: Newport Jazz 2014

Monday, August 04, 2014

Following a high-energy main stage set — filled with turbocharged versions of standards, rags and his own party anthems — the young pianist and singer brought his band out into the audience.

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5 Acts Not To Miss At Newport Jazz 2014

Friday, August 01, 2014

The Newport Jazz Festival turns 60 this year, and NPR Music will be there for the anniversary. When we're not recording, we'll be checking out bands led by Vijay Iyer, John Zorn, Ron Carter and more.

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Rhythm Runs In The Family: Drummers On Their Dads

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Many jazz musicians got the music bug from their fathers. Find out what second-generation percussionists like Nasheet Waits, Ralph Peterson and Sheila E. say about their fathers' influence.

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Take 75: Great Solos In Blue Note Records History

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

As the jazz label nears three quarters of a century, it remains a showcase for jazz soloing in every possible mood and temperament. Here are our picks for sublime moments from the catalog.

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Blue Note At 75, The Concert: Wayne Shorter Quartet

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

During the '60s, Shorter came to the fore not only as a saxophonist, but as a composer with a sixth sense for how to break the rules of harmony. His band launches new ideas off old themes in concert.

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Blue Note At 75, The Concert: Norah Jones

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

At her record company's 75th-anniversary gala, the singer-songwriter performs with her labelmates — some of whom, like Wayne Shorter and Jason Moran, happen to be modern jazz stars.

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Blue Note At 75, The Concert: Lou Donaldson & Dr. Lonnie Smith

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

In the '50s, '60s and beyond, they were among the artists who defined hard bop and soul jazz. They revisit the hits in concert, but not without some chortling commentary from Sweet Poppa Lou.

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Blue Note At 75, The Concert: McCoy Tyner & Bobby Hutcherson

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

They first recorded together in 1966, around the time both were signed to Blue Note Records. The pianist and vibraphone player have been working together ever since. Watch a duet performance.

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Act Like You Know: Sun Ra

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Sifting through the overwhelming catalog of the Afro-futurist jazz master is a daunting task. To celebrate Sun Ra's centennial, we picked five essential songs that lay his otherworldly evolution bare.

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Blue Note At 75, The Concert

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The iconic jazz label celebrates a major anniversary with this special performance featuring artists from its past and present: Wayne Shorter, McCoy Tyner, Norah Jones, Jason Moran and many more.

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The 2014 Jazz At Lincoln Center Gala Concert

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Billy Crystal hosts Love, Loss and Laughter: The Story of Jazz — a tour of the music's history in song and dance, featuring an all-star lineup and the JALC Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis.

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Doctors Think The Other Guy Often Prescribes Unnecessary Care

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Three out of 4 physicians say that their fellow doctors order wasteful tests or procedures at least once a week, a nationwide poll finds.

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