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Stream Soundcheck's Favorite Romantic Songs

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Soundcheck collects some of our and our listeners' favorite romantic songs, from Billie Holliday and Marvin Gaye to The Magnetic Fields and more.
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Diana Krall: Liner Notes From A 'Wallflower'

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Krall's new album is a collection of songs she first heard on vinyl, from The Mamas & the Papas to the Eagles. She discusses getting know the originals and sharing music with her twin sons.

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Danilo Pérez On Piano Jazz

Friday, January 30, 2015

In a session from 1994, the Panamanian pianist plays tunes from Monk and Rollins, as well as his own composition, "Reminisce."

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A David Murray Double Bill

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.

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Our Point Of View: A Blue Note Supergroup

Thursday, January 29, 2015

A 76-year-old jazz record label gathers its new crop into a band. Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, Marcus Strickland, Lionel Loueke, Derrick Hodge and Kendrick Scott play each others' tunes.

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Our Point Of View At Le Poisson Rouge

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The supergroup of contemporary Blue Note Records artists — names like Robert Glasper, Lionel Loueke and Ambrose Akinmusire — gather together for a program of originals and Blue Note classics.

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Soundcheck

The Manic Musical Worlds of Nick Kroll

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The multi-talented, many-faced comedian talks about the colorful musical personalities that have studded the storyline of 'Kroll Show.' 

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First Listen: Diana Krall, 'Wallflower'

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The singer takes a loving look back at the '70s and '80s pop that helped shape her. Along the way, without grandstanding, Krall strips away the baggage of the original performers' iconic personas.

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Gary Burton On Piano Jazz

Friday, January 23, 2015

The vibraphonist performs a set of tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Duke Ellington and others.

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When Henry Met Steven

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Trumpeter and arranger Steven Bernstein says that virtuoso pianist Henry Butler is "everything you ever loved about music, all being in one place." Their collaboration transforms early blues songs.

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Gig Alert: Ellington for Curious Listeners

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Get inside the mind of one of the 20th century's greatest composers, with a spotlight on Duke Ellington in Harlem tonight. 

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Melissa Manchester On Song Travels

Friday, January 16, 2015

Manchester shares her new single and her achingly slow rendition of the Ronettes classic "Be My Baby." She also reprises a few of her hit songs, including "Come in from the Rain."

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Prestige Records' 65th Anniversary Party

Thursday, January 15, 2015

A half century ago, a small but important label recorded Miles, Trane, Sonny and Monk. A trio led by the rising star drummer Jamison Ross takes on classics from the Prestige catalog.

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Butler, Bernstein And The Hot 9 At Jazz Standard

Thursday, January 15, 2015

One comes from a line of New Orleans piano geniuses. Another comes from New York's downtown scene. They bonded over old jazz, and together, inject modern twists into early repertoire.

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All Things Considered

'Everything Is Cyclical': Christian McBride Looks At 2015 In Jazz

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The bassist, host of NPR's new program Jazz Night In America, talks to Audie Cornish about two exciting new jazz records, as well as two birthdays he says he can't wait to celebrate.

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The Jonathan Channel

Album: Ray Charles & Betty Carter

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tune into The Jonathan Channel, and you'll hear the best new music everyday. This week, we're reaching into the archives for the stand-out 1961 album, Ray Charles & Betty Carter. 

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Gig Alert: Ramsey Lewis

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Be a part of "The In Crowd" and celebrate 50 years of an iconic jazz performance, all week at Blue Note. Listen to the title track here.

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Winter Jazzfest 2015 In Photos

Monday, January 12, 2015

Stay put or graze? Stand in line or pick something else? See a favorite musician or take a risk on an unknown? Here's how one photographer chose from 106 bands on 10 stages in two nights last weekend.

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Paul Shaffer On Piano Jazz

Friday, January 09, 2015

On this episode of Piano Jazz from 1988, David Letterman's bandleader plays the standard "All The Things You Are" and teams up with host Marian McPartland for "Isn't She Lovely."

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Jazz Innovator Marcus Roberts Plays Live

Friday, January 09, 2015

The prolific jazz pianist plays songs from his new album, “Romance, Swing and The Blues,” live in studio.

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