Natalie Weiner

Natalie Weiner appears in the following:

Re-Revising 'The History Of Jazz'

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Ted Gioia first published his History of Jazz in 1997, updating it for the first time in 2011. This year he did so again, after a very important decade for the genre.


Equal At Last? Women In Jazz, By The Numbers

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Half of the top 10 spots in 2019's NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll went to women. But a deeper look at the data from across the poll's lifetime complicates claims about women's equality in jazz.


Jimmy Cobb, The Pulse Of 'Kind Of Blue,' Dies At 91

Monday, May 25, 2020

The drummer was the last surviving musician to play on Miles Davis's iconic 1959 album.


How Mary Lou Williams Shaped The Sound Of The Big-Band Era

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

In jazz, arranging — designing parts to fit together and creating new spins on familiar songs — is often unglamorous. But Williams' incomparable success as an arranger only further proves her genius.


First Listen: JJ, 'V'

Sunday, August 03, 2014

For those trying to keep track of the Swedish duo JJ — previously known by the lowercase iteration jj — V is not its fifth album. (It's the third.) Then again, 2009's break-out jj n° 2 wasn't the group's second album, but rather its debut; N°3 followed. There's always been ...


First Listen: Bunji Garlin, 'Differentology'

Sunday, August 03, 2014

The Trinidadian soca star is ready to follow up on the success of his breakthrough single, "Differentology."


First Listen: Popcaan, 'Where We Come From'

Friday, June 06, 2014

Popcaan is something of an unlikely hero in the world of dancehall. He grew up in the Jamaican projects without becoming a hard-edged "rude boy." And he's neither crooner nor spitfire MC — instead, he stands happily between those extremes. The deejay's debut album, Where We Come From, is equal ...