Nate Chinen

Nate Chinen appears in the following:

2024 Grammy Nominations: A guide to the best, worst and most surprising nominees

Friday, November 10, 2023

Themes emerge quickly when you dig into the nominations for the 66th Grammy Awards. The major categories are dominated by women and seemingly up for grabs; elsewhere, progress is not always so clear.


Wayne Shorter, From Here to Eternity

Friday, August 25, 2023

Nearly six months after his death, a tribute concert and a documentary attempt to capture the spirit of the perpetually exploring saxophonist and composer.


When the world's your stage, can an album capture the feeling?

Monday, August 21, 2023

New albums by Jon Batiste and Louis Cato arrive with high expectations. Both — as their experience leading led the band at Stephen Colbert's The Late Show has proved — are stellar live performers.


Relive the 2023 American Pianists Awards from Indianapolis

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Five young pianists compete for the American Pianists Association Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz.


Brian Blade the bandleader returns for a ride down 'Kings Highway'

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Recorded in 2018 but only now seeing daylight, it's the prolific drummer's first release in years at the head of his expressive and enduring Fellowship Band.


Ted Hearne's choral work 'FARMING' raises food for thought

Saturday, July 08, 2023

The composer, in a new collaboration with the Grammy-winning choir The Crossing, uses the words of Jeff Bezos and William Penn to explore connections among farming, colonialism and capitalism.


Louis Armstrong's dazzling archive has a new home — his

Thursday, July 06, 2023

Across the street from the jazz icon's home in Queens, a site of pilgrimage for fans from around the world, sits the new Louis Armstrong Center, which brings his 60,000-item archive back to the block.


Peter Brötzmann, the heart — and lungs — of European free jazz, dead at 82

Friday, June 23, 2023

The indefatigable saxophonist who helped redefine jazz in the late 1960s died in his sleep Thursday.


Meshell Ndegeocello opens the lid on her self-contained world

Thursday, June 15, 2023

The artist's first album as a lead for Blue Note grew from a jarring realignment in her personal life. On The Omnichord Real Book, she finds ways to embrace jazz without taking on its baggage.


John Coltrane and Eric Dolphy's fearless experiment sets a new album ablaze

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

The recording made at NYC's Village Gate during the summer of 1961, when the John Coltrane quartet was joined by Eric Dolphy, was thought lost until it was discovered in the New York Public Library.


Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, May 12, 2023

In its Tiny Desk performance, the trio makes music strictly for the moment — creating a shared language in real time.


Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, 'People's Park'

Thursday, May 04, 2023

Brian Blade's band makes jazz-inflected, gospel-rooted music suffused with a glowing consonance.


Irreversible Entanglements, 'Nuclear War'

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Irreversible Entanglements gives Sun Ra's apocalyptic jam a heavy-gauge upgrade — shape-shifting in and out of a groove, but always rooted in the terrifying hypothetical at hand.


Watch Live: The 2023 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert

Friday, March 31, 2023

This celebration honors this year's NEA Jazz Masters award recipients, including Regina Carter, Kenny Garrett, Louis Hayes and Sue Mingus. Watch live Sat, April 1, 7:30 p.m. ET!


New trio Love In Exile is a manifestation of musical telepathy

Monday, March 27, 2023

On their debut album, the improvisational supergroup — singer Arooj Aftab, pianist Vijay Iyer and bassist Shahzad Ismaily — try to answer a musical riddle: What does listening sound like?


Meshell Ndegeocello (feat. Brandee Younger & Julius Rodriguez), 'Virgo'

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Ndegeocello doesn't conform to anybody else's idea of the celestial plane. When she sings of supernovas, she sounds like a witness.


Brandee Younger, 'You're a Girl for One Man Only'

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Rooted in the lineage of Black music, Younger interprets a tune by Dorothy Ashby, a pioneer of genre-bending harp.


Samara Joy's polyphonic stardom

Saturday, February 04, 2023

Don't be shocked by the 23-year-old jazz singer's breakneck rise from precocious college student to best new artist Grammy nominee. In those few years, she's been building three careers at once.


2023 Grammy Awards: The Beyoncé paradox

Friday, February 03, 2023

At this year's awards on Sunday night, Beyoncé could become the artist with the most Grammys ever. She could also go down in history as the most snubbed.


'This is not entertainment': John Zorn, all over Big Ears

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Composer and alto saxophonist John Zorn brings eight eclectic bands to the Big Ears Festival stage, ranging from solo classical piano to all-out electrified jams.