Nate Chinen

Nate Chinen appears in the following:

Esperanza Spalding, 'Formwela 10'

Thursday, August 26, 2021

"Formwela 10" is one of Spalding's more enchanting spells: a shape-shifting chamber invention that ponders the question of what we ask of one another in the course of romantic exchange.

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John Coltrane's Masterpiece Breathes New Life With 'A Love Supreme: Live In Seattle'

Thursday, August 26, 2021

John Coltrane rarely performed the music from A Love Supreme after its release at the end of 1964 – meaning even the most ardent Coltrane-ologists have been unaware of the existence of these tapes.

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Joshua Redman, 'Facts'

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Redman's angular melody entwines with a countermelody by Ron Miles on cornet, as bassist Scott Colley and drummer Brian Blade percolate the groove.

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Portland's Montavilla Jazz Brings Music To Your Front Door

Thursday, August 05, 2021

Jazz Night visits Portland to ride along with the non-profit Montavilla Jazz and its door-to-door music festival, including a lovely set by trumpeter Charlie Porter.

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Shemekia Copeland, Modern Guardian Of The Blues

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Watch Shemekia Copeland play the 2021 Exit Zero Jazz Festival and, on our radio episode, get inside her eclectic sound and topical lyrics, connecting her to blues icons from Ruth Brown to Ma Rainey.

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NEA Names Its 2022 Jazz Masters: Hart, Clarke, Wilson And Harrison

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The NEA celebrates the 40th anniversary of its Jazz Masters Fellowship and inducts the class of 2022, including four jazz icons: Billy Hart, Stanley Clarke, Cassandra Wilson and Donald Harrison, Jr.

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Bassist Endea Owens Cooks Up Jazz For The Community

Thursday, July 01, 2021

We hear the young bassist Endea Owens with Wynton Marsalis, Jon Batiste and trace her Detroit roots to learn how she's giving back to her community with free meals and free concerts on the street.

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Brandee Younger, 'Reclamation'

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

The first single from Somewhere Different, her gleaming Impulse debut, is a driving jazz-funk sunburst that calls back to a heyday of popular Black musical uplift.

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Nate Smith + KINFOLK (feat. Kokayi, Michael Mayo), 'Square Wheel'

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

That this music proudly defies classification is only natural — it's a core part of Smith's message.

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Melvin Gibbs (feat. Kokayi), 'Message From The Streets'

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Vibration is always critical for Melvin Gibbs, whose electric bass has motored everyone from Ronald Shannon Jackson to Rollins Band.

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A 'Jazz Night' Family Affair: Father And Son Saxophonists Mike And Julian Lee

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Jazz Night explores the heartwarming relationship between saxophonists Mike Lee and his son Julian, through music from both and the backstory that led to Julian's early love of jazz.

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Jazz Elder Statesman Anthony Braxton Continues To Defy Expectations

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Maverick jazz composer Anthony Braxton was set to spend his 75th birthday performing at events around the world, but then... well, you know. He has two new boxed sets out this month.

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Marking Legendary Golden-Age Pianist Erroll Garner's Centennial

Monday, May 17, 2021

The Erroll Garner Jazz Project is collaborating on a deep, retrospective reissue of the composer and piano prodigy's live work, marking his 100th birthday in September.

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Phil Schaap's 50-Year Career: The Raconteur Raised On Jazz

Friday, April 23, 2021

We examine the life and legacy of 2021 NEA Jazz Master Phil Schaap with music from Jazz at Lincoln Center and a rare live album produced by Schaap himself at the West End Café in Manhattan.

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International Jazz Day's Global Celebrations Are On, And Again Online

Thursday, April 22, 2021

April 30 will bring the International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert, with artists from across the world taking part in another digital edition of the show, in addition to several other events.

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Stream the 2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert From SFJAZZ

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Performances and speeches honor this year's NEA Jazz Masters award recipients, including Terri Lyne Carrington, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Henry Threadgill & Phil Schaap. Watch live Thu, Apr 22 at 8PM ET!

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Converging Across Generations To Clear A Space For New Sounds

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The avant-garde jazz musician Pharoah Sanders and the electronic composer Sam Shepherd, who records as Floating Points, have created a gorgeous, gemlike new album with the London Symphony Orchestra.

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Considering Chick Corea's Grammys Success And The Kitchen Sink Of Genre

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Corea, who died in February, remains the most-awarded jazz musician in Grammys history. But Corea, who always identified as a jazz player, wasn't landlocked by any genre conventions. He wasn't alone.

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Pianist Helen Sung: From Classical Outsider To The Jazz Inner Circle

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Sung reflects on how, as a young classical pianist, she stuck to her jazz dreams. More recently, she's translated her emotions on social justice into a thematic composition for her quartet.

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Ralph Peterson Jr., Drummer Who Re-Enlivened Hard Bop, Dead At 58

Monday, March 01, 2021

With Art Blakey as both mentor and north star, Peterson emerged in the '80s as one of that decade's most striking jazz artists.

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