Nate Chinen

Nate Chinen appears in the following:

A Lost Album From John Coltrane, With Thanks To A French-Canadian Director

Friday, August 16, 2019

Coltrane recorded the album in New Jersey, at the admiring behest of a Québécois filmmaker named Gilles Groulx, who used it to score his docufictional film Le chat dans le sac.

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Electric Miles: Behind The 'Brew'

Thursday, August 15, 2019

We celebrate the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis going electric for Bitches Brew — part controversial, part revolutionary and as a whole, historic.

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Watch U.K. Jazz Group Sons Of Kemet Deliver An Explosive Midnight Set

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The London, U.K. band Sons of Kemet brought its carnival rhythm, club abandon and jazz improv to a midnight show at Big Ears in Knoxville, Tenn.

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'The Black Messiah' And The Legacy Of Cannonball Adderley

Friday, July 26, 2019

Julian "Cannonball" Adderley left a monumental legacy during his two decades in the spotlight. Revisit his music with old bandmates and Patrick Bartley Jr.'s young New York band.

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Good Gracious! Words Of Wisdom And Soulful Reflection From 'Sweet Papa' Lou Donaldson

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Host Christian McBride sits down with saxophonist Lou Donaldson to talk about Lou's life as a performer, his thoughts on jazz today and how hip-hop brought new ears to his music.

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New Documentary 'Blue Note: Beyond The Notes' Surpasses Its Purpose

Thursday, June 13, 2019

A new documentary, part of the label's 80th anniversary celebrations, transcends the promotional reasons behind its creation... more or less.

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Turtle Island Quartet Joins Cyrus Chestnut With Global Gospel Offering

Thursday, June 06, 2019

Watch Carry Me Home, a program from Turtle Island, the hardest working string quartet in jazz, and their latest collaborator, pianist Cyrus Chestnut.

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Watch: Esperanza Spalding Shares Striking Video For 'How To (hair)'

Thursday, June 06, 2019

The dreamy procession of tight braids and flowing dreadlocks, of waves and shapes and curls, is an unsparing statement on the legacies of colonialism, slavery and black pride.

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First Listen: Bill Callahan, 'Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest'

Thursday, June 06, 2019

On his first album in six years, Bill Callahan ruminates on domesticity, devotion and mortality in his conversational baritone.

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Lawrence Leathers, Grammy-Winning Jazz Drummer, Victim Of Suspected Murder

Monday, June 03, 2019

The 37-year-old drummer was found dead on Sunday in New York following an alleged altercation with his girlfriend and another individual.

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Chilean Singer-Songwriter Camila Meza Sets A Brooklyn Loft Aglow

Monday, June 03, 2019

Rising singer, guitarist and composer Camila Meza reverberates songs from her latest record Ámbar off the walls of a light-filled Brooklyn loft.

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First Listen: Brandee Younger, 'Soul Awakening'

Thursday, May 30, 2019

The jazz harpist's sophomore record is celestial, groove-forward and unabashed about its alchemies of style. Ravi Coltrane guests.

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ECM At Big Ears: A Boundless Label Meets A Broadminded Festival

Friday, May 24, 2019

We head to the Big Ears Festival in Knoxville for the 50th anniversary of ECM Records. Hear three riveting performances by Carla Bley, Avishai Cohen and Nik Bärtsch's Ronin.

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Joel Ross And His (Exceptionally) Good Vibes

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The vibraphonist has a "love-hate relationship" with his instrument that has been helpful in perfecting his craft — but it wouldn't mean much without the deep emotional well he pulls from.

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Meet The NEA's 2020 Jazz Masters: McFerrin, Mitchell, Workman And Kirk

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The four recipients of America's highest jazz honor will be celebrated at a concert in San Francisco next spring.

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Cleveland's Joe Lovano Comes Home

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Every December, saxophonist Joe Lovano travels home to Cleveland to throw himself a birthday concert. We hear tales of Lovano family lore, and a get a slice of his musical past and present.

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As A Crowdfunding Platform Implodes, A Legendary Composer Rebounds

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

For John Zorn, realizing an ambitious, 11-album project was only possible through a crowdfunding campaign — except that the company he used, PledgeMusic, went bankrupt. It may cost him a lot of money.

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First Listen: Brad Mehldau, 'Finding Gabriel'

Thursday, May 09, 2019

The jazz pianist's swing-for-the-fences opus references Old Testament prophets and collides retro-futurist synthesizers with horns and strings.

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Women To Watch: 3 Young Jazz Artists You Need To Know

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin, tenor saxophonist María Grand and vocalist and flutist Melanie Charles each talk about their artistic process.

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Herbie Hancock Aims Jazz Day All-Star Concert Towards A World In 'Turmoil'

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

In Melbourne for its eighth iteration, the All-Star Global Concert brought together marquee names in jazz around a concert program of international, but borderless, collaboration.

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