Nate Chinen appears in the following:
Thursday, May 10, 2018
For a group that has always stood for musical collectivism, the substitution of pianist Orrin Evans for Ethan Iverson was a shakeup of existential proportions.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Dianne Reeves, Pat Metheny, Joanne Brackeen and Todd Barkan are recipients of the 2018 Jazz Masters award — the highest honor the U.S gives to a jazz musician or advocate.
Friday, April 06, 2018
Over a career that sprawled across six full decades, Taylor maintained an unwavering standard of expedition. And what he discovered — in an endless, boundless process — was a world unto himself.
Thursday, April 05, 2018
The saxophonist enlists rhythm aces mostly from around his Kansas City hometown for a restless and earthy soundtrack to black life.
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Both as a player and composer, Halvorson has a decade-strong reputation as one of her field's least predictable. Her latest release, Code Girl, might be her most startling move yet.
Friday, March 30, 2018
A singer of ironclad capability, creative drive and irrepressible panache, she has emerged as the breakout new talent in a formidable jazz-vocal tradition.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
The Big Ears Festival in Knoxville always books a wide range of artists, but this year something particular was afoot.
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Blanchard's new record LIVE focuses on black art and black lives. For this Jimi Hendrix homage, he puts down the trumpet and pitch-bends the mournful melody on synth.
Friday, March 16, 2018
No jazz musician has ever been heard more on public radio than the late Marian McPartland. But for all her ubiquity, how well did we really know her?
Wednesday, November 01, 2017
The brilliant, mostly self-taught pianist and composer created new pathways for musicians, both aesthetically and with his benchmark Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.
Friday, August 04, 2017
Working with a new band and deep into the making of a new record with collaborator Terrace Martin, Herbie Hancock finds himself in conversation with his own visions of the future, now 40 years old.
Friday, July 28, 2017
Scofield's albums Loud Jazz and Quiet were both genuine expressions of his flexible musical personality. In this program, he performs a retrospective that bridges the difference.
Monday, July 24, 2017
This just looks like the coolest party ever. Terrace Martin — known for his work with Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar — and his new band that culls from G-Funk, jazz and R&B set the scene.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Tepfer sees jazz as the pursuit of freedom within a framework — a premise that underlies his work with improvisational algorithms and a Yamaha Disklavier. He unpacks the project in this video.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The Late Show bandleader explains how he made a quintessential American anthem forged in national divisions new and how it speaks to the strength and diversity of our own society.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Roland Cazimero, along with his brother Robert, was a guiding force in Hawaiian music and culture since the mid-1970s.
Friday, July 14, 2017
The saxophonist, one of jazz's enlightened elders, reflects in an interview on his latest album with his New Quartet and on remaining in the moment while rifling through his back pages.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
The jazz-vocal superhero moved to Michigan when she was only 3, but the city of her birth left an indelible impression. Hear it in the first single from her forthcoming album, Memphis.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
The saxophonist opens up about the legacy of his father, Dewey Redman, and performs with Still Dreaming — his own nod to the quartet his dad once helped convene as an homage to Ornette Coleman.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Pianist Joanne Brackeen, guitarist Pat Metheny, singer Dianne Reeves and producer Todd Barkan will receive what is often described as the nations highest honor for jazz.