Nate Chinen appears in the following:
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The award, bestowed annually since 1982, amounts to a lifetime achievement for luminaries of the form — this year's class includes the creator of Schoolhouse Rock! and a South African legend.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Between his classics My Favorite Things and A Love Supreme, Coltrane recorded these sessions on a single day in 1963. 55 years later, Both Directions at Once arrives like a rare celestial event.
Friday, June 22, 2018
Explore the influence of Indian music on the jazz and rock scenes of the '60s with tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain, prolific bassist Dave Holland and their international ensemble, Crosscurrents.
Thursday, June 21, 2018
The veteran jazz master teams up with one of America's most cherished songwriters.
Monday, June 11, 2018
Head of the Village Vanguard, the oldest and most respected jazz club in New York, Lorraine Gordon's affinity for jazz was unprecedented.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Harold Mabern has been one of jazz's most consistent accompanists over the last 60 years. In this episode of Jazz Night in America, we explore some of that history with him.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
The revered saxophonist leads an agile post-bop group with Ron Miles on cornet, Scott Colley on bass and Brian Blade on drums.
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.