Nate Chinen

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John Coltrane's 'Lost Album' Is A Window Into His Pursuit Of The Impossible

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.


Crosscurrents: Converging Jazz And Indian Classical Music

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.


First Listen: Charles Lloyd & The Marvels + Lucinda Williams, 'Vanished Gardens'

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The veteran jazz master teams up with one of America's most cherished songwriters.


Remembering Lorraine Gordon, Backbone Of The World's Greatest Jazz Club

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.


At The Helm: Harold Mabern, Stalwart Accompanist, At 82

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.


First Listen: Joshua Redman, 'Still Dreaming'

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.


The Bad Plus: The Band That Never Stops

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.


The 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert

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.


Jazz, Freed: On Cecil Taylor's Expansive Brilliance

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.


First Listen: Logan Richardson, 'Blues People'

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.


Mary Halvorson Re-Engineered Jazz Guitar. Now, She's Hacking Her Own Code

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.


Jazzmeia Horn Enters The Jazz-Vocal Pantheon

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.


Jazz's Bleeding Edge? You Can Find It, Briefly, In Eastern Tennessee

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

The Big Ears Festival in Knoxville always books a wide range of artists, but this year something particular was afoot.


Songs We Love: Terence Blanchard, 'Dear Jimi (Feat. The E-Collective)'

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.


Marian McPartland: A Centennial Celebration

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?


Muhal Richard Abrams, A Sweepingly Influential Jazz Artist, Has Died At Age 87

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.


On The Cusp Of His North American Tour, Herbie Hancock Is Still Hurtling Forward

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.


John Scofield Performs 'Quiet And Loud Jazz'

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.


The Pollyseeds' 'Intentions' Oozes Style

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.


Fascinating Algorithm: Dan Tepfer's Player Piano Is His Composing Partner

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.