Nate Chinen

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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Jazz Heavyweights Herbie Hancock And Kamasi Washington Announce Joint Tour

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

The tour, which brings together two of the brightest lights in jazz, will be playing across the U.S. in July and August.


A Band Rebuilds In New Orleans After A Man-Made Catastrophe

Thursday, April 04, 2019

In 2016, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra faced a scandal that cast doubt on its very future. The road to recovery has been, in the words of the group's new CEO, "a tightrope walk."


No Man's Band: All-Female Jazz Orchestras Then and Now

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The DIVA Jazz Orchestra celebrates 25 years, and one of the last surviving members of the International Sweethearts of Rhythm reflects on the legacies of all-female big bands.


First Listen: The Comet Is Coming, 'Trust In The Lifeforce Of The Deep Mystery'

Thursday, March 07, 2019

The London trio, led by Shabaka Hutchings on reeds, liberates itself from received jazz wisdom, let alone any form of decorum.


Makaya McCraven: The Brain Behind The Mind-Bending Beats

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Drummer/producer Makaya McCraven creates beat-driven jazz with post-production wizardry.


Bill Frisell And Thomas Morgan Finesse The Iconic Theme 'You Only Live Twice'

Friday, February 22, 2019

Bill Frisell, an elite jazz guitarist, teams up with bassist Thomas Morgan to imagine a playful riff on this 007 theme.


Video: Behind The Oscar-Nominated Music Of Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman'

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Composer and trumpeter Terence Blanchard reveals the creative process that led to BlacKkKlansman's "Blut und Boden (Blood and Soil)."