Nate Chinen

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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.


Jon Batiste Fashions A Soulful New 'Battle Hymn' For The Atlantic

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.


Roland Cazimero, Musician Who Helped Define Modern Hawaiian Culture, Dies At 66

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Roland Cazimero, along with his brother Robert, was a guiding force in Hawaiian music and culture since the mid-1970s.


'A Pocketful Of Blues': Charles Lloyd On 'Passin' Thru'

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.


Dee Dee Bridgewater Explores Her Memphis Roots With 'Hound Dog'

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.


Still Dreaming: Joshua Redman's Tribute To A Tribute

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.


2018 NEA Jazz Masters Class Honorees Include Dianne Reeves, Pat Metheny

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.


Gary Burton: Retiring The Mallets

Friday, June 09, 2017

The vibraphonist announced his retirement at 74 with little warning. Still in possession of his quicksilver fluidity and deep intuition, he spoke with Jazz Night during his farewell tour.


First Listen: DeJohnette, Grenadier, Medeski & Scofield, 'Hudson'

Thursday, June 01, 2017

This new jazz supergroup gives familiar fare by Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Jimi Hendrix an unexpected new tilt.


Saxophonist Sonny Rollins On His Colossal Archive

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The jazz giant reflects on his decision to release a sprawl of writings, recordings and other material to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, in his old neighborhood of Harlem.


Buster Williams: The Low End Maestro

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The low end has always been terra firma for Williams, one of the all-time great bassists in modern jazz. Hear highlights of a recent set with his post-bop ensemble, Something More.