Nate Chinen

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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.


Watch Sarathy Korwar Play A Nighttime Meditation On Tablas And Computer

Friday, May 12, 2017

The London-based percussionist and producer performs "Indefinite Leave To Remain," a song whose themes speak to the issue of cultural exchange in an era of high geopolitical tension.


Get To Know London's Thriving Jazz Scene (By Way Of Austin, Texas)

Friday, May 12, 2017

Players like Moses Boyd, Shabaka Hutchings and Sarathy Korwar drive London's jazz scene forward with sounds from around the world. In March, SXSW hosted all three for an up-to-the minute dispatch.


Dee Dee Bridgewater: Fearless And Free

Thursday, April 27, 2017

In words as well as music, hear how seriously Bridgewater takes her role as a music mentor and how it connects to her own experience in the jazz lineage.


Songs We Love: Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, 'Diaspora'

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The trumpeter stretches into trap and electronics on Diaspora. Flutist Elena Pinderhughes guests on the soothing and locomotive first single.


Resonance Records Transcends The Record Store Day Chase

Friday, April 21, 2017

"I thought that for the 10th anniversary, this would be one hell of a way to remind people that Record Store Day was also designed for jazz fans."


The 2017 NEA Jazz Masters, In Their Own Words

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hear how the artists honored by the NEA this year — Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Dave Holland, Dick Hyman and Ira Gitler — earned their stripes and paid their jazz dues.


Basking In Sin: Some Initial Thoughts On Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.'

Friday, April 14, 2017

The NPR Music staff spent Friday morning listening to the rapper's new album. Here are eight reactions to what will likely go down as one of the best albums of 2017.


Revisiting A Masterpiece: When Frank Sinatra Collaborated With Antonio Carlos Jobim

Friday, April 07, 2017

Sinatra was well into his Rat Pack era, the reigning American embodiment of masculine suavity and aplomb, when he teamed up with the Brazilian maestro for one of the best albums of his career.


First Listen: Sexmob, 'Cultural Capital'

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Nobody else sounds like this jazz band. Stream the forthcoming album from Steven Bernstein's long-running quartet now.


The NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert Transcends Its Fraught Political Moment

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Monday night's presentation of the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters fellowships, coming under the shadow of a proposed presidential budget that would eliminate the NEA outright, mixed politics with grace.