Nate Chinen

Nate Chinen appears in the following:

All The Things You Are: Aretha's Life In Jazz

Friday, August 17, 2018

Jazz was central to Aretha Franklin's musicianship, however far she rambled. Without it we'd be remembering a different artist now, and celebrating a different body of work.


More Than Keeping Time: A Melodic Drumming Demo

Friday, August 17, 2018

Drummers usually make sure beats don't speed up or slow down. But drummer Allison Miller does more than keep time. Watch a demonstration of her unique style of playing called melodic drumming.


Tony Bennett Revisits 1949 Debut Single With Help From Diana Krall

Friday, August 03, 2018

Tony Bennett paired up with Diana Krall to perform George Gershwin's "Fascinating Rhythm." An entire album from the pair is due out Sept. 14.


Jazz Legend Wayne Shorter Announces 'Emanon,' A Multiverse-Inspired Triple Album

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Grammy-winning saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter has long loved science fiction and comic books — his new work, Emanon, he's fused those passions into three-disc album and graphic novel.


How Benny Green Saw His Jazz Horizon

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The pianist shares memories of elders and mentors like Art Blakey, Betty Carter and Oscar Peterson, in conversation with Christian McBride.


First Listen: Bugge Wesseltoft & Prins Thomas, 'Bugge Wesseltoft & Prins Thomas'

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Wesseltoft and Thomas bring their extensive backgrounds in jazz and electronic music together to build a bridge between two adjacent generations of Norwegian alchemists.


Meet The NEA's 2019 Jazz Masters: Dorough, Ibrahim, Schneider And Crouch

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.


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.