Patrick Jarenwattananon

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Phil Woods, Top Jazz Saxophonist, Has Died

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Alto saxophonist Phil Woods, a leading jazz performer since the 1950s, died Tuesday afternoon. The cause was related to emphysema, his longtime agent, Joel Chriss, confirmed. Woods was 83.

As a teenager, Woods would commute to New York City for lessons with pianist Lennie Tristano, then check out ...

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Jazz Night In America Upcoming Schedule

Thursday, September 24, 2015

New episodes of Jazz Night In America are released on Thursday mornings. Every week, a one-hour program is sent to public radio stations throughout the U.S. (and archived online). Every other week, a concert documentary video, a companion to that week's radio program, is released online. Check your local listings ...

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Introducing Jazz Night In America, Season 2

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Hi! We're back.

Today, we launch a new season of Jazz Night In America. We've spent our summer making a better version of the show, and we're excited to share it with you. In fact, our first episode, featuring Wayne Shorter with the Jazz at Lincoln ...

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Wayne's World: Wayne Shorter With The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Wayne Shorter is a living legend — a saxophonist, composer and lifelong original thinker. He's never been afraid to be different, which is perhaps why he's accomplished so much. Among his accomplishments:

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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah: Live At Berklee

Monday, September 21, 2015

For years, the trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah has been operating under a rubric he calls "stretch music": his own vision of a modern, genre-agnostic, hybrid jazz. Stretch Music is also what the New Orleans native calls his new album. The unrelenting intensity remains, but here it's fulfilled with a ...

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First Listen: Cécile McLorin Salvant, 'For One To Love'

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

It's 2015, and jazz singing is weird. Right? Its conventions seem almost antiquated: the smarmy stage presence thing, the scat improvisation thing, the singing 50-year-old songs from forgotten musicals thing. In an age when singing the blues has been so thoroughly subsumed and reconfigured within other American pop-music traditions, when ...

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Terence Blanchard Feat. The E-Collective: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, August 07, 2015

When he started to make the music that appears on his new album, trumpeter Terence Blanchard wasn't thinking of Eric Garner, Michael Brown or any of the other recent high-profile police killings of African-Americans. He was thinking of desired collaborators: Donald Ramsey, a bassist and high-school classmate; Oscar Seaton, ...

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Songs We Love: Duke Ellington & His Orchestra, 'Afrique (Take 3, Vocal)'

Friday, July 10, 2015

You know how some older "legacy" artists program their concerts like a greatest-hits collection? Duke Ellington did some of that as he was getting older — people wanted to hear the Maestro lead "Satin Doll" and "Mood Indigo," after all — but he never stopped writing new music, ...

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Help Us Make An Exquisite Corpse In New York City

Monday, June 15, 2015

For this year's edition of Make Music New York, we come not to praise the dead, but to sing the blues and create a new "exquisite corpse."

This Sunday, June 21 at 4 p.m. ET, join NPR Music and regulars at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln ...

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Songs We Love: Miles Davis Quintet, 'Gingerbread Boy' (Live At Newport)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

"Gingerbread Boy" is a fetching blues head by Jimmy Heath that became a jazz standard pretty much immediately after it was first recorded. Usually, its melody is played in call-and-response: the horns play a line, the piano or guitar replies with a specific riff, repeat. And when the Miles Davis ...

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All Songs +1: 'Epic' Jazz From Kamasi Washington

Friday, May 22, 2015

Even if you don't know anything about jazz, it's quite possible you've heard the music of saxophonist Kamasi Washington: That's him on the latest albums by Kendrick Lamar and Flying Lotus. But that's only the very tip of his iceberg. His new album The ...

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Bruce Lundvall, Jazz Record Executive, Has Died

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Bruce Lundvall, the longtime President of Blue Note Records who supported many top jazz artists over the last four decades, died yesterday, May 19. The cause was complications of Parkinson's Disease, according to a Blue Note statement. He was 79.

Born in 1935, Lundvall began his career in the music ...

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Songs We Love: Anat Cohen, 'Putty Boy Strut'

Thursday, May 14, 2015

It begins with meandering clarinet and clipped, four-on-the-floor percussion. A little bit later comes a countermelody, and the image that comes to mind is something from early New Orleans, or perhaps a Mediterranean folk song. It's even called "Putty Boy Strut" — that could be an obscure Jelly Roll ...

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Vijay Iyer Trio: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, May 04, 2015

Vijay Iyer is probably best known as a pianist and bandleader in the African-American creative improvisational tradition — most say "jazz" for short — though he's also several other things in music. He's a composer of chamber, large-ensemble and mixed-media works; a Harvard professor; a student of Indian classical ...

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First Listen: Kamasi Washington, 'The Epic'

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The word "epic" sits cheerily amid the most overused hyperbole of our age. Teenage bros proclaim their recent "pretty epic" mild successes; sports commentators call anything which ends dramatically an "epic game"; the Internet-literate are quick to point out an "epic FAIL." But what else do you call a three-CD, ...

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Ingrid Jensen And Steve Treseler Play Kenny Wheeler

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The late, distinctively melodic jazz composer Kenny Wheeler was also a great trumpet player, though, being famously self-effacing, often declined to toot his own horn about his talents. Many musicians sang his praises, though, and when he died in 2014, saxophonist Steve Treseler and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen were inspired to ...

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The Best Of Jazz Night In America, Season One (So Far)

Thursday, March 19, 2015

From huge auditoriums to tiny basements, living legends to rising stars, watch highlights of the webcast, featuring Wynton Marsalis, Pedrito Martinez, Robert Glasper, Johnny O'Neal and Lou Donaldson.

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Behind The SFJAZZ Collective's Original Approach To Joe Henderson

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The SFJAZZ Collective, an all-star octet representing the SFJAZZ institution in San Francisco, has an intriguing approach to repertoire. Each year, each member writes a new piece for the Collective, and also rearranges a composition by a modern jazz master. For the 2014-15 season, that master was tenor saxophone titan ...

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How To Turn A One-Man Band Into A 10-Piece Orchestra

Thursday, March 05, 2015

When trumpeter and composer/arranger Steven Bernstein first met the virtuoso pianist Henry Butler, he says he was floored. "This is it," he recalls thinking. "This is like the music that I always imagined. Everything you ever loved about music, all being in one place, but now it's all coming from ...

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First Listen: Matthew E. White, 'Fresh Blood'

Sunday, March 01, 2015

It'd be inexact to describe Matthew E. White as a reluctant frontman, but up until the advent of Fresh Blood, his excellent second album, "rock star" wasn't exactly how he saw his future in music. His plan was more quixotic than becoming a successful singer-songwriter: He was starting ...

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