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‘A Pocketful Of Blues’: Charles Lloyd On ‘Passin’ Thru’

The saxophonist, one of jazz’s enlightened elders, reflects in an interview on his latest album with his New ...


Songs We Love: Lizz Wright, ‘Seems I’m Never Tired Lovin’ You’

Wright tells NPR that this Nina Simone song is “literally the statement of belonging and affection.” A full ...


‘Graceland’ Guitarist And Arranger Ray Phiri Dies, Age 70

The South African guitarist and vocalist was best known in the U.S. for his collaboration with Paul Simon ...


Sandy Stewart And Bill Charlap On Piano Jazz

Hear the cabaret singer and her pianist son bring a rare combination of swing and sophistication to a ...