The instrumental band’s deep, beyond-category grooves just earned a second Grammy Award. But as a live show in Dallas reveals, its sound is inseparable from church — and the state of Texas.
The jazz pianist and composer’s career has been defined by creative collaborations — and he hasn’t stopped. He’s celebrating his 75th birthday with a marathon of performances.
The cornetist and critic performs “Chasing Shadows” with Marian McPartland in a 1992 session.
To take in the band’s ninth album is to experience a globetrotting victory lap across eight different languages, all tackled with cosmopolitan sophistication and the playfulness of pop.