The jazz pianist’s latest album with his go-go backing band features a powerful song he wrote in tribute to the young Baltimore man who died in 2015 of injuries sustained in police custody.
Tepfer sees jazz as the pursuit of freedom within a framework — a premise that underlies his work with improvisational algorithms and a Yamaha Disklavier. He unpacks the project in this video.
Drummer Stanton Moore — a founding member of the funk band Galactic — has a new release with “Here Come the Girls” on a tribute album to the late songwriting producer Allen Toussaint.
Hear the country-music legend and the late jazz guitarist perform a 2002 session with Marian McPartland.