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Aww Yeah, Summertime — With The Robert Glasper Experiment

This special summer festival episode features a clever synthesis of hip-hop, R&B and soul, recorded live across two ...


Forebears: The Mercurial And Majestic Dinah Washington

With technical mastery and endless style, Washington never sang the same song the same way twice. No singer ...


Shocking Omissions: Mary Lou Williams’ Choral Masterpiece

The jazz composer and pianist wrote the devotional work after her conversion to Catholicism. For her long, endlessly ...


On The Cusp Of His North American Tour, Herbie Hancock Is Still Hurtling Forward

Working with a new band and deep into the making of a new record with collaborator Terrace Martin, ...