One of the great bebop stylists of his time, the pianist joined host Marian McPartland for this session shortly before his death in 1990.
For a “jazz” song, there’s not a ton of extended solo improvisation. But sometimes a great melody deserves a whole song to express itself, as in this instrumental cover of the band Wye Oak.
Hear three interpretations of the musical icon: on screen, with actor and director Don Cheadle; on the page, with co-biographer Quincy Troupe; and on stage, with trumpeter Keyon Harrold.
The communication between piano and voice often becomes deeply personal. Two rising stars of their instruments prove as much in duet at Jazz at Lincoln Center.