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Tyshawn Sorey, A Musical Shapeshifter, Wins MacArthur ‘Genius’ Prize

The wide-ranging composer, drummer, pianist and trombonist has been defying easy category since childhood. Now only 37 years ...

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Grady Tate, Prodigious Jazz Drummer And Noted Vocalist, Dies At 85

The drummer was a first call for many of the finest singers of the 1960s and ’70s, including ...

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Shocking Omissions: Matana Roberts’ Sublime And Triumphant ‘River Run Thee’

On River Run Thee, Roberts immerses herself and the listener in a history of anguish, and channels it ...

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Veronica Nunn On Piano Jazz

Hear the jazz singer demonstrate her soulful technique in this 2008 episode hosted by Marian McPartland.

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