Pianist Joanne Brackeen, guitarist Pat Metheny, singer Dianne Reeves and producer Todd Barkan will receive what is often described as the nations highest honor for jazz.
The legendary saxophonist, who recently donated his personal archives, speaks with Christian McBride and Audie Cornish about improvisation, innovation, mentorship and legacy.
Host Marian McPartland honors the prolific jazz critic by performing a “Portrait Of Nat Hentoff” in this 2006 broadcast.
The vibraphonist announced his retirement at 74 with little warning. Still in possession of his quicksilver fluidity and deep intuition, he spoke with Jazz Night during his farewell tour.