The smoky-voiced singer reinvents standards like “The Nearness Of You” in a 2003 session.
The Toronto improvisational band is known for collaborations with Ghostface Killah and Tyler, the Creator. Watch a video of “Speaking Gently.”
The Belgian-American musician, also known for his guitar playing and whistling, performed with the stars of postwar jazz and was widely heard on film scores and commercial jingles.
Hear the pianist, who once played with Louis Armstrong’s All Stars, as he duets with Marian McPartland in a 1992 session.