One of the most celebrated voices in jazz returns to her old stomping grounds in Portland, Ore., to honor her longtime mentor, Thara Memory. Watch Esperanza Spalding and the Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra perform “City of Roses” in the place that inspired the song.
Earl King is one of the great songwriters and performers to come out of New Orleans, and his legacy continues to live on. Many of his compositions, including “Big Chief,” “Trick Bag” and “These Lonely, Lonely Nights” have become an important part of the New Orleans “songbook.” His 1960 recording of “Come On Pts. 1 [...]
In the midst of the U.S. civil rights movement, pianist and composer Randy Weston found himself in Morocco, where he incorporated African musical forms and musicians in his recorded work. Weston returns to Piano Jazz with host Marian McPartland to perform “A Ballad for T.,” “Little Niles” and “African Lady.”