Gardot captures the sensibility that guides, shapes and defines so much Brazilian music.
The guitarist’s uptempo tunes swing and his ballads melt at the Kennedy Center.
The guitarist called his last album Hearts Wide Open, a mission statement of his search for the emotional core in modern jazz. Along the way, he wrote a few nifty tunes for a band of top New York players, including saxophonist Mark Turner.
A Toronto-based jazz trio whose approach to the genre has angered aficionados and grabbed the attention of young fans, BADBADNOTGOOD carries on jazz’s rich tradition of reinvention and provocation in “UWM.”
Henry Cole’s debut album is an Afrobeat party — which isn’t that far removed from his jazz style.
Masabumi Kikuchi’s fully improvised album Sunrise features late, like-minded drummer Paul Motian.
Ralph Peterson, Neneh Cherry, the Library of Congress archives and a generous Metallica bassist.
In New York, an Israeli guitarist found the beating heart of modern jazz. In San Juan, a jazz drummer found the African heart of Afro-Caribbean party music. Musical traditions unite on the dance floor during this performance in downtown Manhattan.
Italian import Daniela Schaechter is a brilliant young pianist and singer, taking the jazz scene by storm. Judging by her list of awards and the number of jazz luminaries she’s played with, one might think she’d been gigging professionally for dozens of years. Schaechter performs her own tune “Dark Blue,” and McPartland joins in for “It Could Happen to You.”
The saxophonist performs a piece by his contemporary — a practice much rarer than you might think.