In a 1999 session, Alden demonstrates his harmonic and melodic mastery of the seven-string guitar with a glowing version of “Single Petal of a Rose.”
It’s hard to imagine a musical career that included musicians as varied as Charlie Parker and Carlos Santana. But such was the resumé of Armando Peraza after almost 70 years of making music.
Hear the prodigiously gifted jazz guitarist perform songs with his bassist and percussionist, recorded live on stage in Morgantown, W.Va.
With this year’s International Jazz Day concert taking place in Osaka, an East Asian historian (a musician himself) describes how the music came across the Pacific — and how it took off after that.
Nowhere is the legacy of Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington — among the greatest composer/bandleaders in history — more profound than at the Washington, D.C., arts high school which bears his name.
O’Farrill’s new album transforms big-band Latin jazz into something familiar, but with a new look. Its music moves forward in a subtle and graceful way that’s likely to have a lasting impact.
Performing Eartha Kitt’s music, the jazz singer says, isn’t just hero worship: It’s a window into how power, seduction and vulnerability intertwine.
Once upon a time, Lahore was home to a booming film industry and studio musicians to match. Now, the sounds of Lollywood have made a comeback, thanks to a jazz fan — who’s also a philanthropist.
D’Rivera and bassist David Fink joined host Marian McPartland in 1995 for “Birk’s Works,” in honor of composer Dizzy Gillespie. They also perform “A Night in Englewood.”