The conductor, composer and pianist plays a special treatment of “Stormy Weather” in a 1990 session.
Jazz critic Francis Davis says veteran musicians — particularly Wadada Leo Smith and Henry Threadgill — are making some of the most adventurous music of their careers.
Critic Francis Davis surveyed the jazz community to determine the best albums of the year. The winner has had a very good 2016.
NPR Music remembers musicians — singers, songwriters, instrumentalists — and other visionaries we lost in 2016. Explore and celebrate their musical legacies.