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First Listen: Lizz Wright, ‘Grace’

Aided by producer Joe Henry, the jazz and gospel singer strikes a balance between ecstasy and empathy on ...


Ernie Andrews On Piano Jazz

Hear the vocalist bring his own special mix of energy, drama and humor to this 1998 episode with ...


Greg Fox’s ‘By Virtue Of Emptiness’ Is A Rapt Mosaic Of Psychedelic Jazz

The second solo album from the Liturgy, Zs and Ex Eye drummer sounds like a celestial hummingbird feeding ...


Houston’s Jazz Envoys Describe A Vibrant Scene Deluged, And Worry For Its Future

An outsized number of jazz heavyweights call Houston and its surrounding area home — here, they speak of ...