Pianist and singer Barbara Carroll was host Marian McPartland’s second guest during the first season of Piano Jazz. Thirty years later, Carroll makes a return appearance to reminisce with her friend about their experiences at the Hickory House and the Oak Room. Carroll gives a charming performance of “Very Early” and McPartland improvises a musical portrait of her guest.
Veteran drummer Jack DeJohnette stops by the Jazz24 studios in Seattle, to perform a studio session with two longtime collaborators: pianist Chick Corea and bassist Stanley Clarke.
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.