The jazz drummer tells NPR’s Guy Raz that great percussionists like Buddy Rich and Max Roach make their cymbals “sing.”
The JJA Jazz Awards, Ravi Coltrane, performers’ rights and sad news from WGBH.
In tribute to Dave McKenna, Marian McPartland asked pianist and singer Daryl Sherman to guest host this remembrance that includes clips from the two programs McKenna did with McPartland in 1979 and 1994. Sherman also puts a delightful twist on “Rhode Island is Famous for You” and “Teddy Ballgame.”
The guitarist has played in just about every conceivable setting in New York City — and carried a love of jazz throughout. For this live concert, his trio takes on Albert Ayler and John Coltrane, dirty blues, punk energy and fully liberated improvisation.
For the annual celebration of Juneteenth, today’s jazz luminaries — musicians such as Jason Moran, Christian McBride, Orrin Evans, Jeremy Pelt and Bobby Watson — reflect on recordings about the ongoing process of African-American emancipation.
It’s tricky making a little band sound this big, but trombonist Ray Anderson knows his tricks.
The top 20 records of the last 20 years, more money from music and the Latin Jazz Grammy returns.
A zooid is an organism that functions independently within a larger organism — a sensible metaphor for an improvising band which has operated under an original system of mutable, multi-directional grooves for a dozen years now. Hear the group’s new album.
To prepare for her new album, Girl Talk, McGarry researched what her singing idols — including Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan and Anita O’Day — sounded like in conversation.
A veteran jazzman and his musical family put their horns together on their first collaborative release, Kelan Philip Cohran and The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble.