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Roy Hargrove, Grammy-Winning Jazz Trumpeter, Dies At 49

Hargrove first emerged in the late 1980s, at a cultural moment when his precocity and poise amounted to ...


Chick Corea: Back In Boston

The legendary pianist has lived many lives as a musician, from post-bop wunderkind to free-jazz maverick to fusion ...


‘In The Moment, You Just Fly’: Jon Batiste Lets Loose At The Piano

Batiste, the band leader for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, sits at the piano and demonstrates his ...


Ambrose Akinmusire’s ‘Origami Harvest’ Speaks To Our Moment Now And Beyond

The trumpeter and composer’s audacious, politically exigent and altogether astounding new album features a string quartet and the ...