Detail from cover of Geri Allen, A Child Is Born.
December 21, 2011 For whatever reason, a number of fine jazz pianists have recorded Christmas albums for this holiday season. Here are five tracks from a few of the standout records released this year — with a bonus from a disc coming early next year.
February 19, 2010 Pianist Marcus Roberts draws on his strong improvisational skills and a deep respect for swing and ragtime influences to create his signature style. On this episode of Piano Jazz, he sits down with guest host Christian McBride for a discussion of Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Thelonious Monk and the future of jazz.
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April 20, 2009 Pianist Marcus Roberts is sinking his talented fingers into the familiar melody of "Ain't Misbehavin'." His instrumental take is a highlight of his new album, New Orleans Meets Harlem, Vol. 1, which salutes the great pianists of the past.
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April 7, 2009 The pianist is a jazz instructor now, but he remains a lifelong student of the music. He visits NPR's performance studio to demonstrate his own approach to the classic tunes of jazz greats, as heard on his new album, New Orleans Meets Harlem, Vol. 1.
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