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September 6, 2005 Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau and soprano Renee Fleming team up for a concert of surprises.

Interviews & Profiles

Brad Mehldau and producer Jon Brion reunite for the first time since 2002.

March 17, 2010 Highway Rider reunites the jazz pianist with pop producer Jon Brion for first time since 2002.

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September 26, 2008 Sara Fishko explores the 5/4 time signature found in music by Tchaikovsky, Dave Brubeck and more.

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Discover Songs

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September 24, 2008 The band rethinks the popular songbook on its new live disc, tackling an Oasis cover in the process.

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Reviews

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September 18, 2012 The jazz trio covers classic rock, folk and pop tunes on its latest album, Where Do You Start.

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September 24, 2008 The band rethinks the popular songbook on its new live disc, tackling an Oasis cover in the process.

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November 26, 2006 A collection of recordings offbeat enough to surprise your favorite music lover this holiday season.

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Wayne Shorter's 2003 album Alegria finds the saxophonist and composer matching his quartet with orchestral textures.

June 25, 2012 Bassist Matt Ulery picks some of his favorite mergers of classical and folk music with the blues.

William Claxton's cover photo of Sonny Rollins standing in the desert — sporting a cowboy hat, gun holster and humorously knowing look — has only added to Way Out West's classic status.

May 17, 2011 Hear five jazz songs that express Western themes of space, freedom, pioneers and movement.

American-bred, U.K.-based Stacey Kent eschewed jazz standard to sing in French on Raconte-Moi…

December 7, 2010 From a robotic orchestra to an American gone French, hear five non-standard jazz albums from 2010.

The Beatles perform at the BBC in 1966.

July 21, 2010 Celebrate 70 years of Ringo Starr with five Beatles songs, as reworked by jazz musicians.

Kris Davis

June 22, 2010 From jazz robots to a dreamy solo piano record, we pick the best jazz 2010 has had to offer.

Birdsong

April 5, 2010 Get an ornithology lesson featuring jazz songbirds Brad Mehldau, Louis Armstrong and more.

Jazz Now Bass

September 28, 2009 How would you introduce someone to the jazz of today? We asked young jazz lovers for help.

Cole Porter contributed many songs to the Great American Songbook,  including "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "I Get a Kick Out of You."

June 8, 2009 Celebrate Porter's birthday with covers by Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Nellie McKay and more.

The Brad Mehldau Trio.

September 15, 2008 Here are five jazz artists who break away from the "standards" for more modern fare.

Peace sign.

September 8, 2008 Hear five beautiful jazz performances, each of which celebrates the spirit of "Peace Day."

Sunset.

August 25, 2008 As Labor Day approaches, these songs are here to bring summer to a close on a positive note.

Horace Silver on the cover of his record Song for My Father.

June 12, 2008 Just in time for the holiday, hear five classic jazz songs that help keep Dad in mind.

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December 13, 2007 WDUQ's Shaunna Morrison Machosky picks her Top 10 jazz CDs of 2007.

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December 7, 2007 Ten of the year's best jazz CDs from instrumental legends and up-and-coming vocalists.

May 22, 2009 Anyone familiar with Brad Mehldau knows the pianist is tops when it comes to covering rock songs...

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Chopin

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Spoon

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Bon Iver

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Charles Mingus

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Emerson String Quartet

Emerson String Quartet

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

NPR Music explores the life and voice of the passionate Qawwali singer.

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Wye Oak

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M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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Highway Rider

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  • Album: Highway Rider
  • Artist: Brad Mehldau
  • Label: Nonesuch Records
  • Released: 2010
 

Largo

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  • Album: Largo
  • Artist: Brad Mehldau
  • Label: Warner Bros.
  • Released: 2002
 

New Orleans Christmas

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  • Album: New Orleans Christmas
  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Label: Putumayo World Music
  • Released: 2006
 

Frank Peter Zimmermann and Heinrich Schiff Play Honegger, Martinu, Bach, Pintscher, Ravel

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  • Artist: Frank Peter Zimmermann and Heinrich Schiff
  • Label: ECM
  • Released: 2006
 

Songs for Christmas

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  • Artist: Sufjan Stevens
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  • Released: 2006
 

The Crane Wife

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  • Artist: The Decemberists
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  • Released: 2006
 

Songs from the Year of Our Demise

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  • Artist: Jon Auer
  • Label: Pattern 25 Records
  • Released: 2006
 

Free to Stay

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Onda

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Gold & Wax

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Metheny Mehldau

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  • Artist: Pat Metheny, Brad Mehldau
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Christmas Is 4 Ever

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  • Artist: Bootsy Collins
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  • Released: 2006
 

Art of the Trio, Vol. 1

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  • Album: Art of the Trio, Vol. 1
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Art of the Trio, Vol. 2: Live at the Village Vanguard

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Live In Tokyo

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  • Released: 2004
 

Brad Mehldau Trio

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Sky Blue

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Destination Moon

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  • Label: Decca
  • Released: 2007
 

Nightmoves

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  • Released: 2007
 

Return to You

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River: The Joni Letters

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Feeling Good

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I Know Nothing

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This Meets That

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