Copy into your RSS Reader
Copy into your Podcast App
Miles Davis poses at the side of stage during the Newport Jazz Festival.
May 26, 2015 Hear a newly unearthed recording of the Miles Davis Quintet from the 1967 Newport Jazz Festival.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/409719330/409720166" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Herbie Hancock's new memoir is titled Possibilities.
Jessica Hancock/Courtesy of the artist
October 23, 2014 In a candid interview, the ever-innovative pianist traces the lines between Buddhist chants, Sly Stone and Miles Davis, while shedding new light on some hard facts about his past.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/354871509/358242951" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Flying Lotus's new album is called You're Dead!
Courtesy of the artist
October 12, 2014 Crossing over — musically and metaphysically — has of late consumed the mind of Steven Ellison. He says his new LP as Flying Lotus is "my opportunity to make a film" about the moment of death.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/354599863/355661087" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
January 31, 2014 In a program from 1987, Hancock solos on "Dolphin Dance" and then improvises with Marian McPartland.
Gustavo Dudamel leads the L.A. Philharmonic and pianist Herbie Hancock in an all-Gershwin season opener.
Matthew Imaging/Los Angeles Philharmonic
September 26, 2011 Hear the whole concert with superstar conductor Gustavo Dudamel and guest pianist Herbie Hancock, in luscious and thrilling performances.
Sheet music for W.C. Handy's "St. Louis Blues."
August 10, 2011 Hear five versions of the popular W.C. Handy song, performed by five of America's top jazz artists.
November 25, 2010 The legendary jazz pianist has produced chart-topping and award-winning albums throughout his career. His latest album is an ambitious combination of film and music, full of exciting collaborations. Hear songs from the new album performed live in the WXPN studios of Philadelphia.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/131542484/131540962" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
June 17, 2010 A sophisticated pop masterstroke -- or a hot mess? Felix Contreras and Patrick Jarenwattananon have an IM chat about the jazz pianist's star-studded new album, a collaboration with pop and rock stars from around the globe.
June 13, 2010 Hancock has always had his feet planted firmly in both jazz and pop. His new album, a collection of collaborations with superstar vocalists, is unmistakably a pop record, but one that's as musically challenging as it is engaging and accessible. Hear The Imagine Project in its entirety until its release on June 22.
April 5, 2010 Springtime brings songbirds back to the sky. The first "bird" many think of when they think jazz is sax legend Charlie Parker (it was his nickname). This Take Five doesn't focus on Bird, Birdland or the many song titles that riff on that theme. Instead, this jazz ornithology lesson features songs of a different feather flocked together.
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor