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Ted Nash's new album, Chakra, is out now.
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November 16, 2013 The jazz multi-instrumentalist and composer embarked on a spiritual journey that spanned years before he was able to complete his new record. In a discussion with NPR's Arun Rath, Nash talks about starting from square one in educating himself about Hindu philosophy.
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American-bred, U.K.-based Stacey Kent eschews jazz standards to sing in French.
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December 7, 2010 Jazz music is rooted in deep traditions that have sounded relatively timeless for decades. But here are five jazz artists who broke away from standard material for something different in 2010.
Ted Nash plays the music of Henry Mancini with bassist Christian McBride and pianist Frank Kimbrough on this Piano Jazz episode.
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July 9, 2010 Virtuoso reed man Ted Nash hails from a respected West Coast jazz family, but for the last 10 years, he's been heavily involved with Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York. Nash is also an art lover, and he brings new tunes inspired by modern artists to this Piano Jazz session.
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Ted Nash grew up with Henry Mancini's music: His father and uncle played in the jazz composer's studio orchestras.
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June 11, 2009 From the 1950s through the '80s, film composer Mancini collected Oscars and Grammys up to five at a time. Saxophonist Ted Nash is the ideal musician to adapt Mancini themes for jazz quartet, as heard in a rare performance at the Detroit International Jazz Festival.
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August 21, 2001 Saxophonist Ted Nash has been playing in jazz orchestras (Thad Jones, Lincoln Center) for the past two decades. He's also a founding member of the Jazz Composers' Collective, an organization that presents challenging new works by its members. But Nash is finally stepping out of the reed sections of other people's bands to play and record with his own. He has two recent recordings — one features a jazz quartet with a string quartet and the other has Nash's saxophone and clarinet with tuba, trombone, violin, accordion, and drums. That's the latest — it's called Sidewalk Meeting. Tom Vitale reports from New York. (7:45) Ted Nash's CDs are on the Arabesque label.
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