Esperanza Spalding in Oslo, Norway in 2009.
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September 11, 2017 Bassist, singer and composer Esperanza Spalding will be in the recording studio for 77 hours, conjuring her next album out of thin air. We'll be watching closely — and so can you.
Downtown Houston's theater district, the second-largest in the nation, was flooded with water from Buffalo Bayou.
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September 1, 2017 An outsized number of jazz heavyweights call Houston and its surrounding area home — here, they speak of the situation down south and their concerns for its future.
John Abercrombie, a touchstone in jazz-rock guitar whose first album was released in 1974, died Aug. 22, 2017.
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August 23, 2017 Abercrombie began forming his style in Boston while attending Berklee in the mid-'60s, eventually helping to redefine the lines between jazz, fusion and rock.
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Herbie Hancock performs at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in August 2016.
August 4, 2017 Working with a new band and deep into the making of a new record with collaborator Terrace Martin, Herbie Hancock finds himself in conversation with his own visions of the future, now 40 years old.
July 28, 2017 Scofield's albums Loud Jazz and Quiet were both genuine expressions of his flexible musical personality. In this program, he performs a retrospective that bridges the difference.
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A still from The Pollyseeds' "Intentions' video.
July 24, 2017 This just looks like the coolest party ever. Terrace Martin — known for his work with Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar — and his new band that culls from G-Funk, jazz and R&B set the scene.
July 24, 2017 Tepfer sees jazz as the pursuit of freedom within a framework — a premise that underlies his work with improvisational algorithms and a Yamaha Disklavier. He unpacks the project in this video.
July 19, 2017 The Late Show bandleader explains how he made a quintessential American anthem forged in national divisions new and how it speaks to the strength and diversity of our own society.
July 18, 2017 Roland Cazimero, along with his brother Robert, was a guiding force in Hawaiian music and culture since the mid-1970s.
Charles Lloyd's new album, Passin' Thru, celebrates the 10th anniversary of his New Quartet.
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July 14, 2017 The saxophonist, one of jazz's enlightened elders, reflects in an interview on his latest album with his New Quartet and on remaining in the moment while rifling through his back pages.
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Dee Dee Bridgewater, Memphis.
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July 12, 2017 The jazz-vocal superhero moved to Michigan when she was only 3, but the city of her birth left an indelible impression. Hear it in the first single from her forthcoming album, Memphis.
Joshua Redman on saxophone, Scott Colley on bass, Brian Blade on drums and Ron Miles on cornet perform at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
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June 22, 2017 The saxophonist opens up about the legacy of his father, Dewey Redman, and performs with Still Dreaming — his own nod to the quartet his dad once helped convene as an homage to Ornette Coleman.
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June 12, 2017 Pianist Joanne Brackeen, guitarist Pat Metheny, singer Dianne Reeves and producer Todd Barkan will receive what is often described as the nations highest honor for jazz.
June 9, 2017 The vibraphonist announced his retirement at 74 with little warning. Still in possession of his quicksilver fluidity and deep intuition, he spoke with Jazz Night during his farewell tour.
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