August 21, 2013 As the host of a weekly public radio program pairing conversation and duet performances, McPartland brought many jazz greats to an audience of millions. For more than 40 years, she offered an intimate perspective on the elusive topic of improvisation.
August 20, 2013 NPR correspondent and former All Things Considered co-host Noah Adams recalls a day he spent with the famed crime writer in Detroit.
August 20, 2013 Legendary crime writer Elmore Leonard published 46 novels, including Get Shorty and Out of Sight. His works were adapted countless times for film and TV. Noah Adams remembers the man whose advice to other writers was "try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip."
August 19, 2013 Duke Ellington once described the influential writer and critic who helped found Jazz at Lincoln Center as the "unsquarest person I know."
August 19, 2013 The bluesy, commanding improviser rose to eminence in the '50s and '60s with bands like Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, where he played a starring role and established himself as a deft small-group composer. Walton continued to perform and record his entire life.
August 19, 2013 Teshima Walker Izrael died on Friday after a two-year battle with colon cancer. She was 44 years old. Tell Me More shares one of the many stories she produced over the years. To add your tributes, use #TeamTeshima on Twitter or email email@example.com.
August 19, 2013 Known as "one of the great hard bop pianists," Walton was 79. Listen to him perform during a 2010 appearance on NPR's Piano Jazz.
August 14, 2013 It's something you don't find much among reporters today, but Jack Germond actually liked politicians. That doesn't mean he suffered phonies. The longtime political journalist, who died Wednesday at 85, was one of the legendary "boys on the bus," who also liked to spend time at the real racetrack.
August 14, 2013 The longtime political columnist died just as he'd finished writing a political novel titled A Small Story for Page Three. He was 85. Author of Fat Man in the Middle Seat, Germond covered national politics for decades and was a regular panelist for years on The McLaughlin Group.
August 10, 2013 Gorme, known for her range both as a solo act and teamed with husband Steve Lawrence, died Saturday in Las Vegas, according to published reports. She was 84.