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Read Brad Mehldau: (Unlikely) Songs By Other People

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

Read 5 Great Works Of Modern Chamber Jazz

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.

Read Jazz On The Range: 5 Cinematic Sides WFIU

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

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

Read 5 Artists Who Transcended Jazz Standards In 2010 WESA

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

The Beatles perform at the BBC in 1966.

Read All You Need Is Love (And Peace): The Beatles In Jazz

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

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Read The Best New Jazz Of 2010 (So Far)

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

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Read Jazz Is For The Birds WESA

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

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

Listen Brad Mehldau: Beyond The Boundaries Of Jazz

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

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Read Jazz Now: Your First Five Modern Jazz Albums

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."

Read Get To Know: The Cole Porter Songbook Jazz24

June 8, 2009 – Celebrate Porter's birthday with covers by Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, Nellie McKay and more. Jazz24

Read Judging By The Cover: Brad Mehldau & Matt Chamberlain Go Grunge

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

Listen Playing Five Beats To The Measure WNYC

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

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Listen Brad Mehldau Trio: Rebuilding 'Wonderwall'

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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The Brad Mehldau Trio.

Read Jazz Covers Rock: The New Standards WESA

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

Peace sign.

Read Make Peace, Make Jazz Jazz24

September 8, 2008 – Hear five beautiful jazz performances, each of which celebrates the spirit of "Peace Day." Jazz24

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