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Bill Evans.

Listen Bill Evans On Piano Jazz

January 25, 2013 – The usually quiet and reserved musical genius opens up about his approach and philosophy.

Read Branford Marsalis And Joey Calderazzo's Top Five Jazz Duos

June 8, 2011 – Inspired by their own album of duets, we asked the jazzmen to name their favorite pairings.

Leprechaun plushie.

Read 5 Jazz Songs That Wear Green Jazz24

March 15, 2011 – Hear some jazz songs that wear green, at least in their titles, in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Jazz24

NPR Music staffers have put away sun-soaked songs for more reflective, autumnal fare.

Read Get Out Your Hoodie: Songs For Fall

October 26, 2010 – As we try to coin "hoodie jams" as a catchphrase, we invite you to share your favorite fall music.

Jim Hall performs at the 2013 Newport Jazz Festival.

Read Jim Hall: Guitar As Miniature Orchestra

December 1, 2009 – We remember the idiosyncratic Jim Hall with a five-song introduction to his music by Rez Abassi.

Thanks to fellow bassist Milt Hinton's prodding, Oscar Pettiford moved to New York and became one of bebop's most innovative musicians.

Read The Bottom Line: Bass On Top WBGO

February 23, 2009 – Hear the groundbreaking work of five bassists who helped shape the sounds of classic jazz. WBGO

fallen leaf.

Read A Leaf Falls On Loneliness (For E.E. Cummings) WBGO

November 10, 2008 – Let these five jazz confessionals prepare you for a season of the high lonesome in autumn. WBGO

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

The Village Vanguard, 1976.

Read Peak Performances from the Village Vanguard WBGO

May 5, 2008 – Hear five notable glimpses into the world's most famous jazz joint. WBGO

Eliane Elias.

Read Dear Bill: From Brazil, With Love, Eliane

February 27, 2008 – Brazilian pianist Eliane Elias picks five favorite small-group and solo recordings of Bill Evans.

Bill Evans continued to perform and record up until his death in 1980.

Listen Bill Evans: 'Piano Impressionism'

February 27, 2008 – Evans' lyricism and Western classical flourishes have proven highly influential to today's pianists.


Broken Heart.

Read A Lost Love Is Hard: Jazz Singers Understand Jazz24

February 11, 2008 – Hear heartbreaking songs of love lost, performed by some of the greatest jazz singers of all time. Jazz24

Listen Everybody Digs 'Em: Two Jazz Greats from '58

September 5, 2007 – Two new reissues, both recorded in the fall of 1958, showcase a pair of legendary jazz pianists.


Listen Just in Time for Valentine's Day: 'Jazz for Lovers'

February 9, 2006 – Musician and critic David Was reviews the collection, and finds some nice surprises in the mix.


Listen Jazz 2005: Kevin Whitehead's Top 10

December 21, 2005 – For lovers of jazz music, the year 2005 brought a wealth of reissues by critical artists.


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