Jason Moran, Slugs' Saloon, 2018.
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September 19, 2019 The jazz pianist has pulled the curtain off his polymathic abilities, bringing his fine art exhibition — which includes video, installations and performance — home to New York.
Linda May Han Oh performs at NPR's Studio One in Washington, D.C., on July 1, 2019.
September 19, 2019 Jazz Night in America teamed up with CapitalBop's Traveling Loft Series to present a performance of Linda May Han Oh's Aventurine at NPR's Studio One in Washington, D.C.
British R&B singer Mahalia. Her debut full-length Love and Compromise is on our shortlist for the best new albums out on Sep. 6.
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September 6, 2019 Our list of the best albums out this week includes The Highwomen's self-titled release, R&B singer Mahalia's remarkable Love and Compromise, new Frankie Cosmos, MUNA, Lower Dens and more.
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John Coltrane, photographed in his backyard in Queens, New York in 1963.
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August 16, 2019 Coltrane recorded the album in New Jersey, at the admiring behest of a Québécois filmmaker named Gilles Groulx, who used it to score his docufictional film Le chat dans le sac.
Miles and Betty Davis in color in Miles' New York westside brownstone, 1969
August 15, 2019 We celebrate the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis going electric for Bitches Brew — part controversial, part revolutionary and as a whole, historic.
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Sons of Kemet perform at Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tenn.
July 30, 2019 The London, U.K. band Sons of Kemet brought its carnival rhythm, club abandon and jazz improv to a midnight show at Big Ears in Knoxville, Tenn.
Cannonball Adderley sits with his saxophone.
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July 26, 2019 Julian "Cannonball" Adderley left a monumental legacy during his two decades in the spotlight. Revisit his music with old bandmates and Patrick Bartley Jr.'s young New York band.
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Host Christian McBride and Saxophonist Lou Donaldson in Florida.
June 20, 2019 Host Christian McBride sits down with saxophonist Lou Donaldson to talk about Lou's life as a performer, his thoughts on jazz today and how hip-hop brought new ears to his music.
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Marcus Strickland, left, and Wayne Shorter, as seen in the documentary Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes.
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June 13, 2019 A new documentary, part of the label's 80th anniversary celebrations, transcends the promotional reasons behind its creation... more or less.
Turtle Island String Quartet with Cyrus Chestnut
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June 6, 2019 Watch Carry Me Home, a program from Turtle Island, the hardest working string quartet in jazz, and their latest collaborator, pianist Cyrus Chestnut.
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June 6, 2019 The dreamy procession of tight braids and flowing dreadlocks, of waves and shapes and curls, is an unsparing statement on the legacies of colonialism, slavery and black pride.
Bill Callahan's Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest comes out June 14.
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June 6, 2019 On his first album in six years, Bill Callahan ruminates on domesticity, devotion and mortality in his conversational baritone.
Lawrence Leathers, performing during the Monterey Jazz Festival in 2014. The percussionist was found dead on June 2, 2019 in New York.
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June 3, 2019 The 37-year-old drummer was found dead on Sunday in New York following an alleged altercation with his girlfriend and another individual.
Camila Meza performs in Brooklyn, N.Y.
June 3, 2019 Rising singer, guitarist and composer Camila Meza reverberates songs from her latest record Ámbar off the walls of a light-filled Brooklyn loft.