A composer's meditation on the moment, blown up to immersive proportions


Seven months after it debuted at the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Tyshawn Sorey relaunches his work Monochromatic Light (Afterlife) on a monumental new scale in...

Pharoah Sanders, giant of spirit-driven jazz, dies at 81


Sanders, revered as one of the avant-garde's greatest tenor saxophonists, was a member of John Coltrane's final quartet. His expressive playing laid a path for...

Makaya McCraven's 'In These Times': A musical marvel made by meticulous process


On his new album the drummer, composer and self-described "beat scientist" makes music by way of an elaborate hybrid method combining improvisation with careful editing....

Youngbloods: Pianist Sean Mason


Jazz Night in America talks to pianist and composer Sean Mason about his musical journey from North Carolina to New York, and how the South...

Terri Lyne Carrington addresses women's omission from jazz canon with 'New Standards'


After finding an abysmally low number of women artists' work within jazz's unoffical book of standards, Carrington set out to fix the problem with a...

Youngbloods: Saxophonist Sarah Hanahan


Meet Sarah Hanahan, a rising star on alto saxophone...

Youngbloods: Pianist Isaiah J. Thompson


Jazz Night in America spotlights a young musician and composer who is wise beyond his years. Hear Isaiah J. Thompson's story and his unquestionable gift...

Tom Skinner, 'Bishara'


In his work with The Smile and Sons of Kemet, the drummer has always found the pivot points between chaos and clarity. Skinner's solo album...

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