Ezra Collective Sets The 'Quest For Coin' To A Fast-Paced Jazz Soundtrack

February 13, 2019

The millennial London jazz band shares an expeditious, vibrant single from its upcoming debut album, You Can't Steal My Joy. ...

First Listen: Theon Cross, 'Fyah'

February 7, 2019

The rambunctious, indefatigable tuba player and composer makes a lot of joyful noise on London's jazz scene — part heavy anchor, part combustion engine, with...

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

February 2, 2019

A new collaboration from Karen O and Danger Mouse, a fresh new beat from French producer FKJ and a new single from Jack White's The...

For Betty Carter, 'The Music Never Stops' — Even 27 Years Later

January 29, 2019

On March 29, 1992, Betty Carter performed The Music Never Stops at Alice Tully Hall in New York. This spring, that classic concert can be...

A Reunion Of Brotherly Love: Joey DeFrancesco Traces His Roots

January 24, 2019

Organ talent Joey DeFrancesco reconnects with Christian McBride in an elaborate showdown, ultimately celebrating their deep love for jazz tradition....

Different Ways To See And Be: The Lives Of Joseph Jarman And Alvin Fielder

January 19, 2019

The deaths of two foundational members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians, a forward-thinking Chicago jazz collective, offers a chance to reflect...

Wayne Shorter Travels The Spaceways

January 5, 2019

A new album by the octogenarian saxophonist is always a big deal, but his latest — and the winner of the 2018 Jazz Critics Poll...

The 2018 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll

January 5, 2019

Over 130 critics voted on the best jazz albums of 2018 — celebrated elders dominated the top of the results, but a class of younger...

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