Barry Harris, beloved jazz pianist devoted to bebop, dies at 91


Barry Harris, one of the leading musicians to emerge from Detroit's modern jazz explosion in the 1940s and '50s, died Wednesday....

The 100 Best Songs Of 2021


Think of the best songs of 2021 as a playlist catering to the most basic human urges. Within it, booties were called, muffins were buttered...

The 50 Best Albums of 2021


NPR's annual list of the year's best albums is full of work by musicians who hit career peaks, discovered their voices or willed something new...

Dave Easley, 'Jesus Maria'


"Jesus Maria" simmers the regal, brass-forward Christmas carol composed by Carla Bley into a sunset....

Jazz guitarist Pat Martino, a virtuoso twice over, dies at 77


The lauded guitarist's career spanned nearly six decades, beginning with an auspicious education in Pennsylvania from a teacher of John Coltrane....

Fuubutsushi, 'Good Sky Day'


A deep listening experience from the ambient-jazz quartet....

Join NPR Music's Listening Party for John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme: Live in Seattle'


WBGO's Nate Chinen will be joined by saxophonist Branford Marsalis and harpist Brandee Younger in a live conversation about this recently unearthed live recording....

Cha Wa: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert


From Preservation Hall in New Orleans, the rhythmically fueled group broadcasts a powerful performance for a not-so Tiny crowd....

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