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Audio

The jazz bassist and singer talks about the inspiration behind her latest album, 'Emily’s D+Evolution.'

Length: 
13.58
Ken Windsor (CC BY 3.0)
Articles

Critic Ted Gioia says a new generation of young musicians have discovered an antidote to stale, formulaic pop music in the energy and ecstasy of jazz.

Length: 
13:24
Vijay Iyer
Audio

Celebrated jazz pianist Vijay Iyer has a Ph.D in music cognition and a penchant for asking big questions - like, what is music? And what does it do for us? Steve Paulson caught up with Vijay backstage before a recent concert, where they talked about improvisation and the parallels between jazz and basketball.

Length: 
15:04
Blues People
Bookmarks

Alex Abramovich recommends "Blues People: Negro Music in White America" by Leroi Jones, who later changed his name to Amiri Baraka.

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2:23
Band A Part
Deep Tracks

Norway's acclaimed pianist Tord Gustavsen recommends another Norwegian classic, Masqualero's album "Bande a Part."

Length: 
3:26
Playing jazz
Airdates: 
June 16, 2018

There's a new kind of music packing nightclubs with young fans. It's jazz - but not the sound of your grandparents' supper club. Infused with hip hop and other popular musical forms, jazz is being remade.More

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