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  • Robert Glasper Talks 'ArtScience,' The Latest From His Adventurous Jazz Crew

    September 10, 2016. Posted by David Tallacksen.

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    Robert Glasper's latest album with his group, The Robert Glasper Experiement, is called ArtScience. (Image Credit: Mathieu Bitton/Courtesy of the artist)

    Robert Glasper is always making music. Solo or with his quartet, the Robert Glasper Experiment, he's released 9 albums and collaborated with everyone from Herbie Hancock to Kendrick Lamar, investigating the sounds and rhythms of jazz and hip-hop in equal measure,

    The Robert Glasper Experiment includes Casey Benjamin on sax, Derrick Hodge on bass, and Mark Colenburg on drums — with occasional cameos on record from Glasper's young song Riley. Their new album is ArtScience, out next week, and Glasper joined NPR's Scott Simon to talk about it. Hear their conversation at the audio link.

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  • Vote Jazz 2016!

    September 6, 2016. Posted by .

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  • Full Concerts on Demand - it's WBGO's Labor Day Jazz Festival

    September 5, 2016. Posted by Corey Goldberg.

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    WBGO's Labor Day Jazz Festival gives you a front row seat to live performances from New York City's Summerstage 2016. Tune in from 4 to 8pm as we take you around the boroughs to hear live performances from Dianne Reeves, Randy Weston, Terence Blanchard, Jazzmeia Horn, and Allan Harris.

    Plus you can listen to the full concerts on demand right here on WBGO.org.

    Terence Blanchard and E-Collective

    Jazzmeia Horn

    Randy Weston

    Allan Harris

    WBGO's Labor Day Jazz Festival is produced in partnership with City Parks Foundation. Recordings mixed and engineered by David Tallacksen.

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  • Three Miles Ahead

    August 26, 2016

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    Don Cheadle stars as Miles Davis in the film Miles Ahead. (Image Credit: Sony Pictures Classics)

    It's been said Miles Davis is to jazz is like Hemingway is to the American novel, like Picasso is to art. But he was more than just a trumpeter — he was an icon of style and artistry.

    Jazz Night in America explores three interpretations of Miles Davis — on the silver screen, the page and on the bandstand. We speak with actor Don Cheadle, who directed, produced, wrote and starred in Miles Ahead; writer Quincy Troupe, who helped Davis write his autobiography; and trumpeter Keyon Harrold, who led a special tribute concert at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola.

    Listen to a Spotify playlist of host Christian McBride and Don Cheadle's favorite Miles Davis recordings.

    Copyright 2016 WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center. To see more, visit WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center.

  • Cecile McLorin Salvant And Sullivan Fortner

    August 26, 2016

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    Cecile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner. (Image Credit: Mark Fitton/Philippe Levy-Stab/Courtesy of the artists)

    Ever since the earliest days of jazz music, the pairing of piano and voice has frequently attained a deeply personal level of communication. It's evident in the distinct chemistry between two rising stars of their instruments: pianist Sullivan Fortner and singer Cécile McLorin Salvant.

    Jazz Night In America gets to know the charming duo on stage at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and beside a piano in a Harlem brownstone.

    Copyright 2016 WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center. To see more, visit WBGO and Jazz At Lincoln Center.