Lewis Porter Brings a Lifetime of Ideas to a Sparkling New Solo Recording, on Morning Jazz

Mar 26, 2019

For Lewis Porter, the lifelong excitement of jazz exploration has yielded spirited contributions on many platforms: as an author, writing fascinating books on the lives of Lester Young and John Coltrane; as a founding member of the Graduate Program in Jazz History at Rutgers University; as a pianist, ready and able to share discoveries in the moment; and as the mind behind Deep Dive, here at WBGO.

Dr. Porter recently filled our performance studio with his playing, and with stories about his new release, Solo Piano. Lewis will perform a recital at Michiko Studios on West 46th Street in Manhattan this Friday — the same day the album is due, on the Next to Silence label.

Audio mix: Corey Goldberg