Jazz Notes Newsletter
Jun 12, 2013 — The clarinetist Don Byron has a way of homing in on an artist's legacy and transforming it with intelligence and adventure. In this case, he takes on the bluesy music of Southern gospel pioneer Thomas Dorsey and the legacy of Sister Rosetta Tharpe in concert.
Jun 14, 2013 — When he was 21, pianist Marc Cary moved to New York City to find his father. He wound up finding himself in the upper echelons of the city's jazz scene. Cary's new album pays tribute to the legendary singer and songwriter with whom he spent more than a decade performing.
Jun 14, 2013 — The banjo player whips up a fresh take on an old-time sound with the help of host Jon Weber.
Jun 6, 2013 — The bassist has made the rounds with some of the best jazz musicians in the world, including Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock. But for McBride, staying in the swing of things means reaching audiences. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with McBride about his new album, People Music.
Jun 13, 2013 — They met in New Orleans' performing-arts high school, became Donald Harrison's rhythm section as teenagers and have now released their first album. The precociously mature collective plays original music — and a few acknowledgements — in a live performance.