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Christian McBride, 2001

Christian McBride, 2001
2 years, 11 months ago A veteran Piano Jazzsideman, Christian McBride has accompanied guests including J.J. Johnson and Cassandra Wilson. In this session from 2001, McBride takes the spotlight as a dynamic composer and stylist who leads a new generation of jazz players. He ... A veteran Pian

Oscar Peterson, 1998

Oscar Peterson, 1998
2 years, 11 months ago Pianist Oscar Peterson was one of the giants of jazz piano. Fast fingers and a hardwired sense of swing defined Peterson and made him a favorite musical partner for everyone from Ella to Dizzy to Herbie Hancock. Peterson (August 15, 1925 – December 23, ... Pianist Os

Burt Bacharach, 2005

Burt Bacharach, 2005
2 years, 11 months ago ”Composer, arranger, and conductor Burt Bacharach is a true legend of American popular music. With such landmark tunes as “Alfie” and “The Look of Love,” Bacharach has charmed audiences and earned multiple Grammys and Academy Awards. He sits down with ... ”Co

Alicia Keys, 2004

Alicia Keys, 2004
2 years, 12 months ago Grammy Award-winning vocalist Alicia Keys has rocked the pop and R&B worlds with her velvet voice. A New York native, Keys brings the influence of jazz greats like Fats Waller to her piano playing, while her songwriting style is inspired by Stevie ... Grammy Award-

Jessica Williams, 1992

Jessica Williams, 1992
3 years ago Pianist and composer Jessica Williams has gained critical acclaim and multiple Grammy nominations for her writing and remarkable skill at the keyboard. Dave Brubeck called her “one of the greatest jazz pianists I have ever heard.” On this Piano Jazzfrom ... Pianist

Carmen Lundy, 2000

Carmen Lundy, 2000
3 years ago Critics hail Carmen Lundy as one of the world’s greatest jazz vocalists. Her beautiful contralto voice perfectly conveys the soul and depth of her compositions. In 1999, she joined McPartland to perform Mary Lou’s Mass by Mary Lou Williams at the National ... Critic

Joe Locke, 1996

Joe Locke, 1996
3 years ago Vibraphonist extraordinaire Joe Locke has recorded with artists such as Eddie Henderson and Grover Washington, Jr. and he continues to tour worldwide. Known for the emotional range of his solo work, he has established himself as a composer and bandleader ... Vibraphoni

Les Paul, 1999

Les Paul, 1999
3 years ago Guitarist and pioneering inventor Les Paul was known for his innovations in recording technique and his phenomenal guitar sound. His jazz roots can be traced to the early 1930s when he performed Eddie Lang- and Django Reinhardt-styled jazz on his own ... Guitarist and

Alice Coltrane, 1982

Alice Coltrane, 1982
3 years, 5 months ago Alice Coltrane, the wife of jazz giant John Coltrane, performed with her husband’s band in his final years. She is also one of the few jazz harpists and a composer in her own right. On this 1982 Piano Jazz, Alice Coltrane performs her original tunes “ ... Alice Colt

John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, 1998

John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, 1998
3 years, 5 months ago Saxophonist John "Johnny" Dankworth was one of the most celebrated jazz musicians and bandleaders of his native Great Britain. He performed with Charlie Parker during the Bop era, and was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2006. Piano Jazz remembers ... Saxophonist John