jazz

jazz

August 11, 2011

Brian Blade's poetic description of Joni Mitchell's "chords of inquiry."

October 08, 2010

I’ve been holding on to this performance for a few days now, keeping it in reserve specifically for a Friday morning or afternoon. And what better way to kick off the back stretch to the weekend than with the delightful intensity of jazz musician Esperanza Spalding. In this video, she captivates the room at National Public Radio with her intimate Tiny Desk Concert.

I particularly enjoyed the way Patrick Jarenwattananon paints a lush scene of her commanding presence, including when she doffs her cap to reveal her magnificent shock of hair. But, I best like his rundown of her set list:



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February 14, 2010

Replace notes with words and you might say that reading Miller is similar to Mingus "thinking on a piano."

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