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- You Have To Fight For The Vision: Wynton Marsalis Talks With Lara Downesby Lara Downes on June 19, 2021 at 7:24 am
The musical polymath offers ideas on everything from Russian satellites and hip-hop, to Bach and football, and how they shape the musical education of America.
- Don And Moki Cherry's Organic Dreams Made Realby Martin Johnson on June 18, 2021 at 4:00 am
In the late '60s through the '70s, Don and Moki Cherry imagined a world where creative music, education and the arts all lived together.
- Jazz Elder Statesman Anthony Braxton Continues To Defy Expectationsby Nate Chinen on June 17, 2021 at 4:04 am
Maverick jazz composer Anthony Braxton was set to spend his 75th birthday performing at events around the world, but then... well, you know. He has two new boxed sets out this month.
- Pino Palladino + Blake Mills: Tiny Desk (Home) Concertby Nikki Birch on June 17, 2021 at 4:00 am
The prolific bassist and two-time Grammy-nominated producer and guitarist come together to distill the sonic creativity of their album, Notes With Attachments.
- Floating Along In Uncertainty With Vijay Iyerby Rachel Martin on June 9, 2021 at 4:09 am
For the final entry in Morning Edition's Song Project series, Vijay Iyer wrote a rhizomatic, inviting — and not entirely placating — instrumental piece to encapsulate his past year.
- Hear Bach's Music Like You've Never Heard It Before: Upside Downby Tom Vitale on June 4, 2021 at 4:02 am
For most artists, 2020 was a year of forced isolation and few opportunities. But Dan Tepfer, a jazz pianist and composer, had a busy year, partly thanks to his technological acumen.