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Norah Jones Releases First-Ever Live Album

Nearly two decades into her career, nine-time Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and pianist Norah Jones will release her first full live album, ’Til We Meet Again, on April 16. The 14-track collection presents performances in the U.S., France, Italy, Brazil and Argentina that were recorded between 2017 and 2019. The first single, “It Was You,” which is already available to stream or download, was recorded at the 2018 Ohana Festival in Dana Point, California, with Pete Remm on organ,...

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Very Very Henry Threadgill

Apr 15, 2021

We celebrate Threadgill's induction to the 2021 class of NEA Jazz Masters, with a rare retrospective from 2014 that celebrates the genius of Henry Threadgill.

Henry Threadgill's music has always pushed boundaries. Two tubas with two guitars, a "sextett" with seven members, a free-improvising trio with an instrument made of hubcaps, a dance orchestra: Nothing is off the table.

Saxophonist Sonny Simmons left an indelible impression on fellow alto player Steve Lehman, who vividly remembers the first time he heard Simmons live: It was 1997, Lehman was assisting drummer Pheeroan akLaff – on the faculty at Wesleyan University at the time, where Lehman was a student – who had a gig with Simmons that Lehman attended. The impact was immediate.

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Growing up in Brooklyn, singer and guitarist Allan Harris regularly visited his mother’s family in Harlem on the weekends. His aunt, Kate Ingram, owned a popular luncheonette, Kate’s Home Cooking on the corner of 8th Avenue and West 126th Street. In addition to serving soul-food staples such as fried chicken, collard greens and peach cobbler, the diner functioned as a nexus for Harlem residents, Black artists, politicians and entrepreneurs.

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