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"Art only becomes something when people interact with it, experience it, and allow it to have meaning in their lives." --- Brad Mehldau Brad Mehldau burst onto the jazz scene in the early 1990s, drawing comparison to jazz great Bill Evans. With a penchant for offbeat covers (such as...
To help you kick off Jazz Appreciation Month, here are some listening suggestions from rising star jazz pianist Helen Sung and former U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine. Almost anything by Wayne Shorter, definitely one of my all-time favorites! It’s hard to pick only one tune from his album...
Washington, DC "Oscar Peterson plays piano, Munich 1977" by Hans Bernhard (via Wikimedia Commons ) The great Canadian pianist Oscar Peterson (1925?2007) was one of the most remarkable jazz pianists of all times---and a remarkable human being. Jazz knows no borders and so he collaborated with many...