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Songs We Love: Lizz Wright, 'River Man'

July 23, 2015

Covering the elusive Nick Drake is rarely successful, but Lizz Wright's smooth, trumpet-accented version of "River Man" has the right kind of self-possession.

My Father's Lifelong Love Supreme

June 19, 2015

Former Capital Public Radio reporter Pauline Bartolone grew up surrounded by jazz. But it wasn't just radio and records she was listening to. Thanks to her jazz-loving dad, she experienced the music and its makers firsthand.

Charlie Hunter: One Less String Attached

June 15, 2015

Hunter's custom eight-string guitar now has seven, but it still produces a big, fat sound. Let The Bells Ring On features two jazz innovators: trombonist Curtis Fowlkes and drummer Bobby Previte.

Ornette Coleman, Jazz Iconoclast, Dies At 85

June 11, 2015

The American jazz saxophonist and composer who liberated jazz from conventional harmony, tonality, structure and expectation, died Thursday of cardiac arrest in Manhattan at age 85.