PIANIST HELEN SUNG: FROM CLASSICAL OUTSIDER TO THE JAZZ INNER CIRCLE
Sung reflects on how, as a young classical pianist, she stuck to her jazz dreams. More recently, she's translated her emotions on social justice into a thematic composition for her quartet.
RALPH PETERSON JR., DRUMMER WHO RE-ENLIVENED HARD BOP, DEAD AT 58
With Art Blakey as both mentor and north star, Peterson emerged in the '80s as one of that decade's most striking jazz artists.
VIJAY IYER AND A NEW TRIO REFLECT ON THE 'UNEASY' PAST AND PRESENT
The composer and pianist joined with drummer Tyshawn Sorey and bassist Linda May Han Oh in late 2019 to record Uneasy, which now functions as a welcome reminder.