Maria Schneider’s 2016 GRAMMY awards in the categories of Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals, for “Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime),” with the late David Bowie, and Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album, for the self-funded The Thompson Fields, by her namesake orchestra, burnish her stature as a sui generis jazz composer. As on her seven previous albums, The Thompson Fields highlights Schneider’s lyrical, intricately woven, palpably sensuous works, highlighted with ravishing instrumental colors and textures, allowing the stylistic idiosyncrasies of her soloists to flourish with harmonic language that embeds them within her sonic world.
Hosted by Ted Panken
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Desert Island Discs
In the fall of 2015, the National Jazz Museum in Harlem debuted its version of Desert Island Discs. It’s modeled on an iconic BBC radio show, extant since 1942, which invites eminences from various walks of life to choose—and discuss—the eight records they would bring for a stay on the apocryphal desert island. For the Jazz Museum’s expanded version, the presenters are jazz musicians, who will present a cohort of music, of any genre, that was essential in the formation and evolution of their musical personality. See the full series schedule here.