Jamal was friends with music greats such as Miles Davis, and influenced his work and that of other musicians, including the pianist McCoy Tyner.
Sudanese tambo-guitar grooves, strident Afghan street music and dubbed-out folk from Northern Japan were among this year's sonic highlights from around the globe.
TRT World’s Album of the Month for November is Indo-jazz drummer and composer Sarathy Korwar’s percussive odyssey ‘Kalak’, which muses over questions of time and identity.
In 2019, indie label Ostinato Records was given access to Djibouti's treasured national radio archive. Its digital restoration reveals a rich globalised sound and a past when music was fused with nation-building.
The show, also featuring bossa nova artist Ono Lisa, jazz pianists Junko Onishi and Yosuke Yamashita and singer Miu Sakamoto, was held at Tokyo FM hall with just 100 fans chosen by a lottery and is viewable online until February 24.
Over his more than half-a-century-long career, Corea performed classical music, standards, solo originals, Latin jazz and tributes to great jazz pianists.
In a statement, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said, “Ellis Marsalis was a legend. He was the prototype of what we mean when we talk about New Orleans jazz. He was a teacher, a father, and an icon."
The jazz trio of Dieter Ilg, Rainer Boehm and Patrice Heral played Bach pieces as part of the Istanbul Music Festival on June 9, 2018. TRT World interviewed the bandleader, Ilg, before the concert.
Trumpeter and singer Hugh Masekela used his music in the fight against apartheid. South African President Jacob Zuma said the nation would mourn a man who "kept the torch of freedom alive."
In Okay Temiz's music, rhythmic Turkish folk and gypsy melodies fuse with international jazz. TRT World's follows the iconic jazz musician as he marks his 80th birthday. We look back on his exceptional life.
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