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Friday November 30, 2018

From WBGO

Reflecting on the Year in Jazz with Our Own Nate Chinen, the Author of ‘Playing Changes’
By: Simon Rentner

Has jazz ever sounded so varied and diverse?

In this Checkout podcast, Nate Chinen — WBGO’s director of editorial content, and the author of Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century — reckons with the music’s current moment and how we got here. We explored the legacy of pianist Brad Mehldau, one of the first self-identified Generation X artists, who helped move us from jazz’s neo-classical era into our current age of multiplicity.

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