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  • The Stories Behind the Songs of the JLCO’s “Rock Chalk Suite”

    Posted on March 20th, 2020

    Back in 2018, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis premiered the Rock Chalk Suite, a piece commissioned to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Lied Center of Kansas. As the University of Kansas’s (KU’s) performing arts center, the Lied Center was eager to tell the storied history of Jayhawk basketball, and each of the JLCO’s members wrote a piece honoring a different KU hoops legend.   Keep reading »

  • McCoy Tyner was one of our great American originals

    Posted on March 6th, 2020

    McCoy Tyner was one of our great American originals. His piano sound and style were unlike any other. Virtuosity and virtue, soul and sophistication, tenderness and thunder; all delivered with pinpoint accuracy and concentrated intensity.   Keep reading »