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  • Thelonious Monk, Minton's Playhouse, New York, ca. September 1947. Photograph by William P. Gottlieb
    This time we are going to talk about an important—nay, fundamental— concept, for listening, playing, and above all understanding jazz music. I’m referring to improvisation.
  • For the third consecutive year, i-Italy is taking a look at things Italian at the Met and beyond in New York. This month we have new productions of "Anna Bolena" and "Don Giovanni", the reprise of "Il barbiere di Siviglia", a conversation with bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni at NYU, and the Met's HD program in Italy