A junkie and ex-con, the late James Booker was also the epitome of Crescent City keyboard artistry. A new documentary captures him right down to his glittering eye patch.


How Eunice Waymon, aspiring classical pianist, transformed herself into Nina Simone is part hardluck story, part fairy tale, and the good and the bad were impossible to separate.

Pitch Perfect

Musicologist Nolan Gasser is working with cancer patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York to discover if music can alleviate their pain and anxiety.

Pitch Count

A small cadre of fanatics insists music would sound better if instruments were tuned differently. Ted Gioia spent a week putting put their theories to the test.