It's been a bittersweet time for jazz.
We'll miss the music of Lionel Hampton and Ray Brown, but we'll continue to hear the sound of their legacy everywhere.
Beginning with the bass…
Dave Holland was voted jazz artist of the year by the critics. His new CD is called "What Goes Around."
Ron Carter is one of the most prolific and versatile bass players ever. He has recorded more than 2,000 albums. His latest, out this fall: "Stardust."
One of this fall's brightest NEW stars is an OLD star. Charlie Christian was 25 -- and a featured player with the Benny Goodman Band -- when he died in 1942. Christian was called "The Genius of the Electric Guitar."
Dee Dee Bridgewater combines her two loves, music and theater, as she sings her version of the songs of Broadway composer Kurt Weill on "This Is New."
And Jane Monheit has something new, too. Her new CD is called "In The Sun."
"Modernistic" is pianist Jason Moran's first solo CD. Moran likes variety so, this time, in addition to his own compositions, he takes on songs like the rap tune "Planet Rock."
All these musicians are off on a musical adventure. And if you can't come along for the ride… you can read all about it.
A new book about John Coltrane's classic 1964 recording, "A Love Supreme," comes out in November.
An autobiography about the life and work of pianist Oscar Peterson is also out this fall.
These artists and others are included in "The Curious Listener's Guide to Jazz." It highlights some of jazz's greatest moments.
Here is Eugenia Zukerman's preview what's coming up in the world of classical music.
"Bel Canto," in English, means beautiful singing, and come this fall, there will be plenty of it to listen to.
Soprano Renee Fleming has a new CD, devoted exclusively to arias from the 19th century Italian operas, composed by the masters of bel canto.
Fleming and the great tenor Placido Domingo will perform together on opening night at the New York Metropolitan Opera. And at the end of September, the celebrated mezzo-soprano Cecelia Bartoli will perform in the United States for the first time in two years.
Another veteran is marking her 20th year of performing this fall, even though she's only 30. Midori made her U.S. debut with the New York Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta when she was just 11 years old.
Lorin Maazel has just taken up the baton to lead the New York Philharmonic.
Maestro Maazel will be the NEW music director of America's OLDEST orchestra.
This fall, the Cleveland Orchestra also has a new music director: Austrian conductor Franz Welser-Most.
Composer Wynton Marsalis wrote his composition "All Rise" three years ago, but rededicated it to the victims of Sept. 11. It's out this fall on CD.
Legendary pianist Glenn Gould's two recordings of Bach's Goldberg Variations are being re-released together. They were actually made 26 years apart, yet each was considered a masterpiece.