In the history of jazz, there are only a few innovators who’ve actually changed the sound of their instrument. Jaco Pastorius was one of them.
Christian laid the foundation for the guitar as a modern-jazz instrument, creating single-note lines and solos that swung with imagination and vitality.
Exploring the life and compositions of "the architect of bop."
In the 1960s a beacon of West Coast jazz became a destination for hardbop and soul-jazz acts.
Another volume of jazz elegies in honor of jazz artists who have passed on, including tributes to Django Reinhardt, Jimmy Noone, Johnny Hodges, and others.
Details about Mosaic's new set devoted to the swing-era pianist, plus Mosaic's Scott Wenzel on the label's state of health.
Jazz elegies, Glenn Miller's Army Air Force orchestra, Duke Ellington's Treasury broadcasts, and more.
Some programs and articles posted in honor of the civil-rights icon.
Looking back at NPR's "jazz in five recordings" series.
At the intersection of performance, narrative, and remembrance: some notable jazz stories told by the musicians themselves.
Coming soon: a ten-disc set of classic late-1940s bebop.