Working for decades as a broadcaster for the Voice of America, Willis Conover was perhaps the most influential and widely-heard jazz DJ of the 20th century.
Sauter's innovative and challenging arrangements gave the big-band sound an artistic sophistication that anticipated the rise of the Third Stream.
At the end of 1967 one of the most popular groups in jazz, the Dave Brubeck Quartet, disbanded. What did its star alto saxophonist Paul Desmond do next?
In the 1960s Herbie Hancock seemed to be everywhere on the jazz scene, recording both as a leader for Blue Note and as a sideman with Miles Davis and others.
In 1952 Billie Holiday began her last great period on record with a series of small-group sessions that capture the twilight glow of a jazz star.
The set will chronicle Johnson's career on record from the early years of the Harlem Renaissance to the World War II era.
The most comprehensive portrait of Lester Young in his prime that's ever been assembled.
A prolific and diverse year for Art Blakey; a turnaround for John Coltrane; continuing momentum for Sonny Rollins; and an astonishing debut for Curtis Fuller.
Links from past to present: signs of the Nina Simone revival.
Books about the urban centers of 20th century America that played host to vital proving grounds for generations of jazz musicians.
Night Lights' annual, highly-subjective look back at the year's historical jazz releases.