City of big shoulders, city on the make, and city of a hip, subtle, and wryly street-smart hardbop sound--Chicago in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
"To French listeners and writers of the 1950s and 60s… Solal’s power was spectacular." Surveying the arrival of a modern jazz piano giant.
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."
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.