In 1971 Columbia Records signed four of modern jazz's greatest artists. Within two years all four were gone. What happened?
Drummer Roy Haynes' career reads like a roll-call of jazz history. Hear him with Lester Young, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and others.
One of the 20th century's most iconic performers crossed musical paths with artists such as Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, and Ella Fitzgerald.
In 1957 singer Ella Fitzgerald recorded close to one hundred tracks as her career continued to soar in the wake of signing with Norman Granz’s Verve label.
Slave spirituals were often improvisations upon older hymns that became entirely new songs, and in some ways they foreshadow the birth of American jazz.
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.
In the spring of 1986, the reigning kings of college-rock came to a small Indiana university town to record their new album. Why they mattered, 30 years later.
Biographies, historical overviews, gender-studies perspectives: a list of books (and Night Lights shows) that delve into the story of women jazz artists.
A bitchin' brew of hardbop, fusion, vocal, and hot-swinging jazz.
The set will chronicle Johnson's career on record from the early years of the Harlem Renaissance to the World War II era.