Saxophonist John Zorn is a modern avant-garde icon, but in the late 1980s he recorded several tributes to heroes of the 1950s and 60s hardbop era.
Pianist Art Tatum's speed and harmonic imagination often left other musicians astonished, inspired, or in despair. Here are some who dared to keep up with him.
Tom Wilson, who produced some of the 1960s' most monumental rock records, started out in the 1950s by recording jazz artists such as Sun Ra on his own label.
A new book takes an in-depth look at the sources and inspirations behind the music of avant-garde artist John Zorn.
Hank Williams goes pop 'n jazz, Robin D.G. Kelley's new Monk biography is out, and more in the weekly round-up.
Oscar Peterson as singer, a new book of jazz album covers from the 1960s and 70s, and more.
Haunted late-night love songs and some 'spirited' jazz for your Halloween holiday.