In 1957 Sonny Rollins was at the peak of his first great period, playing with a confident, swinging, and radical abandon both as a leader and as a sideman.
John Coltrane revolutionized the sound of modern jazz and wrote a number of compositions that have become jazz standards.
Afterglow takes a look at satirical and political protest music of the 1930s and 40s, performed by Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Billie Holiday and others.
Mosaic Records will have a collection of mostly-unreleased Crosby recordings out in time for the holidays.
Past and present tributes to the saxophonist, including reflections on the Coltrane church and a heads-up on a Trane-set bargain.
Afterglow's annual autumn tribute program...Night Lights comes to Erie, Pennsylvania...and Sam Rivers and Sinatra/Jobim on NPR.
Another release in the offing from Mosaic features the late-1970s, 80s, and mid-90s recordings of saxophonist Henry Threadgill.