1960 was the first year of one of the most tumultuous decades in American history. The change that was beginning to come about was reflected in jazz as well.
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.
Charles McPherson spent his early career under the spell of Charlie Parker, but he fired the Parker sound with his own intense energy and artistic skills.
From 1949 to 1954 Artie Shaw made a number of recordings that form one of the most dynamic chapters of his career--and the concluding one as well.
Mosaic Records will release a set of Rivers' 1970s New York City jazz loft recordings this autumn.
A jazz pianist of swinging grace who gave us 70 years of subtle musical pleasure.
Recent news about upcoming publications, the state of jazz radio and Hank Jones.
Could you have guessed who they were? Three giants of jazz on the 1950s TV quiz show.