In 1961 saxophonist Sonny Rollins returned from a two-year sabbatical, forming new musical alliances as he plunged into a shifting and vibrant jazz landscape.
A tribute to the late bassist, whose career encompassed the avant-garde, spirituals, noir movie themes, pastoral ballads, and straightahead jazz.
It was a year of raised hopes and devastating tragedy, and the world of jazz continued to reflect both the growing unease and the youthful vitality of the times
It was 1961, and America had a new, young president...the Cold War turned up a notch…and jazz continued to evolve in ear-opening ways.
In the 1960s cornetist Don Cherry, who had to come to fame as a member of Ornette Coleman’s quartet, began to forge his own musical path.
A hard-swinging big band paired with a jazz legend in the making.
Mosaic Records will release a set of Rivers' 1970s New York City jazz loft recordings this autumn.
Eric Dolphy's last year was one of his greatest as a musician.
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.