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.
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.
Another release in the offing from Mosaic features the late-1970s, 80s, and mid-90s recordings of saxophonist Henry Threadgill.