Books about the urban centers of 20th century America that played host to vital proving grounds for generations of jazz musicians.
Struggle, rebirth, and return: Bud Powell biographer Peter Pullman joins us again as we chronicle the final years of pianist Bud Powell.
In the mid-1940s Bud Powell emerged as the leading pianist of bebop, but the personal troubles that would dog him throughout his career were emerging as well.
The notion of hip has been at the heart of American counterculture since the 1940s, and it’s often included jazz as part of its soundtrack.
Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty, the hunt, and visions of a jazz deity.
A new book examines the bandleader and composer's life in the historical context of his times.
Recent news about upcoming publications, the state of jazz radio and Hank Jones.
The capital of African-American culture in the United States for decades, Harlem has inspired all sorts of musical tributes.
In the late 1950s Thelonious Monk’s star finally began to rise. But even as the pianist hit artistic and commercial peaks, other problems began to set in.
Thelonious Monk was 'the high priest of bebop,' a family man, a bohemian icon, and one of the most significant composers of modern jazz.