Night Lights' annual, highly-subjective look back at the year's historical jazz releases.
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 great bebop pianist on the radio and in concert with Cootie Williams, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and as the leader of his own trio.
Interpretations of the music from a landmark jazz record by Bill Evans, Charlie Parker and others.
Thelonious Monk was 'the high priest of bebop,' a family man, a bohemian icon, and one of the most significant composers of modern jazz.
Jazz interpretations of the many songs that have been written about the City of Light.
*Mosaic Records will release a three-CD Select set of mid-1970s RCA Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin big-band recordings later this year.Elsewhere around the jazz blogosphere this past week…
Max Roach was a revolutionary bebop drummer, a leader of the classic Clifford Brown-Sonny Rollins hardbop quintet, a social activist, jazz educator and intellectual, a forerunner of Do-It-Yourself recording, and an explorer of the avant-garde…among other things. Max Roach contained multitudes, and his death in August of 2007 reverberated across the jazz world as if it were a long solo being played on a cosmic drumset. This program, an audio snapshot of his career on record, features his work with pianists Herbie Nichols and Bud Powell, his hardbop configurations with Clifford Brown and Sonny Rollins…
Inspired by a recent thread at Organissimo, here’s a list of jazz biographies and books that are in various stages of completion, nearing completion, or nearing publication:Peter Pullman’s book on Bud Powell. Pullman has been at work on this ever since overseeing the impressive booklet for the great jazz pianist’s Complete Verve Recordings…