In the 1960s a beacon of West Coast jazz became a destination for hardbop and soul-jazz acts.
Another volume of jazz elegies in honor of jazz artists who have passed on, including tributes to Django Reinhardt, Jimmy Noone, Johnny Hodges, and others.
In 1962 John Coltrane collaborated with Duke Ellington, recorded an all-ballads LP, and established the group now known as the Classic Quartet.
David Baker, one of the world's most renowned jazz educators, passed away March 26, 2016. In this archived show he discusses his compositional legacy.
Brother, where are you? Right here on the bandstand.
The convergence of two stellar events: the birth of John Coltrane and the beginning of autumn.
A jazz pianist of swinging grace who gave us 70 years of subtle musical pleasure.
Holiday jazz is coming to town this week on Night Lights.
Pianist McCoy Tyner joined John Coltrane’s group at the age of 22 in 1960 and signed with Impulse not long after Coltrane moved to the label in 1961. Over the next four years Tyner would record seven albums as a leader for Impulse, most often in the trio format that was seen as being both commercially favorable and a chance to showcase him in a setting different from the Coltrane quartet. Though Tyner’s playing on these records is considered…