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.
Ornette Coleman's music shook up a generation of jazz artists, but some of them almost immediately began to play it.
A brilliant composer/arranger, Jack toiled in relative obscurity despite several marvlous dates for Blue Note that included Lee Morgan, etc.
Word has come via Mosaic Records that pianist Jack Wilson has passed away. Wilson’s best-known albums were two 1960s Blue Note dates, Easterly Winds (featuring the hardbop dynamic duo of Jackie McLean and Lee Morgan and Something Personal. He’s also present and accounted for on several…
The 1960s jazz recordings of an artist who influenced rap and acid jazz performers.