In the 1960s a beacon of West Coast jazz became a destination for hardbop and soul-jazz acts.
The career of a talented and perennially-unsung trumpeter.
By 1966 the Monterey Jazz Festival was an established institution—but the decade’s winds of change were already starting to blow from the festival’s stage.
The Monterey Jazz Festival is coming up on its 50th anniversary, and I’m assuming that’s why a series of CDs featuring performances by Thelonious Monk, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Sarah Vaughan, and others is coming out next week. I’m listening today to a highlights promo…
Duke Pearson was a pianist, composer, and arranger who helped craft the sound of many of the Blue Note label's classic mid-1960s releases.
The 1960s jazz recordings of an artist who influenced rap and acid jazz performers.