Jazz salutes in song to African-American actors, athletes, and artists.
In 1953 a Gary, Indiana couple started what would become one of the most successful black-owned record labels, highlighting gospel, blues, R and B, and jazz.
In the 1960s Herbie Hancock seemed to be everywhere on the jazz scene, recording both as a leader for Blue Note and as a sideman with Miles Davis and others.
Trumpeter Lee Morgan and saxophonist Wayne Shorter were two of the leading lights of the 1960s hardbop era.
Night Lights salutes the end of the television series MAD MEN this week with a program devoted to popular jazz from the era in which the show takes place.
Harold Mabern's musically impeccable credentials as a first-rate soloist, accompanist, and writer go all the way back to the golden age of hardbop.
The Beatles’ explosive arrival on the American music scene in 1964 shook up the jazz world just as much as it did the rest of America—perhaps even more so.
Tenor saxophonist Benny Golson has written some of the most beloved and frequently-played standards in the modern jazz canon.
Bassist Ahmed Abdul-Malik helped forge a path for the fusion of jazz with world music.
Jazz writer David Rosenthal called Jackie McLean and Lee Morgan "a frontline match made in hardbop heaven."