At the end of the 1930s jazz impresario John Hammond organized two concerts that showcased African-American music in a prestigious New York City concert hall.
Join Loren Schoenberg for some music from one of the greatest finds in the history of jazz—a treasure trove of broadcasts from the golden age of swing.
The New York Times reports that the reissue label is in talks with the National Jazz Museum to release music from the William Savory collection on CD.
Keep it cool: jazz historian Ted Gioia joins us for the music and meaning of Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Bix Beiderbecke, Miles Davis and more.
Centennial Prez tributes are rolling in from all over this morning, and Night Lights and Afterglow pay homage as well.
Composer Johnny Green wrote the music for several songs that went on to become staples of the jazz-and-popular-song canon.
Some jazz news of note from the past week or so…*The widely-syndicated, Siskel-and-Ebert-style radio jazz program Listen Here! will cease distribution at the end of this month. Word is that NPR’s long-running…
As expected, many more Oscar Peterson articles and tributes have appeared in the past two days. Here are a few of them:Lots of love and spirited dissension in this Organissimo discussion…
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…
On the Road, like many of Kerouac's other writings, celebrated and invoked the music of Charlie Parker, Lester Young, and many other jazz greats.