The notion of hip has been at the heart of American counterculture since the 1940s, and it’s often included jazz as part of its soundtrack.
JazzWax blogger and Wall Street Journal music writer Marc Myers discusses his book about how cultural, economic, and social forces shaped the sound of jazz.
Jazz historian Ted Gioia joins Night Lights this week to talk about his latest book.
Night Lights offers up a free-spirited, pop-culture-alluding Fourth of July jazz tribute.
In the 1960s Chick Corea made a name for himself by playing with artists such as Blue Mitchell, Herbie Mann, and Stan Getz, and recording a stunning trio date.
Autumn’s here, and the time is right for lying in the leaves, with music from Nat King Cole, Johnny Hartman, Sonny Rollins and more.
A special online fund-drive show featuring classic sides from the Prestige label. You can enjoy some great jazz and help us make our goal at the same time!
A new remembrance of Henry Grimes' 2003 return to jazz, Herbie Hancock's latest, and more.
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.
In the final months of their lives, jazz artists have sometimes made recordings of great power and poignancy.