In 1986 Miles Davis began what would prove to be his final run of recordings, working with new collaborators and making some surprising sideman appearances.
Kickin' the gong around with Minnie, McVouty, Freddie, and other assorted jazzniks.
A bitchin' brew of hardbop, fusion, vocal, and hot-swinging jazz.
Smoke dreams, sorcerers, stalking monsters, and strange exits: paranormal jazz encounters on this edition of Night Lights.
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.
As the 1960s began Miles Davis entered a period of transition, first trying to find a saxophonist to replace John Coltrane and then a new rhythm section.
Jarrett's early solos, one critic said, "contain in them the entire history of jazz piano."
Night Lights' annual, highly-subjective look back at the year's historical jazz releases.
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.