Our annual, highly-subjective roundup of classic-jazz favorites.
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.
Come along for a jazz sleigh ride this week on Night Lights, with music from Shirley Horn, Paul Bley, Duke Ellington, Wes Montgomery, and more.
Brother, where are you? Right here on the bandstand.
1960 was the first year of one of the most tumultuous decades in American history. The change that was beginning to come about was reflected in jazz as well.
John Coltrane revolutionized the sound of modern jazz and wrote a number of compositions that have become jazz standards.
The late Buddy Montgomery was a jazz educator and ardent advocate of jazz. He leaves behind a more than respectable musical legacy.
Following up on recent posts about the rise and fall of the Indiana Avenue jazz scene in Indianapolis, I’ve started a new category on the links page for websites devoted to significant jazz cities or regions and their histories…
(This is a continuation of a previous post, Along the Avenue: the Legacy of Indianapolis Jazz.)Indianapolis in those days was sharing in the euphoric glow of the post-World War II economy. Lockefield Gardens, the expansive and beautiful housing complex built during the Depression to provide…
Street of dreams: Indiana Avenue was a world unto itself that sent out artists such as J.J. Johnson and Freddie Hubbard to the wider world.