We’ll hear some of the artists such as Cassandra Wilson, Maria Schneider, Renee Rosnes, and Diana Krall who rose to prominence during the decade, as well as a trio of veterans who enjoyed a late-career renaissance, including Abbey Lincoln, Shirley Horn, and Betty Carter.
In 1963 saxophonist John Coltrane made a jazz-vocal masterpiece with Johnny Hartman as well as another album only recently discovered, met a woman who would become his wife and musical partner, and dealt with the temporary loss of his favorite drummer.
Mobley’s so-called “round sound” and Morgan’s kinetic attack made for a dynamic combination on the dozen-and-a-half studio and live sessions where they appear together.
A centennial celebration of the American maestro’s relationship with jazz.
Listening to the Savory set is like dial-hopping on a swing-age radio,
Rich on record: the legendary drummer's career as sideman, bandleader, and even singer, featuring his own commentary.
Marian McPartland was a jazz pianist, writer, educator, and radio host whose improvisatory talents and musical empathy made her one of the most engaging and enlightening jazz artists of her time.
Of 7-11s and cassette tapes: one of the world's most renowned improvisational-jazz artists on dedication, the value of art, and a life-changing encounter.
A look at the productive and creatively diverse first decade of an NEA Jazz Master's career.
Jazz blasts from the past, newly-discovered, rarely-heard, and reissued.