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January 23, 2018

 

New Vibes: Gary Burton In The 1960s

A look at the productive and creatively diverse first decade of an NEA Jazz Master's career.

January 5, 2018

 

Best Historical Jazz Releases 2017

Jazz blasts from the past, newly-discovered, rarely-heard, and reissued.

November 27, 2017

 

Music In All Things: W. Eugene Smith And The Jazz Loft

How a photographer captured a creative corner of mid-20th-century American culture in images and in sound.

October 20, 2017

 

Diggin’ Diz: A Musical Portrait Of Dizzy Gillespie In The 1940s

Celebrating the early years of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in honor of his centennial.

August 23, 2017

 

Caravan: Martial Solal, The Early Years

"To French listeners and writers of the 1950s and 60s… Solal’s power was spectacular." Surveying the arrival of a modern jazz piano giant.

August 11, 2017

 

The Greatest Bass Player In The World: Jaco Pastorius

In the history of jazz, there are only a few innovators who’ve actually changed the sound of their instrument. Jaco Pastorius was one of them.

July 30, 2017

 

Electrifying: Charlie Christian

Christian laid the foundation for the guitar as a modern-jazz instrument, creating single-note lines and solos that swung with imagination and vitality.

July 21, 2017

 

Our Delight: The Music Of Tadd Dameron

Exploring the life and compositions of "the architect of bop."

June 19, 2017

 

After The All-Stars: Live At The Lighthouse 1960-1972

In the 1960s a beacon of West Coast jazz became a destination for hardbop and soul-jazz acts.

May 26, 2017

 

Turn Out The Stars: Volume 5

Another volume of jazz elegies in honor of jazz artists who have passed on, including tributes to Django Reinhardt, Jimmy Noone, Johnny Hodges, and others.

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