Pianist Lennie Tristano was a singular and charismatic modernist and mentor whose methods helped point the way for the rise of jazz education.
As television rocketed into the entertainment culture of mid-20th-century America, musicians and composers, many of them with jazz backgrounds, were called upon to write themes and cues for the wide variety of programs that populated the airwaves.
From Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder" to John Coltrane's A LOVE SUPREME, from the impact of the Beatles to the avant-garde's October revolution, a notable year.
How singer and pianist Nat King Cole pushed the boundaries of 1950s segregated culture through its hottest medium.
The singing icon was also a master pianist whose rhythms and harmonic language made him an influential jazz modernist.
A wartime concert, a Carnegie Hall debut, an epic work celebrating black history: the story of Duke Ellington’s most ambitious work.
Five decades after Wes Montgomery’s death in 1968, newly-discovered live recordings continue to emerge.
Exploring the musical history of the “pianist of his own genre” depicted in the movie GREEN BOOK.
Often described by his peers as a “saint,” Dolphy was a multi-instrumentalist and musical seeker whose legacy rests on recordings made in the last four years of his life.
Joni Mitchell is well-known as the writer of radio hits such as “Both Sides Now” and “Help Me”, but she also formed connections with the jazz world, especially in the 1970s.