French culture in the postwar years was strongly influenced by both jazz and the growing American genre of film noir.
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.
In the 1960s a beacon of West Coast jazz became a destination for hardbop and soul-jazz acts.
Looking back at NPR's "jazz in five recordings" series.
A prolific and diverse year for Art Blakey; a turnaround for John Coltrane; continuing momentum for Sonny Rollins; and an astonishing debut for Curtis Fuller.
Jarrett's early solos, one critic said, "contain in them the entire history of jazz piano."
The career of a talented and perennially-unsung trumpeter.
Birdland was known as “the jazz corner of the world,” and from 1949 to 1965 it played host to some of the greatest names on the modern jazz scene.
Trumpeter Lee Morgan and saxophonist Wayne Shorter were two of the leading lights of the 1960s hardbop era.
From 1973 to 2004 the Dutch radio show “Tros Sesjun” broadcast live jazz every week, featuring artists such as Bill Evans in their late-period prime.