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March 11, 2019

 

Nat King Cole, Jazz Pianist

The singing icon was also a master pianist whose rhythms and harmonic language made him an influential jazz modernist.

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.

December 7, 2016

 

Bebop Comes To Europe

Continental bop: in the years following the end of World War II, European jazz lovers embraced the new music coming from America.

October 12, 2016

 

Norman Granz’s Jazz Scene

An anthology that helped to elevate the artistic stature of jazz.

July 13, 2016

 

Snap, Crackle And Swing: Young Roy Haynes

Drummer Roy Haynes' career reads like a roll-call of jazz history. Hear him with Lester Young, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and others.

January 6, 2016

 

Hipsters, Flipsters, And On-The-Scenesters

Kickin' the gong around with Minnie, McVouty, Freddie, and other assorted jazzniks.

November 11, 2015

 

Jazz From Storyville

Throughout the 1950s jazz promoter George Wein ran a Boston nightclub that showcased some of the music’s most notable performers.

October 10, 2014

 

Time Flies: The Life And Music Of Bud Powell, Part 1

In the mid-1940s Bud Powell emerged as the leading pianist of bebop, but the personal troubles that would dog him throughout his career were emerging as well.

September 2, 2014

 

The Durable Kenny Dorham

The career of a talented and perennially-unsung trumpeter.

August 26, 2014

 

Big Band Bird: Charlie Parker With The Big Bands

We think of Charlie Parker as a small-group bebop saxophonist, but he came out of the swing era. What did he sound like in a big-band setting?

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