Lalo Schifrin is best known for his “Mission: Impossible” theme and numerous other film scores, but the pianist and composer first emerged from mid-20th century Argentina as a jazz artist, working with Dizzy Gillespie and recording under his own name as well.
Celebrating the early years of trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie in honor of his centennial.
Exploring the life and compositions of "the architect of bop."
Continental bop: in the years following the end of World War II, European jazz lovers embraced the new music coming from America.
Waldron wrote several hundred pieces of music in the late 1950s and early 60s, recorded by the jazz scene's top musicians.
Liston was a trailblazer for women in 20th century jazz, a master trombonist and arranger who forged partnerships with some of the music's most key figures.
The great bebop pianist on the radio and in concert with Cootie Williams, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and as the leader of his own trio.
A musical tribute to the man who gave us "Moody's Mood for Love" and so much more, spanning his bebop origins to his later recordings.
For 50 years pianist, composer and bandleader Clare Fischer had one of jazz's most interesting careers, exploring Latin, bossa nova, and other genres.
Companion pieces for this week's "Jazz Impressions of Brubeck" program look at Voice of America jazz DJ Willis Conover & the U.S. State Department's jazz tours.