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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.

May 23, 2017

 

Final Miles: Miles Davis On Warner Brothers

In 1986 Miles Davis began what would prove to be his final run of recordings, working with new collaborators and making some surprising sideman appearances.

June 10, 2015

 

Miles Between: Miles Davis 1961-1963

As the 1960s began Miles Davis entered a period of transition, first trying to find a saxophonist to replace John Coltrane and then a new rhythm section.

September 2, 2014

 

The Durable Kenny Dorham

The career of a talented and perennially-unsung trumpeter.

September 23, 2013

 

Shorter Lee: Lee Morgan And Wayne Shorter

Trumpeter Lee Morgan and saxophonist Wayne Shorter were two of the leading lights of the 1960s hardbop era.

April 6, 2013

 

Freddie Hubbard: The CTI Years

In the early 1970s trumpeter Freddie Hubbard made a series of records for the CTI label that combined hardbop, funk, modality, and 70s groove.

January 25, 2011

 

Portrait of Little Jazz: A Tribute to Roy Eldridge

He could split the stratosphere with his high notes, play you sweet and low with his ballads--and woe to any other trumpeter who showed up ready to jam.

September 17, 2008

 

Star On Miles: The Return Of Miles Davis

At the dawn of the 1980s trumpeter Miles Davis emerged from a five-year retirement and made his way back into the limelight.

March 31, 2008

 

Too Little, Too Soon: Booker Little

Booker Little was a talented young trumpeter and composer who’d already begun to fulfill his promise when illness struck him down at the age of 23.

September 3, 2007

 

The Incomplete Sonny Berman

Trumpeter Sonny Berman died at the age of 21 in 1947, leaving behind only a few brilliant solos, most of them recorded with Woody Herman's big band.

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