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.
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.
Jazz salutes in song to African-American actors, athletes, and artists.
In 1953 a Gary, Indiana couple started what would become one of the most successful black-owned record labels, highlighting gospel, blues, R and B, and jazz.
In the 1960s Herbie Hancock seemed to be everywhere on the jazz scene, recording both as a leader for Blue Note and as a sideman with Miles Davis and others.
Trumpeter Lee Morgan and saxophonist Wayne Shorter were two of the leading lights of the 1960s hardbop era.
Night Lights salutes the critically-acclaimed television series MAD MEN this week with a program devoted to popular jazz from the era in which the show takes place.
Harold Mabern's musically impeccable credentials as a first-rate soloist, accompanist, and writer go all the way back to the golden age of hardbop.
The Beatles’ explosive arrival on the American music scene in 1964 shook up the jazz world just as much as it did the rest of America—perhaps even more so.