The singing icon was also a master pianist whose rhythms and harmonic language made him an influential jazz modernist.
Listening to the Savory set is like dial-hopping on a swing-age radio,
Rich on record: the legendary drummer's career as sideman, bandleader, and even singer, featuring his own commentary.
Christian laid the foundation for the guitar as a modern-jazz instrument, creating single-note lines and solos that swung with imagination and vitality.
An anthology that helped to elevate the artistic stature of jazz.
In 1945 Lester Young emerged at the age of 36 from a traumatic time in the Army to renew his career as one of jazz’s most influential and loved saxophonists.
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.
The most comprehensive portrait of Lester Young in his prime that's ever been assembled.
At the end of the 1930s jazz impresario John Hammond organized two concerts that showcased African-American music in a prestigious New York City concert hall.
Join Loren Schoenberg for some music from one of the greatest finds in the history of jazz—a treasure trove of broadcasts from the golden age of swing.