Trading Eights

He Sang It His Way: Frank Sinatra

In Hoboken, New Jersey, in the year 1915, two Italian…

Dinah Washington: What a Difference the Blues Make

St. Luke’s Baptist Church has served Chicago’s Black community on…

Max Roach: Bebop Pioneer

Born in North Carolina swamp country in either 1924 or…

Herbie Hancock: A Lifelong Musical Voyage

Born in 1940 to working-class parents in Chicago, piano prodigy…

Toshinori Kondo: Playing in Uncharted Territory

There’s a lot more to jazz than late nights on…

Mary Lou Williams: Hidden Figure of Piano Jazz

Considering that she wrote arrangements for Duke Ellington and mentored…

Milt Hinton: Dean of the Jazz Bass

When Milt Hinton was born in 1910, Mississippi was far…

Sam Rivers: Free Jazz Trailblazer

When Sam Rivers (1923 – 2011) was growing up in…

The Incredible Jimmy Smith!

When Jimmy Smith was growing up near Philadelphia in the…

Bill Watrous: Eight Great Tracks

It’s easy to dismiss the trombone as a backing instrument…

Jelly Roll Morton: Early Master of Piano Jazz

If you love the up-tempo, jangly blues and stride piano…

Marcus Miller: Burning Up the Bass

Born in Brooklyn in 1959, Marcus Miller grew up surrounded…

Lee Morgan: Eight Great Tracks, Redux

[FYI: from Columbia University’s Jazz Glossary—yes, there is such a…

Lee Morgan: Eight Great Tracks

[FYI: from Columbia University’s Jazz Glossary—yes, there is such a…

Gene Krupa: Drummin’ Man

Not every great musician gets to reinvent his instrument the…

Nancy Wilson: Eight Great Tracks

When Nancy Wilson was growing up in Chillicothe, Ohio, in…

Hugh Masekela, Jazz Legend

Some artists get a helping hand exactly when it’s needed.…

Coleman Hawkins: Eight Great Tracks

Before Coleman Hawkins, few musicians took the tenor saxophone seriously…

Poncho Sánchez: Eight Great Tracks

He’s the best Latin jazz musician you may never have…

Miles Davis: Eight Great Tracks

Here’s something you don’t hear every day: Miles Davis has…

Emily Remler: Eight Great Tracks

When Emily Remler was a kid in Englewood Cliffs, NJ,…

Billy Taylor: Eight Great Tracks

Pianist and composer Billy Taylor (1921-2010) grew up in Washington,…

Stéphane Grappelli: Eight Great Tracks

Nobody would dispute that Stéphane Grappelli is one of the…

Dianne Reeves: Eight Great Tracks

When Dianne Reeves went with her Denver high school big…

Johnny Hodges: Eight Great Tracks

When you think of classic recordings by Duke Ellington’s big…

Marian McPartland: Eight Great Tracks

Britain still had a few more months of World War…
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