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10 Famous Jazz Saxophonists

From Bechet to Shorter and the best in-between They're all here.

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4 Jazz Musicians Who Died Young

In general, it seems jazz musicians tend to live considerably longer than their rock contemporaries. Some jazzers are still performing well into their 80s. Some, however, died young, as this list attests.

Croker Cracks The #1 Spot

After trailing Monty Alexander down the road for 3 straight weeks, Theo Croker finds his inner Usain Bolt and rockets to #1 on our list of the Top 10 Jazz Albums for this week.

7 Jazz Vocal Tunes For Summer Lounging

Norah Jones. Mel Torme. Lena Horne. Diana Krall. Fire up the barbecue, break open the wine & enjoy 7 jazz vocal songs perfect for summer lounging.

"Little" Jimmy Scott (1925-2014)

A biography of the late "Little" Jimmy Scott, who passed away June 12, 2014 at age 88.

Our Latest Top 10

How long will Monty Alexander and Theo Croker battle for the #1 spot?

New Jazz: Lagana, Bellar, Goldings And Jarrett

Reviews of Tom Lagana Group with George Garzone, Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/Bill Stewart, Michael Bellar And The As-is Ensemble and Keith Jarrett/Charlie Haden

7 Songs For Jazz Cats

A seven song set of jazz tunes about cats, to celebrate Adopt A Cat Month.

This Week's Top 10 Jazz Albums

This week we reshuffle the About.com jazz chart and the discs in our player.

7 Songs For Daddy-O

Father's Day is on the way so it makes perfect sense to spin a handful of cuts that speak to Daddy. Not all of them are about your father of origin but they make a great playlist just the same.

Jazz News Now

News on the DC Jazz Fest, Marcus Miller & Dave Douglas tour updates, Don Cheadle's new Miles Davis film and Newtown High School Jazz Band's fundraiser

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