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Ten of the most famous jazz singers. From the days of early jazz and swing, jazz singers and instrumentalists have influenced each other's phrasing and melodic conceptions. This list is a mere introduction to the world of vocal jazz.
Ten Classic Jazz Recordings to Start Your Collection.
A description of ragtime, including its musical characteristics, origins, and a list of prominent composers.
A profile of civil rights in jazz. How jazz musicians spoke out for racial equality and social justice.
A description of bebop, the innovative style of jazz that developed in the 1940s.
A list of ten musicians from the swing era, the days of jazz when dance halls were packed to hear and dance to the best big bands from around the country. Although swing was popular music, artists such as the ones listed developed styles that influenced later musicians, into bebop and beyond, setting the stage for jazz to become the valued art form it is today.
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Saxophone Albums
Read about ten of the most important musicians of early jazz. In the beginning of the 1900s, the innovations of these instrumentalists laid the groundwork for jazz to evolve into such a vibrant art form.
From Jelly Roll Morton to Thelonius Monk, here are 8 Essential Jazz piano Albums that should be included in every jazz collection.
A glimpse at jazz at in the 1930s.
Jazz music history arranged by decade. Read about advances made and important events in jazz in each decade since 1900.
A list of ten founders of bebop.
Five of the most important Latin Jazz musicians.
A description of the music from the swing era of jazz.
A photo gallery featuring the instruments typically used in jazz music.
A brief history of jazz in the 1940s.
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Saxophonists
A brief history of jazz music.
A description of the Brazilian music that combined samba with jazz.
A look at jazz from 1900-1910.
Profile of jazz singer Billie Holiday.
A brief history of saxophonists in jazz.
A glimpse at what was going on in jazz in the decade between 1910 and 1920.
A description of early jazz, also referred to as hot jazz or Dixieland music.
A brief history of jazz between 1950 and 1960.
A profile of Scott Joplin, the premiere ragtime pianist and composer whose style paved the way for early jazz.
Review: Markey Blue: Hey Hey (Delta Groove)
Profile of trumpeter Louis Armstrong.
: a style of jazz that was dominant in the 1930s, and performed by jazz big bands primarily for dancing
Hot jazz was an early style popularized by Louis Armstrong.
Composer and arranger Ryan Truesdell talks about the Gil Evans Project, a project that involves recording newly-discovered pieces by Gil Evans, and documenting the process on ArtistShare.
A look at jazz between 1920 and 1930.
Saxophonists copied his phrasing, his melodic and harmonic approaches, and in some cases, even his drug use.
A list of five jazz albums from the past decade or so that might help someone just getting into jazz understand the modern jazz climate.
From Louis Armstrong to Chuck Mangione, here are 10 Essential Jazz Trumpet Albums that should be included in every jazz collection.
Artist Profile of Jazz Vocalist Ella Fitzgerald
A biography of saxophonist Sidney Bechet, one of the first early jazz musicians to develop a distinct and virtuosic style of improvisation.
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The part of the jazz ensemble that provides the pulse, beat, groove, and/or harmonic material of a tune.
Review of Charles Mingus' 1959 album 'Mingus Ah Um.'
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Here's our list of the Top 10 Oldest Living Jazz Musicians and some cool facts about them.
Profile of pianist Thelonious Monk.
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A chorus is a full cycle through the form of a jazz tune.
A profile of jazz singer Lauren Desberg.
Profile of Cornetist Bix Beiderbecke.
A review of Diana Krall's concert at Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs, CO, September 25, 2013
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A list of the best jazz festivals from around the world.
The venerable Carmen Lundy gets soulful, Wadada Leo Smith experiments and Cyrus Chestnut stays true while Doug White and Chris Dundas speak the language. Here are 5 New Jazz Albums Worth A Listen.
A brief history of saxophonists in jazz. Page 2.
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Review of 'Kind of Blue,' the seminal album by Miles Davis.
Review of 'Blue Train' by John Coltrane.
A review of the Don Byron New Gospel Quintet performance on Saturday, January 8th, 2011, as part of the 2011 NYC Winter JazzFest.
Interview with drummer Antonio Sanchez
The head is the composed portion of the jazz performance.
A biography of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, who gave voice to the sounds of bebop, and recorded popular song and jazz with equal flair.
Profile of jazz bassist Charles Mingus.
A brief look into what free jazz and free improvisation are, how they differ, and how they influence the jazz landscape today.
: The way in which the chords change, or move from one to another is what provides the harmonic landscape
Blues is both a style of music and a formal structure in jazz.
Artist profile of saxophonist Lester Young.
Artist profile of jazz singer Johnny Hartman.
Pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington wasn’t comfortable with the term jazz. He hoped to create music that was unclassifiable.
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Profile of tenor saxophonist John Coltrane
Profile of trumpeter Miles Davis
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Hard Bop was a style based on bebop that drew from other types of African American music.
A list of jazz internet radio sites, with a brief profile of each.
Profile of Trumpeter Mario Bauza
Profile of Bandleader and Arranger Fletcher Henderson
Scat singing is a style of vocal jazz.
Art Blakey Quintet's Album A Night at Birdland, Vol. 1 - Review of Art Blakey Quintet's Album A Night at Birdland, Vol. 1
Stride is a style of piano jazz that originated in Harlem, New York during World War I.
Stanley Clarke's UP is a solid albeit uninspired set, concocted with the help of friends like Stewart Copeland and Joe Walsh.
Artist profile of jazz vocalist Frank Sinatra.
: short for âaccompany.â When a jazz soloist is improvising, the members of the rhythm section comp for
Review of saxophonist Lee Konitz' album 'Subconscious-Lee.'
A list of 4 Famous Jazz Clarinetists
With the end of the month, we round up a six pack of records that have been sitting on our desk and spinning on our CD player.
Profile of alto saxophonist Lee Konitz.
An artist profile of tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins.
A biography of tenor saxophonist Ben Webster
A list of ten biographies of legendary jazz musicians.
A review of Joe Sample: Spellbound (Warner Bros., 1989). Page 5.
A profile of swing drummer Chick Webb.
Free Jazz is a style developed in the 1950s and 60s that marked a distinct departure from tradition.
Profile of composer Antonio Carlos Jobim
Profile of Vocalist Michael Buble
A review of 'Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley,' the classic jazz album that perfectly blends jazz vocals and improvised saxophone.
The form is the internal structure of a piece of jazz music.
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Pianists
Five classic jazz songs about love:
: A Harmon mute is a trumpet mute that gives the instrument a metallic buzz sound. It is composed of
Profile of Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie
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A review of releases by Bill McBirney, Randy Brecker and Anton Schwartz
Ragtime was a predecessor of early jazz styles, popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Profile of saxophonist and flautist Bud Shank.
Profile of Jazz Drummer Max Roach.
Review: Mark Turner Quartet - The Lathe Of Heaven (ECM)
: A short rhythmic or melodic phrase that is repeated throughout a section of or an entire piece of music,
Review of the classic jazz album 'John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman.'
A brief biography of saxophonist Wayne Shorter.
Artist profile of jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins.
A list of five important Freddie Hubbard recordings, representing different periods of his brilliant career.
A review of Jamie Saft and Joe Morris' Plymouth. Page 3.
A biography of jazz pianist Herbie Hancock.
Review of Bill Evans Trio's Sunday at the Village Vanguard
A review of Steve Gadd's concert at Catalina Jazz Club, Los Angeles, CA, October 17, 2013
Vocal jazz stems from the oral tradition of the blues.
A photo gallery of Diana Krall's Glad Rag Doll concert, Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 25, 2013
Artist profile of jazz and stride pianist James P. Johnson.
A discussion of the health of jazz music, and where it falls in relation to popular music.
Biography of jazz pianist Bill Evans.
A short bio of jazz pianist Fats Waller, who helped develop the art of stride piano.
Artist profile of saxophonist Ornette Coleman.
Description of the Village Vanguard jazz club.
Review of Syrian vocalist Gaida at Joe's Pub in Manhattan on February 19th, 2009.
A brief list of jazz albums inspired by electronic music.
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Pianists
Profile of Latin Jazz Pianist Eddie Palmieri.
A review of the classic jazz album 'Coleman Hawkins Encounters Ben Webster.' Although the two tenor saxophonists are the stars of the show, the record owes its deep swing feel to the Oscar Peterson Trio, who make up the rhythm section.
Profile of jazz drummer Art Blakey.
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Profile of Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard
Profile of Saxophonist David Fathead Newman
The bridge is a middle section in a jazz tune's form.
A profile of composer Maria Schneider, who has led the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra since 1993.
A review of the classic jazz album 'Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson.'
A review of the latest album, On Time, by Texas blues, jazz and funk band Mingo Fishtrap.
Electronic music and jazz find themselves meeting more and more in recent years. This glossary will help the acoustic jazz fan get to know the lingo of electronic music a little better.
Profile of Latin Jazz Artist Ray Barretto
Bebop is a jazz style that was developed in the 1940s.
Ten things I hate about jazz singers
A review of Terence Blancard's Magnetic
Profile of Latin jazz bandleader Machito.
Profile of pianist Hank Jones. Jazz.
A biography of the composer, arranger, pianist Billy Strayhorn, who played a significant role in the the prestigious Duke Ellington Big Band.
Review of 'For All I Care' by The Bad Plus.
A review of vocalist Becca Stevens' album 'Weightless.'
Review of The New Standard by Jamie Saft, Bobby Previte and Steve Swallow
This week's trio of new jazz records offers two strong records from the High Note catalog -- Kenny Werner
A biography of the trumpeter Clifford Brown, whose career was cut tragically short at age 25.
A profile of bebop jazz trumpeter, leader and sideman Kenny Dorham