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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.
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.
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 glimpse at jazz at in the 1930s.
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Saxophone Albums
A list of ten founders of bebop.
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.
Five of the most important Latin Jazz musicians.
A photo gallery featuring the instruments typically used in jazz music.
A description of the music from the swing era of jazz.
Jazz music history arranged by decade. Read about advances made and important events in jazz in each decade since 1900.
A brief history of jazz in the 1940s.
Profile of jazz singer Billie Holiday.
A look at jazz from 1900-1910.
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Saxophonists
A brief history of saxophonists in jazz.
A profile of Scott Joplin, the premiere ragtime pianist and composer whose style paved the way for early jazz.
A brief history of jazz music.
A description of the Brazilian music that combined samba with jazz.
A description of early jazz, also referred to as hot jazz or Dixieland music.
A look at jazz between 1920 and 1930.
A glimpse at what was going on in jazz in the decade between 1910 and 1920.
Profile of trumpeter Louis Armstrong.
From Jelly Roll Morton to Thelonius Monk, here are 8 Essential Jazz piano Albums that should be included in every jazz collection.
A brief history of jazz between 1950 and 1960.
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.
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Hot jazz was an early style popularized by Louis Armstrong.
The part of the jazz ensemble that provides the pulse, beat, groove, and/or harmonic material of a tune.
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Artist Profile of Jazz Vocalist Ella Fitzgerald
From Louis Armstrong to Chuck Mangione, here are 10 Essential Jazz Trumpet Albums that should be included in every jazz collection.
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Saxophonists copied his phrasing, his melodic and harmonic approaches, and in some cases, even his drug use.
Profile of pianist Thelonious Monk.
: a style of jazz that was dominant in the 1930s, and performed by jazz big bands primarily for dancing
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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.
Review of Charles Mingus' 1959 album 'Mingus Ah Um.'
Here's our list of the Top 10 Oldest Living Jazz Musicians and some cool facts about them.
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A biography of saxophonist Sidney Bechet, one of the first early jazz musicians to develop a distinct and virtuosic style of improvisation.
Pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington wasn’t comfortable with the term jazz. He hoped to create music that was unclassifiable.
Profile of jazz bassist Charles Mingus.
A chorus is a full cycle through the form of a jazz tune.
Review of 'Blue Train' by John Coltrane.
Artist profile of jazz singer Johnny Hartman.
Profile of Cornetist Bix Beiderbecke.
The head is the composed portion of the jazz performance.
Profile of tenor saxophonist John Coltrane
Review of 'Kind of Blue,' the seminal album by Miles Davis.
Artist profile of saxophonist Lester Young.
A list of jazz internet radio sites, with a brief profile of each.
Five classic jazz songs about love:
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Pianists
Profile of trumpeter Miles Davis
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Profile of Bandleader and Arranger Fletcher Henderson
Hard Bop was a style based on bebop that drew from other types of African American music.
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.
Artist profile of jazz vocalist Frank Sinatra.
A brief look into what free jazz and free improvisation are, how they differ, and how they influence the jazz landscape today.
A list of the best jazz festivals from around the world.
Stride is a style of piano jazz that originated in Harlem, New York during World War I.
Profile of composer Antonio Carlos Jobim
Artist profile of saxophonist Ornette Coleman.
Profile of alto saxophonist Lee Konitz.
Profile of Jazz Drummer Max Roach.
: short for âaccompany.â When a jazz soloist is improvising, the members of the rhythm section comp for
A list of 4 Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Profile of Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie
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 saxophonist and flautist Bud Shank.
Harlem rent parties helped elevate the importance of jazz in New York in the decades preceding World War II.
A brief biography of saxophonist Wayne Shorter.
A biography of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, who gave voice to the sounds of bebop, and recorded popular song and jazz with equal flair.
Stanley Clarke's UP is a solid albeit uninspired set, concocted with the help of friends like Stewart Copeland and Joe Walsh.
: A Harmon mute is a trumpet mute that gives the instrument a metallic buzz sound. It is composed of
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.
A review of Steve Gadd's concert at Catalina Jazz Club, Los Angeles, CA, October 17, 2013
The form is the internal structure of a piece of jazz music.
Artist profile of jazz and stride pianist James P. Johnson.
Interview with drummer Antonio Sanchez
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: The way in which the chords change, or move from one to another is what provides the harmonic landscape
Profile of jazz drummer Art Blakey.
Bebop is a jazz style that was developed in the 1940s.
Scat singing is a style of vocal jazz.
Review of Bill Evans Trio's Sunday at the Village Vanguard
A buyer's guide suggesting the five best albums that include arrangements by Nelson Riddle.
Born:: September 16, 1921, Newark, Ohio Jazz Singer Jon Hendricks â Background : One of fifteen children,
A discussion of the health of jazz music, and where it falls in relation to popular music.
Interview with jazz singer Kate McGarry.
A biography of tenor saxophonist Ben Webster
A list of ten biographies of legendary jazz musicians.
A buyer's guide of Kenny Dorham's best five albums.
Art Blakey Quintet's Album A Night at Birdland, Vol. 1 - Review of Art Blakey Quintet's Album A Night at Birdland, Vol. 1
Review of the classic jazz album 'John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman.'
Blues is both a style of music and a formal structure in jazz.
Artist profile of jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins.
Profile of Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard
A review of Claire Martin - Time and Place (Linn)
Profile of vocalist Diana Krall.
An artist profile of tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins.
A buyer's guide of Joe Sample's best five albums.
A review of 'Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley,' the classic jazz album that perfectly blends jazz vocals and improvised saxophone.
A list of five important Freddie Hubbard recordings, representing different periods of his brilliant career.
A review of the classic jazz album 'Ben Webster Meets Oscar Peterson.'
Review of saxophonist Lee Konitz' album 'Subconscious-Lee.'
Profile of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Review: Mark Turner Quartet - The Lathe Of Heaven (ECM)
Profile of Latin Jazz Pianist Eddie Palmieri.
Profile of Trumpeter Mario Bauza
Profile of Latin jazz bandleader Machito.
Profile of Vocalist Michael Buble
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Pianists
Ragtime was a predecessor of early jazz styles, popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Profile of Saxophonist David Fathead Newman
A biography of the great jazz vocalist Abbey Lincoln.
A review of Jamie Saft and Joe Morris' Plymouth. Page 3.
A profile of jazz singer Lauren Desberg.
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A profile of composer Maria Schneider, who has led the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra since 1993.
A biography of the trumpeter Clifford Brown, whose career was cut tragically short at age 25.
Want to find jazz music on vinyl? Here are five great online sources to find jazz records on slabs on polyvinyl chloride.
A review of the latest album, On Time, by Texas blues, jazz and funk band Mingo Fishtrap.
Profile of pianist Hank Jones. Jazz.
A brief list of jazz albums inspired by electronic music.
This week's trio of new jazz records offers two strong records from the High Note catalog -- Kenny Werner
A profile of bebop jazz trumpeter, leader and sideman Kenny Dorham
A buyer's guide suggesting the five best albums from Bob James.
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
A profile of bebop jazz trumpeter, leader and sideman Blue Mitchell
Review of The New Standard by Jamie Saft, Bobby Previte and Steve Swallow
A profile of jazz singer Lena Horne.
A review of releases by Bill McBirney, Randy Brecker and Anton Schwartz
Review of Herbie Hancock's River-the Joni Letters
A review of the film 'A Great Day in Harlem,' which tells the story behind the iconic 1958 photo of the same name which shows 57 notable jazz musicians together on a Harlem stoop.
: In modal jazz, the harmonic foundation for songs is a series of chords, each implying a specific mode
A profile of jazz pianist and innovator Bud Powell.
Review of 'Campo' by bassist Pedro Giraudo, performed at the Jazz Gallery on March 6th, 2009.
A short bio of jazz pianist Fats Waller, who helped develop the art of stride piano.