Jazz: Most Popular Articles
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.
A profile of civil rights in jazz. How jazz musicians spoke out for racial equality and social justice.
Ten Classic Jazz Recordings to Start Your Collection.
A description of ragtime, including its musical characteristics, origins, and a list of prominent composers.
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Saxophone Albums
A description of bebop, the innovative style of jazz that developed in the 1940s.
A glimpse at jazz at in the 1930s.
A list of ten founders of bebop.
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.
Five of the most important Latin Jazz musicians.
A photo gallery featuring the instruments typically used in jazz music.
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 10 Famous Jazz Saxophonists
A brief history of jazz in the 1940s.
A brief history of jazz music.
Profile of jazz singer Billie Holiday.
A description of the music from the swing era of jazz.
Artist Profile of Jazz Vocalist Ella Fitzgerald
A description of the Brazilian music that combined samba with jazz.
Jazz music history arranged by decade. Read about advances made and important events in jazz in each decade since 1900.
A description of early jazz, also referred to as hot jazz or Dixieland music.
Profile of trumpeter Louis Armstrong.
A glimpse at what was going on in jazz in the decade between 1910 and 1920.
A look at jazz between 1920 and 1930.
A brief history of saxophonists in jazz.
A look at jazz from 1900-1910.
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Hot jazz was an early style popularized by Louis Armstrong.
: a style of jazz that was dominant in the 1930s, and performed by jazz big bands primarily for dancing
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From Jelly Roll Morton to Thelonius Monk, here are 8 Essential Jazz piano Albums that should be included in every jazz collection.
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A brief history of jazz between 1950 and 1960.
Review of Charles Mingus' 1959 album 'Mingus Ah Um.'
The part of the jazz ensemble that provides the pulse, beat, groove, and/or harmonic material of a tune.
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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.
A profile of Scott Joplin, the premiere ragtime pianist and composer whose style paved the way for early jazz.
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.
Here's our list of the Top 10 Oldest Living Jazz Musicians and some cool facts about them.
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From Herb Ellis to Pat Metheny -- with Burrell and Martino -- four more essential jazz guitarists to consider.
Saxophonists copied his phrasing, his melodic and harmonic approaches, and in some cases, even his drug use.
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Review of 'Kind of Blue,' the seminal album by Miles Davis.
Artist profile of jazz singer Johnny Hartman.
Don't Worry: There actually will be jazz performers there!
A list of the best jazz festivals from around the world.
Profile of jazz bassist Charles Mingus.
Five classic jazz songs about love:
Profile of trumpeter Miles Davis
Review of 'Blue Train' by John Coltrane.
Profile of Trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie
Profile of tenor saxophonist John Coltrane
A list of ten biographies of legendary jazz musicians.
A chorus is a full cycle through the form of a jazz tune.
A list of jazz internet radio sites, with a brief profile of each.
The head is the composed portion of the jazz performance.
: A Harmon mute is a trumpet mute that gives the instrument a metallic buzz sound. It is composed of
Review of Bill Evans Trio's Sunday at the Village Vanguard
Scat singing is a style of vocal jazz.
Interview with drummer Antonio Sanchez
A brief look into what free jazz and free improvisation are, how they differ, and how they influence the jazz landscape today.
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A Photo Gallery of Maceo Parker. Jazz. Page 13.
A brief history of saxophonists in jazz. Page 2.
From Miles Davis to Tower of Power, here are 85 Essential 60s and 70s Jazz Fusion Albums.
Profile of composer Antonio Carlos Jobim
Profile of Cornetist Bix Beiderbecke.
Profile of Jazz Drummer Max Roach.
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Pianists
A profile of swing drummer Chick Webb.
A Photo Gallery of Maceo Parker. Jazz. Page 14.
Artist profile of saxophonist Lester Young.
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Profile of alto saxophonist Lee Konitz.
Real Name: Julian Adderley Instrument: Alto Saxophone Reason for Nickname: âCannonballâ was originally
An artist profile of tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins.
The form is the internal structure of a piece of jazz music.
A biography of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, who gave voice to the sounds of bebop, and recorded popular song and jazz with equal flair.
Bebop is a jazz style that was developed in the 1940s.
: The way in which the chords change, or move from one to another is what provides the harmonic landscape
A discussion of the health of jazz music, and where it falls in relation to popular music.
Artist profile of jazz vocalist Frank Sinatra.
A profile of jazz singer Lena Horne.
Profile of Bandleader and Arranger Fletcher Henderson
A brief biography of saxophonist Wayne Shorter.
Hard Bop was a style based on bebop that drew from other types of African American music.
Profile of pianist Thelonious Monk.
A biography of tenor saxophonist Ben Webster
Art Blakey Quintet's Album A Night at Birdland, Vol. 1 - Review of Art Blakey Quintet's Album A Night at Birdland, Vol. 1
A list of 4 Famous Jazz Clarinetists
Profile of jazz drummer Art Blakey.
Profile of vocalist Diana Krall.
Harlem rent parties helped elevate the importance of jazz in New York in the decades preceding World War II.
Review of saxophonist Lee Konitz' album 'Subconscious-Lee.'
A baker's half dozen of guitar heroes who are part of the essential jazz canon, from Django to Joe.
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A review of 'Nancy Wilson & Cannonball Adderley,' the classic jazz album that perfectly blends jazz vocals and improvised saxophone.
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.
A list of 5 Famous Jazz Pianists
Profile of saxophonist and flautist Bud Shank.
A list of depressing jazz songs, for those who aren't feeling cheerful and full of love on Valentine's Day.
Profile of Latin jazz bandleader Machito.
Review of 'Koan' by Tyshawn Sorey
A photo gallery of the Hot 8 Brass Band
The music known as Soul Jazz provides a unique window into the develop of jazz during one of America's
Review of the classic jazz album 'John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman.'
Interview with jazz singer Kate McGarry.
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.
A profile of composer Maria Schneider, who has led the Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra since 1993.
A list of 10 Famous Jazz Pianists
A review of the classic 1957 jazz album 'Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio.'
Profile of Trumpeter Mario Bauza
A list of five important Freddie Hubbard recordings, representing different periods of his brilliant career.
: In modal jazz, the harmonic foundation for songs is a series of chords, each implying a specific mode
Information on the Green Mill Jazz Club in Chicago
Profile of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
A brief list of jazz albums inspired by electronic music.
Artist profile of jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins.
Profile of Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard
Information on the Velvet Lounge in Chicago.
Vocal jazz stems from the oral tradition of the blues.
The bridge is a middle section in a jazz tune's form.
Jimmy Greene's elegy for his departed daughter embodies joy and pain. It's the most important jazz record of the year.
Ten things I hate about jazz singers
Stride is a style of piano jazz that originated in Harlem, New York during World War I.
Five classic jazz songs about lost love.
Profile of Latin Jazz Artist Ray Barretto
A photo gallery of Diana Krall's Glad Rag Doll concert, Pikes Peak Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 25, 2013
Born:: September 16, 1921, Newark, Ohio Jazz Singer Jon Hendricks â Background : One of fifteen children,
A list of 3 Great Jazz/Rock Bands
Stanley Clarke's UP is a solid albeit uninspired set, concocted with the help of friends like Stewart Copeland and Joe Walsh.
Profile of Vocalist Michael Buble
: short for âaccompany.â When a jazz soloist is improvising, the members of the rhythm section comp for
Reviews of Allan Harris' Black Bar Jukebox, Ju Meets Moster and The Process: Jon Batiste, Chad Smith, Bill Laswell
Portland Festival locks in solid schedule.
Artist profile of saxophonist Ornette Coleman.
Profile of Latin Jazz Pianist Eddie Palmieri.
In conjunction with this week's release of Pat Metheny's new Unity Group album Kin, New York's Azart Gallery is hosting an exhibition that offers insight into
A brief profile of the father of jazz, trumpeter Louis Armstrong.
Biography of jazz pianist Bill Evans.
Profile of Saxophonist David Fathead Newman
Free Jazz is a style developed in the 1950s and 60s that marked a distinct departure from tradition.
A short bio of jazz pianist Fats Waller, who helped develop the art of stride piano.