Taking advantage of a unique recording trick, Sheb Wooley created one of the best novelty songs of the 1950s.
Without Dizzy Gillespie, jazz would look and sound very different today – and lack some of its boundless joy, too.
At its core, the point of Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention's 'Freak Out!' wasn’t lysergic mayhem, but self-actualization.
Decades after his death, Wes Montgomery's keen ears and boundless imagination still bowl over jazz aficionados and newbies alike.
For the legendary pianist-bandleader and his incredible orchestra, the bottom line was swinging hard and making you smile.