At its core, the point of Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention's 'Freak Out!' wasn’t lysergic mayhem, but self-actualization.
Without Dizzy Gillespie, jazz would look and sound very different today – and lack some of its boundless joy, too.
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.
Taking advantage of a unique recording trick, Sheb Wooley created one of the best novelty songs of the 1950s.