Graves is recognized as the liberator of the jazz drummer by breaking from a strict time-keeping role into one of personal expression.
‘Impulse Records: Music, Message & The Moment’ spotlights the political, social, and spiritual elements of the label’s artists and music.
‘At The Pershing: But Not For Me’ became one of the biggest records in the history of Chess Records. Ahmad Jamal recalls how it happened.
In between bebop’s waning days and the full flowering of free jazz, a crafty cadre of forward-thinking artists gave jazz new wings.
Far from an exhaustive list of the best jazz books of all time, these are 20 essential title for newcomers and long-term aficionados to seek out.
If you want to let someone hear what Coltrane is all about, then this is as good a place as any to start.
Recorded on September 26, 1962, Duke Ellington & John Coltrane was a cross-generational collaboration between two jazz giants.
The first episode of ‘Monk Goes to School’ is available now.
The best John Coltrane quotes offer revealing insights into the art of a man who kept pushing music forward.
Amid the great unrest of 1968, a teenage jazz fan brought pianist Thelonious Monk to Palo Alto to play a concert. This is the story of how it happened.
With a cosmic sense of vision and a passionate interest in spirituality, Alice Coltrane left a formidable musical legacy that more than stands on its own.
In 1964, John Coltrane contributed music to a French-Canadian arthouse film, but his ‘Blue World’ soundtrack remained unreleased until now.
The album will represent Monk's posthumous debut on the revered Impulse! label.
Impulse! Records’ history blends indie hipness with a compulsion to push the boundaries, creating some of the most forward-thinking music in history.
Lying somewhere on the spectrum between avant-garde jazz and free jazz, astral jazz represented one of the most experimental periods in jazz’s history.