Musician Ahmad Jamal has been a major jazz figure since the 1950s. Emerald City Nights: Live at the Penthouse is a set of never-before-released recordings of Jamal in his prime.
Costa's voice was a key part of the sound that combined Brazilian pop music, psychedelic rock and the avant-garde in the late 1960s.
A new documentary explores Armstrong's experience as a Black American musician coming of age right along with the 20th century.
Hear music and field recordings from bassist, composer, and fashion icon Jamaaladeen Tacuma's residency in North Carolina, where he explores his familial and musical roots.
Hard to define, for one thing. But in our disorienting digital age, these image-savvy, genre-fluid, proficient yet irreverent artists can seem like the only ones who've gleefully cracked the code.
In New York City, the area dominated by Lincoln Center was formerly home to Black and Puerto Rican communities. Etienne Charles' new musical work addresses that difficult past.
Joe Bussard not only sought out obscure 78-rpm records that otherwise would have disappeared, but shared the music with giddy excitement.
Sanders, revered as one of the avant-garde's greatest tenor saxophonists, was a member of John Coltrane's final quartet. His expressive playing laid a path for generations of musicians.
The Grammy-winning Chicago pianist, composer and radio host died peacefully in his home on Monday morning.
The ensemble, composed of current students in Juilliard's jazz studies program, gives a performance that embodies a spirit of community and collaboration.
The bassist and her band The Cookout perform a joyful, head-bobbing set of masterful jazz.
DeFrancesco played in Miles Davis's band as a teenager, brought the sound of the Hammond B-3 organ roaring back to the jazz mainstream in the 1990s and remained the instrument's most visible champion.
Beginning in the early '50s, Taylor treated his projects and artists with lush care and extensive support, eventually creating a Grammy-winning, cross-genre artistic hub with his label, CTI.
A rising star in the world of improvised music with her group FLY or DIE, branch died on Monday at her home in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Although much of his work was as a sideman, Wadud was one of the most important jazz musicians of the 1970s, '80s and '90s.