By: Peggy Nelson
Ken Burns Says “Jazz” 3 Billion Times by Bill Baird
By: Marc Weidenbaum
Nina sings Nina for fear that no one else will.
Playing it by ear
The algorithms we call music communities.
By: Lucy Sante
Tearing up time signatures.
By: Brian Berger
An exceptional jazz pianist and memoirist.
A visionary composer and improviser.
Sacred exhortations and electric blues.
Typist by day, jazzbo by night.
By: Adam McGovern
Anything could happen but nothing couldn’t be taken away.
By: Franklin Bruno
His solos elliptically paraphrase his melodies.
He could adapt to and enliven nearly any musical situation.
He played long, luminous tones on his trumpet.
Charlie Parker vs. feebleminded ofays.
She thrived in any musical context: jazz, blues, hokum, pop.