With many young talents under his tutelage, Art Blakey has often been called the father of hard bop.
January 25, 2010 Evolving out of 1950s bebop, hard bop incorporates elements of gospel, soul and R&B. One of the style's biggest supporters, Blue Note Records, celebrates its 70th anniversary this year. And while jazz has progressed since then, hard bop is still heard in many modern jazz recordings. Hear five classics.
Guitarist Bill Frisell and his trio soundtracks Buster Keaton's Go West and two more films on a new DVD.
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January 8, 2010 There's so much good jazz coming out on DVD now (old stuff, new stuff, TV concerts and documentaries) that it's more than anyone can follow. But Kevin Whitehead says that a few recent releases really caught his eye and ear.
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