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Eric Dolphy in Copenhagen, 1961.

Read Still 'Out To Lunch' 50 Years Later

February 25, 2014 – Eric Dolphy's creativity was exploding in 1964, and he was finding more players who could keep up.


Woody Shaw made his first recordings 50 years ago at age 18.

Read Woody Shaw: The Last Great Trumpet Innovator

August 14, 2013 – An icon for the generation that followed him, Shaw was the jazz trumpeter of the 1970s.

Wayne Shorter's 2003 album Alegria finds the saxophonist and composer matching his quartet with orchestral textures.

Read 5 Great Works Of Modern Chamber Jazz

June 25, 2012 – Bassist Matt Ulery picks some of his favorite mergers of classical and folk music with the blues.

Agalloch and Ludicra drummer Aesop Dekker says he thinks Bobby Hutcherson is a sorcerer.

Read Agalloch's Aesop Dekker On His 5 Favorite Jazz Records

February 1, 2011 – Find out which Mingus album the black-metal drummer calls a "Lovecraftian noir soundtrack."

Listen Jazz Ensemble Empirical Recalls Eric Dolphy

February 8, 2010 – Empirical's new album, Out 'n' In, adopts the late musician's style, and even adapts his music.


A collage of records.

Listen The First Five: One Man's Introduction To Jazz

April 30, 2009 – Years ago, a record-store clerk gave Tom Cole a vital tutorial, in the form of these five albums.


There's more to jazz flute than Anchorman's Ron Burgundy.

Read Flaunt It With Jazz Flute WBGO

December 2, 2008 – Hear the work of five jazz flutists who bring virtuosic force to the oft-parodied instrument. WBGO

Listen Eric Dolphy: 'Out to Lunch'

August 1, 2001 – A multi-talented musician, Dolphy displays his talents on flute, alto saxophone and bass clarinet.


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