I know there are a lot of people out there who don’t listen to jazz music because they feel intimidated by the music. That’s where I come in.
Jazz was born out of the pain of slavery and the clash between the cultures of West Africa and the Protestant ethos of the Southern states of the United States. This is a first article in a series looking at the history of jazz through an examination of its many genres.
I've narrowed down the extensive recorded output of the great John Coltrane to ten essential albums that any jazz fan needs to have in their collection.
Eva Cassidy, was a little known American singer and musician who became popular around the world after her death. Learn more about her and her music. Eva's beautiful voice will captivate you.
Exile was a two-edged sword for the South African musicians who left their homeland for the freedom of Europe and the United States. This is a selection of some of the finest albums to come out of the greaat South African jazz diaspora
Billy Strayhorn was Duke Ellington's collaborator for 28 years. But he was also a gifted composer in his own right. Here are 10 of Strayhorn's best compositions.
According to the Concise Oxford English Dictionary (Revised Edition 2006) jazz is "a type of music of Black American origin characterised by improvisation, syncopation, and a regular rhythm, and typically played on brass and woodwind instruments" and the origin of the word itself is given as "early 20th Century: of unknown origin."
Just like all forms of popular music, jazz can be broken down into a bunch of different categories: swing, big band, traditional, smooth, acoustic, jazz, new age, free form, and more.
This page explores the album cover illustrations by graphic designer David Stone, including a great photo log of several DSM album covers.
A non-traditional list of the all-time-best jazz songs, including music created by artists who don't necessarily fit into the purist's definition of the genre.
Southern Silk Duo is a husband and wife team that carries on the tradition of some of the great R&B duo's of the '70s and '80s.
Duke Ellington was a major figure in the history of music. His concert tours included Robert R. Church's Park and Auditorium located on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee.
Complete guitar lesson of the jazz standard, Misty song. CHORD CHART, MELODY, GUITAR MODES BREAKDOWN, CHORD-MELODY ARRANGEMENT. HIGH QUALITY, ACCURATE transcriptions (with tab), and videos.