Wayne Shorter was 15 when he first wrote and illustrated his own comic book, in blue ballpoint pen. That was in 1949, and Shorter has traveled great distances since, becoming an influential saxophonist,
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John Coltrane would leave Miles Davis’s group after its 1960 European tour, but not before emerging as a jazz superpower. In March 1960, seven months after trumpeter Miles Davis released the album “Kind
There’s a great story behind “Miles Davis and John Coltrane—The Final Tour,” the sixth volume in Sony’s “Bootleg Series” of live recordings by Davis (it comes out March 23rd), and that story makes itself
Sonny Rollins doesn’t fear the familiar. He’s persistently original, yes—those lucky enough to see him live before his deteriorating health prevented him from playing remember a “limitless” improvisor,
Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page. There's a memorable stretch in the
When early images of the Yamaha XSR700 first trickled onto the web, punters immediately compared it to the Ducati Scrambler. The two are certainly gunning for the same market, but Yamaha’s thinking goes
Ornette Coleman was 85 years old when he died from cardiac arrest in New York yesterday. By then, the renegade jazz composer and conceptualist was a highly decorated elder-statesman of American creativity.