By Fred Hersch 4 min read
Jazz pianist, composer, activist, and educator Fred Hersch cultivated a listening list comprised of 11 highly influential jazz recordings.
By Nathan Gelgud 3 min read
This Nathan Gelgud comic illustrates the love triangle between Billie Holiday, Orson Welles, and Rita Hayworth.
By Tobias Carroll 7 min read
We ask Gary Krist, author of Empire of Sin, about the early days of jazz and vice in New Orleans, the process he undertook to research it all, and his fondness for histories of American cities in the early part of the 20th century.
By Meaghan Wagner 7 min read
In an excerpt from his captivating new memoir, music legend Hancock discusses how, though lacking any formal instruction or mentor, he developed his trademark sense of musical spontaneity.