Sometimes I see a piece of pop art and just know it’s from the 1950s without knowing anything else about it. Such is the case with this phenomenal piece from 1956, advertising a concert called Modern Jazz for ’56, which seems to have been a package tour. It featured artists such as Chris Connor, the […]
I Dig Chicks (Capitol Records ST/T 1193, 1959) is more properly billed to the Jonah Jones Quartet, but I’m not about to quibble. This cover is at once way too on the nose and supremely clever. I don’t have a photography or graphic design credit for the front cover, so if you know who is responsible […]
It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing, so the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies show I saw at the Sellersville Theater meant quite a lot.
There’s no better way to remember jazz great Joe Sample than by enjoying some of his wonderful music from throughout the decades.
The album cover for the Billy Cobham/George Duke Band’s “Live” On Tour in Europe is every bit as freaky and funky as the music contained therein.
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet gets funky to kick off the ’70s with “Walk Tall,” from his Country Preacher live album.
Images of the crazy new fad called “bop jokes,” as seen in a 1952 Life magazine article.
Here’s the origin behind the cover photograph for the classic 1958 Miles Davis cool jazz album, Porgy and Bess.
Enjoy Kansas City jazz legend Jay “Hootie” McShann and His Orchestra perform one of my favorite tracks – “Swingmatism.”