There are great albums and then there are GREAT albums.
NYU Director of Jazz Studies Dave Schroeder fondly discusses John Coltrane’s playing and the beauty of “Lush Life” from one of his all-time favorite albums: Johnny Hartman & John Coltrane. Read more
Elvin Jones’ drumming featured on the John Coltrane Quartet recording A Love Supreme is legendary. Listen to drummer Anton Fig (Late Night with David Letterman) talk about Elvin’s masterful play on this commentary podcast episode from The Traneumentary series. Read more
As an aspiring young jazz musician, I spent most of my waking hours either practicing my instrument or listening intensely to albums and jazz radio. It was my passion as well my music education and the single most cherished memory of my teenage years. Often when I listened to the music, I would try and imagine the story behind the album. Read more