There aren’t many jazz greats of Mose Allison’s caliber and pedigree left in this world. He’s played with Zoot Sims, Stan Getz, and Phil Woods. He’s inspired rock and roll greats from Jimi Hendrix to the Pixies and The Who. The rare pianist who can play and sing great jazz with sardonic wit […]

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(Photograph of Theolnious Monk © 2009 The Heirs of W. Eugene Smith.)

If you listen to Morning Edition on Sunday mornings you may have already heard the first installments of the The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series, a multi-part radio documentary about Life Magazine photographer W. Eugene […]

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