Decades after Django Reinhardt pioneered his distinct style of guitar-propelled swing, it’s being adapted by bands like these. Hear what Frank Vignola, John Jorgensen, the Hot Club of Detroit and others are doing with the idiom.
Whither smooth jazz? Plus, Jenny Scheinman at home, Archie Shepp and new club openings.
Hinton, one of the jazz world’s legendary bass players, would have been 100 years old this year. Here, he raps his expansive resume, talks about his priceless collection of jazz photographs and joins host Marian McPartland for “How High the Moon.”
It’s hard to trace the exact source of “Crow Jane”, but it’s a song that has outlasted many others from the early days of the blues. Its roots lay in the Piedmont region of Virginia and North and South Carolina. Rev. Gary Davis was known to perform it during the