Billy Eckstine: A Crooner Who Crossed Barriers

“Maybe black male singers are not supposed to sing about love,” Eckstine said. “You’re supposed to sing about hurt.” Born 100 years ago this week, he ushered in a new era of modern jazz.

Les Paul On Piano Jazz

The guitar legend made a rare appearance on Piano Jazz in 1999, bringing with him his trio — Lou Paulo on guitar and Paul Nowinski on bass.

Avishai Cohen’s Triveni With Anat Cohen On JazzSet

As rich as Anat Cohen’s work is, Avishai Cohen’s Triveni trio is spare. Born and raised in Tel Aviv, the siblings perform together and apart at the Newport Jazz Festival and the Kennedy Center.