jazz history

Miles Davis Quintet | It Never Entered My Mind!

In 1955, Bob Weinstock found himself in a tough spot. He was about to lose his most revered recording artist, trumpeter Miles Davis. Weinstock was head of Prestige Records, the...

Gloria’s Step~Bill Evans Trio

One of the most important qualities you seek in a Jazz record is the interplay between the musicians, a kind if musical intimacy that survived the transition from the live visual...

What’s New, by Helen Merrill

If you were a jazz singer in the 50s, regardless of your color and gender chances were your manager and producer would have pushed you into releasing a pop album. The returns on a...

Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song

Happy 100th Birthday – The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Roberta Gambarini, and Kenny Washington celebrate Ella Fitzgerald on April 27–29 in Rose...

Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation partners with Dot Time Records

Dot Time Records is proud to announce its license agreement with the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, Inc. This newly established agreement will include four previously...

Ahmad Jamal – One of A Kind

As one of the major architects of modern jazz piano, he has a gift for melody, broad and open harmonic palette, and astonishing rhythmic drive. “I’ve been around a long, long...

Jimmy Heath: Life of a Legend

“Jazz is never ending.  It’s always gonna be here.  There’s always curious people and the institutions of learning are teaching jazz.  It’s never ending,” says NEA...

Roundup – Jazz Middelheim 2016

The sound of Ornette Coleman kept alive at Jazz Middelheim..“Sound is a form of invisible emotion.’’ Saxophonist Ornette Coleman spoke those words in a 2008 interview. The...

Chuck Israels | 80 years and going strong.

Bassist Chuck Israels celebrates his 80th birthday today. With this in mind, I believe it’s a good moment to take a look at back at the extraordinary career of one of Jazz...

Lost recording’s from Joe Bushkin, Buck Clayton, Milt Hinton & “Papa” Jo Jones

Dot Time Records is announcing its third release of its ‘Legends’ Series, Live at the Embers 1952 The Joe Bushkin Quartet featuring Buck Clayton, Milt Hinton and Jo Jones. One...

Latin Jazz Bassist Honors Tito Puente +

Machito laid the groundwork for Latin jazz, Tito Puente pushed the envelope with passion, and Carlos Henriquez propelled the music into the future. The Music of Puente, Machito...