In 1969, a 26-year-old musician and jazz aficionado named Manfred Eicher founded a tiny independent record label in Munich he called Edition of Contemporary Music, … Read More “ECM Records’ Manfred Eicher: The Free Matrix”
Smooth-jazz artists started out like most modern jazz players, collecting records, hanging out at gigs and copping licks from their bop, cool and fusion forefathers. Eighteen of smooth’s most revered practitioners tell us about the jazz luminaries who influenced and inspired them.
Wynton Marsalis came to New York as a teenager to attend Juilliard. In the decades since he’s become the public face of jazz in the city. The renowned trumpeter looks back and shares his reflections with David French.