When you search for information about a wide variety of jazz subjects, chances are good that you will find it on Noal Cohen’s site. Experienced as a drummer, writer and researcher, Mr. Cohen (pictured) is particularly knowledgeable and helpful about music of the 1950s and ’60s, but his expertise extends well beyond that period. He recently posted an exhaustive retrospective of Miles Davis’s Capitol Records period in 1949 and 1950. It serves as an introduction to his work as a historian chronicling a jazz era whose influence is powerful all these decades later. Here—in case you haven’t heard it for a few days—is one reason.
To read Noal Cohen’s Miles Davis installment, click here.