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In jazz, single cuts can contain a dimensionality and completeness that takes pop music a whole album to achieve. And, as we witness a transition from albums to singles as the primary format for new music releases - a top singles list is essential.
David Axelrod was a genre-fusing genius, a visionary artist in a boxer's body, a producer and composer who propelled popular music into an unknown future.
As a teenager, David Ackerman was fortunate enough to see many jazz acts while growing up in New York City. One of those acts was Charles Mingus, the bassist famous not only for his musical genius but also his legendary temper. This particular show did not disappoint. Follow the link to hear the story.