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It should come to no surprise that jazz masters who posses the secrets to the universe are also some of the flyest looking people. On keep reading »

In the 1950s, the 11-year-old Cyrille began playing the drums on a whim, volunteering to join a drum bugle corps in Brooklyn. Cyrille and the corps played at dances and parties around town, in the heyday of bebop music, which seemed to consume everyone. He studied classic jazz musicians such as tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley, trumpeter Kenny Dorham, and pianist George Shearing, and swing and big band musicians like drummer Gene Krupa and tenor saxophonist Coleman Hawkins.

1962 was a pivotal year in jazz. The music was adapting and changing with the times, joining with other styles, switching instrumentations, and more. This showed both in the musicians of the time and the recordings that were made from the era. As we look back 50 years later and some of the masterpieces from 1962, we can’t help but highlight some amazing duos and collaborations that defined the era. Check out just a few of our favorites: