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Play Ball And Play Bop

In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers.
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In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers.

The first month of baseball season belongs almost exclusively to hardcore fans who don't mind the inclement weather that sometimes accompanies early-season games. But now that spring is at hand and it's safe for the rest of us to head out to the ballpark, here's a chance for all baseball-loving jazz fans to get into the swing of the season with a few jazz songs that take their inspiration from the boys of summer. It's America's greatest art form celebrating the Great American Pastime.

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Nick Morrison