Fri, Jul 25, 2014 10:30 AM EDT

Where do you end up when you ride New York City's northbound 4 train? Woodlawn cemetery. It's the final resting place for legends: Miles Davis, Duke Ellington and Max Roach.

MC John Robinson, radio DJ Thomas Simmons and jazz vocalist T.C. III documented their journey north while exploring the genre's history. Check out the first in a two-part series of "Last Stop on the 4 Train."