From those who dazzled with their virtuosity to groundbreaking innovators, these are some of the best jazz vibraphonists to ever grab the mallets.
After making Caesar’s Palace his home in 1967, Frank Sinatra embarked on a decades-long relationship that saw him bring the house down nightly.
The story behind the jazz legend's final hit and, quite simply, one of the most beautiful songs ever written.
Blue Note and hip-hop have become inextricably linked. The label has been sampled countless time and now signs artists that merge jazz and rap.
One of the greatest vocal albums in jazz history, Peggy Lee’s ‘Black Coffee’ marked a defining moment in the legendary singer’s career.
Free jazz was a much misunderstood – and even maligned – genre when it emerged in the late 50s, but it resulted in some of the finest modern jazz.
In the aftermath of a break-up, Norah Jones recorded ‘Little Broken Hearts,’ an experimental album ‘saying things that needed to be said.’
‘Blacks And Blues’ found flautist Bobbi Humphrey teaming up with Larry Mizell for a groove-laden album that provided future sample-fodder for hip-hop.
A classic example of Stax blues, the ‘King Of The Blues Guitar’ album is a go-to for those seeking to acquaint themselves with Albert King.
Filler-free, Tom Petty’s debut solo outing arguably remains the high-water mark of The Heartbreaker’s solo career.
One of jazz's greatest composers, Charles Mingus gave the genre some of its most memorable tunes.
The pinnacle of Louis Prima’s career, ‘The Wildest!’ blended jazz chops with danceable grooves, and became an influence on Elvis Presley.
Witnessing Sinatra in Tokyo at Budokan Hall was an unforgettable experience, with The Chairman staging a vibrant performance.
With his final release for Blue Note, ‘The Prisoner’, Herbie Hancock got “closer to the real me… than on any previous” album.
Recorded across several intimate sessions, ‘The Big Bill Broonzy Story’ remains an enduring monument to the man who bridged urban and rural blues styles.