Sinatra’s Concert For The Americas performance was filmed for a TV special, confirming The Chairman as the master of spectacular, must-see events.
A quintessential example of hard bop, ‘Cool Struttin’’ found pianist Sonny Clark putting Blue Note’s pioneering modern jazz on the map.
Blind from birth, pianist George Shearing headed an elite club of British jazz musicians to find fame in the US, his name becoming a byword for “cool”.
Setting the benchmark for modern jazz, the Blue Note 1500 series helped to give the record label its identity, while providing a goldmine for collectors.
Ranked and rated, from big-band leaders to bebop pioneers and fusion futurists, uDiscover reveals a list of the 50 best jazz drummers of all time.
A fascinating curio in both Stax’s catalogue and Eddie Floyd’s solo career, ‘Down To Earth’ is a gritty soul-rock collection that remains unfairly overlooked.
With a trademark mellow sound, ‘Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly’ laid down a bold marker in American R&B music, looking for something deep and meaningful.
‘Blues Walk’ helped to kick-start the soul-jazz movement of the 60s and remains the go-to album in saxophonist Lou Donaldson’s canon.
Capturing Tubby Hayes at a creative high point, ‘Grits, Beans And Greens’ proves why the saxophonist was one of British jazz’s most important pathfinders.
With his debut album for Blue Note, ‘Introducing’, Kenny Burrell announced himself as an exciting new fretboard master in the world of jazz guitar.
With his debut Blue Note album, ‘Think!’, Lonnie Smith established himself as one of the rising new stars of organ-driven soul-jazz in the late 60s.
Captured live on ‘Sinatra At The Sands’, The Chairman delivered a performance that made everyone in the room think they’d hit the jackpot.
Released during a transitional phase for Blue Note, the ‘Blue Mode’ album revealed Hammond disciple Reuben Wilson to be a soul-jazz master.
A guide to the ten essential albums that anyone looking to buy John Coltrane for the first time will need to start their collection with.
A tribute to the breadth and depth of The Beatles’ work, there is no shortage of Beatles jazz music taking the group’s songs into new territory.