The French composer and jazz pianist Michel Legrand will be remembered for ‘The Windmills Of Your Mind,’ but there is much more to discover.
An introduction to one of the most influential piano players of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
Big Star drummer Jody Stephens helps us celebrate ‘Radio City’, the album that cemented the group as the archetypal cult band.
It’s said the margarita has been named after many stars, among them Peggy Lee, who some have claimed inspired the drink in Galveston, Texas.
Released in 1977, Natalie Cole’s 'Unpredictable' documented the singer evolving into an accomplished, multi-faceted artist.
From iconic bandleaders to unique talents, the best jazz pianists both shaped the genre and revolutionized the role of the piano in music.
With ‘The Second Time Around,’ Frank Sinatra entered the new decade as one of the most powerful stars on the planet.
A creative and commercial peak, MC Hammer’s ‘Please Hammer Don't Hurt ’Em’ included ‘U Can’t Touch This’ and introduced the world to 'Hammer Time.'
The best break-up albums channel personal pain into universally affecting works of art with an overriding message: you are not alone.
Capturing the joyful essence of what it feels like to love and be loved, the best jazz songs are timeless expressions of the deepest emotions.
The last of Miles Davis’ Prestige albums, ‘Steamin’’ attests to the enduring power of the trumpeter’s first great quintet.
‘Cookin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet’ was one of several albums that brought immortality to the trumpeter’s pioneering group.
Smooth jazz is often unfairly maligned, but there’s a lot to love in its accessible, mellow soundscapes and flowing melodies.
A highly personal album that set her on a new creative path, ‘Control’ found Janet Jackson making leaps towards dominating the pop world.
With ‘Face To Face,’ Blue Note organist Baby Face Willette brought a distinctive sound and a new dynamism to jazz before disappearing into obscurity.