Both on stage and in the studio, Frank Sinatra and Quincy Jones formed a perfect partnership based on mutual respect and admiration.
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.
The only album that Tina Brooks released during his lifetime, ‘True Blue’ is a reminder that the saxophonist remains one of Blue Note’s unsung heroes.
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.
In 1964, John Coltrane contributed music to a French-Canadian arthouse film, but his ‘Blue World’ soundtrack remained unreleased until now.
Building on the success of ‘The Sidewinder’, ‘Cornbread’ revealed Lee Morgan to be a formidable composer as well as a dazzling trumpeter.
Mixing James Brown funk with his own soul jazz grooves, ‘Mr Shing-A-Ling’ found Lou Donaldson in the middle of a second creative burst for Blue Note.
The debut album by Stanley Turrentine, ‘Look Out!’ was a remarkable record that introduced the tenor saxophonist’s distinctive style and sound.
A hypnotic, hugely significant song, Howlin’ Wolf’s recording of ‘Spoonful’ became a blues staple recorded by everyone from Etta James to Cream and beyond.
From soul-jazz cuts to risk-taking avant-garde explorations, ‘Empyrean Isles’ revealed that Herbie Hancock was a musical chameleon and a jazz icon in the making.
Recording during a transitional phase in his career, ‘Getz At The Gate’ finds saxophonist Stan Getz on molten form in New York’s legendary jazz venue.
A pioneering hard bop pianist, the late Horace Silver was a founding member of The Jazz Messengers. He left an enormously important legacy.
Performing at Princess Grace Of Monaco’s personal request, Frank Sinatra teamed up with Quincy Jones for the first time, stunning an audience full of celebrities and royalty.
‘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.
Of all Booker T & The MGs’ hits and genre-defining recordings for Stax Records, none of their albums had the success of ‘Hip Hug-Her’.