Recorded in one mid-60s session, Dexter Gordon’s ‘Clubhouse’ was shelved for over a decade before finally seeing the release it deserved.
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.
His fourth album for the iconic Blue Note label, ‘Expansions’ was an ambitious work that found pianist McCoy Tyner in brand new territory.
With ‘Love Will Find A Way’, Earth Wind And Fire singer Philip Bailey draws together jazz tradition with the genre’s modern-day leading lights.
Building on the success of ‘The Sidewinder’, ‘Cornbread’ revealed Lee Morgan to be a formidable composer as well as a dazzling trumpeter.
From iconic bandleaders to unique talents, the best jazz pianists in history both shaped the music and revolutionised the role of the piano in music.
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.
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.
The debut album by Stanley Turrentine, ‘Look Out!’ was a remarkable record that introduced the tenor saxophonist’s distinctive style and sound.
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.
Robert Glasper talks about R+R=NOW’s debut album, ‘Collagically Speaking’, and why it’s rare to be “so good at what you do but with no ego”.
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.
An overlooked gem among Wayne Shorter’s formidable work, ‘Etcetera’ only gets better with time – just like the legendary jazz saxophonist himself.
A pioneering hard bop pianist, the late Horace Silver was a founding member of The Jazz Messengers. He left an enormously important legacy.
From those who elevated the instrument from a mere time-keeping role, to versatile pathfinders and visionary composers, these are the 50 best jazz bassists in history.