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.
For ‘Vanished Gardens’, Charles Lloyd adds Lucinda Williams to his acclaimed group The Marvels, resulting in an album for which “there is no precedent”.
‘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.
Kandace Springs’ second album has “taken me to the next level”, she says, revealing the first taste of what’s to come.
Captured live on ‘Sinatra At The Sands’, The Chairman delivered a performance that made everyone in the room think they’d hit the jackpot.
Finally unearthed after 55 years in the shadows, ‘Both Directions At Once’ reveals a fascinating lost chapter in the life of legendary saxophonist John Coltrane.
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”.
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.
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.
Introducing the distinctive style and sound of Stanley Turrentine, ‘Look Out!’ kicked off a fertile relationship between the tenor saxophonist and the legendary Blue Note label.
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.
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.
The French film noir may be long forgotten, but Miles Davis’ soundtrack for ‘Ascenseur Pour L’Échafaud’ remains a groundbreaking development in his exploration of modal jazz.
Blue Note president Don Was discusses the new documentary, ‘Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes’, and why director Sophie Hubert was “the perfect person” to make it.
A previously unheard John Coltrane Album, ‘Both Directions At Once’, reveals a valuable lost chapter in the saxophonist’s development.