The French film noir may be long forgotten, but Miles Davis’ soundtrack for ‘Ascenseur Pour L’Échafaud’ remains a groundbreaking development in modal jazz.
Every Christmas is a Frank Sinatra Christmas. Reflective yet full of mirth, The Chairman’s classic recordings define everything the holiday season is about.
Highlighting entry points to an overwhelming amount of music, this guide to Blue Note will help you tell your Art from your Thelonious.
One of the building blocks of rock’n’roll, Willie Dixon’s ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ has been recorded by everyone from Muddy Waters to and Motörhead.
Recorded across two sessions, ‘The Sermon!’ finds the Hammond organ master Jimmy Smith at his finest for Blue Note, and pointing the future towards soul jazz.
Picking up from where Coltrane left off, jazz saxophonist Azar Lawrence reveals how he’s kept spiritual jazz alive for the past 40 years.
A quintessential example of hard bop, ‘Cool Struttin’’ found pianist Sonny Clark putting Blue Note’s pioneering modern jazz on the map.
Blue Note president Don Was talks about his love affair with jazz’s most iconic record label, and following in Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff’s footsteps.
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.
Combining previous single releases with covers of contemporary hits, William Bell’s ‘The Soul Of A Bell’ album remains his definitive artistic statement.
Marking his 50th birthday with the first ‘A Man And His Music’ TV special, Frank Sinatra proved he had much more to come.
With a breathtakingly diverse roster that spans jazz and classical music, ECM Records has been at the forefront of contemporary jazz for five decades.
Taking creative risks in order to fully express herself, ‘The Fall’ forced fans and critics alike to rethink what a Norah Jones album should be.
Dynamic, masterful and at times transcendent, ‘In Concert At The Royal Festival Hall’ found Frank Sinatra on top form in one of his favourite cities.
The pinnacle of Louis Prima’s career, his 1956 album, ‘The Wildest!’, blended jazz chops with danceable grooves, and became an influence on Elvis Presley.