Even the very best jazz guitarists rarely receive the attention of the genre’s horn players, so give it up for the 50 best jazz guitarists ever.
Recorded in Venice, in 2006, ‘La Fenice’ finds Keith Jarrett unleashing a torrent of imagination, creating a masterpiece in a moment.
No song seems to encapsulate Amy Winehouse's unique musical persona and sound quite like this one.
Described by Wayne Shorter as an album about life, the universe, and God, ‘The All Seeing Eye’ remains one of its creator’s most ambitious works.
Recorded between 1952 and ’54, the five Thelonious Monk Prestige 10” albums capture the maverick jazz pianist on some of his most important sessions.
Leading many musicians through his “Hard Bop Academy,” Art Blakey was one of the most important jazz drummers in history.
Thelonious Monk’s incredible career saw him pioneer a uniquely percussive approach to the piano and write several jazz standards.
The debut Blue Note single from Herbie Hancock remains an influential touchstone, decades on from its initial release.
Smoldering and seductive, ‘Day Breaks’ found Norah Jones making a shining return to her jazz roots, while revealing how far she’d come.
Eclectic and seductive, ‘Glamoured’ remains a potent crystallisation of Cassandra Wilson’s unique style, and a key release in the singer’s canon.
‘The Velvet Rope’ reaffirmed Janet Jackson’s position as the pre-eminent top-selling female recording artist of her generation.
Judy Garland first achieved worldwide fame in 'The Wizard of Oz,' but her best songs prove that she was much more than that.
Recorded when Lee Morgan was just 19, ‘The Cooker’ sees the young Blue Note trumpet star transcend his influences to find his own voice.
Blue Note president Don Was said: ‘Doc was a musical genius who possessed a deep, funky groove and a wry, playful spirit.’
The pianist helped create the language of modern jazz and mapped out the genre’s trajectory as it moved into the 1950s and beyond.