Blue Note and hip-hop have become inextricably linked. The label has been sampled countless time and now signs artists that merge jazz and rap.
A quintessential example of hard bop, ‘Cool Struttin’’ found pianist Sonny Clark putting Blue Note’s pioneering modern jazz on the map.
Recorded when Lee Morgan was just 19, ‘The Cooker’ sees the young Blue Note trumpet star transcend his influences to find his own voice.
Trombone Shorty will take his big band to Europe for the first time. He says his is “a spontaneous thing in the spirit of the way we grew up playing music”.
Kandace Springs’ second album has “taken me to the next level”, she says, revealing the first taste of what’s to come.
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.
A previously unheard John Coltrane recording has surfaced. ‘Untitled Original 11383’ is the first taster from the recently discovered lost album ‘Both Directions At Once’.
As the Ella Fitzgerald centenary comes to a close, uDiscover Music looks back over a year-long celebration of The First Lady Of Song.
On his first visit to Japan, Frank Sinatra staged an open-air concert at Hibiya Park, Tokyo, with a show that proved music transcends language barriers.
Released in 1977, Natalie Cole’s Unpredictable documented the singer evolving into an accomplished, multi-faceted artist.
A compelling slice of 80s R&B, Freddie Jackson’s debut album, Rock Me Tonight, remains the much in-demand singer’s best-loved album.
In 1962, Dean Martin was 45 years old and at the top of his game, as ‘Dino: Italian Love Songs’ proves.