His second album for Blue Note, ‘Sonny’s Crib’ established the short-lived pianist as an in-demand giant in the jazz world.
‘It’s Time!’ found Jackie McLean returning to the driving swing rhythms of hard bop, but it certainly wasn’t a conservative session.
An album that captures the young vibraphonist acknowledging jazz tradition before he traveled to other, less-frequented, musical destinations.
With a cosmic sense of vision and a passionate interest in spirituality, Alice Coltrane left a formidable musical legacy that more than stands on its own.
A towering achievement, ‘Go’ made saxophonist Dexter Gordon a bona fide jazz giant – and not just because of his towering physique.
His fourth album for the iconic Blue Note label, ‘Expansions’ was an ambitious work that found pianist McCoy Tyner in brand new territory.
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.
Sinatra’s Concert For The Americas performance was filmed for a TV special, confirming The Chairman as the master of spectacular, must-see events.
The story behind the jazz legend's final hit and, quite simply, one of the most beautiful songs ever written.
Blind from birth, pianist George Shearing headed an elite club of British jazz musicians to find fame in the US, his name becoming a byword for ‘cool.’
With his debut album for Blue Note, ‘Introducing’, Kenny Burrell announced himself as an exciting new fretboard master in the world of jazz guitar.
‘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.
With his debut Blue Note album, ‘Think!’, Lonnie Smith established himself as one of the rising new stars of organ-driven soul-jazz in the late 60s.
A tribute to the breadth and depth of The Beatles’ work, there is no shortage of Beatles jazz music taking the group’s songs into new territory.
The third and most successful album by Tavares, ‘In The City’ is a passion-drenched classic of mid-70s R&B, and has much to offer beyond its hit singles.