Amid the great unrest of 1968, a teenage jazz fan brought pianist Thelonious Monk to Palo Alto to play a concert. This is the story of how it happened.
Building on the success of ‘The Sidewinder’, ‘Cornbread’ revealed Lee Morgan to be a formidable composer as well as a dazzling trumpeter.
When she recorded ‘The Look Of Love’ in Capitol Studios, Diana Krall raised her game to match the legends that came before her.
Seen as a face-off between the old and new guards in jazz, Duke Ellington’s ‘Money Jungle’ album proved they were on the same continuum.
From gravelly-voiced icons such as Louis Armstrong, to super-smooth singers the likes of Frank Sinatra, these are the 25 best male jazz singers of all time.
Featuring one of Art Blakey’s most vital Jazz Messengers line-ups, ‘Meet You At The Jazz Corner Of The World’ is a stunning live album.
Regarded as one of the greatest jazz saxophonists of all time, Sonny Rollins discusses his incredible year of recordings with Blue Note.
Blue Note’s output was so prolific that many of its greatest sessions got shelved. These lost Blue Note albums more than deserve their due.
A pioneering hard bop pianist, the late Horace Silver was a founding member of The Jazz Messengers. He left an enormously important legacy.
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.
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.