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.
Peggy Lee’s legacy continues to influence new generations of singers. “We can all learn from her,” says Lee scholar Dr. Tish Oney.
Both on stage and in the studio, Frank Sinatra and Quincy Jones formed a perfect partnership based on mutual respect and admiration.
The only album that Tina Brooks released during his lifetime, ‘True Blue’ is a reminder that the saxophonist remains one of Blue Note’s unsung heroes.
Capturing Tubby Hayes at a creative high point, ‘Grits, Beans And Greens’ proves why the saxophonist was one of British jazz’s most important pathfinders.
In 1964, John Coltrane contributed music to a French-Canadian arthouse film, but his ‘Blue World’ soundtrack remained unreleased until now.
The debut album by Stanley Turrentine, ‘Look Out!’ was a remarkable record that introduced the tenor saxophonist’s distinctive style and sound.
A hypnotic, hugely significant song, Howlin’ Wolf’s recording of ‘Spoonful’ became a blues staple recorded by everyone from Etta James to Cream and beyond.
From soul-jazz cuts to risk-taking avant-garde explorations, ‘Empyrean Isles’ revealed that Herbie Hancock was a musical chameleon and a jazz icon in the making.
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.