As talent scout, producer, musicologist, broadcaster, journalist and mentor, Hammond helped the world to discover some of the greatest musicians of all time.
Including career-defining sessions that continue to make their influence felt, the best jazz albums of all time offer a wealth of stunning, must-hear music.
'Moonglow' is the first taste of the Great American Songbook theme on the 13th studio album by Diana Krall, Turn Up The Quiet, out on 5 May, 2017.
Jazz harmonica maestro Jean-Baptiste 'Toots' Thielemans, passed away 22 August at 94. He died in his sleep at a hospital in his home city of Brussels.
Venerable jazz trombonist George “Buster” Cooper, who played with Duke Ellington and for numerous US presidents in a distinguished career, died on 13 May.