Jazz played in a concert hall or a club is, for many, the pinnacle of the art form. Here are the 50 best live jazz albums of all time.
An essential intro to jazz for beginners, these 20 albums offer a guide to jazz that traces the music’s development over the 50s and 60s.
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.
One of the most important pianists in jazz, Bill Evans' distinctive tone at the instrument allowed him to wring large amounts of emotion from just a few notes.
One of the greatest jazz drummers ever, Shelly Manne appeared on countless records and enjoyed a celebrated career as a Hollywood movie musician.
Zigmund perfomed with Bill Evans’ legendary Trio in addition to stints with Jim Hall, Chet Baker, Michel Petrucciani, Stan Getz and many more.
Impulse! Records’ history blends indie hipness with a compulsion to push the boundaries, creating some of the most forward-thinking music in history.
In addition to the retrospective, Craft Recordings will also be releasing a live Evans performance from 1975.
Everyone from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga has sung from The Great American Songbook – classic songs so familiar they are woven into our cultural fabric.
The history of recorded jazz is hard to pin down. So many conflicting stories make up a rich patchwork that guides us towards the truth of how jazz began.
From iconic bandleaders to unique talents, the best jazz pianists both shaped the genre and revolutionized the role of the piano in music.
The four featured albums include ‘It Could Happen to You,’ ‘Chet Baker in New York,’ ‘Chet’ and ‘Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe.’
An introduction to the man who brought an elegant style and rhythmic grace to the trumpet, in addition to a fragile, unique singing voice that made him a jazz celebrity.
Peacock enjoyed a prolific solo career and collaborated with the likes of Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, and Paul Bley.
The songwriter and producer is the latest guest to star in the series featuring artists and tastemakers raiding the label’s record bins and then reviewing their loot.