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.
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.
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.
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.
This richly romantic number is one of those timeless love songs that's been covered by a vast array of great vocalists.
One of the greatest jazz drummers ever, Shelly Manne appeared on countless records and enjoyed a celebrated career as a Hollywood movie musician.
Impulse! Records’ history blends indie hipness with a compulsion to push the boundaries, creating some of the most forward-thinking music in history.
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.
Widely considered to be one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, Evans’ use of harmony and his inventive and impressionistic interpretation of the jazz repertoire has few peers.
The collection presents his output as a leader for the renowned jazz label Riverside, recorded and released between 1958 and 1959.
If you want to luxuriate in jazz then look no further than the Bill Evans Trio and a 48-piece orchestra on Bill Evans Trio With Symphony Orchestra.