It wasn’t easy for musicians to be openly feminist – or, indeed, to be openly women. But right from the start, they’ve been there...
Decca Records gave jazz artists Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong a global platform, and continues to shape jazz music in the 21st Century.
An introduction and tribute to one of the greatest jazz singers ever.
Music and art will always go together, as artwork can be as much a part of a record as the sound. Music fans have always taken pleasure from looking again and again...
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 the first flushes of romance, to heartbreak, loss and lust, the love song puts emotions to words – and music – remaining a core part of our lives.
Capturing the joyful essence of what it feels like to love and be loved, the best jazz songs are timeless expressions of the deepest emotions.
Birthing some of the world’s greatest music, the history of New York’s Apollo Theater parallels the evolution of Black American identity.
Photographing the great jazz musicians both in public and private, William Gottlieb always managed to capture them with a truth others failed to achieve.
The film premieres February 26 on Hulu, with Andra Day starring as the legendary jazz vocalist.
A musically-diverse collection of 29 singles and albums made the cut.
As talent scout, producer, musicologist, broadcaster, journalist and mentor, Hammond helped the world to discover some of the greatest musicians of all time.
‘Strange Fruit,’ covered countless times, has become an influential rallying cry passed down through generations.
‘Lofi Holiday Mixtape’ pairs DJs like BLOND:ISH and eevee with classic recordings by The Temptations, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald.
In 1985, a new compilation put the great singer's name on the UK LP chart for the first time.