From its origins in the Roaring 20s, to a heyday in the 30s and beyond, big band jazz has produced some of the best jazz bandleaders of all time.
Billie Holiday's albums from her distinguished career are reissued digitally, many for the first time. Lady Day goes digital!
“Somehow when I listen to other singers of that era, I’m very much aware that it’s the 40s or the 50s. But with Billie, I never get that feeling.”
“We don’t have a singer,” said the manager at the Rustic cabin. “We have an MC that sings a little bit.” .....a 24 year-old Frank Sinatra!
Billie Holiday’s centenary, on 7 April, was the impetus for Universal Japan’s jazz team to conceive an album with an exciting jazz talent – José James.
The premise of the film was simple – how jazz was born in New Orleans in the early days of the 20th century and then conquered America.
'Lady Sings The Blues' is Billie Holiday's 1956 album that was released to coincide with her autobiography of the same name.
Choosing just 20 of the best Billie Holiday songs seems like an impossible task, but these songs tell the story of Lady Day’s career.
40 of the best tracks from Billie Holiday
Jamie Cullum has announced his imminent return with the new album 'Interlude,' accompanied by live dates.
On August 25, 1973, Diana Ross had a new No. 1 on the R&B chart with the record we present as our Rediscovered Gem: Touch Me In The Morning.
Cassandra Wilson will mark 20 years since her landmark Blue Note album ‘Blue Light ‘til Dawn’ with a free concert at New York’s Lincoln Centre tonight.
José James’ musical blend features jazz, soul, hip-hop, rock & his many other influences, all displayed on his Blue Note album ‘While You Were Sleeping.’
The ultimate playlist for anyone wanting to put some great jazz into their lives…what's not to love?
Throughout its rich and varied history, the groundbreaking Verve Records has brought “The Jazz Of America” into millions of homes around the world.