Moanin’ is a hard bop classic and a major album that established Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers as one of jazz’s premier outfits.
Building on the success of ‘The Sidewinder’, ‘Cornbread’ revealed Lee Morgan to be a formidable composer as well as a dazzling trumpeter.
Seen as a face-off between the old and new guards in jazz, Duke Ellington’s ‘Money Jungle’ album proved they were on the same continuum.
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.
Don Was is a widely-respected artist, record label boss and hugely in-demand A-list producer.
Alfa Mists’ rework appears on the forthcoming release, ‘Blue Note Re:imagined,’ a collection of Blue Note tracks revitalized by rising UK artists.
Regarded as one of the greatest jazz saxophonists of all time, Sonny Rollins discusses his incredible year of recordings with Blue Note.
Blue Note’s output was so prolific that many of its greatest sessions got shelved. These lost Blue Note albums more than deserve their due.
A pioneering hard bop pianist, the late Horace Silver was a founding member of The Jazz Messengers. He left an enormously important legacy.
His second album for Blue Note, ‘Sonny’s Crib’ established the short-lived pianist as an in-demand giant in the jazz world.
The new record is the follow-up to 2019's critically-acclaimed 'KingMaker'.
‘It’s Time!’ found Jackie McLean returning to the driving swing rhythms of hard bop, but it certainly wasn’t a conservative session.
An album that captures the young vibraphonist acknowledging jazz tradition before he traveled to other, less-frequented, musical destinations.
The original version of the track appeared on Byrd’s 1975 R&B fusion classic 'Places and Spaces'.
A towering achievement, ‘Go’ made saxophonist Dexter Gordon a bona fide jazz giant – and not just because of his towering physique.
Launched in 2019, the Tone Poet series features all-analog, 180g audiophile vinyl reissues that are mastered from the original master tape.