Out on September 24, the album finds the Grammy winning pianist leading the colorful 10-piece assemblage The Afro Latin Jazz Ensemble.
With his ‘Nigeria’ album, guitarist Grant Green turned in pitch-perfect hard bop performances that risked confusing his growing fanbase.
A strong case can be made for Max Roach as the most complete drummer in jazz history.
Kenny Burrell's ‘Midnight Blue’ blurs the boundaries between jazz and the blues and plays like a slow burn, soundtracking an imaginary film noir.
Widely used by discerning crate-diggers and hip-hop heads, the best Blue Note samples have become part of the cultural fabric.
Recorded in May and June 1969, the album made its debut on Billboard's Best Selling Jazz LPs chart on January 3, 1970.
Overcoming physical disabilities to become a world-renowned pianist, Michel Petrucciani has been hailed as an example for everyone.
In between bebop’s waning days and the full flowering of free jazz, a crafty cadre of forward-thinking artists gave jazz new wings.
One of The Jazz Messengers’ strongest albums of the 60s, ‘Buhaina’s Delight’ finds Art Blakey leading his group through pulsating pieces of hard bop.
Thelonious Monk’s incredible career saw him pioneer a uniquely percussive approach to the piano and write several jazz standards.
Released during a transitional phase for Blue Note, the ‘Blue Mode’ album revealed Hammond disciple Reuben Wilson to be a soul-jazz master.
‘The Pianoman at Christmas’ artist taught a virtual music lesson to 2,282 students.
The trumpeter took jazz music out of tiny clubs and up the R&B charts…and even onto the dance floor.
Recorded across two sessions, ‘The Sermon!’ finds the Hammond organ master Jimmy Smith at his finest for Blue Note, and pointing the future towards soul jazz.
Blue Note president Don Was talks about his love affair with jazz’s most iconic record label, and following in Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff’s footsteps.
Whether you’re an entry-level jazz fan or a hardcore aficionado with audiophile tendencies, the best jazz Christmas gifts have plenty to offer this year.