He is one of those pianists that have influenced just about every one that has followed in his wake.
Watch the trailer for the forthcoming Blue Note Records documentary Beyond The Notes, directed by Sophie Huber which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival
Legendary jazz standards trio Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette release a 2CD version of their 1998 New Jersey show After The Fall on ECM
Norman Granz and the Jazz at the Philharmonic concerts made Jazz, Black AND White and changed the face of modern music
From iconic bandleaders to unique talents, the best jazz pianists in history both shaped the music and revolutionised the role of the piano in music.
Dexter Gordon is often overlooked as a master of the tenor saxophone, he can be eclipsed, in some people's minds by Lester Young & Coleman Hawkins.
Take a look at our list of the top 50 jazz albums of all time and find out if your personal collection comprises of any of the best ever jazz albums.