The classically trained jazz pianist has always straddled the two worlds of jazz and hip-hop, most audibly on pathfinding albums the likes of ‘Black Radio.’
Norah Jones’ multi-Grammy-winning debut album, ‘Come Away With Me,’ is one of the 21st Century’s instant classics.
Released in 1977, Natalie Cole’s 'Unpredictable' documented the singer evolving into an accomplished, multi-faceted artist.
A creative and commercial peak, MC Hammer’s ‘Please Hammer Don't Hurt ’Em’ included ‘U Can’t Touch This’ and introduced the world to 'Hammer Time.'
Capitol released the self-titled debut LP by the Texan country original in January 1961.
When Rosanne Cash wrote the songs for ‘Black Cadillac,' she was ready to open her heart. The results were an album hailed as the most intense of her career.
Recorded over three sessions between 1949 and 1950, Miles Davis’ ‘Birth Of The Cool’ is a landmark jazz album.
Founder of Capitol Records, songwriter Johnny Mercer released just one album under his own name, but ‘Accentuate The Positive’ contained a host of classics.
‘Come Fly With Me’ was Frank Sinatra's first album with Billy May as arranger and conductor; it still exudes style and sophistication.
With a trademark mellow sound, ‘Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly’ laid down a bold marker in American R&B music, looking for something deep and meaningful.
With his third Capitol LP in five months, the singer-guitarist was ending 1967 as one of the hottest new properties in country music.
On her Grammy-winning album, ‘How Glad I Am,’ Nancy Wilson established herself as a singular storyteller able to switch effortlessly between pop, jazz and R&B
Decades after its release, The White Album remains a groundbreaking record, lauded by many Beatles fans – though dividing the opinions of some.
The album advertised the artist's rare ability to interpret UK and US pop, the country, soul and folk flavours of her past and the West Coast album sound.
Released in 1984, 'Solid' defined the synthetic sound of 80s R&B and, with its infectious title track, marked the commercial peak for Ashford & Simpson.