These recordings showcase top-flight artists creating unique journeys around some of the most well-known songs of all-time.
Many jazz musicians died when they were in their prime or even younger, particularly during the music’s heyday, but their music lives on forever.
The saxophone remains an iconic instrument in jazz, mastered by many musical geniuses. uDiscover Music celebrates the 50 best jazz saxophonists of all time.
The term is well-known, but many jazz newcomers often ask: what is bebop? And why is it hailed as the most important development in jazz? Here’s the story.
From country to rock, jazz to hip-hop, these personas embody a specific moment in an artist’s development.
Everyone from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga has sung from The Great American Songbook – classic songs so familiar they are woven into our cultural fabric.
The sophisticated sound of symphonic soul filled dancefloors and bedrooms in the 70s, thanks to the pioneering work of Barry White, Isaac Hayes, and more.
'Pretzel Logic' became their first US Top 10 album, propelled by the biggest hit single of their career, 'Rikki Don't Lose That Number.'
Decca Records gave jazz artists Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong a global platform, and continues to shape jazz music in the 21st Century.
How (and why) did musicians make epic music? There's no one answer, as this race through the history of popular music shows.
Recorded on January 28, 1946, ‘Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume II’ captured the historic concert featuring Charlie Parker, Lester Young, and other jazz titans.
Photographing the great jazz musicians both in public and private, William Gottlieb always managed to capture them with a truth others failed to achieve.
At art school in 1960 Charlie Watts wrote and illustrated a book, Ode To A High Flying Bird, the bird being Charlie Parker, the jazz saxophonist.
The four featured albums include ‘It Could Happen to You,’ ‘Chet Baker in New York,’ ‘Chet’ and ‘Chet Baker Plays the Best of Lerner and Loewe.’
Film musicals, a true American art form, have celebrated freedom in the cinema, self-expression and the pursuit of dreams down life’s yellow brick road.