The histories of the most iconic recording studios – Sun, Motown, Abbey Road – have made them almost as famous as the musicians who have recorded there.
From country to rock, jazz to hip-hop, these personas embody a specific moment in an artist’s development.
One of the greatest jazz drummers ever, Shelly Manne appeared on countless records and enjoyed a celebrated career as a Hollywood movie musician.
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 iconic poster boy for the West Coast cool school, Chet Baker left a profound mark on jazz in his 40-year career, proving you didn’t need to be a Juilliard graduate to...
As the Queen biopic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ proved, the best music biopics can have a cultural impact that goes far beyond devoted fans. Here are 30 must-sees.
It will be published in September by Z2 Comics, just after the 100th anniversary of Parker's birth on 29 August.
Photographing the great jazz musicians both in public and private, William Gottlieb always managed to capture them with a truth others failed to achieve.
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.
Charlie Parker was one of the most important figures in the development of jazz and in particular Bop.
Charlie Parker, the man they nicknamed ‘Bird’, was one of the most important figures in the development of jazz and in particular be-bop.
Recorded on 28 January 1946, ‘Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume II’ captured the historic concert featuring Charlie Parker, Lester Young and other jazz titans.
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.
Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach and others feature in the set, from which 'Ko-Ko' can now be streamed or downloaded.
Dizzy Gillespie was crazy, unpredictable, brash, extrovert, stylish – he was also a trumpet virtuoso, a jazz icon and an inspiration to many younger trumpeters.