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.
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.
The work is by saxophonist/composer Daniel Schnyder and award-winning poet and playwright Bridgette Wimberly.
Breathing new life into songs we’ve heard many times before, the Have Yourself A Jazz Christmas playlist features the best Christmas jazz songs out there.
The centennial will feature new music releases, a tribute tour, festivals and events, prestigious exhibitions and much more.
The collection presents his output as a leader for the renowned jazz label Riverside, recorded and released between 1958 and 1959.
The saxophone remains an iconic instrument in jazz, mastered by many musical geniuses. uDiscover Music celebrates the 50 best jazz saxophonists of all time.
Bud Powell influenced almost jazz pianist who followed, but his name is not remembered as much as it should be. Here’s what you need to know.
Charlie Parker was one of the most important figures in the development of jazz and in particular Bop.
The new list of albums completes this celebration of essential jazz LPs from the catalogues of two great jazz labels.
Whether it’s joyous escapism, political anger or a personal spiritual quest that provides fuel for a great album is not of importance. What matters, as Coltrane said, is wanting "to speak to...
Decca Records gave jazz artists Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong a global platform, and continues to shape jazz music in the 21st Century.
The Genius Of Charlie Parker was no overstatement. An expanded reissue of an original 1953 album offered an insight into Bird’s recording techniques.