The collection presents his output as a leader for the renowned jazz label Riverside, recorded and released between 1958 and 1959.
Dizzy Gillespie was crazy, unpredictable, brash, extrovert, stylish – he was also a trumpet virtuoso, a jazz icon and an inspiration to many younger trumpeters.
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.
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.
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.
Photographing the great jazz musicians both in public and private, William Gottlieb always managed to capture them with a truth others failed to achieve.