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.
The new collection gathers up the 10-inch LPs the jazz icon released through Mercury Records and producer Norman Granz’s pre-Verve label Clef Records in the early 1950s.
Dizzy Gillespie was crazy, unpredictable, brash, extrovert, stylish – he was also a trumpet virtuoso, a jazz icon, and an inspiration.
From its origins in the Roaring 20s, to a heyday in the 30s and beyond, big band jazz has produced some of the best jazz bandleaders of all time.
The passionate writer was an influential and divisive figure in the jazz world.
The saxophonist's name isn't as known as among non-jazz fans these days, but he should be remembered as a pioneer and innovator.
Jazz played in a concert hall or a club is, for many, the pinnacle of the art form. Here are the 50 best live jazz albums of all time.
Bill Clinton, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Jon Batiste, and Jeff Goldblum are among those paying tribute to Bird's legacy.
Charlie Parker was only on Earth for 34 years, but he created some of the most wonderful music the world has ever heard.
“Few artists have made such an impact on the music of an era as Charlie Parker did in shaping the sounds of the 20th century", says UMe President and CEO, Bruce Resnikoff.
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.
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.
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.
Charlie Parker, the man they nicknamed ‘Bird’, was one of the most important figures in the development of jazz and in particular be-bop.