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.
During a stellar 50-year career, Coryell became an undisputed great of jazz guitar.
The schedule includes classic titles from artists including Andrew Hill, Dexter Gordon, Hank Mobley, Wayne Shorter and many more.
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.’
An introduction to the man who brought an elegant style and rhythmic grace to the trumpet, in addition to a fragile, unique singing voice that made him a jazz celebrity.
How well do you know one of the 20th century's finest saxophonists? Test your knowledge with our quiz!
One of the greatest jazz drummers ever, Shelly Manne appeared on countless records and enjoyed a celebrated career as a Hollywood movie musician.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
The iconic poster boy for the West Coast cool school, Chet Baker left a profound mark on jazz in his 40-year career.
Being ahead of their time, too offbeat for mass consumption, or through plain old bad luck – some artists became wildly influential without becoming household names.
Revealing his unique vocal style, ‘Chet Baker Sings’ transformed the poster boy of West Coast “cool jazz” into a bona fide pop idol.
The collection presents his output as a leader for the renowned jazz label Riverside, recorded and released between 1958 and 1959.
This year's event takes place on Friday, 29 November in independent record stores across the US.
From loud, robust voices to delicate and refined ones, vocal gymnasts and smooth balladeers, the 50 best jazz singers ever is a varied and stunning list.
'Almost (Sweet Music)' features on Hozzier's new album, 'Wasteland, Baby!', which was released through Island Records on 1 March.