Birthing some of the world’s greatest music, the history of New York’s Apollo Theater parallels “the evolution of black American identity”.
An essential introduction to jazz for beginners, these 20 albums offer a guide to jazz that traces the music’s development over the 50s and 60s.
Photographing the great jazz musicians both in public and private, William Gottlieb always managed to capture them with a truth others failed to achieve.
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.
Impulse! Records’ history blends indie hipness with a compulsion to push the boundaries, creating some of the most forward-thinking music in history.
Including career-defining sessions that continue to make their influence felt, the best jazz albums of all time offer a wealth of stunning, must-hear music.
We look back to a time when jazz was the dominant form of popular music and could be heard emanating from radio stations and concert halls around the world.
The sophisticated sound of symphonic soul filled dancefloors and bedrooms in the 70s, thanks to the pioneering work of Barry White, Isaac Hayes, and more.
The 2019 ceremony will also recognise, among other blues standards, the Muddy Waters song that gave the Rolling Stones their name.
The history of recorded jazz is hard to pin down. So many conflicting stories make up a rich patchwork that guides us towards the truth of how jazz began.
From the first flushes of romance, to heartbreak, loss and lust, the love song puts emotions to words – and music – remaining a core part of our lives.
The album oozes swing and helped reconnect jazz lovers with one of the finest bands of the swing era.
Frank Sinatra is a legend, his music was the soundtrack to the second half of the 20th Century and his songs resonate as strongly today as they ever did.
Entitled 'A Day In The Life: Impressions Of Pepper', the album is out now on the legendary Verve label.
Captured live on ‘Sinatra At The Sands’, The Chairman delivered a performance that made everyone in the room think they’d hit the jackpot.