With the band riding the huge success of their sixth studio album 'Aja,' a new film soundtrack single emerged.
The Motown genius was celebrating the influence of Ellington, Armstrong and more.
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.
Impulse! Records’ history blends indie hipness with a compulsion to push the boundaries, creating some of the most forward-thinking music in history.
Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Jack McDuff and many others recorded 'Hey Lawdy Mama' before Steppenwolf rocked it up.
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.
uDiscover Music's playlist in tribute to the incredible, insatiable and eclectic creativity of the man called Q.
Decca Records gave jazz artists Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong a global platform, and continues to shape jazz music in the 21st Century.
Music and art will always go together, as artwork can be as much a part of a record as the sound. Music fans have always taken pleasure from looking again and again...
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 iconic bandleaders to unique talents, the best jazz pianists both shaped the genre and revolutionized the role of the piano in music.
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.
How (and why) did musicians make epic music? There's no one answer, as this race through the history of popular music shows.
For the legendary pianist-bandleader and his incredible orchestra, the bottom line was swinging hard and making you smile.