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.
Birthing some of the world’s greatest music, the history of New York’s Apollo Theater parallels “the evolution of black American identity”.
Photographing the great jazz musicians both in public and private, William Gottlieb always managed to capture them with a truth others failed to achieve.
Impulse! Records’ history blends indie hipness with a compulsion to push the boundaries, creating some of the most forward-thinking music in history.
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.
The Count Basie band always sounded so fresh: it was very much a jazz band but it played emotional music; at once simple, yet always stylish.
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.
One of jazz’s greatest ever singers, Anita O’Day revolutionised what it meant to be a female vocalist in a male-dominated world.
Captured live on ‘Sinatra At The Sands’, The Chairman delivered a performance that made everyone in the room think they’d hit the jackpot.
The Billboard issue of 15 October 1966 confirmed that the Chairman of the Board was back.
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...
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...
Photographer Art Kane took the most wonderful photograph in jazz history, featuring 57 of the best jazz musicians ever: A Great Day In Harlem.