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.
Impulse! Records’ history blends indie hipness with a compulsion to push the boundaries, creating some of the most forward-thinking music in history.
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.
There is no shortage of talented vocalists, but the best female jazz singers possess unique voices which hold their own against their male counterparts.
Diana Krall is one of the most gifted and talented musicians to play jazz in the modern era. She digs deep and tells us things about songs like no one else can.
The far-reaching song inspired the African-American military pilots who fought in World War II, and it went on to enter the Grammy Hall of Fame.
The story of GRP Records goes back to 1976 and the label went on to make an outstanding contribution to jazz over the coming decades.
When she recorded ‘The Look Of Love’ in Capitol Studios, Diana Krall raised her game to match the legends that came before her. She Tells uDiscover Music how.
With ‘Love Is Here To Stay’, two masters of jazz singing unite to create a lasting tribute to George Gershwin, and an album that will stand the test of time.
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.
A new a star-studded tribute album celebrates Joni Mitchell’s legacy, featuring James Taylor, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan and Rufus Wainwright, among others.
Spotify continues their holiday tradition unveiling a fresh batch of artists reimagining classic Christmas songs for the Spotify Singles: Christmas Collection playlist.
Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Rufus Wainwright and Seal are also among the performers at the two-day all-star LA concerts.
The album is out just in time for the 120th Anniversary of George Gershwin’s birthday on 26 September.
The new collection is released in time for the 100th anniversary of the iconic conductor/composer's birth on 25 August.