From custom guitars to truly bizarre contraptions, these homemade musical instruments have unique DIY sounds that you’ll never hear anywhere else.
Charlie Parker was only on Earth for 34 years, but he created some of the most wonderful music the world has ever heard.
Explore how the Newport Jazz Festival survived riots, rock, and revolution to birth some of jazz’s greatest live albums.
This richly romantic number is one of those timeless love songs that's been covered by a vast array of great vocalists.
The set was completed a month before Heath's death on 19 January and crowns his remarkable 76-year career.
One of the greatest jazz drummers ever, Shelly Manne appeared on countless records and enjoyed a celebrated career as a Hollywood movie musician.
It will be published in September by Z2 Comics, just after the 100th anniversary of Parker's birth on 29 August.
Charlie Byrd was sent on a diplomatic tour of South America, but what he imported back to America was more important: ‘Jazz Samba’.
The track stayed at the R&B chart summit for a mighty nine weeks, to become the longest-running soul No. 1 Stevie has ever had.
Recorded on 28 January 1946, ‘Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume II’ captured the historic concert featuring Charlie Parker, Lester Young and other jazz titans.
Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach and others feature in the set, from which 'Ko-Ko' can now be streamed or downloaded.
Dizzy Gillespie was crazy, unpredictable, brash, extrovert, stylish – he was also a trumpet virtuoso, a jazz icon and an inspiration to many younger trumpeters.
The centennial will feature new music releases, a tribute tour, festivals and events, prestigious exhibitions and much more.
Bud Powell influenced almost jazz pianist who followed, but his name is not remembered as much as it should be. Here’s what you need to know.
The new list of albums completes this celebration of essential jazz LPs from the catalogues of two great jazz labels.