The trumpeter passed away at age 25, yet the rich body of work he left behind sealed his reputation as one of the greatest trumpet players ever.
From the first talkie to modern films such as ‘Whiplash’, jazz and the movies have had a fruitful relationship. Here are 25 of the best jazz soundtracks.
Charlie Byrd was sent on a diplomatic tour of South America, but what he brought back to America was more important.
The new collection gathers up the 10-inch LPs the jazz icon released through Mercury Records and producer Norman Granz’s pre-Verve label Clef Records in the early 1950s.
Dizzy Gillespie was crazy, unpredictable, brash, extrovert, stylish – he was also a trumpet virtuoso, a jazz icon, and an inspiration.
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.
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.
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.