'Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Duke Ellington Songbook' is consummate vocal jazz that took over a year to record, but it was well worth the wait.
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...
‘Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins’ marked a late career masterpiece from two jazz greats, capturing what made them both so special.
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...
Ranked and rated, from big-band leaders to bebop pioneers and fusion futurists, uDiscover reveals a list of the 50 best jazz drummers of all time.
Norman Granz was unique in the business in his sense of justice, fairness and equality and had a true passion for the music that had become known as jazz not long before...
Johnny Hodges possessed technical mastery of his instrument an individualistic style and use of vibrato that made him admired by many.
From doorknobs to ‘Nessun Dorma’, Decca Records’ story is one of innovation, revolutionising the way sound has been recorded, sold and enjoyed.
From iconic bandleaders to unique talents, the best jazz pianists in history both shaped the music and revolutionised the role of the piano in music.
The Dark Magus always had plenty to say about himself and his music. These 20 Miles Davis quotes offer a revealing insight into the man and his work.
Ella Fitzgerald called him The Duke of Ellington; he was a true Renaissance man and one of the giants of 20th Century music – jazz or any other kind.
The Motown genius was celebrating the influence of Ellington, Armstrong and more.
Who wrote the first ever blues song and what was the first ever recorded blues song? We dig deep to find out the fascinating history of recorded blues.
Gil Evans was one of the most important arrangers in the history of jazz.
Wonderful World is many people's favourite song; the story behind its release is fascinating and given its difficult birth, it's amazing that it made No.1.