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.
'Pretzel Logic' became their first US Top 10 album, propelled by the biggest hit single of their career, 'Rikki Don't Lose That Number.'
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...
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.
How (and why) did musicians make epic music? There's no one answer, as this race through the history of popular music shows.
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.
'Q's Jook Joint' gave the producer a gold album in America for the sixth time in his incomparable career.
Recorded in 1959, Ella Fitzgerald Sings The George and Ira Gershwin Song Book is one of the greatest vocal performances of the 20th century.
An introduction to a legend whose music was the soundtrack to the lives of millions.
‘Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins’ marked a late career masterpiece from two jazz greats, capturing what made them both so special.
How well do you know one of the greatest composers of the 20th century? Test your knowledge with our quiz!
Duke Ellington was one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. He wrote wonderful, popular, music and songs, extended jazz works, suites as well as sacred music.
From doorknobs to ‘Nessun Dorma’, Decca Records’ story is one of innovation, revolutionising the way sound has been recorded, sold and enjoyed.
Among the many albums released by Duke Ellington, only a handful focused on his abilities as a pianist. One of the best was ‘The Duke Plays Ellington’.
At the cutting-edge of modern jazz, Miles Mosley looks at the jazz tradition – his icons and influences, and where jazz may go tomorrow.