With ‘Royal Flush’, Donald Byrd held a few aces up his sleeve, pushing the boundaries of hard bop while also introducing Herbie Hancock to the world.
Left on the shelf for almost two decades, ‘Chant’ is a early 60s Donald Byrd classic that finds the trumpeter in exceptional form.
The new record also features guest slots from Anna Calvi, Fiona Apple, Inara George and more.
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...
The film about the late jazz innovator, directed by Stanley Nelson, is released via Abramorama and Eagle Rock Entertainment.
The film explores the vision behind the famous jazz institution, and will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and digitally.
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.
From soul-jazz cuts to risk-taking avant-garde explorations, ‘Empyrean Isles’ revealed that Herbie Hancock was a musical chameleon and a jazz icon in the making.
The award-winning documentary 'Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes' directed by Sophie Huber is heading to select US theatres this summer.
With ‘Contours’ Sam Rivers proved that he was an innovator who could advance post-bop jazz when all norms were being challenged.
With career album sales of ten million to his name, Cullum's new studio record represents a striking new direction.
Motown’s great songwriters were the foundations of the Great American Soulbook, an imaginary, but nonetheless awe-inspiring collection of songs written in the name of soul. But it did not come easy.
Collier's take on The Fab Four's classic also appears on his forthcoming album, 'Djesse - Volume 2'.
An essential introduction to jazz for beginners, these 20 albums offer a guide to jazz that traces the music’s development over the 50s and 60s.
Largely self-taught, the 24-year-old YouTube sensation turned international star has also collaborated with Herbie Hancock, Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer.