A guide to the ten essential albums that anyone looking to buy John Coltrane for the first time will need to start their collection with.
Eleven of the best Great American Songbook recordings by jazz musicians who improvised unique journeys around the songs and their wonderful melodies.
Witnessing Sinatra at Budokan Hall, Tokyo, was an unforgettable experience, with The Chairman staging a vibrant performance.
Impulse! Records’ history blends indie hipness with a compulsion to push the boundaries, creating some of the most forward-thinking music in history.
In the early 60s, Brazil initiated a quiet musical revolution by exporting the silky sound of bossa nova to the rest of the world.
The term is well-known, but many jazz newcomers often ask: what is bebop? And why is it hailed as the most important development in jazz? Here’s the story.
An in-demand sideman for everyone from Wayne Shorter to Donald Byrd, drummer Joe Chambers recorded some of his greatest work for Blue Note in the 60s.
Recorded over three sessions between 1949 and 1950, Miles Davis’ ‘Birth Of The Cool’ remains a landmark jazz album that influenced generations of musicians.
With their three albums for Verve Records, Ella and Louis proved themselves the perfect partnership, setting the bar for all jazz duets to follow.
At the cutting-edge of modern jazz, Miles Mosley looks at the jazz tradition – his icons and influences, and where jazz may go tomorrow.
Today, legends are ten a penny. When Billie Holiday was given the accolade it meant something: she was one of, if not the, best jazz singers of all time.
Including career-defining sessions that continue to make their influence felt, the best jazz albums of all time offer a wealth of stunning, must-hear music.
Lying somewhere on the spectrum between avant-garde jazz and free jazz, astral jazz represented one of the most experimental periods in jazz’s history.
Everyone from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga has sung from The Great American Songbook – classic songs so familiar they are woven into our cultural fabric.
To celebrate JAM we're giving away vinyl from the likes of Nat King Cole, John Coltrane, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Norah Jones!