The French film noir may be long forgotten, but Miles Davis’ soundtrack remains a groundbreaking development in modal jazz.
Hampton Hawes was one of jazz’s greatest pianists. Philip Freeman takes a look at the run of albums on Contemporary that solidified his reputation.
An introduction to one of the seminal early jazz soloists.
With a breathtakingly diverse roster that spans jazz and classical music, ECM Records has been at the forefront of contemporary jazz for five decades.
Kicking off the celebration, six new ‘On Contemporary’ digital compilations and a 70-track playlist are out on December 3.
The documentary also features Brandee Younger, Ahmad Jamal, and Ray Barbee.
‘The 7th Hand’ is out January 28.
A huge figure in American music, here's an introduction to the flamboyant bandleader and stage entertainer.
We're giving away an Impulse Records box set, plus LPs from John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane, Louis Armstrong and Oscar Peterson.
Jaco Pastorius often told people that he was the greatest bass player in the world. During his brief, mercurial career, that claim didn't seem that crazy.
Recorded across two sessions, ‘The Sermon!’ finds the Hammond organ master Jimmy Smith at his finest for Blue Note.
Profoundly exploratory, ‘Workin’ With The Miles Davis Quintet’ proved that Miles Davis assembled one of the most progressive groups in jazz.
An introduction to a restless mind that constantly pushed at the limits of jazz (and music itself) throughout a lengthy career.