A guide to the ten essential albums that anyone looking to buy John Coltrane for the first time will need...
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.
Largely self-taught, the 24-year-old YouTube sensation turned international star has also collaborated with Herbie Hancock, Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer.
Impulse! Records’ history blends indie hipness with a compulsion to push the boundaries, creating some of the most forward-thinking music in history.
Blue Note Records are set to release the 23-year-old, Chicago-born star's debut on 3 May.
In the early 60s, Brazil initiated a quiet musical revolution by exporting the silky sound of bossa nova to the rest of the world.
So much more than a blues singer, Bessie Smith was an icon for her race and gender, and her legend resonates like no other in the history of blues singers.
From soul to punk, classical to country, a wide array of ‘My Way’ covers have taken Frank Sinatra’s masterpiece into new realms.
The album includes seven stylistically diverse tracks recorded with collaborators including Thomas Bartlett and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.
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.
Staged by the UK-based jazz radio network, the event takes place in London on International Jazz Day, 30 April.