Smooth jazz is often unfairly maligned, but there’s a lot to love in its accessible, mellow soundscapes and flowing melodies.
Louis Armstrong's prolific late '50s period is to be anthologised on Pops Is Tops: The Verve Studio Albums, a four-CD and digital set out on 13 April 2018.
Sonny Rollins landmark album Way Out West is receiving an international 2LP vinyl reissue to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its initial release
Watch jazz-funk icon Roy Ayers perform his classic Everybody Loves The Sunshine as part of NPR's popular Tiny Desk series of concerts
Watch the trailer for the forthcoming Blue Note Records documentary Beyond The Notes, directed by Sophie Huber which premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival
A special Frank Sinatra lullaby album Baby Blue Eyes May The First Voice You Hear Be Mine for children and adults is released on 6 April on CD and 2LP
Recorded over three sessions between 1949 and 1950, Miles Davis’ ‘Birth Of The Cool’ is a landmark jazz album.
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.