The debut album by a prolific musician, ‘Grant’s First Stand’ is a significant work that set out the Blue Note...
With ‘Face To Face’, Blue Note organist “Baby Face” Willette brought a distinctive sound and a new dynamism to jazz before disappearing into obscurity.
The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has a unique and much-revered place in the music firmament.
On 'Mode For Joe', Joe Henderson delivers an exciting glimpse of the future while managing to keep one foot in the hard-bop past.
Norah Jones’ multi-Grammy-winning debut album, ‘Come Away With Me’, is one of the 21st Century’s must-own recordings, and an instant classic.
In the 1966 British romantic comedy Alfie starring Michael Caine, it's Sonny Rollins's score that steals the leading role.
Recorded in 1957 but not released for another 23 years, Hank Mobley’s ‘Poppin’’ is an exemplary slice of hard bop that deserves a far wider audience.
On 25 January 1956, Ella Fitzgerald recorded for Verve Records for the very first time. It was the beginning of a resurgence in the singer's career.
‘Getz/Gilberto’ is now a jazz classic, but when it was recorded no one expected it to become one of the best selling jazz albums of all time.
You may not know they exist, but the best music arrangers can lift a song to new heights, making all the difference to whether it’s a hit or not.
Recorded with his wife, organist Shirley Scott, ‘Hustlin’’ revealed that Stanley Turrentine was a true master of the saxophone.
Faced with a dilapidated piano and suffering from back aches and sleep withdrawal, Keith Jarrett recorded a legendary jazz album, ‘The Köln Concert’.
From pioneering instrumentalists to boundary-breaking singer-songwriters, these female Blue Note musicians deserve their places in the history books.