John Coltrane died on 17 July 1967, gave more to jazz in his 40 years than many who lived a...
Frank Sinatra proved he was musical royalty when, in 1962, he performed at London’s Royal Festival Hall before an audience of British dignitaries.
Released in 1964, ‘Crescent’ is one of John Coltrane's finest albums, featuring the talents of McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison and Elvin Jones.
The award-winning documentary 'Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes' directed by Sophie Huber is heading to select US theatres this summer.
The Dark Magus always had plenty to say about himself and his music. These 20 Miles Davis quotes offer a revealing insight into the man and his work.
Ella Fitzgerald called him The Duke of Ellington; he was a true Renaissance man and one of the giants of 20th Century music – jazz or any other kind.
Many jazz musicians died when they were in their prime or even younger, particularly during the music’s heyday, but their music lives on forever.
With ‘Contours’ Sam Rivers proved that he was an innovator who could advance post-bop jazz when all norms were being challenged.
Already hailed as a major event in the jazz world, the 1969 recordings will be released in CD, vinyl and deluxe 2CD editions.
Jazz organ genius Jimmy Smith cracked the Billboard Hot 100 charts 12 times, including one of his biggest successes, ‘Hobo Flats’, on 18 May 1963.
Recorded at the iconic New York jazz venue, ‘State Of The Tenor: Live At The Village Vanguard, Volume 2’ is nothing less than magisterial.
The iconic poster boy for the West Coast cool school, Chet Baker left a profound mark on jazz in his 40-year career, proving you didn’t need to be a Juilliard graduate to...
Gil Evans was one of the most important arrangers in the history of jazz.
Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley shared a stage in March 1960, when Ol’ Blue Eyes invited the singer of ‘Blue Suede Shoes’ onto his show.
Recorded between 1952 and ’54, the five Thelonious Monk Prestige 10” albums capture the maverick jazz pianist on some of his most important sessions.
Johnny Hodges possessed technical mastery of his instrument an individualistic style and use of vibrato that made him admired by many.