TV and film composer Brian Reitzell always turns to the Blue Note label for inspiration. Here are the 16 tracks...
Recorded on 26 September 1962 and released in February 1963 on Impulse! Records, Duke Ellington & John Coltrane saw a cross-generational collaboration.
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.
The album captures the last night of Jarrett's tour of that year, and a concert in which he was at the peak of his improvisational powers.
The cover was the title song from a live album recorded at Basin Street West in San Francisco in 1967.
Standing cheek to cheek with Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga staged her most radical reinvention yet, setting herself on a new creative arc.
A guide to the 11 essential albums that anyone looking to buy John Coltrane for the first time will need to start their collection with.
The best John Coltrane quotes offer revealing insights into the art of a man who kept pushing music forward. “I want to speak to their souls,” he once said.
The gold standard in Latin Music, the best Fania songs truly merged cultures, ranging from salsa to disco, and all points between.
With ‘Royal Flush’, Donald Byrd held a few aces up his sleeve, pushing the boundaries of hard bop while also introducing Herbie Hancock to the world.
Among the many albums released by Duke Ellington, only a handful focused on his abilities as a pianist. One of the best was ‘The Duke Plays Ellington’.
From loud, robust voices to delicate and refined ones, vocal gymnasts and smooth balladeers, the 50 best jazz singers ever is a varied and stunning list.
Before there were the 3 Tenors of opera fame, there were the giants of tenor saxophone: Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young.
Left on the shelf for almost two decades, ‘Chant’ is a early 60s Donald Byrd classic that finds the trumpeter in exceptional form.
When she recorded ‘The Look Of Love’ in Capitol Studios, Diana Krall raised her game to match the legends that came before her. She Tells uDiscover Music how.
Building on the success of ‘The Sidewinder’, ‘Cornbread’ revealed Lee Morgan to be a formidable composer as well as a dazzling trumpeter.