Leading many musicians through his “Hard Bop Academy”, Art Blakey was one of the most important jazz drummers in history.
Held in July 1966, the 6th National Jazz and Blues Festival was without doubt one of the best aggregations of artists gathered at a UK festival ever.
Blue Note President Don Was says of Frisell, “I love the way that Bill annihilates the concept of genre."
‘Blues Walk’ helped to kick-start the soul-jazz movement of the 60s and remains the go-to album in saxophonist Lou Donaldson’s canon.
Capturing Tubby Hayes at a creative high point, ‘Grits, Beans And Greens’ proves why the saxophonist was one of British jazz’s most important pathfinders.
The Genius Of Charlie Parker was no overstatement. An expanded reissue of an original 1953 album offered an insight into Bird’s recording techniques.
With his debut album for Blue Note, ‘Introducing’, Kenny Burrell announced himself as an exciting new fretboard master in the world of jazz guitar.
'Take It Away' is the latest in an ongoing series of highly-acclaimed single the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter has released over the past two years.
The history of ‘Fever’ includes some strange tales and unlikely artists. Here are some of the best cover versions of the song made famous by Peggy Lee.
Johnny Hodges possessed technical mastery of his instrument an individualistic style and use of vibrato that made him admired by many.
A timeless juxtaposition of brazen lust and cool sophistication, ‘Fever’ remains the definitive hit for jazz singer Peggy Lee.
The album was co-produced by the brothers Gene and Billy Page, both of whom had resumés going back to the 1960s.
On 23 July 1966, jazz organ genius Jimmy Smith had a lesser-known UK chart entry on the EP countdown with 'Swinging With The Incredible Jimmy Smith,' featuring 'Hobo Flats.'
With his debut Blue Note album, ‘Think!’, Lonnie Smith established himself as one of the rising new stars of organ-driven soul-jazz in the late 60s.
Las Vegas residencies by Frank Sinatra helped turn “Sin City” into an entertainment mecca. It is now one of the hottest destinations for live music.
There has been no shortage of songs about the Moon, from romantic ballads to conspiracy theory-fuelled considerations and zeitgeist-capturing hits.