Leading many musicians through his “Hard Bop Academy”, Art Blakey was one of the most important jazz drummers in history.
Released during a transitional phase for Blue Note, the ‘Blue Mode’ album revealed Hammond disciple Reuben Wilson to be a soul-jazz master.
John Coltrane died on 17 July 1967, gave more to jazz in his 40 years than many who lived a much longer life, we look back at his great legacy.
Today, legends are ten a penny. When Billie Holiday was given the accolade it meant something: she was one of, if not the, best jazz singers of all time.
The film explores the vision behind the famous jazz institution, and will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and digitally.
A tribute to the breadth and depth of The Beatles’ work, there is no shortage of Beatles jazz music taking the group’s songs into new territory.
‘Blacks And Blues’ found flautist Bobbi Humphrey teaming up with Larry Mizell for a groove-laden album that provided future sample-fodder for hip-hop.
As talent scout, producer, musicologist, broadcaster, journalist and mentor, Hammond helped the world to discover some of the greatest musicians of all time.
Both on stage and in the studio, Frank Sinatra and Quincy Jones formed a perfect partnership based on mutual respect and admiration.
‘Two Men With The Blues’ found two of music’s great modern craftsmen, Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis, bonding over shared musical passions and creating a classic album.
Louis Jordan was dubbed the King of The Jukebox and rightly so, he was a huge star and one that is sadly much less remembered than he ought to be…
In the early 60s, Brazil initiated a quiet musical revolution by exporting the silky sound of bossa nova to the rest of the world.
A pioneer of the bossa nova genre, João Gilberto blended traditional samba music and with modern jazz in the late '50s.
Today there’s not a person in the world who does not associate What A Wonderful World with Louis Armstrong. Read about the story behind the song.
Four mighty strings and 50 mighty players: the best bassists are the ones who carve out signature sounds and play as many memorable licks as the guitarists.
The actor and jazz musician revealed he has been back in the recording studio in LA with his long-time band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.