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.
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.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution, with even the most forward-thinking music looking to the past for inspiration.
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Free jazz was a much misunderstood – and even maligned – genre when it emerged in the late 50s, but it resulted in some of the finest modern jazz.
An essential introduction to jazz for beginners, these 20 albums offer a guide to jazz that traces the music’s development over the 50s and 60s.
A guide to the ten essential albums that anyone looking to buy John Coltrane for the first time will need to start their collection with.
Eleven of the best Great American Songbook recordings by jazz musicians who improvised unique journeys around the songs and their wonderful melodies.
Spanning jazz, country, hip-hop and soul music, the best gospel songs of all time prove that the spirit can move you, no matter what your tastes.
Impulse! Records’ history blends indie hipness with a compulsion to push the boundaries, creating some of the most forward-thinking music in history.
The term is well-known, but many jazz newcomers often ask: what is bebop? And why is it hailed as the most important development in jazz? Here’s the story.
Including career-defining sessions that continue to make their influence felt, the best jazz albums of all time offer a wealth of stunning, must-hear music.
Lying somewhere on the spectrum between avant-garde jazz and free jazz, astral jazz represented one of the most experimental periods in jazz’s history.
Everyone from Frank Sinatra to Lady Gaga has sung from The Great American Songbook – classic songs so familiar they are woven into our cultural fabric.
John Coltrane’s 1958 sessions for the Prestige label proved to be supremely fertile and prolific, marking the saxophonist’s creative rebirth.