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.
‘Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins’ marked a late career masterpiece from two jazz greats, capturing what made them both so special.
Johnny Hodges possessed technical mastery of his instrument an individualistic style and use of vibrato that made him admired by many.
Billy Strayhorn was born in 1915 and when he was 23 years old, in 1938, his life changed forever… he met Duke Ellington
There are 23 keys on a saxophone… so here are 23 of the greatest sax tracks featuring the very best saxophonists
The Verve singles Collection includes 100 tracks released by this iconic record label