Leading many musicians through his “Hard Bop Academy,” Art Blakey was one of the most important jazz drummers in history.
Jazz played in a concert hall or a club is, for many, the pinnacle of the art form. Here are the 50 best live jazz albums of all time.
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.
The best ECM albums reveal why the label’s unique style and sound has made it one of the most forward-thinking jazz record labels of all time.
An introduction to one of the most influential piano players of the late 20th and early 21st centuries.
From iconic bandleaders to unique talents, the best jazz pianists both shaped the genre and revolutionized the role of the piano in music.
Originally released in 1978, the 10-LP box set features five complete solo performances by the pianist.
Faced with a dilapidated piano and suffering from back aches and sleep withdrawal, Keith Jarrett recorded a legendary jazz album, ‘The Köln Concert.’
With a breathtakingly diverse roster that spans jazz and classical music, ECM Records has been at the forefront of contemporary jazz for five decades.
Up there with his legendary ‘The Köln Concert’, ‘Munich 2016’ finds Keith Jarrett drawing inspiration from the moment and creating a transcendent high.
Peacock enjoyed a prolific solo career and collaborated with the likes of Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett, and Paul Bley.
The veteran jazz pianist has performed and played with artists like Miles Davis, with albums in his solo career like The Köln Concert.
His recording of the much-loved 1950s composition was recorded live in Budapest in 2016.
The weekend will feature numerous ECM artists and a talk with label founder Manfred Eicher.
Recorded in Venice, in 2006, ‘La Fenice’ finds Keith Jarrett unleashing a torrent of imagination, creating a masterpiece in a moment.