From its origins in the Roaring 20s, to a heyday in the 30s and beyond, big band jazz has produced some of the best jazz bandleaders of all time.
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.
The saxophone remains an iconic instrument in jazz, mastered by many musical geniuses. uDiscover Music celebrates the 50 best jazz saxophonists of all time.
Norman Granz was one of the most important figures in jazz music, a behind-the-scenes player that transformed the genre.
An introduction and tribute to one of the greatest jazz singers ever.
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.
From the first flushes of romance, to heartbreak, loss and lust, the love song puts emotions to words – and music – remaining a core part of our lives.
Capturing the joyful essence of what it feels like to love and be loved, the best jazz songs are timeless expressions of the deepest emotions.
Recorded on January 28, 1946, ‘Jazz At The Philharmonic Volume II’ captured the historic concert featuring Charlie Parker, Lester Young, and other jazz titans.
Photographing the great jazz musicians both in public and private, William Gottlieb always managed to capture them with a truth others failed to achieve.
Recorded on January 13, 1956, at New York City’s Fine Sound Studios, 'Pres and Teddy' is a joy.
The jazz saxophonist and clarinetist accompanied and played with acts like Count Basie's band, Billie Holiday, and Nat King Cole.
Before there were the 3 Tenors of opera fame, there were the giants of tenor saxophone: Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkins and Lester Young.
Ella Fitzgerald, Lester Young and Oscar Peterson are among the reissued jazz royalty.
Three jazz greats are newly commemorated with USM's 8 December 2017 release of three Verve collections by Billie Holiday, Dinah Washington and Stan Getz.