Reckon jazz is just for connoisseurs? Think again. This introduction to the best jazz songs ever has something for everyone.
New Orleans Nights is a compilation of six recordings made by Louis Armstrong – with different ensembles branded under the name of All-Star Band.
In 1956, Louis Armstrong began undertaking the task of recording his 'musical autobiography', as Satchmo was still fond of his early jazz recordings.
Satchmo was the 'ambassador of jazz'. A trumpet, a smile and a laugh helped make Louis Armstrong one of the most loved musicians of the 20th Century.
Louis Armstrong’s unique artistry is documented for posterity by his legacy of marvellous recordings in this release from Verve, The Ultimate Collection.
Louis Armstrong would tackle songs that weren’t in his usual sphere, and he does this very effectively in the 1958 Verve record Under The Stars.
From ‘American Bandstand’ to Elvis Costello’s ‘Spectacle’, US music TV has caught the winds of change in pop and rock. We revisit some classic performances.
Louis Armstrong is at his best on a group of solid standards, while Oscar Peterson provides fresh tasteful backing.
The stirring instrumental rendition was captured during the 'Peter Frampton Finale' farewell tour.
Before Ella Fitzgerald covered 'Mack The Knife', Louis Armstrong had the original hit in 1955 and proved to be Louis’s biggest hit for years.
Touring will continue as long as there are new ears to listen to music. The desire for success, money and creative fulfilment will remain, but for many musicians, it is an essential...
Dinah Washington sang the blues, jazz, torch songs and just about every other kind of ballad with style and panache.
The new list of albums completes this celebration of essential jazz LPs from the catalogues of two great jazz labels.
Today there’s not a person in the world who does not associate 'What A Wonderful World' with Louis Armstrong. Read about its recording and Armstrong's final days.
At the cutting-edge of modern jazz, Miles Mosley looks at the jazz tradition – his icons and influences, and where jazz may go tomorrow.
Vivid and evocative, the best illustrated music books bring history back to life both for those who missed it and those who wish to relive it.